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Former BAD COMPANY Singer BRIAN HOWE Dead At 66

According to TMZ, former BAD COMPANY singer Brian Howe has died at the age of 66. Howe passed away Wednesday (May 6) at his home in Florida after suffering cardiac arrest. He had a history of heart issues, having previously had a heart attack in 2017. The singer was reportedly involved ...

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CHINO MORENO On Upcoming DEFTONES Album: 'Our Main Goal Was To Make Sure That Everybody In The Band Was Involved'

DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to run through his "At Home With" playlist. Chino talked about the forthcoming DEFTONES album, the 10th anniversary of "Diamond Eyes", working with longtime producer Terry Date, how the band has stayed together so long and overcome hardships, his approach to vocals, making music every ...

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STEVE RILEY: Why My New Band Is Rightfully Called L.A. GUNS

Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS recently released its debut single, "Crawl". The track is taken from the band's first album, "Renegades", which will arrive in late summer or early fall via Golden Robot Records. Riley's version of L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the band led by guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Release New Song, 'Living In A Ghost Town'

THE ROLLING STONES have released a brand-new song called "Living In A Ghost Town". The track is the group's first original composition since "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot" were made available on THE ROLLING STONES' 2012 compilation album "GRRR!" Singer Mick Jagger said the band was "recording some new material before the lockdown ...

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BON JOVI's '2020' Album Pushed Back To The Fall

BON JOVI's new album, "Bon Jovi: 2020", which was originally set for a May 15 release, has now been delayed until the fall. Jon Bon Jovi told Zane Lowe's of Apple Music's Beats 1 that it didn't feel right to release the LP amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has more than 2.6 million confirmed ...

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BENEDICTION: New Album Pushed Back To August

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been forced to delay the release of their new album due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Originally scheduled for May, BENEDICTION's next LP is now expected in August. BENEDICTION has released the following statement regarding the change of plans: "It will be of no ...

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SHINEDOWN's ZACH MYERS Defends Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's All Personal Preference'

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers says that "90 percent" of rock artists use at least some pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to Rock ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Slams 'Dumbf**k Politicians', Says TRUMP's Action On Coronavirus Is 'Too Late'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has blasted "dumbfuck politicians" for blaming the media for supposedly exaggerating the risk and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). While the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in thousands of deaths globally and has hugely affected the stock market, some supporters of President Donald Trump say the growing crisis is largely the work ...

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Acclaimed Producer KEITH OLSEN, Who Has Worked With OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE And SCORPIONS, Has Died

Acclaimed American producer Keith Olsen, who has worked with such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS and WARRANT, has passed away. Olsen's death was confirmed by SCORPIONS, who wrote on their Facebook page earlier today (Monday, March 9): "We just learned about the passing of our dear friend and producer Keith Olsen. Keith produced many ...

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WENDY DIO Says It's Her 'Job In Life Right Now' To Keep RONNIE JAMES DIO's Music And Legacy Alive

In a recent interview with Australia's Subculture Entertainment, Wendy Dio, the wife and longtime manager of legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, RAINBOW), discussed the licensing opportunities she pursues for her late husband's work. Since his 2010 passing, Wendy has kept Ronnie in the public eye largely through the much-debated Dio hologram tour. ...

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DOKKEN Rejoined By GEORGE LYNCH At Biloxi Concert (Video)

George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage last night (Friday, March 6) at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi to perform three of the band's classic songs: "Kiss Of Death", "When Heaven Comes Down" and "Tooth And Nail". The reunion was the first of several DOKKEN live appearances this year which include what is being ...

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JEFF PILSON Reflects On 1988 'Monsters Of Rock' Tour: 'I Wish DOKKEN Would Have Been More Up To The Task At The Time'

Bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) recently spoke with Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FOREIGNER's Mick Jones: Jeff: "He may not do every show [of the band's 2020 tour], but he's doing the whole ...

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TOM KEIFER On His Years With CINDERELLA: 'I Don't Have Any Regrets'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer recently spoke with Jesse Bruce of 93.1 WMPA's "In The Basement With Jesse Bruce". The five-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new album, "Rise": Tom: "Stylistically, it's hard rock — blues-inspired hard rock like I've always written, kind of a straight-ahead, ...

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Watch KIRK HAMMETT, STEVEN TYLER, BILLY GIBBONS Perform At PETER GREEN Tribute Concert

On February 25, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett performed at an all-star tribute concert to FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green at the London Palladium. The event, which was curated by Green's fellow FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Mick Fleetwood, featured additional appearances by Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, ...

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URIAH HEEP Announces 50th-Anniversary U.K. Tour

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a fall tour of the U.K. The six-date trek will kick off at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall on November 1 and conclude at Cardiff's St. David's Hall on November 7. Guitarist Mick Box comments: "Who would have imagined back in 1970 that URIAH ...

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