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MOUNTAIN Legend LESLIE WEST Dead At 75

Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of MOUNTAIN, has died at the age of 75. Leslie's brother, Larry West Weinstein, confirmed the musician's passing to Rolling Stone. West suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on Monday (December 21) and was rushed to a hospital, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Would Be 'Touring All The Time' If It Wasn't Losing Money On The Road

Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again defended the "Dio Returns" tour, which features a hologram of legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio performing alongside a living backing group consisting, in large part, of Ronnie's onetime DIO bandmates. The Dio hologram was created by a company called Eyellusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open ...

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TOTO Announces New Lineup, Global Livestream Event

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams are life-long friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades. Today, the duo has announced the formation of a new band, with world-class players. They will continue to tour as TOTO, and are in ...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS And Y&T Members Featured In 'Bay Area Godfathers' Documentary

Tuesday, October 6 will see the release of the documentary film "Bay Area Godfathers". Issued as part of the popular "Inside Metal" series, "Bay Area Godfathers" was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, and features in-depth interviews with Bay Area metal icons and pivotal players — musicians, managers, journalists and label execs. ...

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Watch SEBASTIAN BACH Sing Along To RATT's 'Sweet Cheater'

Sebastian Bach has uploaded a video of him singing along to the RATT song "Sweet Cheater", which originally appeared on the band's self-titled 1983 EP. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the video, the former SKID ROW frontman wrote: "literally bouncing off the walls of my house let's put on some ratt n' ...

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EVILDEAD Unveils Lyric Video For New Song 'The Descending'

EVILDEAD has released the official lyric video for a new song called "The Descending". The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "United $tate$ Of Anarchy", which will be made available on October 30 via SPV/Steamhammer. The disc was produced by Bill Metoyer and the cover artwork was illustrated by Edward J. Repka. ...

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JOE BONAMASSA To Release 'Royal Tea' Album In October

Joe Bonamassa's new solo studio album, "Royal Tea", inspired by his British heroes Jeff Beck, JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS, Eric Clapton, LED ZEPPELIN and CREAM, was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and will be released on October 23 via J&R Adventures. Bonamassa also surprised his fans this past Friday with his latest ...

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RATT: All 2020 Shows Are Being Rescheduled For Next Year

All of RATT's previously announced shows in 2020 are being rescheduled for next year. The veteran California rockers announced the postponement of their live activities in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "For the health and safety of our fans and those involved with the production of RATT concerts; shows scheduled for the ...

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JIMMY DEGRASSO: RATT Needs WARREN DEMARTINI

Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about his decision to exit RATT after playing a number of shows with the veteran California hard rock act in 2017 alongside three members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini. "I played with them back ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Play 'Socially Distanced' Concerts In August

Ace Frehley will play a pair of shows this summer that will apparently respect guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the new coronavirus. The original KISS guitarist is scheduled to perform at Jergels in Warrendale, Pennsylvania on August 6 and at the Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio on August 7. Coronavirus restrictions have eased ...

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