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BIG TALK … Billy Morris: “Jani was the songwriter. Long live Jani Lane. I think the guys in Warrant ought to mention that once in a while”

BIG TALK Billy Morris: “Jani was the songwriter. Long live Jani Lane. I think the guys in Warrant ought to mention that once in a while”      CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Warrant guitarist Billy Morris recently spoke to Sleazeroxx in an in-depth interview. Morris is a proud Cleveland native who has stayed in his hometown and become the guy in North Eastern Ohio when it comes to all things music. From local bands, to[…]

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EPIC FAIL … Epicenter’s colossal cluster of errors & bad weather leaves thousands stranded in cars for hours

EPIC FAIL Epicenter’s colossal cluster of errors & bad weather leaves thousands stranded in cars for hours       ROCKINGHAM, North Carolina — A three-day camping and concert event in Rockingham this weekend was expected to draw thousands for performances by the Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Tool and other rockers. But some who paid hundreds for tickets found themselves sitting in traffic, worried for their safety and, on Saturday night, forced out of the outdoor[…]

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BATTLE OF THE BADGES … Pick your favorite L.A. Guns band, Phil & Tracii’s version or Steve & Kelly’s group?

BATTLE OF THE BADGES Pick your favorite L.A. Guns band, Phil & Tracii’s version or Steve & Kelly’s group?     HOLLYWOOD, California — The drama is hitting a fever-pitch with the L.A. Guns stuff. Social networks is full of opinions, facts, non-facts and general bickering. So, with that said, we’ve put together a simple twitter pole below. Vote for your fave, or vote for both to exist, or neither. Cast your vote now, and[…]

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SUNSET STRIPPED … Reports are The Viper Room has been sold, possibly closing for good… who’s next?

SUNSET STRIPPED Reports are The Viper Room has been sold, possibly closing for good… who’s next?     NME — The Viper Room, a legendary Los Angeles rock club, has been sold and could be closing its doors for good. The club, which is located on the city’s Sunset Strip, was once owned by Johnny Depp and was where River Phoenix died in 1993. According to the LA Business Journal, the 250-capacity venue was sold off along with three other properties[…]

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SHOW NO MERCY … Phil Lewis says “We don’t want you” to the fans of the other L.A. Guns band

SHOW NO MERCY Phil Lewis says “We don’t want you” to the fans of the other L.A. Guns band     DRAMALAND, California — Phil Lewis has spoke out against the rival L.A. Guns since the announcement they would play M3 Music Festival. But now the L.A. Guns singer has blasted fans of the newer version of the group as well. Like anything in life, there are people who like something and those who do[…]

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METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: Jetboy’s Billy Rowe and Blackboard Jungle’s Britt Pennella preview annual reunion

METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: Jetboy’s Billy Rowe and Blackboard Jungle’s Britt Pennella preview annual reunion weekend with Swingin’ Thing, The Fizzy Bangers and more       HOLLYWOOD, California — My how time flies when you’re having fun. That’s the plan once again for the 17th annual Blackboard Jungle reunion scheduled for Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the Viper Room back once again on the Sunset Strip. That’s right. The event has been pushed[…]

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M3 Music Festival announces set times for annual event feat: Whitesnake, Kix, Vince Neil, Dokken, Skid Row & Vain

  MAY 3rd-5th M3 Music Festival announces set times for annual event feat: Whitesnake, Kix, Vince Neil, Dokken, Skid Row & Vain     COLUMBIA, Maryland — After months of excitement the annual M3 Music Festival is upon us. The East Coast event is one of the premier yearly concerts for 80’s hard rock and hair metal fans to congregate. The 2019 M3 in its 11th year, will extend their 2 day weekend to 3[…]

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RED DESPERATE CARTEL … Nikki Sixx looks to have dissed Jake E. Lee, calls him ‘has-been, never was’ a ‘wash-up’ and ‘desperate’

RED DESPERATE CARTEL Nikki Sixx looks to have dissed Jake E. Lee, calls him ‘has-been, never was’ a ‘wash-up’ and ‘desperate’      Sleazeroxx — A number of articles were released yesterday by online publications including Blabbermouth, Sleaze Roxx and Metal Sludge based on an interview down by former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee‘s interview with Tone-Talk. During the interview, Lee advised that Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Leewanted him to replace guitarist Mick Mars before he eventually got the gig with Ozzy Osbournein 1983. Lee also revealed[…]

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ARROGANT SOB … Jake E. Lee says: “I was fu@king better looking and fu@king better playing” than Mick, “Nikki & Tommy wanted me in Motley”

ARROGANT SOB Jake E. Lee says: “I was fu@king better looking and fu@king better playing” than Mick, “Nikki & Tommy wanted me in Motley Crue”     Blabbermouth — Jake E. Lee says that Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee wanted him to replace Mick Mars in MÖTLEY CRÜE. According to the former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist, the CRÜE musicians approached him about possibly joining their group in the early 1980s, before he got the call to work with the BLACK SABBATH frontman. Speaking to Tone-Talk, Lee recalled (see video below): “I quit RATT. I had nothing[…]

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OPRAH HELPED FIRE LAG GUITARIST …. Phil Lewis on former guitarist: “I found Michael (Grant) to be a narcissist sociopath”

OPRAH HELPED FIRE LAG GUITARIST Phil Lewis on former guitarist: “I found Michael (Grant) to be a narcissist sociopath”       Facebook — Who says Rock N’ Roll is dead? It’s so relevant that even Oprah Winfrey is helping to shape the future landscape of Rock N’ Roll as we know it. Well, she may not know she’s influencing L.A. Guns, but it appears the 3rd richest women on the planet is doing just that.[…]

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