James LaBrie has been a bit of a workhorse lately, with Dream Theater's eponymous album and his solo disc 'Impermanent Resonance' both having hit shelves in 2013. Now, he's set to release a nine-song digital EP named after the opening track on his solo album.
The effort will not feature any brand-new songs, but will boast a number of gems and unheard remixes that fans will surely love to get their hands on.
For every school talent show or concert, it seems like there's always one kid or group of kids out to show everyone else what some real music is all about. It's just a theory we have, sort of like Einstein's Theory of Relativity; it's just a theory, but it hasn't been disproved yet! Take a look at Exhibit A in the video above!
As we reported back in October, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford will go from being the Metal God to the Yellow God as he gets a new look courtesy of the hit cartoon show 'The Simpsons.' Plenty of musicians have been featured on the long-running show, but rarely do metalheads get a bonus treat when watching the long-running animated series. The payoff will come this Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8PM ET on Fox in the episode titled 'Steal This Episode,' and the first images (above and below) of the animated Halford and Priest have been unveiled.
Metallica's live album 'S&M,' which stands for Symphony and Metallica, saw the band backed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to make their music somehow sound larger than it already is. What's more epic than Metallica backed by an orchestra? A toddler dancing to it, of course!
There aren't a lot of kids who are 11 years old and have a stage name, but Thaddie V has the name and the skills. Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho is regarded as one of the best and fastest guitarists in the world, so playing his band's songs at any age is no easy feat.
With a pair of headphones over his head to better keep in time with the music, this kid jams out to some Linkin Park! He doesn't just lazily hit his kit, but moves around quite a bit in his seat and accents the hits with power.
Six Feet Under helped pioneer the death 'n' roll genre with their midtempo grooves taking on the traditional rock song structure. Singer Chris Barnes is no stranger to the classic rock bands of the '70s, but what he might find strange here is a little girl dancing to his music!
Queensryche's biggest hit, like a lot of bands of the era, was a ballad. 'Silent Lucidity' is a gentle, acoustic driven song with orchestration to powerfully back the mood. Hey, even hardened metalheads can be softies at times! Here we have the song being played wonderfully by a young boy.
Yngwie Malmsteen is renowned for his neoclassical guitar shredding, which is unparalleled in metal. Here we have an 11-year-old kid willing to take on one of the world's best guitarists! The song he decided to cover is 'Vengeance' off Malmsteen's 1995 album, 'Magnum Opus.'
Here's something Dave Grohl would be proud to see! As a huge activist for getting children involved in music, Grohl has inspired the youth time and time again with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. These two proudly count the musician among their influences as they take on the Foo Fighters' hit 'Everlong.'
San Francisco isn't exactly a haven for black metal, but this group of kids don't let that stop them from paying tribute to their Norwegian idols Mayhem. In 1994, the band released the groundbreaking 'De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas,' a black metal record that is still spreading its influence.
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