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MONTROSE REMEMBERED AT NAMM … Keith St. John talks 10 Questions with Metal Sludge

MONTROSE REMEMBERED AT NAMM Keith St. John talks 10 Questions with Metal Sludge     IRVINE, Calif., USA — It’s that time of year again, as the annual NAMM convention comes to the Anaheim Convention Center this coming week beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and picking up steam for the weekend. Among the highlights — and there figure to be a lot of them — is a live concert Saturday at Yost Theatre organized by ex-Montrose singer[…]

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MAMA KIN! Steven Adler’s mother to release tell-all book “Sweet Child Of Mine: How I Lost My Son To Guns N’ Roses”

MAMA KIN Steven Adler’s mother to release tell-all book “Sweet Child Of Mine: How I Lost My Son To Guns N’ Roses”   Blabbermouth — Deanna Adler, the mother of original GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler, will release her long-awaited tell-all book, “Sweet Child Of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N’ Roses” (formerly “No Bed Of Roses”) on January 24 via Monarch Publishing, LLC. Deanna gives an honest and revealing look into[…]

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Skid Row are headed into the studio, officially confirm singer for next recording session

Skid Row are headed into the studio, officially confirm singer ZP Theart for next recording session   Blabbermouth — South African-born, British-based singer ZP Theart (DRAGONFORCE, TANK, I AM I) has been officially named the new frontman of SKID ROW. SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan made the lineup announcement during the band’s January 14 concert at the Casino in Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada. Addressing the crowd before taking over lead vocals for SKID ROW‘s cover version[…]

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LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE! Bobby Blotzer says Eddie Trunk is spreading “lies and misinformation” about Ratt

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE! Bobby Blotzer says Eddie Trunk is spreading “lies and misinformation” about Ratt   Facebook — Bobby Blotzer has posted a long statement on the official Ratt Experience facebook page. Blotzer’s latest blog is about the current state of Ratt from his perspective. Blotzer speaks openly about both sides and has also taken a shot at radio personality Eddie Trunk. The drummer is alleging the New Jersey based Trunk is spreading “lies[…]

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FINAL WORDS … Former Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby talked to Mitch Lafon in what was possibly his last interview

FINAL WORDS Former Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby talked to Mitch Lafon in what was possibly his last ever interview   One-On-One — We have posted below what is quite possibly Robbin Crosby’s last ever recorded audio (phone) interview. The former Ratt guitarist talks in depth about the history of the band, his health and what turns out to be the final years of his life. Early on in the interview Crosby goes into great detail describing each album,[…]

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NEW RECORD … Stephen Pearcy confirms new RATT tunes underway with Warren DeMartini

NEW RECORD Stephen Pearcy confirms new RATT tunes underway with Warren DeMartini     Blabbermouth — Stephen Pearcy says that the recently reunited RATT is working on its first new music since 2010’s “Infestation” album. The singer, who will release a new solo disc called “Smash” at the end of this month, told Josh Rundquist (a.k.a. That Drummer Guy) on Thursday (January 5): “Warren [DeMartini, RATT guitarist] and I already demoing up some RATT music for,[…]

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BACK IN CUSTODY … Rock guitarist Bart Walsh rearrested, $500K bond

BACK IN CUSTODY Rock guitarist Bart Walsh rearrested, held on $500K bond   Winston-Salem, N.C. — The man who was captured after barricading himself inside a Winston-Salem apartment is facing charges. Bart Hamilton Walsh, 54, is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a governmental official and misdemeanor communicating threats, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police. Walsh called his ex-wife in Tennessee and made suicidal and homicidal threats toward her Monday night, according to[…]

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Wednesday 13 hits the road on the “Undead Unplugged” U.S. Tour with Bourbon Crow, U.K. & Australian dates to follow

Wednesday 13 hits the road on the “Undead Unplugged” U.S. Tour with Bourbon Crow, U.K. & Australian dates to follow   From The Road — Wednesday 13 and Rayen Belchere are bringing Bourbon Crow on tour in the U.S. and around the world in 2017. The duo will be doing roughly 40 shows around the globe. Fans of both band’s music will be excited to know they will get a full set of Wednesday 13 acoustic[…]

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SOMEBODY GET HIM A DOCTOR … Ex-David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh barricaded in apartment threatens suicide, S.W.A.T. called

SOMEBODY GET HIM A DOCTOR Ex-David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh barricaded in apartment threatens suicide, S.W.A.T. takes him into custody for evaluation   Winston-Salem, N.C. — According to WFMY 2 News former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh was barricaded in his apartment and threatened to shoot himself upon police making contact with him. Local police are saying Walsh called his ex-wife in Tennessee and made both suicidal and homicidal threats towards her. A source close[…]

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DOUBLING DOWN IN LAS VEGAS … METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: In Sin City, Vince Neil and Dennis DeYoung

DOUBLING DOWN IN LAS VEGAS METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: In Sin City, Vince Neil and Dennis DeYoung rock in the New Year     LAS VEGAS — Every so often, you luck out in Las Vegas. So with everyone openly complaining about how bad a year 2016 was, the ending on New Years weekend proved to be utterly spectacular in this neon enclave in Nevada — a rock and roll haven that is increasingly living up[…]

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