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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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FOREIGNER/Ex-DOKKEN Bassist JEFF PILSON On Benefits Of Yoga

Former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson, who recently revealed that he was working on a yoga book, discussed the popular form of exercise and stress management during a recent appearance on "Waste Some Time With Jason Green". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've been doing yoga since 1978. And I started doing ...

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WARRANT Is 'Stoked' To 'Get Back Out And Play'

WARRANT guitarist Joey Allen spoke with Darren Paltrowitz — host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" — about how he and his bandmates have been spending their downtime during the coronavirus pandemic. Asked if there has been any talk of WARRANT making a follow-up to 2017's "Louder Harder Faster" album, Joey said (as transcribed by ...

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RIOT V Singer TODD MICHAEL HALL Collaborates With METAL CHURCH Guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF On 'Sonic Healing' Album

RIOT V vocalist Todd Michael Hall will release his first-ever solo album, "Sonic Healing", on May 7 via Rat Pak Records. Todd received national attention when he appeared on the 18th season of NBC's hit television show "The Voice". After being selected by judge Blake Shelton for his version of FOREIGNER's "Juke Box Hero", Todd ...

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TED NUGENT Denies Accusations Of Racism: 'I'm The Anti-Racist'

Ted Nugent has fired back at accusations of racism, saying that he is "the anti-racist" who has "paid homage and reverence to the black heroes of music" his entire life. The outspoken conservative rocker made his comments just days after he revealed he recently lost a major sponsor of his award-winning "Spirit Of The Wild" ...

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FOREIGNER Is Working On New Music

FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson has once again said that it's unlikely the band will release another full-length studio LP as a follow-up to "Can't Slow Down", which came out more than a decade ago. "I don't really see a whole album of new material coming out anytime soon," he told Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life ...

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BRIAN JOHNSON: How I Joined AC/DC

In the four-minute video below, Brian Johnson tells the "official version" of the answer to the question he gets asked more than any other: "How did you come to join AC/DC?" Last month, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young told 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" series about how late AC/DC singer Bon Scott first met Johnson in ...

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TED NUGENT Says He Lost Major Sponsor Of His 'Spirit Of The Wild' TV Show Over Accusation Of Racism

Ted Nugent says that he recently lost a major sponsor of his award-winning "Spirit Of The Wild" television show over accusations of racism. The outspoken conservative rocker, who has previously referred to then-U.S. president Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel," discussed the alleged attempt at "canceling" his program during the latest episode of his "Spirit ...

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LAST IN LINE Is Working On A Cover Song

LAST IN LINE drummer Vinny Appice spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's third album. The follow-up to 2019's "II" is tentatively due next year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. "We got half the album pretty much done," Vinny said. "We're a band that ...

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FOREIGNER's JEFF PILSON Doesn't Understand Anti-Maskers

Former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson says that he doesn't understand why so many people are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing. While more than 500,000 Americans have died so far as a result of COVID-19, a number of people have come out against COVID-19 response measures, including lockdowns, physical distancing and mandatory mask ...

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JEFF PILSON Defends Social Media Companies In Banning TRUMP's Accounts: 'His Speech Clearly Can Incite Insurrection'

During an appearance on the "Rock 'N' Roll Icons With Bode James" podcast, former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked to weigh in on Twitter permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account. Last week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Releases Music Video For 'Finish Line' From New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), will release his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12. Joined by Russell Allen (vocals), ...

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Former LOU REED, FOREIGNER And DOWNCHILD Keyboardist MICHAEL FONFARA Dies At 74

Internationally renowned Canadian keyboard player Michael Fonfara has died in a Toronto hospital on January 8, 2021, due to complications from his two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Born in Stevensville, Ontario in 1946, the former Lou Reed keyboardist/bandleader appeared on nine of Reed's albums between 1974 and 2005, including his highest-charting U.S. album ...

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