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Richie Sambora Says Bon Jovi Isn’t ‘The Real Thing’ Without Him

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The war of words between Bon Jovi and the band’s exiled guitarist Richie Sambora has cooled off over the last several months, but that doesn’t mean Sambora has made peace with the idea of the group touring without him.

“At the end of the day, if you’re going to buy a...

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Paco de Lucia Passes Away at 66

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia has died at the age of 66 in the Mexican resort of Cancun.

Paco was on a holiday when he reportedly suffered a sudden heart attack while playing with his children on the beach. He was taken to a local hospital where he passed away on late Tuesday Mexico...

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Pink Floyd Reveal Multi-Sensory Exhibition

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason are working on a multi-sensory exhibition which aims to offer a “vast and innovative” insight into their career when it opens in Milan in September.

Masterminded by the band’s Italian promoter Fran Tomasi, The Pink Floyd Exhibition...

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Big Names Gather for Albert Lee’s 70th Birthday

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Albert Lee will be joined by a host of big-name guests to mark his 70th birthday at two shows next month.

The events, on March 1 and 2, are set to feature different line-ups on each night, with co-stars including Gary Brooker, Dave Edmunds, Andy Fairweather Low, Joe Brown, Chas And Dave, Gary...

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Slash: ”Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Is the Most Lucrative Song I Wrote’

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Having a plethora of hit numbers to choose from, Slash singled out Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine” as the most profitable song he ever wrote.

“It was always about albums rather than singles but I’d guess ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’...

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Campbell’s Def Lep Debut Disappointment

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has recalled the bitter experience of seeing the first song he’d written for the band bombing when it was released as a single, even though the track had been well-received.

He’s hoping to put the bad memories behind him now that Slang, the first Def...

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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Discusses Guitar Music

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Radiohead guitarist and film composer Jonny Greenwood is keeping busy in 2014 with a variety of projects and appearances.

As Consequence of Sound notes, he’s releasing a split LP with the National’s Bryce Dessner, scoring Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of “Inherent...

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Megadeth and Motorhead Teaming Up For One-Night-Only

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Megadeth will be teaming up with Motorhead for a special one-night-only show together on April 17th when the two bands will be performing at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

As AntiMusic notes, Megadeth also announced last week that they have added two...

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AC/DC Return for Anniversary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has confirmed the band will be back in action soon to mark their 40th anniversary.

The Aussie giants – who played their first gig on December 31, 1973 – are planning to start studio work in May, then they’ll deliver one concert for every year of their career.


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Queen and Adam Lambert to Tour

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Rock legends Queen have hinted they are eyeing a return to the road with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert once again taking on mic duties.

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Queen’s Greatest Hits Becomes Biggest-Selling Album in UK Chart History

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Queen have reached a remarkable milestone by becoming the first act in chart history to reach six millions UK sales of an album.

A staggering one in three UK families now houses a copy of their 1981 Greatest Hits album in their music collection – including 124,000 digital versions.


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Woman Charged for Sending Death Threats to Chris Cornell

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

A Seattle woman has been charged after sending more than 100 death threats to Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell on Twitter.

Prosecutors claim that Elizabeth Walden used 9 different Twitter accounts to send messages that constituted cyber stalking. Some of the messages sent also alluded to...

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Joe Elliott Confirmed for Movie Debut

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Def Leppard main man Joe Elliot is to appear alongside a host of fellow rockers on the big screen in upcoming feature film The Bridge.

Joining Elliot in the coming-of-age rock’n’roll movie are Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) and Sin Quirin (Ministry).


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‘No Plans’ for Journey Reunion with Perry

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Journey’s management have shot down speculation that the band have been working towards some form of reunion with classic-era singer Steve Perry.

Earlier this week Aristan News released a video clip in which the vocalist was asked whether anything was under way with guitarist Neal Schon,...

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Metallica, Motorhead, Anthrax and More Join Forces for Dio Tribute Album

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Paying respect to late metal god Ronnie James Dio, some of his fellow guitar-driven greats and prominent metal artists have joined forces on a tribute album titled “This Is Your Life.”

Produced by Dio’s longtime manager and life companion Wendy Dio, the record features such...

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