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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announces 'Big Wheels Keep On Turnin' Tour'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group LYNYRD SKYNYRD was well into the "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" when the worldwide shutdown forced the band — and all musicians — off the road. Over 15 months since their last date together, the Southern Rock icons aren't quite ready to say "farewell." They are ...

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Y&T Bassist AARON LEIGH To Release 'Live For Today' Solo Single

Following in the footsteps of his debut EP, which successfully visited his earliest musical influences, Aaron Leigh's recent groundswell of original solo material continues with the upcoming release of the driving, straight-forward single "Live For Today". Featuring blistering lead guitar stabs from TESLA's Frank Hannon, this uptempo gem is more indicative of Leigh's work as ...

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War Within Me - BLAZE BAYLEY

A startling 21 years have passed since Blaze Bayley released his first solo record, "Silicon Messiah". Perhaps more importantly, it is 13 years since the former IRON MAIDEN and intermittent WOLFSBANE frontman released "The Man Who Would Not Die"; notably, the first to bear his full name, but also a record that loudly rewrote Blaze's ...

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TESLA's BRIAN WHEAT: Why I Dislike Term 'Hair Metal'

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has taken issue with the label "hair metal," saying that the pejorative term was coined as a way to disparage acts thought to have been all flash and no substance. Speaking to "The Cassius Morris Show", Wheat said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I find [the term 'hair metal'] condescending. What does ...

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BRIAN WHEAT Says DAVE RUDE 'Saved' TESLA

In 2006, when TESLA needed a new guitar player to replace original member Tommy Skeoch, Dave Rude took the job and the band hasn't looked back since. TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, who is promoting his recently released autobiography, "Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla", spoke to "The SDR Show" about how Rude ...

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BRIAN WHEAT Explains TESLA's Appeal

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, who is promoting his recently released autobiography, "Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla", spoke to Jesse Bruce of Grand Haven, Michigan radio station WMPA about the group's enduring popularity. He said (hear audio below): "I think the appeal of the band is that normal, everyday working-class people can ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY On Upcoming LP 'War Within Me': 'This Is An Album That I Want To Put On And Feel Very Positive About'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, will release a new studio album, "War Within Me", on April 9. All songs were written and produced by Blaze and guitarist Chris Appleton. "War Within Me" finds Blaze moving forward from the success of his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy released ...

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