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PEARL JAM's MIKE MCCREADY To Be Honored At 'MusiCares Concert For Recovery'; SLASH And DUFF MCKAGAN To Perform

The MusiCares Foundation, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, has announced that the 2018 MusiCares Concert For Recovery will honor Grammy winner Mike McCready of PEARL JAM on Thursday, May 10 at The Showbox in Seattle (1426 1st Ave.). McCready will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Fourth Trailer For 'Resurrection' Album

The fourth trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Discusses KIRK HAMMETT Collaboration In New 'Resurrection' Trailer

The third trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Calls Brother RUDOLF 'A Desperate Wannabe', Says KLAUS MEINE Is 'The Only Artist' In SCORPIONS

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) has once again slammed his brother Rudolf, saying that the SCORPIONS axeman is "a desperate wannabe" who "cheated and bullied" his younger sibling. Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in the last couple of years in which he questioned his brother's integrity, going so far as to ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along ...

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Former MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE Dead At 67

Former MOTÖRHEAD and FASTWAY guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke passed away yesterday (January 10) after a battle with pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Clarke was a member of MOTÖRHEAD from 1976 until 1982. He was one-third of the band's classic lineup, which also included drummer Philthy "Animal" Taylor, who died in November 2015 of liver ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: 'Infernal Overdrive' Lyric Video Released

This Friday, January 12 marks the release of the new album from WHITE WIZZARD. Today the lyric video to the disc's title track, "Infernal Overdrive", has been released and can be viewed below. Fans have long anticipated the return full-length from traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, who revamped their lineup last year to include the ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'I Became Famous Without Asking For It'

Michael Schenker says he "became famous without asking for it." The legendary German guitarist, who first appeared on SCORPIONS' 1972 "Lonesome Crow" debut, earned acclaim in the 1970s on classic UFO albums such as "Phenomenon" and "Lights Out" before rejoining SCORPIONS for 1979's "Lovedrive". He departed soon thereafter to launch MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP. And while ...

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Unauthorized Book 'Iron Maiden At Reading' Due In March

Due on March 9, the unauthorized "Iron Maiden At Reading" deluxe coffee table book documents the band's three performances at the annual three-day U.K. festival. IRON MAIDEN first appeared in 1980 when Paul Di'Anno was fronting the band and Dennis Stratton was on guitar. They appeared second on the bill to UFO on the second ...

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SAINTED SINNERS Feat. Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE: 'Back With A Vengeance' Album Due In February

SAINTED SINNERS, the band featuring former ACCEPT singer David Reece, will release its second album, "Back With A Vengeance", on February 16, 2018 via El Puerto Records. Expressing the "pure essence of rock 'n' roll" was the ambition that paired those four well-known and experienced musicians together in early 2016 to create and play the ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Looks Back On VH1's 'SuperGroup': 'I Had A Blast Doing That'

During a recent interview with Long Island Pulse, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian spoke about his involvement with "SuperGroup", the 2006 VH1 "reality" TV program starring Ian, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, Ted Nugent, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). The premise of the show, which was filmed ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY 'Wanted To Strangle' ERIC PETERSON During Making Of 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy said he "wanted to strangle" guitarist and primary songwriter Eric Peterson during the making of the band's 2016 "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. While the disc is considered a worthy addition to the band's deep and influential catalog, both Billy and Peterson have expressed varying views on the rushed and impromptu ...

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Wall Of Sound - MARTY FRIEDMAN

I live about 45 minutes from Laurel, Maryland, and frequently end up in the District of Columbia. You pass through, or by, Laurel to get to D.C., and though I almost never speak of it to anyone riding with me—unless, as rock fans, they can grasp the significance of it—I always think the same thing: ...

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UFO's Covers Album, 'The Salentino Cuts', Due In September

British rock legends UFO will release their first-ever covers album, paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites. "The Salentino Cuts" includes several unexpected choices such as MAD SEASONS' "River Of Deceit", John Mellencamp's "Paper In Fire" and Bill Withers's "Ain't No Sunshine" alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as THE YARDBIRDS' ...

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VINNIE MOORE And GUS G. To Join Forces For 'Gunslingers' Tour

Guitar wizards Vinnie Moore (UFO) and Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) will hit the road for some shows together in November and December. This is Moore's first solo tour since 2015, and will mark the first time these two powerhouse players have toured together. The show will feature music from both guitarists' impressive catalogs. Says ...

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SAXON's 'Thunderbolt' Album Could Feature Appearance By Late MOTÖRHEAD Icon LEMMY

"Thunderbolt", the forthcoming album from British heavy metal legends SAXON, could include a special appearance by the band's longtime friend, late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy. The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram", which is once again being recorded with British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT), will feature the song "They Played Rock And Roll", written about ...

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SAXON To Release 'Thunderbolt' Album In January 2018

British heavy metal legends SAXON have set "Thunderbolt as the title of their new album, tentatively due in January 2018. The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" is once again being recorded with British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, EXODUS and TESTAMENT, among others. SAXON singer Biff Byford last year revealed that ...

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