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Elysium’s Terry Allen Dies Aged 46

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Terry Allen, formerly of Florida thrashers Elysium, has passed away at the age of 46.

The guitarist/vocalist died last week of undisclosed causes.

Elysium’s only officially released work was their “Inspired Hatred” demo tape. Engineered by Tom Morris (Sepultura, Morbid...

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Jazz Guitarist And Singer Terry Callier Dies

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Chicago-born singer-songwriter Terry Callier, who collaborated with Massive Attack and Beth Orton, has died at the age of 67.

Callier, who began his career at 17 when he signed to Chess records, recorded his final album in 2009.

Hidden Conversations was written and produced with Bristol...

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Fuzzbox Guitarist Jo Dunne Dies Aged 43

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tributes have been paid to musician Jo Dunne of Fuzzbox who has died aged 43.

Dunne, who rose to fame with the all-girl alternative rock group in the 1980s, died from cancer at St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham, on Friday night. Sources have reported that Jo went to her doctors six weeks...

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Joe Satriani UK Tour Dates Announced

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The guitarist has announced a number of solo shows for next June in the UK. Satriani will be touring in support of a brand new studio album that is due in May.

The tour is Satch’s first UK solo tour since 2010. The tickets will be available to buy this Friday.

Here’s the...

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Bon Jovi Announce World Tour

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Bon Jovi have vowed to reclaim the title of “the essential live rock band” with their Because We Can world tour and album next year.

They’re planning to travel round the planet in support of upcoming album What About Now, which they say will match their achievements of the past.

The...

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Supatone Store, Norwich Present Guitarist Jamie Humphries

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Supatone music store in Norwich are to play hosts to guitar virtuoso Jamie Humphries this Saturday (27th October). Doors open 10am and the show is expected to start at 11am.

Jamie began playing guitar at around the age of 5, and has worked as a professional session guitarist for around 15 years,...

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Metal Clown Hit With Child Porn Charges

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Metal drummer and vocalist Martin Evanick could be the scariest clown in history after being hit with federal child pornography charges.

Evanick has been accused of having sex with a female minor and taking close-up photos of her genitalia. Noisecreep reports that this is not an isolated incident.

He...

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Beatles Fraudster Gets 2 Years Sentence

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

These days, an LP featuring the genuine signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr is worth a pretty penny. So you can imagine that a collector might think it too good to be true if they found a mint condition example of such an item for a mere $700. And that’s...

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Focus Launch Worldwide Tour

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Prog rock band Focus will undertake a worldwide tour this November, in support of their new studio album ‘Focus X’. Lead vocalist Thijs van Leer, who holds the distinction of being the first ever knighted musician in Holland, described completing work on ‘Focus X’ as a “thrill”....

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Jimmy Page Working On New Material

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

It’s been quite a while since Jimmy Page fans have had any new studio music from the reclusive musician, but it looks like the wait may be almost over. In a new interview, the groundbreaking Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist reveals that he is working on some new music that could possibly...

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AC/DC Wrote Best Riff Of The 80’s

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The band’s 1980 classic Back In Black topped the Gibson.com list of songs from the 80s ahead of the Rolling Stones’ Start Me Up.

Gibson.com says of the song “Perhaps the greatest riff-oriented album of all time is the band’s 1980 farewell to dearly departed singer Bon Scott....

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Gene Simmons Tried To Reunite Led Zeppelin

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

With the release of “Celebration Day” last week, talk has resurfaced of the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion. As usual, the band has refuted claims that they might get back together in response to this. One of the stranger stories that has come about though, is the length that promoters...

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Mick Jones Emotional Comeback

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Foreigner main man Mick Jones says the first show he played after suffering a heart attack was particularly emotional because he’d feared his career was over.

The guitarist underwent emergency surgery in February after months of speculation over his health. He’d missed a number of shows...

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Why Did The Jeff Beck Group Miss Woodstock?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Rod Stewart has told how the Jeff Beck Group missed the chance to appear at the Woodstock festival over a rumour about the guitarist’s wife.

They were gearing up to play the iconic event during their final visit to the US – but then Beck flew home after hearing his other half was having...

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Chickenfoot Release Rare Live Footage

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The new video is to help promote their debut album reissue

The band have reissued their debut as a double disc edition featuring a handful of live tracks.

“‘Chickenfoot’ will always be special to me for exactly what it is,” explains singer Sammy Hagar. “Our...

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