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AC/DC thought of firing Bon Scott

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Angus and Malcolm Young considered firing Bon Scott from AC/DC after he took a heroin overdose in 1975, former bassist Mark Evans has said.

The Young brothers, who founded the Australian outfit, are well-known for operating a zero-tolerance policy to hard drugs.

And Evans suggests the...

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Araya: Why Lombardo had to go

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Tom Araya has broken his silence on why Slayer decided to fire founding drummer Dave Lombardo.

The frontman says the decision was taken jointly by himself, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, ahead of the guitarist’s death in May.

Lombardo was dropped ahead of an Australian tour in February...

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Doctors Couldn’t Save Reed From Liver Failure

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Lou Reed’s doctor has confirmed the icon died after nothing more could be done to treat his liver problems.

The Velvet Underground icon passed away on Sunday aged 71. He had undergone a liver transplant in April after years of drug abuse caused irreparable damage to his system. He revealed...

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The Who Announce Retirement Plans

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Pete Townshend has announced that the Who will be playing their final world tour in 2015, to mark the band’s 50th anniversary.

Speaking to the Evening Standard (via Classic Rock), Townshend revealed that the final tour will give the band the opportunity to visit some places that they...

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Fleetwood Mac Bassist Has Cancer

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Fleetwood Mac have announced that their upcoming 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand has been cancelled so that bassist John McVie can undergo cancer treatment.

As Classic Rock reports, the band’s tour was scheduled to begin in Sydney on November 10th and end in Auckland on December...

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Lou Reed Passes Away at 71

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Legendary songwriter Lou Reed passed away yesterday at the age of 71. The cause of his death is unclear, and is currently believed not to be connected to his recent liver transplant in May this year.

Reed is best known in these parts for his collaboration with Metallica on the album “Lulu,”...

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Metallica to Play in Antarctica?

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

What does the metal band who has done everything do next? For Metallica, it seems that the answer is to play a show on the edge of the world…

According to the Columbian website for Coca-Cola Zero (via Blabbermouth), Metallica are set to play two Coca-Cola sponsored concerts in Antarctica...

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All-Star Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ Released

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

A full-scale metal tribute to Michael Jackson has been released, covering every track from “Thriller” in its entirety. Musicians from bands including Guns N’ Roses, Asking Alexandria, Motorhead, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Testament and Alien Ant Farm appear on the 13-track record.

Producer...

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Women More Attracted to Guys Who Play Guitar

Friday, October 25th, 2013

While you may never be able to match the magnetism that Lenny Kravitz has with women, there is one hint you can take from the musician—playing guitar boosts your sex appeal. Even science says the cliché is correct.

According to a study published in Psychology of Music, a woman is more likely...

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Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris Voted Greatest Metal Bassist

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris has been voted as heavy metal’s greatest bassist by Loudwire. Harris was proved victorious after a month long tournament on the site, with his closet opponent being Dream Theater’s John Myung.

Other musicians who were in the running included Metallica...

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Vinyl Sales at Their Highest in 10 Years

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Vinyl record sales are at their highest levels in a decade in the UK. They’ve doubled over the past year to a record 550,000 thanks to big hit LPs from Daft Punk and the Arctic Monkeys, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

That total could be set to grow by another 150,000...

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Guitarist Andy James back out on the road with SMT.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

After hearing the sad new that Andy James band Sacred Mother Tongue is splitting up some good news from their camp is that the farewell tour starts today. Let us know what you think.

The Sacred Mother Tongue farewell dates are as follows:

24.10.13 Birmingham 02 Academy 3*

25.10.13...

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Gypie Mayo, Dr. Feelgood Guitarist, Dead at 62

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Gypie Mayo, the former guitarist for British pub rockers Dr. Feelgood and a member of a latter-day Yardbirds lineup, yesterday. He was 62. No cause of death has been announced.

Born John Phillip Cawthra, Mayo came to prominence in the late Seventies, when he replaced Wilko Johnson in Dr. Feelgood....

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Marilyn Manson Seals ABC TV Role

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Marilyn Manson is coming to a screen near you after the shock rocker landed a part on hit TV show Once Upon A Time.

ABC broke the news to Rolling Stone that Manson will be joining the cast of the show in November where he will voice Shadow, a character whose voice will give life to the very...

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Andy James – Sacred Mother Tongue Split

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

We where sorry to hear from our friend and top British shred guitaist Andy James his band ‘Sacred Mother Tongue’ has finished. The statement read as follows : Acclaimed British metal act Sacred Mother Tongue announce today that their forthcoming co-headline tour with Voodoo Six will be...

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