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YOU DON’T SAY … L.A. Guns change drummers, Tracii Guns announces Scot Coogan as replacement

YOU DON’T SAY L.A. Guns change drummers, Tracii Guns announces Scot Coogan as replacement     INSTAGRAM — Tracii Guns has taken to Instagram and announced that L.A. Guns have a new member. Welcome Scot Coogan as the new drummer for L.A. Guns. It seems Shane Fitzgibbon got a stable gig at a studio and Guns wishes him the best. Guns wrote on IG: “Awe !!! I knew the day would eventually come where my[…]

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Phil Varone reflects on BulletBoys run: “The singer is the worst human on earth, just a pathetic sack of garbage”

IT WAS A JOKE Phil Varone reflects on BulletBoys run: “The singer is the worst human on earth, just a pathetic sack of garbage”     DETROIT, Michigan — In a brand new interview with Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown on 101 WRIF, Red Dragon Cartel drummer Phil Varone speaks his mind. Varone talks at length about all things related to playing drums and his future as a writer. The interviewer asks about the drummer’s plans, and Varone[…]

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DEAR QUITTER … An Open Letter to Phil Varone from Stevie Rachelle

DEAR QUITTER An Open Letter to Phil Varone from Stevie Rachelle      — I would like to preface my open letter to Phil Varone. To the readers, I can tell you that this all stems from a Metal Sludge article I posted about Phil Varone retiring on March 14th. I used the phrase, “Throwing in the towel” in the headline which seems to have set Phil off. I also noted that he chose to do this[…]

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L.A. FOOLS … Phil Lewis blasts Steve Riley for second version of L.A. Guns: “He will make a fool of himself…”

L.A. FOOLS Phil Lewis blasts Steve Riley for second version of L.A. Guns: “He will make a fool of himself…”     Metal Sludge  — Never at a loss for words, L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis has recently spoke out about Steve Riley. Lewis was asked about his former drummer’s up-coming  performance at the M3 Music Festival. Riley is slated to appear with his version of L.A. Guns at the annual spring event. In a recent[…]

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30 YEARS LATER AND STILL, HIGH ON A NEW THING … Enuff Z’Nuff welcome back guitarist Alex Kane at Whisky

30 YEARS LATER AND STILL, HIGH ON A NEW THING Enuff Z’Nuff welcome back guitarist Alex Kane at Whisky       WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Legendary glam band Enuff Z’Nuff returned to Southern California this past week for a couple of well-received concerts, and this time the group welcomed new guitarist Alex Kane, who was actually a founding membe. way back in the 1980s prior to Enuff Z’Nuff signing a record deal. “Oh yeah,[…]

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TONIGHT ONLY … Motley Crue set to appear and preview ‘The Dirt’ at famed Whisky-A-Go-Go tonight

TONIGHT ONLY Motley Crue set to appear and preview ‘The Dirt’ at famed Whisky-A-Go-Go tonight     HOLLYWOOD, California — Motley Crue will be in their old stomping grounds tonight down on the Sunset Strip. Word is the band will be appearing ‘Tonight Only’, at the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood. The club’s marquee was changed early today and a screen capture is noted below. Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee formed Motley[…]

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CONFIRMED HOAX … Paul Stanley assures Eric Singer is fine and nothing will stop Kiss

CONFIRMED HOAX Paul Stanley assures Eric Singer is fine and nothing will stop Kiss Updated: March 18th 2019 (10:00AM pst)  Paul Stanley of Kiss has tweeted and confirmed, the Cleveland news about Eric Singer is not true. Singer has made a Facebook statement as well. See screen captures below.   CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kiss drummer Eric Singer is reported to have been taken to the hospital (ER) in Ohio. Reports are coming in that Singer[…]

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RED DRAGON QUITEL … Phil Varone throwing in the towel after 2 weeks on tour, is Jake E. Lee next?

RED DRAGON QUITEL Phil Varone throwing in the towel after 2 weeks on tour, is Jake E. Lee next?     From The Road — It’s only been a few weeks of touring, but it appears that Red Dragon Cartel just might be ready to wave the white flag. A source close to the band are telling Metal Sludge: “Jake says this is his last tour.” We dug around and inquired about Jake and got “who[…]

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HAPPY MELTDOWN … Sebastian Bach acts like giddy 5 year old finding old junkie Kiss mirror in storage >Video<

HAPPY MELTDOWN Sebastian Bach acts like giddy 5 year old finding old junkie Kiss mirror in storage     Hurricane Left-Overs — Sebastian Bach recently uploaded a video of him celebrating finding an old junkie Kiss mirror in storage. Bach is elated beyond words sharing his joy with wife Suzanne Le and his youtube audience. It seems this mirror was thought to have been lost in Hurricane Irene, but survived the storm. Watch below as the former[…]

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GIRLS ON TOUR … Blue Ruin kicks off 2-week debut European tour tonight

GIRLS ON TOUR Blue Ruin kicks off 2-week debut European tour tonight     MUNICH, Germany — Blue Ruin is an all girl punk rock band established in Auckland, New Zealand. After the release of their first single “Scream Queen” in 2016, the band was in high demand due to their catchy, fast paced riffs and breathtaking stage performances. Blue Ruin caught the attention of the New Zealand market and international industry professionals. The band was involved[…]

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