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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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STEVE VAI Teams Up With MASCOT LABEL GROUP For FAVORED NATIONS RECORDS

Mascot Label Group has announced a new and exciting alliance with guitar legend Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records label. This strategic partnership is a reflection of the synergy created by the respect that Vai's Favored Nations has garnered as the record industry's leading boutique guitar-oriented recording label, and the strength offered by Mascot Label Group ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Cancels European Tour

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd and his solo band have canceled their previously announced European tour. The trek, which was scheduled to run from September 14 through November 6, was called off because of a combination of "a key bandmember" coming down with a virus and "unforeseen key logistical and technical issues," according to a ...

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Drum Legend And ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Inductee BILL BRUFORD Releases Definitive Box Set

Drum legend and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Bill Bruford, best known for his work with YES, KING CRIMSON, GENESIS and his prolific solo career, will release the definitive boxed set "Bruford 1977-1980: Seems Like A Lifetime Ago" on October 28 via Winterfold Records. The limited-edition eight-disc set features previously unreleased, remixed, or ...

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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT's Divorce Is Finalized

According to TMZ, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has finalized his divorce from singer/songwriter Melanie Martel. The 55-year-old rocker and his ex-wife, who had a prenuptial agreement, will share joint custody of their two kids — 7-year-old son Jude Aaron Rockett and 4-year-old daughter Lucy Sky Rockett. Rikki will pay $2,000 a month in ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Calls ALLAN HOLDSWORTH's Passing 'A Tremendous Loss'

During a brand new interview with Meltdown of the Detroit, Michigan radio station WRIF, TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick spoke about the recent deaths of Paul O'Neill, creator of the multi-platinum rock theater experience TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, and the groundbreaking British guitarist Allan Holdsworth. Alex said (hear audio below): "It's just unbelievable. Paul I knew personally. [He ...

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Members Of DREAM THEATER, WHITESNAKE, LIVING COLOUR, JOURNEY, ARCH ENEMY, Others React To Passing Of ALLAN HOLDSWORTH

Members of DREAM THEATER, WHITESNAKE, LIVING COLOUR, JOURNEY and ARCH ENEMY are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of the groundbreaking British guitarist Allan Holdsworth. The news of Holdsworth's death was broken by his daughter's Louise on her Facebook page earlier this evening. In ...

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ARTILLERY To Be Rejoined By Former Members For HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK AWARDS Performance

Danish metal veterans ARTILLERY will be rejoined by several former members — including classic-era vocalist Flemming Rønsdorf — for their appearance at the High Voltage Rock Awards on Saturday, April 15 at High Voltage in Copenhagen, Denmark. ARTILLERY is nominated for three awards at the event: Best Danish Metal Release ("Penalty By Perception"), Best Danish ...

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MUDVAYNE Bassist's SOFTEN THE GLARE Recording Debut Album

"Mission Possible", the new song from SOFTEN THE GLARE, the band featuring MUDVAYNE bassist Ryan Martinie alongside guitarist Bon Lozaga and drummer Mitch Hull, can be streamed below. The track will appear on SOFTEN THE GLARE's debut album, which is being produced by Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME) and is tentatively due in ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS To Launch Emoji And Lyric Keyboard

On Wednesday, December 21, POISON frontman Bret Michaels, along with New York-based developers Echelon Creative Inc., is set to launch a limited holiday edition first look at a game-changing app: the Bret Michaels emoji and lyric keyboard with ground breaking lyric-centric technology. The Bret Michaels emoji and lyric keyboard will combine Michaels's most famous lyrics, ...

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PHIL RUDD Would 'Dearly Love' To Play With AC/DC Again

Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd hasn't ruled out a return to his former band, saying that he would "dearly love" to play with Angus Young again. Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession. The charge ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Teases 'Head Job' Video

A teaser for "Head Job", the video for the title track of former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's solo album, is available below. The full clip, which was filmed in Tauranga, New Zealand, will make its online debut this weekend. "Head Job" is being re-released by London-based agents Simon Britton and Alan "Big Al" Bellman, of ...

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RUSH To Be Honored With 'Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award'

Canadian Music Week has announced RUSHGeddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart — as the 2017 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The multi-platinum trio will be honored for its achievements and longstanding career in the music industry, social activism and support of humanitarian causes at the annual Canadian Music & ...

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Video Premiere: PRETTY MAIDS' 'Kingmaker'

The official video for "Kingmaker", the title track of the new album from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS, can be seen below. The CD will be released on November 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Kingmaker" track listing: 01. When God Took A Day Off 02. Kingmaker 03. Face The World 04. Humanize Me 05. ...

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Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Hopes To Release New Studio Album In 2017

Kevin McGowan of the "Shortlife" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Ricci of veteran Canadian metallers EXCITER. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the reunion of the original EXCITER lineup — Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist ...

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New Song Premiere: PRETTY MAIDS' 'Heaven's Little Devil'

"Heaven's Little Devil", a brand new song from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kingmaker", which will be released on November 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. When God Took A Day Off ...

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New Song Premiere: PRETTY MAIDS' 'Humanize Me'

"Humanize Me", a brand new song from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kingmaker", which will be released on November 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. When God Took A Day Off 02. ...

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Video Premiere: PRETTY MAIDS' 'Face The World'

"Face The World", the new video from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kingmaker", which will be released on November 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. When God Took A Day Off 02. ...

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