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Cradle Of Filth Banned In China

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

British black metallers Cradle Of Filth have officially been banned from performing in China with their music labeled as “unsuitable to play in mainland China”. The ban resulted in cancellation of the Shanghai concert previously scheduled for April 30.

“Unfortunately at this...

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Freddie Mercury Fans Discover Final Resting Place

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

After years of searching, Queen fans believe they have finally found the secret resting place of Freddie Mercury.

The singer was cremated in 1991, but fans were never told where his ashes had been scattered. Now a plaque in a West London cemetery has been found, dedicated to a Farrokh Bulsara...

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Allman Brothers Guitarist Dies

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Guitarist Dan Toler, who played in the Allman Brothers Band in the late 1970s and 1980s, has died of Lou Gehrig’s disease at his home in Sarasota, Florida, his manager said.

Toler died on Monday and was in his early 60s, the manager, Glen Halverson, said.

Toler and his late brother,...

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Trevor Bolder In Cancer Battle

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Trevor Bolder has revealed that the reason for his recent surgery wasn’t a heart attack, as online rumours suggested – it was cancer.

But the Uriah Heep bassist is looking forward to life without the killer disease, and he’s revealed plans for a Spiders From Mars reunion later this...

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Aerosmith In Australia

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Aerosmith are to go Down Under for the first time in 24 years.

Aussie newspaper The Herald Sun has reported that Aerosmith will play the ANZ Stadium on April 28, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on May 1 and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on May 4.

Steven Tyler, who turns 65 next...

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Rockers Raking It In

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Billboard magazine’s “Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2013” has been released.

Compiled by measuring touring revenue, music sales, publishing royalties and other streaming and on-demand figures over the past 12 months, Bruce Springsteen was the top-earning rocker, claiming...

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Girl ‘Disfigured’ After Flare Fired At Festival

Monday, February 25th, 2013

A horrific accident at the weekend will serve as a tragic reminder to take safety seriously at festivals.

According to reports, a girl has been “horribly burned and disfigured” after a member of the audience watching Bring Me The Horizon fired a flare above the crowd during their...

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New Motorhead Album On The Way

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Lemmy has been talking about the new Motorhead album.

The Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles website has published an interview with the frontman and he reveals they’ve written eleven tracks so far.

He confirmed two song titles, ‘Outside’ and ‘Silence When You Speak To Me’ and...

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More Bands Announced For Download Festival

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Europe, Uriah Heep, Buckcherry and Papa Roach are among the 49 bands scheduled to appear at this years Download festival, held at Donington Park on 14-16 June.

Iron Maiden, Slipknot and Rammstein will be headlining. Other acts include Queens of the Stone Age, Bullet For My Valentine, Motorhead,...

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New Band For Glenn Hughes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Glenn Hughes has been tweeting about his new project.

He hasn’t said exactly what it is but says he’s recording with a new band and their debut album will be released in the late summer.

Glenn promises all will be revealed in the next two months.

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Soft Machine Singer Dies

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Tributes have been paid to Kevin Ayers who’s died at the age of 68.

Ayers formed Soft Machine with Robert Wyatt in 1966. Named after a William Burroughs novel, the band were part of the so called ‘Canterbury scene’ alongside bands such as Caravan and Gong. They quickly became a key part...

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Slayer’s Drummer Kicked Out Of The Band

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Slayer drummer was left in a state of shock after being replaced for the group’s forthcoming tour in Australia.

Slayer has released the following statement (via Blabbermouth.net) regarding the band’s decision to replace drummer Dave Lombardo for the upcoming Australian tour:

“Slayer...

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Steve Vai Named Douchiest Guitarist?

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

During an over 20 years long career, Steve Vai has earned himself a wide range of titles and awards. He was named the fastest, the best, influential and revolutionary, but this time around, he is in for somewhat of a different recognition.

So in a recent post on the Village Voice, Vai was officially...

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Metallica Deny Asking Military To Stop Using Their Music

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Contrary to reports, Metallica say they didn’t ask the military to stop using their music as an interrogation technique.

Use of heavy, aggressive music as an interrogation technique is widely documented, and the Navy Seal who shot Osama Bin Laden recently claimed that Metallica had asked...

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Jimi Hendrix Song ‘Earth Blues’ Released

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

A new song from the forthcoming Jimi Hendrix album “People, Hell & Angels” has been released online.

“Earth Blues”, which you can hear below, is the opening track to the album which is available digitally in early March. It will see a physical release on April 1.

All...

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