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Rockers React To Passing Of MEAT LOAF

Brian May (QUEEN), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Draiman (DISTURBED), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) and SCORPIONS are among the rockers who have reacted to the passing of iconic rock singer Meat Loaf. He died on Thursday at the age of 74. According to TMZ, ...

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QUIET RIOT Announces 2022 Tour Dates

QUIET RIOT has announced the first batch of shows for its upcoming 2022 tour season, which is set to begin on Friday, February 18 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The concerts will feature bassist Rudy Sarzo who recently rejoined QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the members of ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF SCOTT SOTO Have 'Something Brewing'

Jeff Scott Soto appears to have reactivated his project with David Ellefson, three months after the singer said their collaboration was "on hold" while the former MEGADETH bassist was working through the fallout from his sex video scandal. Last March, Soto and Ellefson announced that they had been collaborating on some new material under the ...

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THE RASMUS Releases New Single 'Jezebel'

Finnish rock band THE RASMUS recently entered Finland's annual Eurovision selection contest, "Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu" (UMK; The New Music Competition). The band has just released its Eurovision entry bid and new single, "Jezebel", via Playground Music. "Jezebel" was co-written and produced by Desmond Child, who collaborated with THE RASMUS on their seventh studio album "Black ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Catalog Acquired By ROUND HILL MUSIC

Round Hill Music has acquired the music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for, and entered into a long-term administration agreement for the neighboring rights income from the catalog of David Coverdale, legendary WHITESNAKE frontman and DEEP PURPLE lead singer from 1973 to 1976. Key acquisition highlights: * The catalog includes recordings from Coverdale's ...

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THE RASMUS Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist PAULI RANTASALMI, Announces Replacement

Finnish rock band THE RASMUS has entered Finland's annual Eurovision selection contest, "Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu" (UMK; The New Music Competition). The band has also announced the release of its Eurovision entry bid and new single, "Jezebel", which will be available on January 17, 2022 via Playground Music. "Jezebel" was co-written and produced by Desmond Child, ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Undergoes Another Retinal Detachment Surgery

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has undergone surgery for a re-detached retina. A retinal detachment happens when the retina separates from the back of the eye, causing peripheral vision loss. Without immediate treatment, a retinal detachment can lead to total vision loss, according to Healthline. The 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who had his initial procedure in November, took ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Begins Recording New Album

QUEENSRŸCHE has entered the studio to begin recording its new album for a tentative late 2022 release. Helming the effort once again is Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with the band on 2015's "Condition Hüman" and 2019's "The Verdict" LPs. Earlier today, Zeuss took to his Instagram to share a photo of QUEENSRŸCHE drummer ...

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BON JOVI Announces April 2022 U.S. Tour

BON JOVI will embark on a short U.S. tour in April. The trek is scheduled to kick off on April 1 in Omaha, Nebraska and conclude on April 30 in Nashville, Tennessee. Says BON JOVI: "It's official! We'll be headed back out on this road this April for the #BonJovi2022Tour. Pre-sales begin January 11th and ...

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NEAL SCHON Explains JEFF SCOTT SOTO's Dismissal From JOURNEY

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has explained Jeff Scott Soto's dismissal from the band, saying the singer's voice wasn't what he and keyboardist Jonathan Cain wanted. Soto, who previously sang with Yngwie Malmsteen, joined JOURNEY about a week and half into a six-week summer 2006 tour with DEF LEPPARD, after Steve Augeri began having vocal issues. ...

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