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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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RIP … Ex-Autograph Drummer Keni Richards Dead at 60

RIP Ex-Autograph Drummer Keni Richards Dead at 60   Ultimate Classic Rock — Keni Richards, a musician best known for his tenure as the original drummer for Autograph, has died at the age of 60. The band’s founding guitarist, Steve Lynch, confirmed the news via the band’s Twitter account, calling Richards “the mighty force that was our backbone from 1983-1988.” Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan also tweeted a tribute, saying Richards was “an amazing soul and[…]

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SIN CITY JAM … Carlos Cavazo joins Jizzy Pearl and Paul Shortino for a greatest hits set in Las Vegas

SIN CITY JAM Carlos Cavazo joins Jizzy Pearl and Paul Shortino for a greatest hits set in Las Vegas   LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Sin City Sinners Welcome Back Carlos Cavazo of Ratt (Ex-Quiet Riot) on April 6th to “Vanp’d” in Las Vegas. The band will have a rotation of  3 featured name singers for the evening performing. The band looks to perform all of your favorite’s from the related artists, including hits by RATT and Quiet[…]

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RIP … Trans-Siberian Orchestra creator Paul O’Neill dead at 61

RIP Trans-Siberian Orchestra creator Paul O’Neill dead at 61   Blabbermouth —  Paul O’Neill, creator of the multi-platinum rock theater experience TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, has passed away from chronic illness. He was 61 years old. The news of O’Neill‘s death was broken on the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Facebook page. The statement added: “[Paul] was our friend and our leader — a truly creative spirit and an altruistic soul. This is a profound and indescribable loss for us all.”[…]

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BITTERFOOT … Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal says he was ‘angry and bitter’ when he left Guns N’ Roses

BITTERFOOT Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal says he was ‘angry and bitter’ when he left Guns N’ Roses   Blabbermouth —  Former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal says that he was so “angry and bitter and frustrated” before he left the band three years ago that it “was not healthy” for him to continue playing with the Axl Rose-fronted outfit. Thal never officially announced his departure from the GN’R, but a source confirmed to Detroit[…]

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#1 BAD BOYS … Poison take a #selfie, ready for tour with Def Leppard & Tesla

#1 BAD BOYS Poison take a #selfie as they ready for tour with Def Leppard and Tesla   Blabbermouth — POISON singer Bret Michaels has released the first photo of the band’s original lineup as it begins rehearsing for its upcoming tour. He wrote in the accompanying caption: “Rocking hard, feeling great. Haven’t killed each other yet, this tour is happening. #music #poison #tour #springbreak #party” POISON will perform all its greatest hits as they headline[…]

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OWNED … Eddie Trunk calls Bobby Blotzer’s recent online rant; “Juvenile, lame, weak”

OWNED Eddie Trunk calls Bobby Blotzer’s recent online rant; “Juvenile, lame, weak”   Eddie Trunk Show — Radio host Eddie Trunk recently blasted Bobby Blotzer about comments the drummer had posted online. Blotzer posted a video of former bandmate Juan Croucier performing live, and added some choice words. The drummer made comments that some might find offensive, then ended his post with a sh!t imoji and “F.Y. J.CASTRO”. As of press time the original comments have been edited out.[…]

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LIVE REVIEW: Stephen Pearcy the voice of Ratt “MVP’s” Cincinnati, Ohio

Stephen Pearcy the voice of Ratt “MVP’s Sports Bar & Grille” Cincinnati, Ohio March 24th CINCINNATI, Ohio — More than three decades after his ascension to the status of pop culture icon, Stephen Pearcy still has that same swagger, attitude and bravado. He is – and will always be – a real-life rock star. And when he slithers onto the stage, there’s no doubt that he remains the same sleazy, sinful and sensational singer/frontman who[…]

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