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NO3 … Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe hospitalized with severe pneumonia, band ‘unsure’ of M3 appearance

  NO3 Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe hospitalized with severe pneumonia, band ‘unsure’ of M3 appearance UPDATE: Taime Downe has severe case of pneumonia   Friday April 28th 2017 —  A brand new tweet by Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson has confirmed singer Taime Downe is still being held in a hospital. The latest from the band says their singer has “a severe case of pneumonia”. The post also notes that the group is “unsure” about their[…]

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COME ON, FEEL THE BOW … Quiet Riot, Black N’ Blue and Jetboy rock the Rainbow, plus Tom Keifer at Whisky

COME ON, FEEL THE BOW Quiet Riot, Black N’ Blue and Jetboy rock the Rainbow, followed by Tom Keifer at the Whisky       HOLLYWOOD, Calif., USA — The 45th annual Rainbow anniversary party took a big step up this year with Quiet Riot performing live before an overflow crowd iin the parking lot to cap an all-day event of live music and $8 beers. Then the celebration kicked up one more gear with[…]

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RATT RAGE … Bobby Blozter’s current frontman and Ex-Quiet Riot vocalist Seann Nicols drops ‘Road Rage’ single

RATT RAGE Bobby Blozter’s current frontman and Ex-Quiet Riot vocalist Seann Nicols drops ‘Road Rage’ single   Blabbermouth – Seann Nicols (a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha), former frontman of QUIET RIOT and current singer for Bobby Blotzer‘s version of RATT, has released a solo single called “Road Rage”, along with a brand new lyric video. The track — originally slated for release as part of the “Road Rage” album Nicols recorded with QUIET RIOT — has been completely re-imagined and re-recorded[…]

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DRIVE YOU CRAZY, DRIVE YOU MAD … METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: Quiet Riot star Frankie Banali 20 Questions

DRIVE YOU CRAZY, DRIVE YOU MAD METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: 20 questions with Quiet Riot star Frankie Banali   Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — When he first found the limelight in 1983, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali had already played the US Festival before a California crowd of nearly a half-million, and he was No. 1 on the Billboard album charts with “Metal Health,” roundly regarded as among the greatest debuts in the history of recorded music. That was three-plus[…]

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UP IN SMOKE … Rock N’ Skull confirms Ace Frehley off event: “The Sludge story is correct”

UP IN SMOKE Rock N’ Skull confirms Ace Frehley off event: “The Sludge story is correct”   PEKIN, Illinois — Metal Sludge reported earlier today that Ace Frehley was touring down under with Alice Cooper in late October 2017. On the heels of this major tour announcement we also reported on a rumor that Frehley was pulling out of his appearance at the annual Rock N’ Skull event on October 29th. After a few hours[…]

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YOU GO NOW! Loudness denied entry into the U.S.A., shows cancelled

YOU GO NOW! Loudness denied entry into the United States of America, shows cancelled   Port of U.S.A. — Online posts from several sources are saying that the band Loudness has been denied entry into the United States of America. The Japanese based band was set to appear at the annual M3 Rock Festival on April 29th. This was likely the anchor date for this run of shows. Below is a screen capture from a promoter who[…]

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SHOCK ME … Rock N’ Skull rumored to be losing headliner Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley

SHOCK ME Rock N’ Skull rumored to be losing weekend headliner Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley   PEKIN, Illinois — Metal Sludge has an industry insider alleging that former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will not be appearing at Rock N’ Skull 2017 as advertised. The annual event is in its 5th year and the event’s promoter Justin Murr has said: “Go big or go home” in early promotions for the late fall festival. But now it appears that[…]

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AA TOUR … Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley to tour Australia in October

AA TOUR Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley to tour Australia in October   ALICE Cooper will tour Australia in October to mark the 40th anniversary of his first tour down under. NEWS.COM.AU  — Alice Cooper will be joined on the October tour by special guest Ace Frehley, the former Kiss guitarist. This will be Cooper’s 13th Australian tour — he will play Perth Arena on October 17, Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on October 19, Margaret Court[…]

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GREAT WXYZ … Terry Ilous of Great White & founder of XYZ to release new solo album

GREAT WXYZ Terry Ilous of Great White & founder of XYZ to release new solo album   TERRY ILOUS, lead singer of Great White & founder of XYZ to release new solo album IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Terry Ilous, lead singer for the band Great White, and founder of 80’s metal band XYZ is premiering his third solo venture, Gypsy Dreams, on Friday, April 28th, 2017. A video trailer for the album can be seen below.Terry Ilous relocated[…]

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STARS ON THE RISE … Upstarts Joyous Wolf, Six Gun Sal impress at Whisky-A-Go-Go show

STARS ON THE RISE Upstarts Joyous Wolf, Six Gun Sal impress at Whisky-A-Go-Go show     LOS ANGELES — Metal Sludge thinks it is fun and refreshing every so often to focus on up-and-comers instead of the usual has-beens, so with that in mind, there we were at dusk Friday at the Whisky, just in time for buzz band Joyous Wolf. It was about 8 p.m., and eventually the iconic Sunset Strip club would be packed for headliners[…]

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