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KIX SIGNS WITH LOUD & PROUD RECORDS; FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 19 YEARS SET FOR JULY 22ND RELEASE

Look for Kix– Steve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22nd, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes this project even more exciting and anticipated is that the […]

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GUITARIST MICHAEL SCHENKER DISCUSSES UFO, THE ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH, OZZY AND PLAYING GUITAR WITH HIS FEET?!

Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with iconic guitarist Michael Schenker. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Songfacts: How did the songwriting work in the band UFO? Was it more of a collaboration? Michael: Well, when I joined UFO, they were a psychedelic band. They were playing very different music. But I was attracted to them […]

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“GUITAR GODS 2104″ TOUR, FEATURING YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ULI JON ROTH, GARY HOEY AND BUMBLEFOOT, POST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

As previously reported, guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey and Bumbleoot will be touring this summer as part of Malmsteen’s Guitar Gods 2014 tour. A promotional video and a list of tour dates can be found below. Guitar Gods tour dates: June: 13 – Paramount Theatre – Huntington, NY 14 – Starland Ballroom […]

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AC/DC RELEASE AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING GUITARIST MALCOLM YOUNG’S HEALTH

Amid all the rumors and speculation of retirement that have floated around the past couple of days, AC/DC have finally released an official statement through their Facebook page: “After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would […]

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REVOLVER’S GOLDEN GODS AWARDS TO AIR IN MAY ON VH1 CLASSIC

Andrew Hampp of Billboard reports: The Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony devoted solely to hard rock and heavy metal, is returning to TV on Saturday, May 24 on VH1 Classic at 8 p.m. ET/PT, produced by Dick Clark Productions and Revolver magazine. The four-hour live show will tape Wednesday, April 23rd, at Los Angeles’ Club […]

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AC/DC FRONTMAN BRIAN JOHNSON SAYS THE BAND ISN’T RETIRING YET, BUT CONFIRMS A MEMBER IS BATTLING A DEBILITATING ILLNESS

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has stated the band are not retiring yet – and they’re planning to go ahead with studio sessions in May. But his comments suggest there’s at least a hint of doubt about the band’s future, and no guarantee that their planned 40th anniversary tour will go ahead. There’s been a flurry […]

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CONFLICTING REPORTS CONTINUE TO SURFACE REGARDING THE STATUS OF AC/DC

Despite an earlier report from Billboard magazine that rumors of AC/DC’s retirement was imminent due the health of guitarist Malcom Young were false, conflicting information continues to surface. Mark Evans, who claims that he is the son of original AC/DC singer Dave Evans, tweeted that reports of AC/DC’s retirement are true. He added: “Malcolm Young […]

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SEBASTIAN BACH POSTS LYRIC VIDEO FOR “TAKING BACK TOMORROW” ONLINE

Sebastian Bach has released a lyric video for, Taking Back Tomorrow, which is on the singer’s forthcoming album called, Give ‘Em Hell, out April 22nd. Watch the video below. Bach previously released a video for the song, Temptation, which can be viewed here. Watch an EPK for Give ‘Em Hell below. Give ‘Em Hell track […]

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RUMORS THAT AC/DC ARE ON THE CUSP OF RETIREMENT ARE PREMATURE

Rumors of AC/DC’s imminent demise appear to be exaggerated. Reports surfaced Monday in the band’s native Australia that the group was on the verge of announcing its retirement due to one band member’s (presumably guitarist Malcolm Young’s) serious illness. But insiders tell Billboard that there’s no truth to the rumor, though the group’s management and […]

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THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION & DELUXED EDITION OF SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT TODAY; HEADLINING TOUR CONTINUES APRIL 30TH

The Winery Dogs (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen) released their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album in North America on Loud & Proud Records today as two very special editions. The Winery Dogs special edition is comprised of two-CDs. Disc one is the standard album and Disc two is entitled Unleashed In […]

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