David Ellefson (Megadeth), Lita Ford, Etc. To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Heavy Metal History

The Hall Of Heavy Metal History’s 2019 Metal Hall Of Fame gala is set to take place on January 23 at Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. The event will be hosted by Eddie Trunk, and tickets can be purchased HERE. Next year’s inductees include: Jon and Marsha Zazula (founders, Megaforce Records), Lita Ford (with 2018 inductee Doro Pesch presenting), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard Of Ozz” band: Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake (accepting via video; John Sykes accepting on their behalf in person), Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), KLOS FM – 50th Anniversary, and Saxon (with Nigel Glockler accepting). Budderside will open the show with a performance. Carmine Appice and Vinny Appice will also take part in a special performance during the ceremony as well.

[via Blabbermouth]

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Former In Flames Bassist Peter Iwers Takes A Stand Against Bullying With AUAB

AUAB (Artists United Against Bullying), a project launched by Paulo Mendonça and former In Flames bassist Peter Iwers in an effort to raise awareness about the “destructive consequences of bullying,” have shared a new video for a new song titled “Hero.” The track features Iwers and Mendonça alongside Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), Anton Roos (Saffire), and Fredrik Stenberg (Road Ratt).

AUAB commented:

“People in all ages being treated unfair and disrespectful for different reasons. It is something that we see in the schoolyards, in the locker rooms, at the offices, on the Internet and the social media platforms. And even in bands.

Bullying is not always something that is easy to detect but if we can give attention to the problem, the awareness increases. By talking and telling each other’s stories, we can make people aware and through that make a change together.

So why do we do this?

We want to put a spotlight on the problem and make people aware of the problem and consequences that come through bullying.

So what do we have in common? We are two guys who share the view of human equality and the love for music. We want to make people aware through the music that we make.

Our goal is to create a forum for people who want to share their stories and to create awareness all over.

If we could contribute to a place where people can get support from each other, that would be something worth working for.

You don’t have to be a hero, just a friend to wash away the pain. A small compliment or just letting someone know that they’re not alone can make the big difference.

Join us, we can make that difference.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere “Signs Of The Time” Video

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new video for their song “Signs Of The Time.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony.” Portnoy commented:

“The ‘Signs Of The Time’ video was shot on the recent U.S. tour and is a good taste of what the band is like on stage. We are about to embark on the band’s first tour of Europe and the U.K. and can’t wait to bring this five-headed musical monster to our fans overseas all throughout the summer.”

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere “Alive” Video, Add More Dates To 2018 World Tour

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new video for their song “Alive.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony,” which is available now.

In other news, the group have also added more dates to their world tour:

04/05 – Monterrey, Mexico – Escena
04/08 – Santiago, Chile – Teatro Teleton
04/10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Groove
04/12 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Opiniao Bar
04/14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Tropical Butanta
04/15 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Music Hall
04/19 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/20 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
04/22 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
04/24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
04/25 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/27 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
04/28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/29 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/30 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/02 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theatre
05/04 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
05/05 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
05/07 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
05/08 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
05/09 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/11 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
05/12 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
05/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05/15 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
05/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
05/17 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
05/18 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
05/19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
06/22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
06/24 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
06/27 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
06/30 – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
07/01 – Maidstone, UK – Rambling Man Festival
07/02 – Motherwell, UK – Motherwell Concert Hall
07/03 – Belfast, UK – Limelight
07/04 – Dublin, UK – Tivoli Variety Theatre
07/14 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo MetalFest
08/03 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
08/18 – Warsaw, Poland – Prog In Park
08/19 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Track
09/19 – Moscow, Russia – Glavclub
09/22 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Roman Amphitheater (with Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony)
09/24 – Athens, Greece – Fuzz Club

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere “Lost In Oblivion” Video

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new video for their song “Lost In Oblivion.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony,” which was released today (October 20).

Portnoy commented:

“I can’t believe it’s finally here!!! The SONS OF APOLLO debut album is finally out today! This album has a little bit of something for everybody… classic rock, metal, prog…it’s a musical feast for the ears!

“To prime everybody for the release, we’re excited to debut the video for ‘Lost In Oblivion’. This song is full-on energy, excitement and shred! From that crazy double-bass drum pattern that took me forever to perfect to the insane bass and guitar unisons throughout the song, to Jeff’s always-hooky chorus… this song is another great example of what this band is about.”

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere “Coming Home” Video

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new video for their new song “Coming Home.” You can check that out below. The band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony” will be released on October 20.

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Post “Coming Home” Teaser

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have posted a teaser for their new song/video “Coming Home.” You can check that out below. The band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony” will be released on October 20.