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Former BUDGIE Guitarist JOHN THOMAS Dies

John Thomas, former guitarist for the Welsh hard rock band BUDGIE, passed away last night, shortly after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia. He was 63 years old. His death was confirmed by the band's longtime drummer Steve Williams who broke the news on Facebook. Williams wrote: "My friend and fellow BUDGIE band member John ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Undergoes Surgery

Legendary hard rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) underwent an operation in February due to an excess of uric acid buildup in his finger joint. He will be unable to play for about a month but this will have no effect on the upcoming shows this summer. The pictures below show Ritchie after ...

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Former CALIFORNIA BREED Guitarist ANDREW WATT Releases 'High' Video

Former CALIFORNIA BREED guitarist Andrew Watt recently released his debut solo EP, "Ghost In My Head", via John Varvatos Records/Republic Records. The digital EP includes the song "High", for which you can see the official music video below. "Ghost In My Head" paves the way for Watt's blues-infused, guitar-driven rock prowess. Converging between a robust ...

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WHITESNAKE Announces 'The Greatest Hits Tour 2016'

WHITESNAKE will embark on "The Greatest Hits Tour 2016" in June. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Jun. 01 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino Jun. 03 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory Jun. 05 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center Jun. 06 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theater Jun. 08 ...

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