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Springsteen Album in Mistaken Release

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming album High Hopes was mistakenly put on sale via Amazon over the weekend – three weeks ahead of its release date.

And although the firm corrected the error quickly, the Boss’ 18th studio record has already been circulated via filesharing networks.

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Brian May in Cancer Scare

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Queen guitarist Brian May has opened up about his recent cancer scare, telling fans he underwent a series of “urgent” tests before Christmas.

He’s offered fans his thanks for their support, saying he didn’t realise until he’d broken his silence just how many other people find it difficult...

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Def Leppard Not Suing One Direction for Plagiarism

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Following the recent plagiarism accusations regarding similarities between One Direction’s fresh single “Midnight Memories” and classic Def Leppard tune “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell stepped up to confirm that the band will not be taking legal...

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Major Foo Fighters Announcement Coming Soon

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

A big announcement from the Foo Fighters might drop soon, as something is definitely cooking up over at FooFighters.tv.

Alternative Nation broke the news, pointing out at a vast array of possible goodies Dave Grohl and co. might have in store. As reported, the band is quite busy with the new...

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Christopher Lee Lands on Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart With ‘Jingle Hell’

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Legendary actor Christopher Lee, who has starred in almost 300 movies, including “The Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars,” “The Man With the Golden Gun,” “Dracula,” “The Wicker Man” and most recently “The Hobbit,” surprises yet again...

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Sweet Guitarist Loses Lawsuit

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Sweet guitarist Andy Scott has lost his battle to sue an eBay customer for selling a second-hand Sweet CD.

For five years Scott pursued Austrian eBay user Dietmar Huber after he posted a used copy of the Sweet CD The Legend Lives On for sale.

Huber refused to remove the CD and Scott...

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Guitarist Trey Gunn Hit By Motorcycle in India

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Former King Crimson guitarist Trey Gunn is currently traveling in India and had the unfortunate timing to be in the way of a motorcycle rider with no headlight. As luck would have it, he came out better than the motorcyclist.

Gunn wrote on his livejournal:

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AC/DC Single Campaign Beats Band’s Chart Record

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

A brave attempt to place AC/DC at UK Christmas number one for the band’s 40th anniversary fell just three paces short last night – but still gave them their first-ever top ten single.

Over 170,000 people liked the Facebook campaign to send Highway To Hell to number one.

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Queen, Bowie Producer David Richards Dies at 57

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Queen record producer David Richards has died at the age of 57 after a long illness, it’s been confirmed.

He’s best known for working on the band’s last four albums, A Kind Of Magic, The Miracle, Innuendo and Made In Heaven, while also collaborating with David Bowie on Never Let Me Down,...

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Pearl Jam Unveil Jay-Z Collaboration Christmas Single

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Details of this year’s Pearl Jam holiday single have recently surfaced, confirming the grunge icons will unveil a Jay Z cover “99 Problems” featuring the rapper himself.

The B-side will feature the cover of Rolling Stones’ 1978 hit “Shattered.” Pearl Jam...

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Ozzy Thought He’d Lose His Family

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne thought he was going to lose his family when he finally admitted he was back on drugs earlier this year.

He apologised to friends and fans in April after revealing he’d started using again 18 months previously. That led to rumours that he and wife Sharon...

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Faces Spurn Stewart’s Reunion Plan

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan says the band aren’t interested in working with Rod Stewart in 2015, despite the frontman saying he’s finally ready to stage a reunion.

A gathering of the original line-up has been discussed for several years, but after plans kept being put on hold they...

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Bon Jovi Blocked Shinedown Covers Album

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Shinedown’s acoustic covers album was put on hold after Bon Jovi refused to let them release a version of Wanted Dead Or Alive.

Frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers revealed plans earlier this year to record ten of a set of tracks chosen by fans, including material by the Clash,...

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Def Leppard Plan Return to Vegas

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Def Leppard will return to Las Vegas for a second residency, guitarist Phil Collen has confirmed.

Earlier this year they played a month of Viva! Hysteria shows during which they played their classic 1987 album in full.

Now they aim to deliver a show based on Pyromania, the 1983 record...

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Clutch Confirm UK Tour

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Neil Fallon and co will return to continue supporting their acclaimed tenth album Earth Rocker, which was released in March and was shortlisted for Album Of The Year at the Classic Rock Awards.

The frontman recently said of the record: “I’m excited about how balls-to-the-wall it is. It’s...

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