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FREE KISS? Gene Simmons on calling it quits: “We’ll do it the right way, with a big party … and maybe free”

FREE KISS? Gene Simmons on calling it quits: “We’ll do it the right way, with a big party … and maybe free”     GLASGOW, Scotland — “We’re not going to be able to do this into our 70s – and I’m 67 now. But we’ll do it for a few more years and, when we think it’s time to go, we’ll go.” He may have walked into the interview with a roaring “gie it laldy” to[…]

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GARDENS N’ ROSES … Guns N’ Roses pays tribute to Chris Cornell with “Black Hole Sun” live in Ireland

GARDENS N’ ROSES Guns N’ Roses pays tribute to Chris Cornell with “Black Hole Sun” live in Ireland     Blabbermouth —  GUNS N’ ROSES paid tribute to Chris Cornell earlier tonight by performing a cover version of SOUNDGARDEN‘s “Black Hole Sun” at the opening concert of GN’R‘s European tour at Slane Castle in Meath, Ireland. Fan-filmed video footage of the rendition can be seen below. “This one’s to you, Chris. ‘Black Hole Sun’ live[…]

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RIP … Gregg Allman, Rock N’ Blues Pioneer, Dead at 69

RIP Gregg Allman, Rock N’ Blues Pioneer, Dead at 69 TMZ —  Gregg Allman — the musician, singer and songwriter known for fronting The Allman Brothers Band for 45 years — has died. Allman was known for his long blonde hair and being a rock n’ blues pioneer along with his brother Duane. They founded their band in 1969, and Gregg rocked with them until their final show in 2014. Gregg became the band’s frontman in[…]

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Guns N’ Roses announce more tour dates in North America for fall 2017

Guns N’ Roses announce more tour dates in North America for fall 2017   Loudwire — Seems like more people want in on the “Not in This Lifetime” tour! Guns N’ Roses have just added yet another leg of dates to their highly successful trek, while also revealing more details about who will be joining them on their summer run. The new North American leg is set to kick off Oct. 8 in Philadelphia and will[…]

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DRUGS, DEPRESSION & MURDER? What really happened to ex-Autograph drummer Keni Richards

  Randy Rand, Simon Daniels, Keni Richards and Steve Lynch DRUGS, DEPRESSION & MURDER? What really happened to ex-Autograph drummer Keni Richards   SAN BERNARDINO, California — It’s been a little over a month since news broke that former Autograph drummer Keni Richards had died. Richards, 60,  played drums for the Southern California based band during their peak years. He was also slated to be on board for their 2013 comeback but not before things[…]

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ROCK N’ FAIL … SouthGang pulls out of Rock N’ Skull after ‘Contract negotiations fail’ with the promoter

ROCK N’ FAIL SouthGang pulls out of Rock N’ Skull after ‘Contract negotiations fail’ with the promoter   MARIETTA, Georgia — SouthGang has dropped off of Rock N’ Skull. SouthGang was first announced last November (2016) that the group would appear at the October 2017 event. Now after being advertised for nearly 7 months, it looks like that is no longer the case. Rock N’ Skull promoter Justin Murr confirmed the news with a posting on Facebook that[…]

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ALBUMS UNLEASHED … Stevie Rachelle talks TUFF debut “What Comes Around…” on Decibel Geek

ALBUMS UNLEASHED Stevie Rachelle talks TUFF debut “What Comes Around Goes Around” on Decibel Geek   Decibel Geek Podcast — Stevie Rachelle joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed – TUFF What Comes Around Goes Around. In this long-form discussion, Stevie discusses the circumstances that led to him fronting TUFF. Originally from Wisconsin, Rachelle was bitten by the bug early and headed west to Los Angeles in search of fame. However, it’s not instant success.[…]

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SUICIDE? Report says Chris Cornell was found on hotel room floor with ‘a band around his neck’

SUICIDE? Report says Chris Cornell was found on hotel room floor with ‘a band around his neck’   TMZ — Chris Cornell was not depressed or in a suicidal state the evening he died … this according to his wife. Sources who spoke with Chris’ wife Thursday morning tell TMZ, Vicky Cornell spoke with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit and after Wednesday night’s show. According to our sources, Vicky says[…]

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RIP … Chris Cornell the voice of Soundgarden & Audioslave, dead at 52

RIP The voice of Soundgarden and Audioslave Chris Cornell, dead at 52   The Telegraph — According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement[…]

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DRUGS ARE BAD … Jack Russell gives advice to those with a drug or alcohol problem: “Get some help”

DRUGS ARE BAD Jack Russell gives advice to those with a drug or alcohol problem: “Get some help”   Blabbermouth — Former GREAT WHITE and current JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell was interviewed on a recent edition of “The Five Count” radio show in Mankato, Minnesota. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about his most cherished memories from the glory days of ’80s rock, Russell said: “The memories I should have[…]

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