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Ozzy’s Fear Of Letting Down Sabbath Fans

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Ozzy is currently recording 15 tracks with guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler – but without drummer Bill Ward, who says he wasn’t offered a reasonable contract to be part of the reunion.

Osbourne tells the New Zealand Herald: “Black Sabbath is very unique in the respect...

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Motorhead Urge Fans Not Buy Their Box Set

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Motörhead are encouraging fans NOT to buy their new box set, which would set them back more than $600.

Frontman Lemmy Kilmister is apparently “incensed” about the new purchase. Entitled “The Complete Early Years”, it includes 15 discs along with band pins, posters and...

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The Acacia Strain In Serious Accident

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The Acacia Strain were in a serious tour van accident on Tuesday causing the group to pull out of their co headlining tour with Veil Of Maya.

There were few details disclosed by the band about the accident but they did report that members of the band and crew were being treated for minor...

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Glen Drover Quits Queensryche

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Glen Drover has quit Geoff Tate’s Queensryche – before the band played their debut show.

The former Megadeth and King Diamond guitarist says he’s discovered it would be best for him not to take part in the band formed after the original Queensryche sacked Tate and hired new frontman Todd...

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The Rolling Stones Fined £200,000

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The Rolling Stones were due to finish their set by 10:30pm on Sunday (Nov 25) night but played for the sell-out crowd until gone 11pm. The band were taken to task over this by the local council, who issued them with the penalty. “It means a big fine – but the guys just do their thing....

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The Who’s Former Manager Dies

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Who have paid tribute to their former manager Chris Stamp, who died of cancer on Saturday (November 24), aged 70.

At a concert in Detroit on Saturday night, Roger Daltrey called Stamp a man “without whom we wouldn’t be the band we were,”. He added: “Chris, we can...

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Paul McCartney Regrets Lennon’s Image

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Paul McCartney has said that he regrets the way that the image of his old Beatles bandmate John Lennon has been formed since his death… According to McCartney, Lennon was a much more complex character than the media has suggested:

“There is this period of John which is all pre-Beatles,...

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AC/DC Enters Grammy Hall Of Fame

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

AC/DC’s seminal 1980 album, “Back In Black,” is among the recordings entering the 2013 Grammy Hall Of Fame.

With 27 new additions on Wednesday, the list currently totals 933 titles and is on display at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.

This latest round of inducted recordings...

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Motley Crue Frontman Stuck Gun In His Mouth

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

John Corabi has told how he stuck a gun in his mouth after being sacked by Motley Crue in 1997.

The singer fronted the band for five years after Vince Neil left, then he was ordered out after record label execs refused to fund the band’s next album unless Neil returned.

And Corabi...

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Rolling Stones Recruit Bill Wyman And Taylor For London

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

The Rolling Stones have confirmed rumours that former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor will join them for their anniversary shows in London next week.

The bassist and guitarist will appear as special guests at the O2 Arena on Sunday, November 25 and Thursday, November 29.

The news...

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Coldplay Regret ‘Mylo Xyloto’ Title

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Coldplay have promised their next album title will be more easily pronounceable, unlike their previous release “Mylo Xyloto”.

In March, frontman Chris Martin admitted their last album title confused fans and made it difficult to search on Google.

“It’s just something...

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Roger Taylor To Release Solo Album

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Roger Taylor of Queen fame has issued an update on his new album.The drummer plans to release his solo material in 2013, and he wants to involve the public in the choices of which tracks make it onto the album.

A track will be made available each week leading up to the album release, and the...

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‘Simon Cowell Should Be Shot’

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Depeche Mode guitarist Martin Gore has struck out at talent shows like “X Factor” and its founder Simon Cowell.

“I’m not advocating violence but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell,” he told Music Week (via NME).

During the same interview, frontman...

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New Jimi Hendrix Tracks To Be Released

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

A collection featuring twelve previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix tracks will be released on March 5, 2013, under the name People, Hell and Angels, according to Rolling Stone.

The tracks were recorded in 1968 and 1969. They were meant for First Days of The New Rising Sun, the follow up to Electric...

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Bon Jovi Speaks About Daughter’s Overdose

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Jon Bon Jovi says his family are successfully dealing with his 19-year-old daughter’s drug overdose.

Stephanie Rose Bongiovi was last week rushed to hospital after being found unresponsive in her art college dormitory. She and a young man were both charged with possession offences but the...

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