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END OF THE ROAD … Kiss announce “End Of The Road” tour dates for North America and Europe 2019

END OF THE ROAD Kiss announce “End Of The Road” tour dates for North America and Europe 2019       BLABBERMOUTH — After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock and roll legends, KISSannounced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named “End Of The Road”. The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC‘s “America’s Got Talent”, which sent the Internet into overdrive with fans hoping their city[…]

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RIP … Willie Basse of Black Sheep loses his battle with cancer at 62

RIP Willie Basse of Black Sheep loses his battle with cancer at 62     HOLLYWOOD, California — The music industry has lost another, Willie Basse has died. Basse has lost his long time battle with cancer at the age of 62. The Texas born musician has lived in the greater Los Angeles since the mid-70’s. Basse has played with a who’s-who list of name entertainers for decades. And has a discography that dates back 50[…]

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HAIR METAL SPECTACULAR: The Top 19 Sappiest — and Greatest — Power Ballads of All-Time

Metal Sludge’s Top 19 HAIR METAL SPECTACULAR: The Top 19 Sappiest — and Greatest — Power Ballads of All-Time   HOLLYWOOD, California — Power ballads make the hair-metal band, not the other way around. All these iconic groups like Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue from the MTV era spent a lifetime trying to prove they had more teeth in than their music than in their smiles, but often all it took was one slow-building love[…]

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PRETTY BIG TALK … Warrant singer Robert Mason incites band feud with Scandinavian rockers Pretty Maids

PRETTY BIG TALK Warrant singer Robert Mason incites band feud with Scandinavian rockers Pretty Maids   NOTTINGHAM, England –It seems there was some music festival drama over the weekend in England. Nope, not the promoter with a laundry list of advertised  no-shows and Z-list replacement bands, but actual band vs: band drama. The “Rockingham Live” festival took place in Nottingham England. The 3-day festival was held October 19th, 20th and 21st. It seems Warrant was the weekend’s final act[…]

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WRECK N’ SKULL … Rock N’ Skull 2018 new promoter throwing shade at previous owner, several bands cancel

WRECK N’ SKULL Rock N’ Skull 2018 new promoter throwing shade at previous owner, several bands cancel   CREVE COEUR,, Illinois — No it’s not Ground Hog Day, but it’s fall and we’re doing a little report on Rock N’ Skull. Anyone who has read Metal Sludge in the last few years, may recall past problems surrounding this festival. The only thing more embarrassing than this year’s edition of Rock N’ Skull 2018 was last year’s[…]

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HAVE YOUR CAKE AND KILL IT TOO … Slash’s ex-wife Perla throws Divorce Party, burries Slash in the cake

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND KILL IT TOO Slash’s ex-wife Perla throws Divorce Party, burries Slash in the cake   Daily Mail TV — There was a lot of sadness when Slash split from Guns N’ Roses. But the end of Slash’s marriage however appeared to be a time of great celebration, as his ex Perla Hudson threw a huge divorce party on Saturday night. The 43-year-old hosted the costume shindig at her LA home, where she invited[…]

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EIGHTIES … Tales From The Porn ready for Brazilian tour dates on heels of releasing “Back To The 80’s” video

EIGHTIES Tales From The Porn ready for Brazilian tour dates on heels of releasing “Back To The 80’s” video   SAO PAULO, Brazil — Tales From The Porn return to the stage later this month with shows in their native Brazil. The band are all Brazilians except for lead singer Stevie Rachelle (Tuff). Rachelle first got aquanited with the band via the internet in late 2014 when co-founder Andy Sun (lead guitar) reached out to ask about coming[…]

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PAY TO PLAY … Jack Russell’s Great White offers fans a chance to play with the band for $ 1,000.00

PAY TO PLAY Jack Russell’s Great White offers fans a chance to play with the band for $ 1,000.00     Cash Or Credit — Ever heard of Pay-To-Play? Of course you have, as it’s been around for years. Usually it’s a scenario where a band pays to support the big headliner or National touring act. Now to be clear,, Pay-To-Play is not 100% money out of pocket – if you play your cards right. The short[…]

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SAINT LOUIS ARE YOU READY? KingOfTheHill to do November show with all original members

SAINT LOUIS ARE YOU READY?  KingOfTheHill to do November show with all original members     ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Just in time for the Holidays, local heroes KingOfTheHill are planning a big show for the fans. The band have only done a few shows in recent years, but Muriel tells Metal Sludge that all original members are on board. KingOfTheHill are Frankie Muriel (vocals), Jimmy Griffin (guitars), George Potsos (bass) and Vito Bono (drums). The band first formed[…]

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TUFF DIARIES #9 … Summer Tour ’89, Andy McCoy, Def Leftovers, Max the Model, Z-Rock, Tommi Gunn & Lit

TUFF DIARIES #9 Summer Tour ’89, Andy McCoy, Def Leftovers, Max the Model, Z-Rock, Tommi Gunn & Lit Jeremy Popoff, Murderdolls Reject, Blue Oyster Lords, Monster Energy, Sea Hags & Madd Maxx Hammer.       It’s now the summer of 1989. Tuff are booked on our first ever Midwest tour. We just had a busy spring and now we’re picking up right where we left off. In June alone we will play 14 shows in 6 states.[…]

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