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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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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recovering From Flap Surgery

Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED is recovering after recently undergoing flap surgery. The 52-year-old revealed his latest heath battle in a Tumblr blog post on Wednesday (April 14). He wrote: "Week six after surgery. Had a skin flap reconstructive surgery which essentially is cutting out a large spot of flesh from my ...

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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Diagnosed With Squamous Cell Carcinoma

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. The 56-year-old musician revealed the diagnosis in a statement released earlier today (Tuesday, April 13). He said: "Today I will be starting treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma. It's a gastric tumor that was diagnosed in my upper stomach in ...

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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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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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CACTUS Releases Music Video For 'Tightrope' Title Track

'70s classic rock legends CACTUS have released their new album, "Tightrope", on all formats today. The band filmed a slick performance video for the title track, which offers one of the album's most killer and memorably groovy hooks. Founding member and drum legend Carmine Appice had this to say about the song: "'Tightrope' is one ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Says His 'Jesus Freak' Mother Felt That Rock Music Was 'The Biggest Tool Of The Devil'

In a new interview with "The Dr. Jeff Show", John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke about his musical upbringing and his introduction to rock music. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My parents were Christians. My mom was a fanatical Jesus freak, all right? A fanatical Jesus ...

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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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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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Soul Diminished - CELESTIAL SANCTUARY

A self-proclaimed part of a nascent but hugely promising New Wave Of British Death Metal, CELESTIAL SANCTUARY are instantly recognizable as the real deal. Everything about "Soul Diminished" is bang on the old-school money. From a production that combines the muscular impact of modernity with plenty of raw clangor, to perfectly conceived riffs that evoke ...

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