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Jack Bruce Inspired by Younger Artists

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Cream icon Jack Bruce says the inspiration for his latest solo album came from a Seattle post-doom band formed in 1990.

And while he’s not turning his back on his formative years, he wouldn’t have made Silver Rails without having heard The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull, a 2008 record...

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Ozzy Bat Beer Ban Bid

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

A US brewer has been prevented from continuing to sell a beer named Ozzy, after Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s legal eagles stepped in.

Baltimore firm The Brewer’s Art had been distributing a pale ale featuring a logo which mimics the singer’s ‘Ozzy’ knuckle tattoo, and the...

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Bookmakers Make Metallica Favourites to Headline Glastonbury

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Bookmakers Paddy Power have made Metallica joint favourites with Prince to headline the Saturday night of Glastonbury Festival.

Speculation has been mounting that the metal veterans will headline the Pyramid Stage on June 28, after Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said that long-time favourite...

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Facebook Is Trying to Extort Money From Musicians

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

An interesting No Clean Singing report has recently surfaced, claiming that Facebook is “in the process” of cutting down the organic page reach down to mere 1 or 2 percent, basically extorting money from page managers in order for them to reach wider crowds.

As Metal Sucks points...

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Wildhearts, Monster Magnet, Orange Goblin for Download

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Wildhearts, Monster Magnet and Orange Goblin lead the latest batch of bands added to the bill for this year’s Download festival.

They’ll join headliners Aerosmith, Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold at Donington Park on the weekend of June 13-15.

Also added are Against Me!, Chevelle,...

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Gwar Mainman Brockie Dies Aged 50

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Gwar mainman Dave Brockie has died at the age of 50, his manager has confirmed.

The thrash metal frontman, known by his stage character Oderus Urungus, was found dead at home Sunday night. No cause of death has as yet been reported.

Manager Jack Flanagan says in a brief statement: “It...

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Rush End Hiatus With 41st-Anniversary Tour

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Rush will end their brief hiatus next year with a “long tour” set to include rarer material in an attempt to please fans of all ages, says guitarist Alex Lifeson.

The Canadian giants decided to take some time off following a hectic three years in which they released the acclaimed Clockwork...

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Asking Alexandria Guitarist Working on Softer Rock Album

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce recently discussed his upcoming solo album, announcing an unexpected “softer rock” release, even comparing it to Oasis and Keane.

Chatting with Artist Direct, Ben explained, “I think it’s going to shock a lot of people. I don’t...

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Walter Trout in Liver Transplant Appeal

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Walter Trout’s friends and family have launched an urgent campaign to raise $125,000 for him to have a liver transplant.

Even though the guitarist – who as well as having his own bands has been a member of Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – is too ill to hold a guitar, he...

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Kiss Confirm 40th Anniversary Box Set

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Kiss have revealed details of their 40th anniversary celebrations, which include the release of a limited-edition vinyl collection and a US tour with Def Leppard.

Setting aside their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame controversies, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and co. will hit the road with Leppard...

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Jagger’s Shock as Girlfriend Found Hanged

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has said he’s “shocked and devastated” after his girlfriend of 13 years was found hanged in her New York home.

Police believe fashion designed L’Wren Scott, 49, committed suicide with a scarf tied around a doorknob yesterday morning.

Her body...

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Led Zeppelin Confirm Remaster Releases

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Led Zeppelin have confirmed the release of their long-awaited remaster series, with the band’s first three albums hitting the shelves on June 2.

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III will each come with a companion disc of previously unreleased material.

Guitarist Jimmy...

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TONIGHT – Black Dog Music Project – Free Entry

Friday, March 14th, 2014

You are invited to attend the annual project showcase. This is a chance for our members to show their family, carers and friends what they have been working on for the last year. It also allows us to demonstrate to our funders and organisations that we work with to see...

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Motorhead Sign Up Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde and More for Cruise

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Motorhead have revealed the first acts signed up for their Motorboat cruising festival.

Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry and Wilson will be aboard the luxury vessel Carnival Ecstasy, which leaves Miami, Florida on September 22 for a four-day voyage.

Motorhead...

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Tate in Apology to Queensryche Fans

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Geoff Tate has apologised to Queensryche fans for the way they discovered the details behind his dismissal from the band in 2012.

He was fired following a series of dramatic episodes that demonstrated how relationships between him and his colleagues had broken down – including an onstage...

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