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BACK FOR MORE – Ratt plays a sizzling set at Anaheim House of Blues to kick off the annual NAMM convention in California.

  BACK FOR MORE Ratt plays a sizzling set at Anaheim House of Blues to kick off the annual NAMM convention in California By Gerry Gittelson Metal Sludge Editor at large   ANAHEIM — With the annual NAMM convention starting, the evening festivities kicked off with a sold-out concert Thursday featuring Ratt, Warrant and Stonebreed at House of Blues, and wow what a spectacular performance by all three bands. Ratt put on an 80-minute set[…]

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Duff McKagan: The 12th Man Rock Star. Former Guns N’ Roses bassist talks about his love for the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks.

For Duff McKagan, a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, devotion to the Seattle Seahawks has been a constant throughout his career. Now that his beloved team is going to the Super Bowl, will he find a way to be there in person?   When I was 13, I saw Led Zeppelin at the Kingdome in Seattle in 1977. It was the event in my life to which seemingly nothing else would or could ever[…]

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Duff McKagan: The 12th Man Rock Star. Former Guns N' Roses bassist talks about his love for the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks.

For Duff McKagan, a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, devotion to the Seattle Seahawks has been a constant throughout his career. Now that his beloved team is going to the Super Bowl, will he find a way to be there in person?   When I was 13, I saw Led Zeppelin at the Kingdome in Seattle in 1977. It was the event in my life to which seemingly nothing else would or could ever[…]

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Exclusive – Marq Torien talks to Metal Sludge about BulletBoys' new music, rock star friends, the music industry, Van Halen comparisons and thai weed.

  HARD AS A ROCK Here’s a Metal Sludge exclusive with BulletBoys singer Marq Torien By Gerry Gittelson Metal Sludge Editor at Large   HOLLYWOOD — He has a reputation for sometimes being a moody malcontent, but Marq Torien is all smiles these days. The star singer for BulletBoys is pumped about a new album in the works entitled “Elephante,” and even though 99 percent of his success can be attributed to the hits on[…]

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Drummer extraordinaire Jimmy DeGrasso will sit in for Bobby Blotzer on west coast Ratt shows.

    Drummer extraordinaire Jimmy DeGrasso will sit in for Bobby Blotzer on west coast Ratt shows.   We reported earlier in the week that RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer was being sidelined due to a neck surgery that he hasn’t fully healed from yet. Blotz, as he’s known to fans and friends posted on his official facebook and talked about how he’s never missed a show in his life and this is in fact the[…]

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“Imagine a Jump” is what happens when you combine Van Halen’s “Jump” with John Lennon’s “Imagine” click and share!

What happens when you combine “Jump” by Van Halen with John Lennon’s “Imagine”   Mashup artist Mighty Mike mashed-up two rock classics that, on the surface, have nothing in common. Yet, most rock fans say they like it! John Lennon’s instrumental version of “Imagine” is combined with David Lee Roth’s a cappella vocals from Van Halen’s acoustic recording of “Jump,” and the result is a surprisingly seamless glorious fusion of musical polar opposites, fittingly titled “Imagine a Jump.” Lennon’s quiet,[…]

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"Imagine a Jump" is what happens when you combine Van Halen's "Jump" with John Lennon's "Imagine" click and share!

What happens when you combine “Jump” by Van Halen with John Lennon’s “Imagine”   Mashup artist Mighty Mike mashed-up two rock classics that, on the surface, have nothing in common. Yet, most rock fans say they like it! John Lennon’s instrumental version of “Imagine” is combined with David Lee Roth’s a cappella vocals from Van Halen’s acoustic recording of “Jump,” and the result is a surprisingly seamless glorious fusion of musical polar opposites, fittingly titled “Imagine a Jump.” Lennon’s quiet,[…]

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Bobby Blotzer says he will miss 3 Ratt shows this week as he has yet to fully heal after his recent neck surgery.

  Bobby Blotzer says he will have to step down from playing up coming Ratt shows Rodent World —  Bobby Blotzer has taken to his official Facebook to announce he will not be playing with RATT on their up coming run of West Coast shows. It seems that Blotz had a surgery on his neck back in October and it’s not fully healed yet so he’s going to have to step aside as the show[…]

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Florida prosecutors drop domestic violence charges against former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz at the urging of his wife Candi.

Florida prosecutors drop domestic violence charges against former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz. WEST PALM BEACH — Dan Spitz, lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Anthrax, will not be prosecuted for his Christmas morning arrest on a domestic violence charge at home in Lake Worth, Gossip Extra has learned. The victim, his wife Candi, 38, asked the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office not to go after her husband and told them there were minor[…]

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Autograph drummer Keni Richards says: “I WAS fired PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!” He also asks for photoshop help to tell his former bandmates to F-Off!

  Autograph drummer Keni Richards says: “I WAS fired PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”   Revolving Door — In recent months the world has been receiving incoming from the band Autograph. Yes, the “Turn Up The Radio” band from the 80s. This all seemed to come out of left field after hearing next to nothing from the band or their collective ex members for years. Actually decades. Then in one fell swoop we heard from original drummer Keni Richards[…]

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