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LITA FORD's New 'Arena Rock' Album Will Contain 'Big Guitars And Great Melodies', Says Drummer BOBBY ROCK

Lita Ford recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" is once again being helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist of guitarist Patrick Kennison, drummer Bobby Rock and bassist ...

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ANVIL's LIPS Defends TED NUGENT: 'He Never Says Anything Without The Backing Of Real Hard Statistics'

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow was asked if he would ever debate outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent on some of the issues they are both passionate about. Lips responded (see video below): "It's interesting. He's definitely got different views, especially when it comes to marijuana; we'd ...

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PETE SANDOVAL Doesn't Have A Favorite MORBID ANGEL Album, Refuses To Comment On Controversial 'Illud' LP

Former MORBID ANGEL drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval has released an Instagram video in which he addresses some of the most commonly asked questions regarding his time with the legendary extreme metal outfit. In the two-minute clip, which can be seen below, Sandoval — who was forced to leave MORBID ANGEL in 2010 after undergoing surgery ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, JOE SATRIANI, Others Wish NEAL SCHON Happy 67th Birthday (Video)

A phenomenal digital birthday card to legendary JOURNEY founder Neal Schon featuring heartfelt greetings from his stunning wife Michaele along with Jonathan Cain, Brad Paisley, Randy Jackson, Narada Michael Walden, Sammy Hagar, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Arnel Pineda, Scott Hamilton, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Derlatka, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Jack Blades can be ...

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BUCKCHERRY Recorded New Album 'Breaking Down The Barricade' In Less Than 10 Days

Long-running California rockers BUCKCHERRY have set "Breaking Down The Barricade" as the title of their new album, tentatively due this summer. The follow-up to 2019's "Warpaint" was recorded last fall in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, among many others. ...

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THE END MACHINE Feat. Ex-DOKKEN, WARRANT Members: 'Phase2' Album Details Revealed; 'Blood And Money' Video Released

THE END MACHINE, the new band featuring two members of the classic DOKKEN lineup — George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass) — along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason, will release its sophomore album, "Phase2", on April 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the disc's first ...

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Late OZZY OSBOURNE And URIAH HEEP Drummer LEE KERSLAKE's Debut Solo Album 'Eleventeen' Receives Posthumous Release

"Eleventeen", the debut solo album from late OZZY OSBOURNE and URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake, has just received a posthumous release via HNE Recordings, the hard rock and heavy metal arm of Cherry Red Records. "Eleventeen" is a collection of eight songs, seven of them written or co-written by Lee. Lee offers notes and insights ...

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JOURNEY's 'Don't Stop Believin'' Hits 1 Billion Streams On SPOTIFY

JOURNEY's classic song "Don't Stop Believin'" has reached 1 billion listens on Spotify. JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon commemorated the milestone by posting a screenshot of the band's Spotify page, and he included the following message: "Wow!!! Thank you Fans!! We are Over 1 Billion Streams on Spotify Don't stop Believin QUEEN is the ONLY other ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Is Working On Painting Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, is working on a painting of late VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. The Van Halen piece is apparently part of Allen's "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to ...

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ANN WILSON Releases 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson has released another new single, "The Hammer". 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 "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as well as covers ...

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SWEET To Release 'Set Me Free' Single From 'Isolation Boulevard' Album

SWEET, featuring original guitarist Andy Scott, will release its new single, "Set Me Free", on Friday, March 5. The song is taken from the band's current album, "Isolation Boulevard". "Isolation Boulevard" features all the SWEET's classic hit singles and was recorded with the new lineup during lockdowns between September and October 2020. It's a reworking ...

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STEVE VAI Praises ZAKK WYLDE: 'I've Never In My Life Seen A Musician With That Kind Of Stamina'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke to Cassius Morris on "The Cassius Morris Show" about his relationship with fellow axe hero, Zakk Wylde. Vai and Wylde teamed up for several tours in recent years as part of the "Generation Axe" package, also featuring Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS). "Well, ...

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ROB DUKES Discusses His Dismissal From EXODUS With STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: 'I'm Glad That Everything Worked Out The Way It Did'

On December 26, 2020, Grey Haven Media released pay-per-view video of a conversation between current EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza and the band's former vocalist Rob Dukes, recorded earlier that month at Zetro's studio in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of Souza's "Zetro's Toxic Vault" YouTube interview series. The discussion at the time ...

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ANN WILSON To Release 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "The Hammer", on February 25. 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 "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

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More QUEEN Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In April

Several more QUEEN titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. Zee Productions will release "Live Killers", "Hot Space" and "Jazz" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record collection. Previously released QUEEN jigsaws include "Queen II", "A Day ...

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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON Calls On Fans To Get Behind Band's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

Former IRON MAIDEN guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 nominee Dennis Stratton has called on the MAIDEN faithful to get behind the fan ballot, urging them to ignore past disparaging comments from frontman Bruce Dickinson, and stating simply "listen, please vote." Stratton, who called the band's nomination a "big, big honor," made ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER 'Sets Record Straight' Regarding New Flying V Signature Guitar From GIBSON

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner has "set the record straight" regarding a rumored revival of Epiphone's Richie Faulkner Flying V signature model guitar. Earlier this week, Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian posted an Instagram photo of a new Faulkner prototype guitar, leading to speculation that several aesthetic changes have been made to its ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD: 'Live At Knebworth '76' To Be Released In April

On April 9, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live At Knebworth '76" as a DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, limited edition 2LP+DVD, and digital video, capturing the band's historic performance in England on August 21,1976. Featuring the legendary lineup of Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Leon Wilkeson, Artimus Pyle, Billy Powell and ...

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