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Aerosmith Bassist Leaves Tour

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Tom Hamilton has jetted back to the US due to illness.

He leaves his bandmates in Australia, where they will complete their final two shows with Dirty Angels’ David Hull, who has stepped in as a last-minute replacement. He will play in Brisbane on Wednesday and then in Melbourne on May...

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Guitarist Bob Brozman Dies

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Legendary guitarist Bob Brozman, famous for being one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in the world, has died at the age of 59.

The cause of Bob’s death has not been formerly confirmed, but his long-time collaborator and producer Daniel Thomas says he took his own life after...

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Bon Jovi Speaks Out

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Bon Jovi addressed the question of Richie Sambora during a talk with TV host Ellen on April 23.

When asked about Sambora’s status within the band, Bon Jovi hesitantly replied with “Okay…well…all I can say is that, honest to God, it’s a personal matter, but we love...

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Queensryche Offer Free Album Replacement

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche are offering a free replacement of their album Frequency Unknown to anyone who’s bought it and doesn’t like the mix.

The band made moves to produce a new edit after some fans objected to the quality of preview clips ahead of the record’s release...

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Bowie Explains Album In 42 Words

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

David Bowie has offered a hint of insight into his surprise comeback album The Next Day by issuing a 42-word statement on the release.

He was asked by The Rumpus to provide a “workflow diagram” to aid interpretation, and responded with the list of words below.

The Next Day was released...

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Metallica Movie Premiere

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

“Through the Never” will be played in IMAX cinemas across North America for 1 week only starting September 27th. The full release of the movie has been pushed back from August 9th to October 4th.

The film combines live footage of the band, which was filmed over three nights in Vancouver,...

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‘This Is Boston’ Benefit Concert

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

The Boston music scene will pull together for a benefit concert to support victims of the recent Boston marathon bomb attack.

The “THIS IS BOSTON” show pulls together several generations from the legendary local hardcore punk scene, including Converge, Slapshot, Dropdead and more.

“For...

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Survivor Get Original Singer Back

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Survivor have reunited with original vocalist Dave Bickler – but his replacement Jimi Jamison is remaining with the band.

Guitarist Frankie Sullivan says it’s a great way to make sure they can deliver material from right through their career, which started in 1977.

Bickler left in...

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Rob Zombie Unleashes ‘The Lords Of Salem’

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The Lords of Salem, which Zombie directed, was released in cinemas last weekend, and has been attracting rave reviews ever since.

The story follows radio DJ Heidi (played by Sheri Moon Zombie) who receives a box containing a record from “The Lords”. Playing it triggers memories...

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Machine Head Are ‘Moved To Tears’

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Machine Head have closed the public auditions for their new bassist. The band are looking for a replacement for Adam Duce, who was fired in February, and have been inviting fans to submit videos of themselves playing bass and singing. Those chosen for the band’s short list will be invited to...

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Iron Maiden Planning 2014 Album?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Iron Maiden are planning to release their sixteenth studio album next year, according to Swedish website Talarforum.se.

At the end of an interview with frontman Bruce Dickinson they say: “In addition to upcoming tour plans the band to record a new album, which, if all goes as planned, is...

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Black Star Riders Reveal UK Tour Dates

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Thin Lizzy offshoot will hit the road in support of debut album All Hell Breaks Loose, which is released on May 27 via Nuclear Blast.

The 11-track disc features Lizzy men Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johson and Marco Mendoza with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Further...

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Muse Cause Controversy With Their New Video

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

British rockers Muse have officially premiered their new video for the upcoming single “Panic Station.” As the fifth single off the current record “The 2nd Law,” the track is set for a full release on June 3.

Although the video was not intended to offend anyone, it has...

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Richie Havens Dies Aged 72

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens has died at the age of 72 after suffering a heart attack, his family have confirmed.

He became a cultural icon in 1969 when he was the first artist to perform at the Woodstock festival, playing for nearly three hours because later acts failed to turn...

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How AC/DC Got Manager In Hot Water

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Former AC/DC manager Peter Mensch says the stupidest request he’s ever had during his career came from drummer Phil Rudd.

The big-name boss formed management firm Q Prime with Cliff Bernstein in 1982 and looks after the affairs of Metallica, Jimmy Page, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse and...

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