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JASON BECKER Undergoes Two Cataract Surgeries

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent two cataract surgeries last week. He says: "My vision is still funky, but slowly getting better." Becker's latest procedure comes six months after he had an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. Becker's story ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime' In Santa Clarita, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's September 27 performance at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, California can be seen below. Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON Says He Doesn't Follow What GEOFF TATE Does

In an interview with "Rockpalast" at this year's Summer Breeze festival in Germany, QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson shared some of the ups and downs the band has experienced since its 1982 formation, namely the 1998 departure of guitarist/primary songwriter Chris DeGarmo, and, more recently, the acrimonious 2012 split with singer Geoff Tate which eventually resulted ...

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METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Perform At 'Global Goal Live' Concert In September 2020

METALLICA is one of the artists who will perform during Global Citizen's 10-hour "Live Aid"-style concert event happening on September 26, 2020 on five continents: Central Park in New York, Lagos in Nigeria, and to-be-announced cities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The event will be the culmination of a yearlong campaign dubbed "Global Goal ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's Career Chronicled In New Book, 'Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story'

There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands — namely NIRVANA and PEARL JAM. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty SOUNDGARDEN. But this is about to change, with the arrival of "Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story". Written by author/journalist (and longtime SOUNDGARDEN fan) Greg Prato, the book tells ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: In-Depth Tour Of Travel Rig (Video)

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott recently joined ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian for an in-depth tour of his travel rig. Check out the video below. In an interview with the "Sixx Sense" radio show, Ian stated about his early years as a guitar player: "I started playing guitar when I was 8, that was around '71-'72. So everything ...

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Legendary Rocker EDDIE MONEY Dead At 70

Legendary rocker Eddie Money has died. He was 70 years old. The musician's family confirmed his passing earlier this morning in a statement to Variety. "The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning," the statement reads. "It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Suquamish, Washington

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's September 7 concert at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Event Center in Suquamish, Washington can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "The Verdict", which was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ...

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IRON MAIDEN: FigBiz Action Figures Coming Soon

Incendium has announced the first wave of IRON MAIDEN FigBiz action figures. The band's immortal mascot Eddie enters the fray with four iconic iterations reimagined as brand new officially licensed five-inch action figures with 10 points of articulation and multiple accessories. Wave one features "The Trooper", a "2 Minutes To Midnight"-inspired ...

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AEROSMITH's Las Vegas Residency Adds 15 Dates In 2020

AEROSMITH has extended its Las Vegas residency with 15 more dates in early 2020 due to "extraordinary demand." According to Live Nation, the band's "Deuces Are Wild" residency at Park Theater at Park MGM will return for more shows in January, February, May and June next year, with tickets going on sale Friday, September 13. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's 'Bomber' 40th Anniversary Celebrated With AIRFIX's Model Bomber

The striking album artwork for iconic heavy-metal band MOTÖRHEAD's 1979 "Bomber" album was carefully created by illustrator Adrian Chesterman. Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clark and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor are shown inside the cockpit of a Heinkel in the Blitz. Lemmy, himself a collector of WWII memorabilia, insisted the plane be German. Chesterman explains: "I suggested ...

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