How Ross Valory’s Debut Connects With Journey’s Earliest Triumphs

Ross Valory’s aptly titled solo debut All of the Above returns Journey’s original bassist to his rangy ’70s-era roots. Genres once again serve as mere speed bumps on a free-wheeling instrumental ride that very much connects with Journey’s self-titled debut and their often-overlooked soundtrack work on Dream After Dream. The album was produced by Valory …

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WATCH: The Exies Come Full Circle With Nostalgic Music Video For New Song, ‘For What It’s Worth’

The Exies have unveiled the official music video for their latest song, “For What It’s Worth.” You can watch it in the video player below. “Over 20 hours of footage from ’02 to 2010 was gone through,” frontman Scott Stevens said in a statement about the new video. “It really captures the time of the …

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Autumn Kings’ Jake Diab Discusses Band’s Origin + Future – ‘2024 Is Lots of New Music’

Jake Diab, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Autumn Kings, joined Loudwire Nights on Tuesday (April 16) to discuss the band’s latest song, “Sleep When I’m Dead,” and what’s on the horizon. “2024 is lots of new music,” he told host Chuck Armstrong with the utmost confidence. “We have six or seven fully finished new productions that …

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Nothing More’s Jonny Hawkins Admits Faith Is ‘Definitely a Huge Influence’ on His Music

Days after Nothing More announced details for their next studio album, Carnal, frontman Jonny Hawkins joined Chuck Armstrong on Loudwire Nights to discuss what fans can expect. “It’s kind of an extension conceptually from our last album, Spirits,” Hawkins said on Loudwire Nights Monday (April 15). “This album is a lot heavier and more in your …

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A Transformational Close Encounter With Eddie Van Halen: Excerpt

Eddie Van Halen’s friendship with rock journalist Steve Rosen dated to 1977, before the release of Van Halen’s self-titled debut album, and continued into the 2000s. They’d often spend time talking and jamming in a Hollywood Hills guesthouse and at Van Halen’s 5150 studio. Rosen chronicles those days in Tonechaser – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year …

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Tim Montana Says His New Song ‘Savage’ Caused Bleeding In His Vocal Cords

“I think this will put all the naysayers to bed.” Tim Montana joined Chuck Armstrong on Loudwire Nights Friday (April 12) to celebrate the release of his latest song, “Savage,” and the upcoming release of his debut rock record, Savage. Those naysayers he mentioned are people who think Montana might be “too country” for the rock world. …

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Interview: Keith Wallen Hopes His Music Gives Fans an ‘Escape From All the Noise’

When Keith Wallen opened up about his new song, “Headspace Holiday,” on Loudwire Nights Thursday (April 11), he was honest about how important it is to him. “I actually wrote this song with Cody [Quistad] from Wage War,” Wallen told host Chuck Armstrong. “He’s killing it right now with the writing and the riffs and …

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41 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica

On April 11, 1983, Metallica fired guitarist Dave Mustaine. This is the story behind the historic moment in metal history. How do you get kicked out of a band for being a wild drunk when that very same band would give itself the nickname Alcoholica? For Metallica’s original lead guitarist, Dave Mustaine, the problem wasn’t the quantity …

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Kyle Gass Says Tenacious D Are Working on New Record – ‘We Have a Very Strict Six-Year Cycle’

On the heels of the release of their latest single — a cover of Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” — Kyle Gass of Tenacious D stopped by Loudwire Nights to share what else is on the horizon for the band. “We have to finish the new record,” he told host Chuck Armstrong on Wednesday …

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