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Could Radiohead Be the Saturday Night Glastonbury Headliner?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Radiohead currently find themselves among the acts tipped to be the Saturday night headliner at this year’s Glastonbury, due to what could be a hidden clue in the festival’s poster.

Glasto revealed more than 80 of the main acts booked to play this year – all bar the hotly-anticipated...

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Slash Joins Aerosmith Onstage for Worst ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Cover Ever

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Announcing their upcoming joint North American “Let Rock Rule” tour, Slash and Aerosmith took to the Whisky a Go Go stage to mark the occasion in an appropriate rocking manner.

But once the guys charged through “Mama Kin,” Joe Perry kicked off the “Welcome to the...

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Machine Head Counter Adam Duce Lawsuit

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Machine Head has responded to the lawsuit brought against them by former bassist Adam Duce by claiming that the case should be dismissed.

As Metal Hammer reports, the bassist launched action against his former band in January, claiming that he was owed at least $1.8 million and that comments...

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RHCP Songs Reportedly Used By CIA as Torture Device in Guantanamo Bay

Monday, April 14th, 2014

According to a new Al Jazeera report, CIA has used Red Hot Chili Peppers music as one of the torture methods on Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

Specifically, RHCP tunes were classified among “enhanced interrogation” methods meant to mentally break prisoners and get them to talk.

The...

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KISS Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during a ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N. Y.

The guitarist started by getting right to the point for those who’ve never given the band their due. He told the crowd, “You...

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Linkin Park Announce New Album ‘The Hunting Party’

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Linkin Park have officially announced “The Hunting Party” as the title of their new studio album, also confirming a June 17 release date.

With their newest album, ‘The Hunting Party, set to be released on June 17th, Linkin Park have dropped the electronics of their previous...

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Sebastian Bach Coming Back to the UK

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Sebastian Bach will play a short run of UK shows in July, he’s revealed. They follow his appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival and form part of a wider European trek.

The veteran vocalist last week released a video for his track Temptation, taken from solo album Give ‘Em...

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Carcass Bassist: ‘Every Bass Player Is Just a Failed Guitar Player’

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

In an interview with Backbeat, Carcass bassist Jeff Walker has revealed that he got into bass because he was a failed guitar player:

“I was just a vocalist. I tried to learn guitar as a kid. As you know, every bass player is just a failed guitar player. Just as every music journalist...

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Richie Sambora Confirmed for Download

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has been added to the bill for this year’s Download festival.

Sambora, whose last album was 2012′s ‘Aftermath of the Lowdown’, has been added to a line-up that already includes headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith.

Also added...

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Peaches Geldof Dies.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The BBC has reported that presenter and journalist Peaches Geldof has been found dead at a house in Wrotham in Kent.

The 25-year-old was the daughter of singer and live aid organizer Sir Bob Geldof and the late TV presenter Paula Yates. A statement from Kent Police said they were treating...

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Hughes Calls His Guitarist The New Mel Galley

Monday, April 7th, 2014

California Breed frontman Glenn Hughes says his young bandmate, 23-year-old Andrew Watt, is the nearest thing to his late colleague Mel Galley.

Hughes and Galley were bandmates in Trapeze before the guitarist moved on to work with Whitesnake, Phenomena and Cozy Powell. He died of cancer in...

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Steve Harris Confirms British Lion Tour

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Steve Harris will tour with his solo project British Lion in July, including three UK shows at the beginning of the journey.

The Iron Maiden mainman released his album in 2012, featuring vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists David Hawkins and Grahame Leslie and drummer Simon Dawson.

His...

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Bernie Torme Hits Pledge Target in 24 Hours

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Bernie Torme launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund his first album in 15 years – and passed his target amount in under 24 hours.

The Irish icon – known for his time with Ozzy Osbourne, Ian Gillan and others – aims to return to his roots with the double-disc set, which follows 1999′s...

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Scorpions to Headline Germany Calling Festival

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Following the news that Aerosmith will top the bill at the Calling festival in London this summer, a rival event – Germany Calling – has been announced by Hamburg-based promoter Fritz Gelächter.

Germany Calling will be headlined by veteran Hanover rockers Scorpions, who will be joined...

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McKagan’s GnR Return Confirmed

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Guns n’Roses have confirmed that classic era bassist Duff McKagan will return to his old job for five shows starting this weekend.

He’d sparked speculation on Sunday after tweeting a picture of a setlist and saying: “Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil! See y’all in the next few weeks,...

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