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Watch DOKKEN Perform In Agoura Hills

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's October 12 performance at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California can be seen below. As with all of DOKKEN's recent gigs, DOKKEN's longtime member "Wild" Mick Brown did not perform with his bandmates in Agoura Hills. Don Dokken recently told "The Classic Metal Show" that Mick was "done" playing drums. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL On Debut Solo Record: 'I Wanted To Make An Album Where I Branched Out A Little Bit'

Longtime MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about his soon-to-be-released debut solo album, "Old Lions Still Roar". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Old Lions Still Roar": Phil: "I wouldn't say [it ...

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Two FRANK ZAPPA Books Set For Release This Fall

The Zappa Trust has announced the release of two books honoring legendary musician and composer Frank Zappa's legacy: "Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards And Studio Equipment" by Mick Ekers with foreword by Dweezil Zappa; and "The Hot Rats Book", in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats" album ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Releases Music Video For 'Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)' Featuring Footage From 'The Dirt'

MÖTLEY CRÜE has released a 2019 music video for the "Dr. Feelgood" album song "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)", with additional footage from the band's biopic "The Dirt". Check it out below. "The Dirt", based on CRÜE's 2001 New York Times bestselling autobiography, debuted in March on Netflix. The film's stars, Douglas Booth (Nikki Sixx), "Game ...

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Original FOREIGNER Singer LOU GRAMM Hospitalized With Severe Respiratory Infection, Dehydration And Fatigue

Lou Gramm, original lead singer of FOREIGNER, was hospitalized at the Unity Hospital at Park Ridge in Rochester, New York last week with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue. He hoped to be ready to appear during the FOREIGNER "Double Vision: Then & Now" tour and some scheduled shows with ASIA. Unfortunately, at his ...

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TOM KEIFER On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Not Something That I Would Wanna Do'

Tom Keifer says that he would never want to rely on pre-recorded tracks during his live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" ...

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CHEVELLE Is Putting Finishing Touches On 'Melodic' New Album

CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler spoke to Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album. The disc was recorded in part this past May at Joe's House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California with producer Joe Barresi (KYUSS, MELVINS, THE ...

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Original MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist LARRY WALLIS Dead At 70

The music world has lost another great innovative guitarist and creative spirit: British musician Larry Wallis, who passed away Thursday September 19 at the age of 70. Wallis was not only a member of the hugely influential psychedelic underground troupe THE PINK FAIRIES but also was selected by Lemmy Kilmister himself to be the original ...

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IRON MAIDEN Visits 'Hugely Impressive' SpaceX Headquarters

Several members of IRON MAIDEN visited the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on a day off from the North American leg of their ongoing "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. The band posted a photo from the visit along with the following caption: "Day off and the kind folks @spacex invited us for a tour - ...

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Former CLUTCH Keyboardist MICK SCHAUER Dies

Former CLUTCH keyboardist Mick Schauer has died. The Maryland rockers announced his passing via their official Facebook page. They wrote: "We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer's passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed. His contribution to the albums 'Robot Hive Exodus' and 'From Beale Street To Oblivion' ...

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ALICE COOPER: 'Detroit City 2020' Lyric Video

Alice Cooper has released a lyric video for "Detroit City 2020", the opening song of his new "Breadcrumbs" EP, which will be released on September 13 via earMUSIC. Check it out below. The "Breadcrumbs" EP is Alice Cooper's tribute to the garage rock heroes from his former hometown, Detroit. The EP features six brand new ...

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