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AMERICAN HAIRBAND … Tuff and Stevie Rachelle announce shows from Romania to Rocktember

AMERICAN HAIRBAND Tuff and Stevie Rachelle announce shows from Romania to Rocktember   LOS ANGELES, California  —  Tuff announce first shows of 2018 and their first performances since late 2016. After taking all of 2017 off Tuff have dotted the calendar with select shows for the late summer and fall. The band will appear in predominantly midwest states playing shows in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and appearing at the annual Rocktember show in Hinckley Minnesota. Aside from the Tuff shows, Rachelle will do select appearances this summer[…]

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CRY TOUGH … Rikki Rockett on Bret Michaels solo career: “There’s definitely some resentment”

CRY TOUGH Rikki Rockett on Bret Michaels solo career: “There’s definitely some resentment”     OC Weekly — Rikki Rockett spoke to Southern California’s OC Weekly in a recent interview to promote the band’s local show. Poison will play at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine California on May 18th tokick-off their summer tour. Rockett talks openly about the band, their career, the early years and his desire to record new Poison music. Rockett on the band’s beginnings:[…]

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KICK START THIS … Steven Adler disputes Nikki Sixx’s account of the night Motley Crue bassist OD’d

KICK START THIS Steven Adler disputes Nikki Sixx’s account of the night Motley Crue bassist OD’d   Blabbermouth — Steven Adler has disputed Nikki Sixx‘s version of the events that inspired the lyrics for the classic MÖTLEY CRÜE song “Kickstart My Heart”. Sixx has long claimed that he wrote “Kickstart” about one night in 1987 when he took so much heroin that his heart stopped and an EMT pronounced him dead, before two shots of adrenaline right into his heart woke him back up. Recorded for CRÜE‘s 1989[…]

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STILL #1 BAD BOYS … Poison set to kick off “Nothin’ But A Good Time” tour 2018

STILL #1 BAD BOYS Poison set to kick off “Nothin’ But A Good Time” tour 2018     Blabbermouth — Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will embark on the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018″ tour later this month. The trek, which is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, California at Five Points Amphitheatre, will also feature CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL. POISON singer Bret Michaels told SiriusXM‘s Eddie Trunk: “I’m really excited to see C.C.[DeVille, guitar] and Rikki [Rockett, drums] and Bobby [Dall, bass] again and get[…]

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STILL LOVING YOU … James Kottak issues apology to Mikkey Dee over “average drummer” comment

STILL LOVING YOU James Kottak issues apology to Mikkey Dee over “average drummer” comment     Twitter — Former Scorpions drummer James Kottak has issued an official apology to Mikkey Dee. Kottak took to his official twitter this week and wrote: “RE: Mikky Dee, I consider him a good friend for 30 years & obviously a great drummer.” Kottak then added: “I was responding to a heckler on my Twitter saying “Kottak, you will never be a Bonham or[…]

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FORGIVE US FOR WE HAVE SINNED … Stryper nation lose their minds over Metal Sludge lip-sync article

FORGIVE US FOR WE HAVE SINNED Stryper nation lose their minds over Metal Sludge lip-sync article     From Heaven And Beyond — Well it appears that Metal Sludge has struck a nerve with Stryper, and their faithful fans. After our recent Stryper TO HELL WITH THE LIVE VOCALS article, the inbox here at Metal Sludge headquarters has been slammed. Just to set a few facts straight. Metal Sludge ran a piece that questioned the authenticity[…]

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RIP … Ben Graves former Murderdolls drummer loses battle with cancer at 46

RIP Ben Graves former Murderdolls drummer loses battle with cancer at 46     LOS ANGELES, California — Rock drummer Ben Graves has passed away after a year long battle with cancer. Graves 46, was an original member of the shock rock horor band Murderdolls. The sad news was posted on the drummer’s official Facebook today about his sudden passing by his fiance’ Lydia. Read the full message below.  

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TO HELL WITH THE LIVE VOCALS … Stryper lip-syncing? Video exposes their pre-recorded vocals in live show

TO HELL WITH THE LIVE VOCALS Stryper lip-syncing? Video clip exposes their pre-recorded vocals in live show     Frontiers Music Festival, ITALY — It’s always awesome when a band is talented and can recreate their studio work. It’s even more impressive when they can do it 30+ years into their career. Such is the case with Stryper. Or is it? A recent upload on youtube from the band’s appeaance at the annual Frontier’s Music Festival shows off all[…]

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NO ONE LIKE YOU … James Kottak on Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee: “He is an average drummer.”

NO ONE LIKE YOU James Kottak on Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee: “He is an average drummer”     Twitter — It seems there’s a battle brewing between former Scorpions drummer James Kottak, and the band’s current drummer Mikkey Dee. Kottak took to his official twitter last week and commented about Dee. Kottak wrote: “You mean Mikky de. He is an average drummer who is playing my part as the drummer for scorpions… I am the OG[…]

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NEW RATS … Source says: “Ratt will have new Guitar players TBA soon enough and tour dates.”

NEW RATS Source says: “Ratt will have new Guitar players TBA soon enough and tour dates.”   LOS ANGELES, California — Metal Sludge has received some direct text messages today noting news in the Ratt camp. Our very connected, but confidential source tells us: “Put an end to this bs. Ratt is and will have new Guit players TBA soon enough and tour dates. “ Metal Sludge will remain steady, that our source is as[…]

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