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JASON BECKER Is Undergoing Treatment For Bacterial Infection

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, is at a hospital in Northern California undergoing treatment for a bacterial infection. Becker was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday (April 7) after experiencing "shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate," according to his mother. Earlier today ...

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FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, STRYPER, L.A. GUNS Members Featured In Documentary On COVID-19's Decimation Of Music Industry

DailyBOOM Media has released "Let The Music Play", a documentary on COVID-19's brutal impact on the music industry, via YouTube (a mid-April release on Amazon Prime is also slated). This feature-length film was written by executive producer Cate Meighan, with Emmy Award-winning video-editor and co-producer Heather Dauterive, and an original score by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jack ...

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KANSAS Parts Ways With Guitarist ZAK RIZVI

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, has announced the departure of guitarist Zak Rizvi. Rizvi joined KANSAS in 2016, but his relationship with KANSAS goes back almost 20 years earlier when his band 4FRONT opened for KANSAS. Zak went on to work alongside producer Jeff Glixman on various KANSAS projects, including "There's Know Place Like ...

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Watch RISE AGAINST Perform New Single 'Nowhere Generation'

Armed with a blistering, aggressive new single "Nowhere Generation", the multi-platinum, politically imbued punk rockers RISE AGAINST celebrate the track's catapulting into the Top 25 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and Top 30 on Billboard's Alternative charts in only its third week of release. The song is a David-and-Goliath call-to-arms directed primarily at Millennials, Gen ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's Spring/Summer European Tour Moved To 2022

JUDAS PRIEST's European tour, which was scheduled to kick off in late May, has once again been postponed due to "ongoing COVID-19 vaccine issues." The trek will now run from May 27, 2022 in Moscow, Russia until July 31, 2022 in Oberhausen, Germany. Earlier today, PRIEST issued the following statement: "Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID-19 ...

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ANN WILSON To Release 'Black Wing' Single On Monday

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "Black Wing", on April 12. It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "Black Wing", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

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STEEL PANTHER Is Recording New Album During Pandemic

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have confirmed that they have commenced the recording process for their sixth studio album. The follow-up to 2019's "Heavy Metal Rules" will tentatively arrive before the end of the year. During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Lipps Service With Scott Lipps" podcast, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix ...

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DAVE GROHL's 'The Storyteller' Book Due In October

Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins, announced today that it will publish "The Storyteller" by Grammy-winning musician, documentary filmmaker, and fledgling author Dave Grohl. Dey Street VP and editorial director Carrie Thornton negotiated the deal with WME. Grohl is managed by Silva Artist Management. The book will go on ...

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Guitarist JASON BECKER, Who Suffers From ALS, Is 'Experiencing Shortness Of Breath And A Rapid Heart Rate'

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, is "in constant contact with his doctors" after experiencing "shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate," according to his mother. Earlier today (Monday, April 5), Pat Becker tweeted: "Jason has requested prayers from all you wonderful folks out ...

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RED FANG Announces 'Arrows' Album

RED FANG, the beloved Portland-based "riff-heavy" (NPR) rock band, will release a new album, "Arrows", on June 4 via Relapse Records. "It was so gratifying to put these songs on tape with Funk!" says guitarist/vocalist Bryan Giles of the album that was produced by longtime collaborator Chris Funk. "It felt very comfortable with a loose ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Is 'The Greatest Thrash Band In The History Of The World', Credits DAVE MUSTAINE With Inventing The Genre

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. They are joined in the group by Italian guitarist Andy Martongelli and drummer Paolo Caridi, both of whom previously worked with David on his ELLEFSON solo project. Asked by Chris Akin ...

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