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Aberdeen Guitarist Hits High Note At Nashville

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

A country singer from Aberdeen has been given the chance of a lifetime to record an album with a top Nashville producer.

Colin Mackay earned his big break after a US-based musician spotted a T-shirt he was wearing at the SpeyFest festival in Fochabers.

The 42-year-old struck up a friendship...

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Ozzy Osbourne Starts Another Fire At Home

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Ozzy Osbourne has started yet another fire in the Osbourne household, this time while attempting to cook a bacon sandwich.

The Black Sabbath frontman was making a late night snack but ended up having to call fire fighters, according to a tweet by his wife Sharon Osbourne.

It’s...

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George Strait To Record Five New Albums

Friday, August 30th, 2013

At an event honoring George Strait for his unprecedented 60 career No. 1 singles, UMG Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan announced the 61-year-old country singer has signed on to record five albums of new material for MCA Nashville. Strait has recorded each of his 40 studio albums with the label,...

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Beatles Fan Discovers Release Plans

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

A Beatles fan has unearthed plans for the release of unreleased recordings made by the Fab Four at the BBC.

Roger Stormo, who runs a webpage called WogBlog, came across an announcement on the Facebook page of a Philippines record label affiliated to Universal, who own the rights.

He...

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The Ronnie Wood Band Announced For Bluesfest

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Taking place from the 29th October – 1st November, BluesFest 2013 will be a “celebration of music inspired by the blues” at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Ronnie and his band will close the event with a special tribute to iconic bluesman Jimmy Reed, plus there will be evening...

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Nazareth’s McCafferty Collapses Again

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Nazareth have been forced to cancel another run of shows after singer Dan McCafferty collapsed and required medical attention for the second time in a month.

The veteran Scottish outfit – who postponed a number of UK shows at the beginning of the year after McCafferty contracted a virus –...

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Joe Satriani Hoping To Release More Albums With Chickenfoot

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani gave an update on the current state of Chickenfoot affairs, serving fans with somewhat of a mixed set of good and bad news.

According to the axeman, the band definitely has a couple more records in them, but will hardly get down to any work within the next nine...

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Trent Reznor Fumes At Biffy Clyro

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Trent Reznor has claimed Nine Inch Nails’ stage production at Reading over the weekend was ruined by Biffy Clyro and festival promoter Melvin Benn.

Notorious perfectionist Reznor fumed on Twitter ahead of his second-top-slot appearance: “Should be an unusual show tonight… the lying promoter...

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Clawfinger Call It Quits

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Long-running Swedish rap/metal band Clawfinger officially calls it quits.

The band has released the following statement via official Facebook page: “Sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart, sometimes you don’t grow anywhere but you still keep on going anyway for lack...

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Queen Announce AIDS Benefit Concert

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Marking what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 67th birthday, the fundraiser will take place on September 5th at One Mayfair in London, with performances from Roger Daltrey, Planet Rock’s Al Murray and more.

The evening will also feature a competition to win a VIP trip to New York...

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Green Day Documentary Due In October

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Broadway Idiot, the full-length documentary tracing the development of Green Day’s 2004 album American Idiot into a Broadway musical, is set for release this fall. The film will be released in theaters and available on video on demand, Variety reports.

The film is directed by Broadway...

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Slash Produces First Horror Film

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The first film from the legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist’s production company — the upcoming “Nothing Left to Fear” — favours jolts of the ominous, cerebral sort over the ever-escalating graphic violence that has become de rigueur in modern horror.

“I’m not a big gore guy,”...

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Rare Return For Folk Guitarist

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

One of the most influential acoustic guitarists the UK has ever produced makes a rare return next week.

Londoner John Renbourn – although currently a resident of the Scottish borders – was a fixture on the folk-scene in the capital during the 1960s and rose to prominence with like-minded...

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Police Probe Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Proposal

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Las Vegas police are investigating whether staff went too far after reportedly helping a Guns N Roses guitarist with an elaborate proposal.

Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba – who joined the iconic band in 2009 – got engaged to his girlfriend Nathalia Henao and posted an image of...

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Journey Guitarist To Be Honored

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Journey guitarist and Oklahoma-born Neal Schon will become one of the newest members of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday.

Schon will be introduced as member of the Music Halls 2013 class at the sold-out Journey concert at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and...

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