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Saxon Announce UK Headline Shows

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The legendary heavy metal outfit will head to Northampton, Preston and Buckley in the UK to revisit venues where they last performed in 1979 and 1980.

The dates and venues are as follows:

18th Nov – Northampton, Roadmenders

23rd Nov – Preston, 53 Degrees

24th...

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Robert Plant Signed Guitar Up For Auction

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

A guitar owned and signed by Robert Plant has been donated to raise money for charity.

The auction has been organised in memory of baby Ryley Lucas Judge who sadly died at 5 weeks old. All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Neonatal Unit at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.

Organiser...

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Rage Against The Machine’s Future Unknown

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Tom Morello has been speaking to the NME about the future of Rage Against the Machine. According to the guitarist, while the band’s music remains important to protestors in Brazil and Turkey, he is unsure whether or not the group would play any more shows.

“It is unchanged. All...

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Jazz Guitarist Steve Blailock Dies

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Steve Blailock, a consummate guitarist and banjo player who was a fixture on the New Orleans jazz scene for some two decades, died on July 19, 2013 in Pearland, Texas. Police allege that Blailock shot his wife, Jing Blailock, and then turned the gun on himself. He was 69.

Blailock was a native...

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Duff McKagan’s Hopes For Weiland

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Duff McKagan hopes ex-bandmate Scott Weiland can pull himself together after being fired by Stone Temple Pilots.

And even though Velvet Revolver also fired him in 2008, the bassist has good memories of working with the wayward singer.

Weiland was dumped by STP in February, and they’ve...

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Lamb Of God To Play Wolverhampton

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The band have announced a special intimate UK club show.

Metal legends Lamb of God will return to Wolverhampton on August 13th for a special intimate headline show, featuring support from UK metallers Sylosis.

The show will be the band’s only UK appearance and tickets are on sale...

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Guitarist Hits Big Time In US Films

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

For most of his life the film music composer Bryce Jacobs has called St George and Sutherland Shire home, but now the pull of Los Angeles has him firmly anchored there, and loving it.

Holding a coveted “green card” allowing him to work legally in the US, Jacobs, 33, has reached...

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JJ Cale Dead At 74

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

JJ Cale has died at the age of 74 after suffering a heart attack, his official website has confirmed.

The singer-songwriter released 14 solo albums starting with 1972′s Naturally. His most recent outing was 2009′s Roll On. He was a pioneer of the Tulsa sound – an amalgamation of blues,...

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Flock Of Seagulls Guitarist To Play And Cook

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Eddie Berner, former lead guitarist with 1980s band A Flock of Seagulls, will be at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth on Monday, July 29, to perform with his new band and promote his new reality TV show, “Rockin’ Road Grill.”

The show will feature Berner, who is an executive/gourmet...

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Mustaine Fears His “Time Is Short”

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine is already writing a follow-up to new album Super Collider – after the death of Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman convinced him his time might be running out.

Super Collider was only released last month, but the band have already booked studio time to get to work on...

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Puddle Of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Arrested Again

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has done it again. The rocker, famous for such songs as 2002 hit “She Hates Me,” has been arrested multiple times over the past few years for a litany of offenses ranging from domestic abuse to cocaine possession.

On Wednesday, Scantlin again...

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Rolling Stones Release Hyde Park Live Album

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The album consists of tracks recorded during the Stones’ two Hyde Park gigs on July 6th and 13th which formed a part of the inaugural British Summertime Festival.

The track list is greatest hits heavy, but also features album tracks such as ‘Midnight Rambler’ and the Keith Richards-led...

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Def Leppard To Star In Documentary

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Def Leppard will appear in a documentary series following their recent Las Vegas residency.

Joe Elliott and co are the subjects of Living With Def Leppard, which was shot while they performed their Viva Hysteria set of concerts at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in March and April.

Producers...

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Freddie Mercury Movie Runs Into Trouble

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The long-awaited movie based on the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has run into more problems.

Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen, who’d been hired to play Mercury in the biopic, has quit the project after becoming unhappy with developments.

Deadline.com reports: “The reason...

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Joe Satriani Performs At US Grand Prix

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

On Sunday, Joe Satriani performed the U.S. national anthem at the Red Bull US Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Satriani played ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ just prior to the three-day event’s premier contest, the MotoGP World Championship race.

Satriani released his 14th...

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