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Rare Van Halen Video Surfaces

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

A high quality copy of Van Halen’s “Loss Of Control” video has surfaced online.

The track was originally a b-side for the UK release of “And The Cradle Will Rock…” and the video, although previously unreleased commercially, was the only clip shot for the...

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Wilko Johnson To Play Live Again

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Wilko Johnson has announced four festival appearances in July and August – even though he thought his terminal illness had ended his live career.

The former Dr Feelgood guitarist revealed in January that he’d been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had decided not to undergo chemotherapy.

He...

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Former QOTSA Bassist In Car Crash

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist and current Mondo Generator frontman Nick Oliveri was involved in serious car accident late Monday night.

Oliveri’s current band announced the news on the Official Facebook Page with a set of accompanying photos, sending their frontman “many...

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Duff McKagan Wins College Alummi Award

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The bassist Duff McKagan has been named Seattle Central Distinguished Alumni Of The Year.

Having previously dropped out of high school, Duff McKagan restarted his education in 1994 with a basic financial course, after reviewing the Guns N’ Roses accounts and realising he wanted to understand...

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Bruce Springsteen Working On New Album

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Bruce Spingsteen has started work on the follow-up album to last year’s Wrecking Ball. And the work includes collaboration with Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, alongside the E Street Band.

Springsteen, who’s midway through a tour of the UK and Ireland, says the project...

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Machine Head Introduce New Bassist

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

US metallers Machine Head have officially introduced Jared MacEachern as their new bassist and a replacement for longtime bassist Adam Duce.

MacEachern previously fronted the band called Sanctity, with whom he had already toured with Machine Head and released an album titled “Road to...

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Lemmy Health Scare Cancels Festival Show

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Motorhead were forced to cancel a festival appearance at the weekend when frontman Lemmy was diagnosed with a serious health issue.

The renown bassist has reportedly suffered a hematoma, where blood collects outside of blood vessels under the skin, according to Blabbermouth.

It looks...

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Festival Rips Off Musicians.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Fancy playing at Brighton Jazz Festival? If so, I hope you’ve been saving up, because it’s going to cost you. Here’s the deal. First of all, according to their web page you’re likely to be charged £100-£150 upfront to play.

Each act will pay a small sum to register (probably £100...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Singer Assaulted

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was assaulted by security guards outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia on Friday, and TMZ has posted video of the incident.

The footage shows Kiedis and his girlfriend attempting to walk into the hotel as the Rolling Stones were leaving;...

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Little Angels Bow Out In Style

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Little Angels singer Toby Jepson has thanked fans for their support after the band played their last-ever gig. They wound their reunion down at the Isle Of Wight Festival on Sunday following a year of appearances.

The band originally split in 1994. Jepson, Bruce and Jimmy Dickinson, Mark Plunkett...

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The Clash To Receive Silver Clef Award

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Punk pioneers The Clash are to be given an honorary award recognising their contribution to the music industry at the Silver Clef Awards next week.

Mick Jones, the guitarist and co-frontman of the group which split up almost 30 years ago, said it was a “real honour” to receive the...

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New Hendrix Album

Friday, June 21st, 2013

“The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Cologne” will be released next month. A concert recording from 1969, the album will be released exclusively via Authentic Hendrix – The Official Jimi Hendrix Online Store.

Due to be released on July 9th, the record will display Jimi’s January 13,...

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Airbourne Reveal UK Tour

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Airbourne will tour the UK starting in November, with 11 dates booked to support their third album Black Dog Barking.

They’d already been added to the bill for this year’s Hard Rock Hell, which takes place in Wales on November 30-December 1.

Frontman Joel O’Keeffe recently said...

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Yes Announce 2014 European Tour

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The grammy award winning prog-rockers will perform three of their most influential albums, “The Yes Album”, “Close to the Edge”, and “Going for the One”, in their entirety.

Drummer Alan White expressed his excitement, commenting:

“As with our...

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Journey Pay Tribute To James Gandolfini

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The band express their condolences following the sudden death of the much loved Sopranos actor James Gandolfini.

In what is often hailed as one of the greatest tv show endings in history, Gandolfini’s character Tony Soprano famously selected Journey’s hit “Don’t Stop...

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