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Queensryche Postpone UK Tour

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Queensryche, fronted by Todd La Torre, have postponed their UK tour until October as a result of duties relating to their upcoming album release.

The band were due to play their first British dates without Geoff Tate next month, but have changed their schedule in order to launch the record...

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You Could Be The Next Machine Head Bassist?

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Machine Head are on the hunt for a new bassist – and it could be you.

They parted ways with long-term bassist Adam Duce in February, but it’s been hard to find a suitable replacement through their social contacts and have taken the hunt online.

Now you can submit an entry...

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Eric Burdon Writing Memoirs

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Former Animals frontman Eric Burdon is writing his autobiography. The book will detail Burdon’s five decades in the music industry.

“I’m writing this book to help myself remember the past, acknowledge the present and help the new generation to discover their own truth,”...

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Joe Perry Signature Guitar

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Gibson have unveiled details of a new Joe Perry signature Les Paul. The guitar, is a recreation of the Aerosmith axeman’s own 1959 Les Paul with serial number 9-0663. Says Perry of the original:

“It’s got everything a great Les Paul is supposed to have. The neck isn’t...

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Rolling Stones To Headline Glastonbury

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The Rolling Stones have been named as one of the three headline acts for the Glastonbury Festival 2013.

It will be the first time the Rolling Stones have played at the festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, which will draw about 135,000 people. The other headline acts at the festival, taking place...

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Jimi Hendrix Pop Up Store

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The first ever Jimi Hendrix pop-up store will be opened in the heart of London’s Soho.

Available from 1-12 April at 8 Ganton Street, the shop will sell limited edition merchandise – alongside ‘Plug & Play demo stations’ for Fender guitars. The store will also feature...

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New Smashing Pumpkins Album

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Last Monday marks first “official” day of writing on the new record.

“Wish us luck” tweeted Billy Corgan, although details were not forthcoming on what direction the new album might take. It will be the Smashing Pumpkins’ 10th studio release, and a follow up to...

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Damon Albarn & Noel Gallagher Unite On Stage

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher joined forces this week for Britain’s Teenage Cancer Trust charity, taking the stage to sing together at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Accompanied by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and Paul Weller on drums, the former rival frontmen of Oasis and Blur performed...

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Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour Dates

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Mumford & Sons has announced a new run of North American tour dates, in support of their hit sophomore record Babel.

The new dates begin in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on May 21 and run up to June 20 at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO. Michael Kiwanuka will Mystery Jets open...

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Coverdale Cannot Do Long Tours

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale admits the days of hitting the road for nine-month world tours are behind him.

But that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down – the veteran vocalist has big plans for the coming year, including work with former bandmates Glenn Hughes and Bernie Marsden,...

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Wilko Johnson Cancels Shows

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Wilko Johnson was forced to cancel his latest two hometown shows at Canvey Island due to health reasons.

The guitarist, who’s winding up his farewell tour after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, apologised to fans for the late notice. An official statement from management is to be released...

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Pink Floyd Added To Congress

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” is among the new works added to the National Recording Registry of the US Library of Congress, reports Hennemusic.

The 2012 inductees reflect the diversity and creativity of the American experience. On Thursday, the Librarian of Congress,...

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Slash Planning New Album

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Although Slash will soon be wrapping up his new tour, he has revealed that plans are already being laid for a new album.

The guitarist recently tweeted that he was “coming up with a lot of cool s**t for new songs and a ton of cool ideas recorded from the tour.”

Never one...

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My Chemical Romance Announce Split

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

US rockers My Chemical Romance have announced they are splitting up. The New Jersey group formed in 2001 and have released four albums together.

They posted a message on their website which said: “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. “We’ve...

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The Beach Boys Auction

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Back in 2000, a collection of documents relating to The Beach Boys were uncovered in a Florida storage facility.

Consisting of sheet music, photos, handwritten lyrics and letters spanning the first twenty years of the group’s career, they are to be auctioned off in London next month.

This...

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