News Archive


Concern Grows For Dr Feelgood Guitarist

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Wilko Johnson has cancelled six dates on his Going Back Home Tour. The former Dr Feelgood guitarist and songwriter defied the odds during his battle with pancreatic cancer to go on the tour.

The ailing star also released hit album Going Back Home, a collaboration with the Who frontman Roger...

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Legendary Slack Key Guitarist Dennis Kamakahi Passes Away

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Slack key guitarist Dennis Kamakahi lost his battle with lung cancer on Monday at the age of 61. He was part of the Hawaiian music scene for decades.

He joined Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii back in the 1970s, and also went on to compose music.

Kamakahi’s son David said his father...

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Robotic Band Has 78-Fingered Guitarist

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Practice might be the way for human musicians to get to Carnegie Hall, but if you’re a robot, it’s not so tough — as long as your programmers have given you the proper advantages.

Meet the Z-Machines, a band made entirely of robots. There’s Mach, a 78-fingered guitarist;...

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The Cab’s Guitarist Alex Marshall Leaves Band

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Just one week before The Cab make their comeback, guitarist Alex Marshall has announced that he has left the band after 7 years.

Alex Marshall released the following statement.

Some days I wake up and have to remind myself that this life of mine is a dream. I feel so blessed to have...

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Slayer Reveal First New Song Since Death of Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Slayer have revealed new song ‘Implode’, their first new material since the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman last year.

‘Implode’ is free to download from Slayer’s website and is the first new music from the band since 2009. Hanneman died in May last year at the...

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Shock as Errol guitarist Morgan Nicol Dies Aged 21

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Tributes have poured in for a Tayside musician who died aged just 21. Errol man Morgan Nicol, who enjoyed success with two bands in the area, passed away on Monday.

He was one third of Dundee-based metal band Laceration, who released their debut album Severing The Divine Iniquity on New Standard...

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AC/DC to Continue Without Sick Guitarist Malcolm Young

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Heavy rock giants AC/DC have vowed to carry on making music, but confirmed ill guitarist Malcolm Young is “taking a break” from the line-up.

News of Scottish-born Young’s ill health emerged, prompting speculation the Australian-based group were to call it a day.

One of Young’s...

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Korn Guitarist Shane Gibson Dies Aged 35

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Shane Gibson, a guitarist who toured with Korn from 2007 to 2010, has passed away at the age of 35.

It has been confirmed that the musician, who also played in his own band Stork, died last Tuesday from complications due to a blood clotting disorder. Gibson filled in for Korn’s Brian...

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Pixies Bassist Change Brought the Fun Back

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago says the addition of bassist Paz Lenchantin to their lineup has brought fun back into the band.

She’s their third four-stringer in less than a year after co-founder Kim Deal decided to quit last June. She was replaced by Kim Shattuck who last just four months...

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Crimson Glory Guitarist on Drug Charge

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Crimson Glory guitarist Jon Drenning has been charged and bailed over an alleged cocaine incident.

The ex-bandmate of Todd La Torre – who left after becoming singer with Queensryche – has posted $10,000 bail against each of two charges after spending a night behind bars.

He’ll...

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Springsteen: ‘Let’s Keep Rolling for as Many Lives as They Give Us’

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bruce Springsteen last week inducted the E Street Band into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and told them: “Let’s keep rolling for as many lives as they give us.”

And he revealed how he rejected pressure to have the band included as part of his own induction in 1999.

In...

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Could Radiohead Be the Saturday Night Glastonbury Headliner?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Radiohead currently find themselves among the acts tipped to be the Saturday night headliner at this year’s Glastonbury, due to what could be a hidden clue in the festival’s poster.

Glasto revealed more than 80 of the main acts booked to play this year – all bar the hotly-anticipated...

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Slash Joins Aerosmith Onstage for Worst ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Cover Ever

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Announcing their upcoming joint North American “Let Rock Rule” tour, Slash and Aerosmith took to the Whisky a Go Go stage to mark the occasion in an appropriate rocking manner.

But once the guys charged through “Mama Kin,” Joe Perry kicked off the “Welcome to the...

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Machine Head Counter Adam Duce Lawsuit

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Machine Head has responded to the lawsuit brought against them by former bassist Adam Duce by claiming that the case should be dismissed.

As Metal Hammer reports, the bassist launched action against his former band in January, claiming that he was owed at least $1.8 million and that comments...

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RHCP Songs Reportedly Used By CIA as Torture Device in Guantanamo Bay

Monday, April 14th, 2014

According to a new Al Jazeera report, CIA has used Red Hot Chili Peppers music as one of the torture methods on Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

Specifically, RHCP tunes were classified among “enhanced interrogation” methods meant to mentally break prisoners and get them to talk.

The...

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