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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Admits He Was 'Maybe Too Quick To Say' He Wouldn't Play ACCEPT Songs With U.D.O. Anymore

Five years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert in ...

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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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CHEAP TRICK Bassist TOM PETERSSON Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has revealed that he is recovering from open-heart surgery. The 70-year-old rocker addressed his health status one day after the band's appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the CHEAP TRICK social media was updated with the following statement from Petersson: "Hi everyone, You ...

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COVID-19 Skeptic TED NUGENT Wants To Know Why Country Wasn't Shut Down For 18 Previous COVIDs

Ted Nugent has suggested the novel coronavirus is referred to as COVID-19 because there have been 18 other coronaviruses. The outspoken conservative rocker's factual error was part of his Facebook Live stream earlier today (Wednesday, April 7) in which he lamented the cancelation of musical shows in 2020 and 2021 because the pandemic forced restrictions ...

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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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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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TED NUGENT Once Again Denies Benefit Of Wearing Masks, Questions Efficacy Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Ted Nugent has once again denied the benefit of wearing masks and questioned the efficacy of vaccines while also repeating false claims about voter fraud in last year's presidential election. The outspoken conservative rocker made his latest comments in a Facebook Live stream on Friday (April 2). While praising the exuberance and enthusiasm of his ...

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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN 'CLOWN' CRAHAN Reflects On His Daughter's Death

In the second of a six-part interview with Terry "Beez" Bezer of Knotfest.com's "Mosh Talks With Beez", SLIPKNOT percussionist and co-founder M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan revisited grieving the loss of his daughter and how his connection with his community has prompted him to understand the value of sharing his art and vibration with the world. ...

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TED NUGENT: How DONALD TRUMP Ended Up Naming My Next Studio Album

Ted Nugent has explained how Donald Trump ended up naming his next studio album. The outspoken conservative rocker addressed the topic during an appearance earlier this week on the "Bolling With Favre" podcast. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we were in Michigan, we did these [Trump] rallies [ahead of the 2020 presidential election] ...

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