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MR. BIG FRONTMAN ERIC MARTIN ON DRUMMER PAT TORPEY - "WITHOUT HIM THE BAND WOULD NOT CONTINUE"

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Mr. Big were back in Europe recently in support of their latest album, Defying Gravity. Metal Express Radio's Mick Burgess caught up with lead singer Eric Martin to talk about the tour and the new album. He also talks candidly about the illness (Parkinson's) affecting drummer Pat Torpey and how their camaraderie and friendship and his musical creativity means that he will always be the most important ...
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Revisiting Black Ice, the album that saved AC/DC's career

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)


AC/DC were a band on ice. Eight years had passed since 2000’s Stiff Upper Lip album, and five since their last performance at a SARS benefit concert in Toronto. Sony worked the back catalogue gamely enough, keeping the big hits and the schoolboy iconography in the public consciousness, but creatively speaking, there was an eerie silence from the world’s loudest band.

 

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OZZY OSBOURNE OFFERING BACKSTAGE ACCESS AND MEET & GREET PACKAGES AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2018

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)


According to the Birmingham Mail, Ozzy Osbourne fans will have to cough up over £1700 (approximately $2,345.00 US, which includes the festival weekend ticket) for the backstage package to meet him at Download Festival 2018 at Donington Park, UK. This includes a personal photograph, dressing room access and a Q&A with Osbourne himself.

 

A Meet & Greet package is also a...

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NEAL SCHON Joins JOE SATRIANI, PHIL COLLEN, JOHN PETRUCCI For 'Superstition' Cover In Oakland (Video)

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon appeared as a guest at this past Sunday's "G3" concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The "G3" tour features Joe Satriani, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and DREAM THEATER axeman John Petrucci. The four musicians were joined by singer extraordinaire Debbi Blackwell-Cook (DELTA DEEP) for an electric rendition of Steve Wonder's "Superst...

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THE FLYING V TURNS 60: 25 ROCK STARS WITH GIBSON'S FAMOUS GUITAR

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


The Gibson Flying V is one of the most distinctive and recognizable electric guitars ever made. We're celebrating its history with the below gallery featuring many rockers who have played one, including Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards and Tom Petty. 


Check out the gallery here:

 

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/


As Guitar Aficiona...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG Claims He Received New Letter Of Apology From DAVE MUSTAINE

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Jeff Young has shared a letter he claims he received from Dave Mustaine less than two months ago in which the MEGADETH leader purportedly apologized to his former bandmate for "disclosing [their] secrets" and invited him to take part in the group's hypothetical Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.

 

The guitarist, whose entire career with MEGADETH was spent recor...

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BOB ROCK TO CO-HOST 2018 JUNO SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE; "I'M HONOURED," SAYS THE METALLICA / MOTLEY CRUE PRODUCER

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)


The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that, eight-time JUNO Award winning artist Jann Arden and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Bob Rock will co-host and perform at the 2018 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN, on Sunday, March 25th from 12 to 2 PM, PST at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

 

After co-writing what is kn...

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NIRVANA, AEROSMITH, QUEEN RECORDINGS + MORE TO ENTER GRAMMY HALL OF FAME

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Here we are now, entertain us ... and for over two decades now Nirvana's Nevermind album has entertained us. The iconic, game-changing album from the grunge icons is just one of 25 new titles that are going into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.


In order to enter the Grammy Hall, a recording must be at least 25 years old and exhibit qualitative or historical si...

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LISTEN TO JIMI HENDRIX'S PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 'MANNISH BOY' COVER

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The latest posthumous release by Jimi Hendrix will be available in March, but you can hear the first track from Both Sides of the Sky now.


The song also happens to be the lead track on the upcoming album, a cover of the Muddy Waters blues classic "Mannish Boy." You can listen to it below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t0Qp9K_y6M


Th...

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The Dead Daisies announce new album Burn It Down

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


The Dead Daisies have announced that their new studio album will arrive on April 6.

 

The follow-up to 2016’s Make Some Noise will be titled Burn It Down and will launch through Spitfire Music/SPV.

 

Frontman John Corabi says: “I’m extremely excited about our new record Burn It Down. It was a pleasure to once again wor...

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TONY HARNELL Says He Had 'A Great Time' With SKID ROW, Insists He 'Did Not Quit' TNT

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Tony Harnell says that he "had a great time" singing for SKID ROW, despite the fact that he lasted less than a year as the frontman of the formerly New Jersey-based outfit.

 

Harnell joined SKID ROW in April 2015 as the replacement for Johnny Solinger, who was the band's frontman for fifteen years. Tony quit the group only eight months later, explaining in a Facebook post...

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GUNS N' ROSES GUITARIST SLASH PRESENTED WITH ONE OF A KIND GIBSON LES PAUL SLASH ANACONDA BURST GUITAR; VIDEO

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was presented with a one of a kind "Gibson Les Paul Slash Anaconda Burst" guitar during the Gibson Rocks opening of CES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out video below:


The resurgent Guns N’...

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Myles Kennedy announces solo UK tour

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Myles Kennedy has announced a run of six solo shows which will take place across the UK in March.

 

The Slash and Alter Bridge frontman has lined up the intimate headline performances in support of his upcoming album Year Of The Tiger, set to arrive on March 9 via Napalm Records.

 

Tickets will go on general sale from 9am on Friday (January 19) from Live Nation...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Says 'Firepower' Album Sounds Like It Was Recorded By 'A Young, Fresh Metal Band'

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)


JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about the lyrical themes covered on the band's upcoming album, "Firepower". "We're an open book," he said. "We can go anywhere, and that's my job, where the proverbial word 'challenge' comes into play. I'm looking for things around me in the real world and in the metal fantasy world, so I'm making political comment and ...

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LATE MEGADETH DRUMMER NICK MENZA TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza will be inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on January 24th in Anaheim CA at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove - 12021 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA.

 

"Nick was the beating heart of Megadeth," says Menza's manager Robert Bloger. "He was a huge part of the bands imagery, energy and power, with a very unique animated style of playin...

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W.A.S.P. LEADER BLACKIE LAWLESS ON "TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK" THAT WENT INTO UPCOMING ANNIVERSARY RELEASES SURROUNDING THE CRIMSON IDOL - "SO, WHEN YOU SAY IT'S NOT NEW, IT'S ALL NEW"

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


In a new interview with Metal-Rules.com's Marko Syrjala, W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless discusses the 1992 classic album The Crimson Idol, as well as the upcoming re-recorded version of the album (ReIdolized), and the 25th anniversary tour. An excerpt follows:

 

Metal-Rules: First of all, I would like to congratulate you on this new tour, because it’s been entirely sold out ...

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STEVEN TYLER ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL JANIE'S FUND GALA

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has announced the inaugural Janie’s Fund gala night, which will take place on Jan. 28 at Red Studios in Hollywood. He launched the charity in 2015, dedicated to providing protection and counseling for young female victims of abuse, and it’s raised over $2.5 million since then. Janie’s House – named after Aerosmith’s 1989 track ...

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Watch Lzzy Hale join Avenged Sevenfold onstage to cover Pink Floyd classic

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Halestorm vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale joined Avenged Sevenfold onstage over the weekend in Nashville.

 

The band were playing a set at the city’s Bridgestone Arena when Hale appeared for a cover of Pink Floyd's classic 1975 track Wish You Were Here. Watch the clip below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozLCfPRhuYI


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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Doesn't Care About Being Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)


During a recent interview with radio personality Eddie Trunk, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen offered his thoughts on the possibility of his band eventually being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. "I think if the fans put us on a pedestal, that's good enough for me," he said. "I don't need a board of directors, or whatever, to decide whether I should be up there or no...

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VIXEN SINGER JANET GARDNER RECOVERING AFTER EMERGENCY BRAIN SURGERY

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Vixen singer Janet Gardner has been forced to reschedule a recent date after undergoing surgery for a subdural hematoma.


Gardner, currently on the road in support of her self-titled solo debut, shared the news of her medical woes with fans via Facebook, where she posted a Jan. 13 update describing the way "things went a little upside down" after her Jan. 11 gig at the W...

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