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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer JOHN HINCH Dead At 73

Drummer John Hinch, who played on JUDAS PRIEST's debut album, 1974's "Rocka Rolla", has died. He was 73 years old. Hinch's passing was confirmed by PRIEST singer Rob Halford on Instagram Stories earlier today. Rob shared a photo of Hinch, along with the caption "RIP" and a series of emojis, including the "devil's horns" and ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says Climate Change Doesn't Exist, Calls JOE BIDEN 'The Dumbest Of The Dumb'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has once again expressed doubt about climate change. Apparently reacting to news reports that President Joe Biden is preparing to instruct federal agencies to take sweeping action to combat climate-related financial risks to government and the economy, including moves that could impose new regulations on businesses, ...

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Will FOREIGNER Continue Touring After MICK JONES Retires? 'We've Never Talked Specifics,' JEFF PILSON Says

Jeff Pilson says that he doesn't know if FOREIGNER can continue once founding guitarist Mick Jones has retired from performing with the band. The only remaining original member of FOREIGNER, Jones suffered from some health issues beginning in 2011, eventually resulting in heart surgery in 2012. Ever since, it is never announced whether he will ...

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One Shot - RONNIE ATKINS

If it's diehard and dedicated you want, RONNIE ATKINS has been fitting the bill for four decades. His ongoing battle with lung cancer has obviously made the release of his first-ever solo album a somewhat double-edged sword for all concerned, but if you've ever enjoyed PRETTY MAIDS — and Ronnie's gloriously rough-hewn but soulful voice ...

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TOM PETTY: Limited-Edition GIBSON Acoustic Guitar Available Now

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres and has emerged as the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. Gibson has announced it has teamed with the family of world-renowned music icon Tom Petty to create his beloved SJ-200 Wildflower acoustic guitar. Decades in the making, the Tom ...

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SKILLET Announces Spring 2021 'Drive-In Theater Tour'

Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET has announced spring 2021 tour dates. Building on the previous success of the "Drive-In Theater Tour", Awakening Events has confirmed the fourth package of the 2021 series. SKILLET, along with JORDAN FELIZ and COLTON DIXON, will embark on a 21-city tour beginning April 22 in Mitchell, Indiana and wrapping up ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces 'Existence Is Futile' Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have set "Existence Is Futile" as the title of their 13th studio album, due later this year via Nuclear Blast Records. The LP was once again recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins and features artwork from Arthur Berzinsh, who previously worked with CRADLE on 2015's "Hammer Of ...

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TONY IOMMI Looks Back On BLACK SABBATH As Band's 'Heavy Metal' Bench Is Reinstalled In Birmingham: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything'

A new video containing an interview with BLACK SABBATH guitar legend Tony Iommi has been made to commemorate the reinstallation of the band's "heavy metal" bench on Broad Street in Birmingham, England. The mini documentary is presented by Christian Martin, the former Argentinian rugby player who is himself a huge BLACK SABBATH fan, and features ...

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Rockers React To LESLIE WEST's Death

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Joe Satriani, David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Joe Bonamassa, Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR), Rex Brown (PANTERA), Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) and Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) are among the rockers who have reacted ...

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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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