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Tim Lambesis Released From Jail

Friday, May 31st, 2013

After spending three weeks behind bars on murder solicitation charges, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been officially released from jail as he posted the $2 million bail, 10 News reports.

The singer was arrested earlier this month (May 7) in Oceanside for allegedly hiring an undercover...

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Guitar Strings For Charity

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Tony Iommi has donated his old guitar strings to be turned into jewellery.

Iommi will give his old strings to “Wear Your music”, which will then craft them into fine jewellery. All profits from sales will go to the Nordoff-Robbins charity.

Rock Recycled Bracelets are hand-wrapped...

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John Mayer Comes Back To The Studio

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Legendary american musician John Mayer reveals he’s coming back to the studio to write his next studio album.

“John is recording his 6th studio album,” says the Mayer’s official Facebook page announcement. “Check back every Tuesday for more Studio Session videos...

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Black Star Riders Sell Out!

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The group, which is formed from the final Thin Lizzy lineup, have just released their debut album, “All Hell Breaks Loose,” and have now sold-out their first live show.

Today, the group will launch the new project with an exclusive concert at The Marshall Theatre at Milton Keynes. The...

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Motorhead And Saxon To Tour The UK

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Motorhead and Saxon will tour the UK together in November, it’s been confirmed.

Lemmy’s band have listed seven dates, with Biff Byford’s outfit joining them on six, and Skew Siskin providing support. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday.

US metal band Huntress recently revealed...

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Scott Weiland Sued

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The Stone Temple Pilots claim Weiland sabotaged their 20th anniversary tour by being chronically late for performances and missing promotional gigs. STP also claims in the lawsuit that Weiland wouldn’t even communicate with band members, and that the singer’s plan was to “hijack”...

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Iggy Pop Doesn’t Like Punk

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Despite his mantle of the Godfather Of Punk, Iggy Pop isn’t actually a fan of punk rock music. Oh yeah – and he’s never intentionally displayed his penis on stage either, saying: “That’s an urban myth.”

To celebrate the release of The Stooges’ second comeback album Ready To Die,...

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Microsoft Co-Founder Releases Rock Album

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Renowned philanthropist and co-founder of computing giant Microsoft, Paul Allen, is clearly a man of many talents, as he is currently preparing to release a debut album “Everywhere at Once” with his rock band the Underthinkers.

Described as a “13-song program of blues-based...

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Robert Plant Restraining Order Extended

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

A judge has granted Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant an extended restraining order against a fan who has allegedly been harassing him in recent years.

TMZ reports Plant’s temporary restraining order against Alysson Billings earlier this month – which required her to stay 100 yards...

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Jason Newsted Knocked Off Stage By Fan

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted was knocked off stage by a fan during his new solo band Newsted’s concert in New York City on Tuesday night (May 21st).

The band was performing the Metallica classic “Whiplash” when the incident happened, according to Metal Insider...

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Bon Scott Movie One Step Closer

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

A movie about AC/DC icon Bon Scott will take another step towards being made this week when bosses stage talks with a major production firm.

Actor Rob Liotti, who’s also fronted a Scott tribute act for years, has written the script for The Legend Of AC/DC, and has confirmed he’ll be talking...

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Bruce Dickinson Saddles Up For Bike Ride

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has joined the line-up for the Heavy Metal Truants Download Festival Charity Bike Ride.

He will ride alongside the likes of Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, Classic Rock Editor-In-Chief Scott Rowley, Metal Hammer Editor Alexander Milas and Prog Editor...

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Christopher Lee Explains Second Metal Album

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Movie icon Sir Christopher Lee releases his second metal album Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death on May 27.

It follows Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross, which came out in 2010 and won him a Metal Hammer Golden Gods award, an event he describes as “the most amazing occasion.”

Lord...

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New Stone Temple Pilots Singer

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has been revealed as the group’s new frontman.

A surprise appearance at the KROQ Los Angeles radio’s annual Weenie Roast saw Stone Temple Pilots revealing Scott Weiland’s replacement – in the form of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.

The...

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Trevor Bolder Passes Away At 62

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Long-time Uriah Heep bassist and Spiders From Mars icon Trevor Bolder has died of cancer at the age of 62.

Bolder joined David Bowie’s backing band in 1971, alongside guitarist Mick Ronson – with whom he’d played in The Rats – and drummer Woody Woodmansey. He appeared on the...

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