bonjoviband400 The New York Post’s Page Six reports:

Richie Sambora didn’t jump — he was pushed, sources say.

The hard-partying Bon Jovi guitarist left the band over “personal issues,” the group announced on its Web site this week. He was replaced at Tuesday night’s show in Calgary, Canada, by Theofilos “Phil X” Xenidis, who also filled in during Sambora’s second stint in rehab in 2011.

“Jon [Bon Jovi] has been trying to get rid of him. He drinks constantly and has a stream of Hollywood bimbos around all the time,” one insider said. At the urging of his wife, Dorothea, Bon Jovi wants to keep the tour free of booze and drugs. But Sambora is apparently no longer striving for sobriety. “He told me that he didn’t believe in rehab,” said our source. “He really is a hard partier, and so are the women he hangs out with.”

Sambora might also be depressed over the lackluster sales of his latest solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, on which he was said to have spent $1 million of his own. He also lost several million dollars in his failed clothing company, White Trash Beautiful.

source: nypost.com

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Hope you all can join me LIVE tonight on Q104.3 NYC starting at 11P ET. Chris Jericho will be sitting in tonight. Always a blast when Chris hangs with me in studio and God knows what we will get talking about and playing! Also Jason Beiler of Saigon Kick will call in live for a bit. Excited this band is back and will be hosting a show with them in NYC this Thursday at Webster Hall. Free tickets for that and more tonight. You can hear this show streaming live at www.q1043.com or use the free iheartradio app.


Don’t forget all affiliate stations air my show with Robin Zander and David Coverdale this weekend. Here is a list of the stations and days and times the show runs:



This Monday LIVE on SiriusXM channel 39 Trunk Nation (Hair Nation). Former Accept singer Udo will be in studio and Jason from Saigon Kick will call in.


TMS guests and audience ticket info TBA very soon. Have a good weekend

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slayer400pix Slayer frontman Tom Araya insists that guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still a member of the band and that he hopes he is working on new music.

The frontman suggests that speculation over Exodus’ Gary Holt joining full-time has been fueled by the band’s internal communication problems.

Slayer’s Kerry King recently said he’d be “okay” if Holt replaced spider-bite victim Hanneman on a permanent basis. Earlier this week Holt himself said he’d never consider the move if it meant he’d have to quit his own band Exodus.

The issue has been made more complex with the absence of drummer Dave Lombardo over a contractual dispute.

Asked if they themselves in a “then there were two” situation, Araya tells Andrew Haug, “It’s not really two – Jeff isn’t in the picture but he’s part of the picture. It’s taking him a lot longer than he even thought, I think. He can play, he can work out material, but it’s surprising him that it’s taking as long as it is to get back. Even though no one’s seen him, Jeff’s still part of the band.”

While King has mapped out material for Slayer’s next album just in case Hanneman doesn’t contribute, Araya is optimistic. “We’re hoping that he does have something – that’s what he says.”

The doubt can be explained by the way the band members keep in touch. “The communication in this band has never been a really good one,” the frontman reports. “We communicate every now and again. Sometimes we never even return each others’ calls – and that’s for no other reason than we’re lazy. There’s no other reason.

“I’ll send a text and I’m aware he’s probably read it; he just hasn’t replied. It’s the same with me – he’ll send me something and I might reply. I might not. It might be two months later. That’s how it’s been.”

The band have laid down two tracks for the follow-up to 2009′s World Painted Blood, and hope to complete the album before the end of the year.

source: metal hammer

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tatesqueensryche2013 Geoff Tate’s version of Queenryche has issued a new single called Cold from their forthcoming album Frequency Unknown, due for release on April 23 through Deadline Music/Cleopatra. Listen to it below.

Frequency Unknown track listing:

1. When Lightning Strikes
2. Running Backwards
3. Fallen
4. Life Without You
5. In The Hands Of God
6. Cold
7. The Weight Of The World
8. Slave
9. Dare
10. Everything

Bonus tracks: (2013 versions)

11. Silent Lucidity
12. Empire
13. Jet City Woman
14. I Don t Believe In Love


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SkidRow:jpg John Parks of Legendary Rock Interviews spoke with Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan. Portions of the interview appear below.

RI: Do you think at this point that whole lead singer conversation is sort of a dead issue? [Singer] Johnny [Solinger] has been on enough albums and played enough live shows that I would hope people have gotten the point.

Rachel: I agree. Johnny’s been in the band for almost 14 years I believe people understand that he’s the lead singer of Skid Row. It’s pretty obvious. These EPs will be the third album, so to speak, that we’ve put out with Johnny. Granted, there has been a lot of time between each one but really, it was like that with the first two albums as well. That’s just how we work and that’s part of the reason we’ve decided to release a series of EPs instead of one full length record. Johnny is here to stay and if people aren’t getting it by now, they are probably never gonna get it. I mean, I know people who still won’t listen to AC/DC because Bon Scott isn’t singing (laughs) which is just absolutely ridiculous but….true.

LRI: I heard Snake on Eddie Trunk a few days back clarify a few of the reunion rumors that were kind of floated out there last year which was nice because one of the things that is consistently mentioned by bystanders is that you were the lone holdout of the reunion and everyone else is on board. Obviously you can give me a “No comment” and I totally understand, but I still want to ask you directly for those fans who continue to claim this. Is there any truth to the sentiment that there is some exclusive beef that is is strictly between you and him?

Rachel: I’d really rather not talk about him but I can say I think everybody has a beef with him honestly. I know what it’s like from this side, meaning Snake, Scotti and myself and I know all of our feelings towards that but we just choose to ignore his comments because it really doesn’t matter.

LRI: So the release schedule is every six months, have you already started recording tracks for United World Rebellion, Chapter 2?

Rachel: Haven’t started recording the second one, we have some songs and we will probably work some on that in between dates this summer. We’ve already got a few written but we need to write a few more. So, we’ll get that done and then immediately start demoing them and that type of thing.

LRI: Do you ever miss those hardworking days of sweating it out in those North Atlantic club years prior to being signed to Atlantic??

Rachel: No, they’re fond memories but to actually go back and do it?? No, I kind of like where I’m at now (laughs) instead of living in an apartment above a crackhouse. I lived in Long Branch, New Jersey next to a train station. It was just bad…..after I left, the roaches and mice probably were looking for a nicer place to move into because it was just that bad.

Read more at Legendary Rock Interviews.

Skid Row’s United Word Rebellion Chapter One release dates are as follows:

North America-April 16th
European Union-May 24th
UK-May 27th
Rest of the world-May 27th

source: legendaryrockinterviews.com


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