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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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Forever Black - CIRITH UNGOL

Countless leather 'n' denim clad metalheads have been waiting for ages for the return of CIRITH UNGOL. It has been nearly three decades since their last album, 1991's awesome "Paradise Lost". CIRITH UNGOL fell into obscurity at the dawn of the grunge era. They didn't obtain the commercial success of many of their peers, but ...

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How Would You Define A 'Rock Star'? SHARON OSBOURNE Weighs In

During a live chat with Grammy-nominated producer Linda Perry on Friday (April 24), Sharon Osbourne was asked how she would define a "rock star." She responded (see video below): "It's somebody that just has that charisma. You've gotta have that charisma, you've gotta have talent. Nothing of this works without talent. There are so many ...

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TED NUGENT Gives DONALD TRUMP A+ As President

During an April 21 appearance on "The Buck Sexton Show", outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent was asked how he would rate Donald Trump's performance as President of the United States. He responded (see video below): "Donald Trump is as close to Ted Nugent as you'll ever get in politics. He knows he's on the right ...

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OVERKILL Has Nine Songs Musically Written For Next Album

OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner spoke to Metal Pilgrim about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "Before this whole [coronavirus] thing started, I would have been in the midst of making two albums anyways," he said (see video below). "Which I'm still gonna be doing, ...

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First Seven Shows Of 'The Big Rock Summer Tour' Feat. RATT, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW And SLAUGHTER Officially Postponed

The first seven shows of the previously announced "The Big Rock Summer Tour" — featuring RATT, CINDERELLA's Tom Keifer, SKID ROW and SLAUGHTER — have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Affected dates: June 03 - Farmingville, NY - Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill June 06 ...

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Video Premiere: GILBY CLARKE's 'Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has released the official music video for his latest single, "Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder". The Christopher C. Pearson-directed clip was shot in Palmdale, California and downtown Los Angeles, while the band performance footage was filmed in Hollywood club Oh My Ribs! Gilby's live band members bass ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY To Release Sixth Solo Album In 2021

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will release his sixth solo album in 2021 via his own label Top Fuel Records. The LP is currently being written and recorded by Pearcy and his longtime guitarist and collaborator, Erik Ferentinos. On Sunday (April 19), Pearcy posted the following message on his Facebook page: "Stephen Pearcy "(title here)" #6 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Donates Tour Merchandise Proceeds To KEEP MEMORY ALIVE

It's April, and we're halfway through Parkinson's Awareness Month, an effort designed to focus on education about the disease. Ozzy Osbourne, who revealed his own Parkinson's diagnosis in January, is donating a portion of proceeds from his tour merchandise all month to Keep Memory Alive to support enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and ...

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Drummer NICK BARKER Exits LOCK UP

LOCK UP drummer Nick Barker has announced his departure from the band. Barker said in a statement: "After 'not feeling it' for a considerable amount of time and pondering my future within the ranks of the band, I've decided to call it a quits with LOCK UP. There's no bad blood or ill feeling in ...

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MATT SORUM Is 'Very Proud' Of What He Did With GUNS N' ROSES

Matt Sorum says that he is "very proud" of his accomplishments with GUNS N' ROSES. The drummer, who replaced Steven Adler in GUNS N' ROSES, recorded the highly successful albums "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" (both 1991) and "The Spaghetti Incident" (1994). He also supported the group on the "Use Your ...

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