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Great White Pay Tribute To Late Bassist Black

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Musicians from both sides of the Great White divide have paid tribute to original bassist Lorne Black, who died on Friday.

The band is currently midway through legal battles between former frontman Jack Russell, who’s touring with his own version of the outfit, and the original strand led...

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KK Downing ‘I didn’t retire… I quit’

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

KK Downing has stated that he didn’t retire from Judas Priest, as was announced at the time – he actually quit the band, and he had dozens of reasons for doing it.

He’d come to believe they’d run out of steam in terms of creativity, and he didn’t want to be part of an outfit...

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Alvin Lee’s Last Show Album On Sale

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Ten Years After frontman’s solo band performance was recorded in Holland in May 2012. It was never intended to be made public, but before his sudden death in March this year he’d decided it was good enough to be made public.

Entitled The Last Show, the album contains 14 live tracks...

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Rush To Take Extended Break

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Rush bassist Geddy Lee has been speaking to Rolling Stone (via Hennemusic) about the future of the band. And, as Lee notes, while the band’s manager wants them to go on a 40th anniversary tour next year (marking the 40th anniversary of Neil Peart joining the band), Lee is adamant that Rush are...

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Slayer Confirm Working On New Album

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Slayer’s booking agent Scott Sokol recently took some time to discuss what the band’s currently up to, noting that new music is cooking up as we speak. “They’re definitely working on new music,” he confidently stated. “More things will be revealed in the coming weeks.”

During...

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Beady Eye Guitarist Breaks Leg In ‘Freak’ Accident

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Last month guitarist Gem Archer fractured his skull after falling down a flight of stairs, now he’s broken his leg in two places and is expected to spend four months with his leg in plaster.

According to The Sun it happened after a “freak accident” in a bathroom.

It...

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De Profundis Announce UK Tour

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

De Profundis have announced they will playing 6 shows across the UK starting on the 26th September 2013 in London.

To date, De Profundis has performed in 23 countries, taking part in three international tours and several major music festivals worldwide.

The band’s unique sound...

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Dealer Bassist Dies In Bike Crash

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Dealer bassist Pete Gentil was killed in a motorbike accident at the weekend, it’s been confirmed.

The 52-year-old is believed to have struck a deer while riding on the B4425 road near his home in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

The crash is thought to have taken place around 7.50pm...

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Jimi Hendrix’s Final Interview Surfaces

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The last interview guitar legend Jimi Hendrix ever gave recently appeared online and is available for streaming through Team Rock Radio. During a 30-minute chat, Hendrix discussed future plans and superstardom among other subjects, noting that he couldn’t feel anything music-wise at the moment.

When...

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Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre To Play Wolverhampton

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre has announced a gig at The Robin, in Wolverhampton, on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

The new tour follows the release of his fourth solo album, Away With Words, through RSK’s new label, Edifying Records, on Monday, September 30.

The record will feature...

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Metallica Album Work Started Before Movie

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Metallica have revealed they’d started work on a new studio album before turning their attention to upcoming movie Through The Never.

Bassist Rob Trujillo has confirmed the follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic is due to appear next year – after the release of the cinema extravaganza and...

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Rory Gallagher Crime Project Features Ian Rankin Story

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Rory Gallagher’s music has inspired author Ian Rankin to write a novella in the best spirits of crime fiction – the kind of stories that inspired many the blues guitar icon’s best-known tracks.

And the results will be released in the form of a unique concept album called Kickback City,...

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Dickinson Denies Drone Deal Claim

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Bruce Dickinson has shouted down an online rumour that he’s involved in a $500m deal to build killer drones for the US military.

The Iron Maiden frontman has been the subject of speculation after stories circulated on the internet that his aviation firm took part in the manufacture or repair...

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Mercury Tracks Could Become Queen Album

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Queen guitarist Brian May says there’s a chance of releasing one more album with material recorded by late frontman Freddie Mercury.

In 2011 drummer Roger Taylor said they’d abandoned plans for a full-length record, saying it would be a “barrel-scraping exercise.” At the time he speculated...

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Tony Iommi Continues Cancer Treatment Following US Tour

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Tony Iommi continues to receive cancer treatments after Black Sabbath completed its North American tour on September 3.

“Well, we’ve finished the US leg of our world tour,” writes Iommi on his website. “It was a bit longer than I would have liked as I’ve already...

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