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SAMMY HAGAR AND MICHAEL ANTHONY TEAM UP TO LAUNCH SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS DEDICATED TO VAN HAGAR

Former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have created Instagram and Facebook pages dedicated to the Hagar era of the band. The bandmates (Chickenfoot and The Circle), announced the creation of the new social media pages in separate video messages on Wednesday (June 16th). Hagar said, “Hey everybody, I’ve got some fresh news for you. Mikey and I have been checking out our old vintage footage of…

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KIX FRONTMAN STEVE WHITEMAN RELEASES FIRST EVER SOLO ALBUM, “YOU’RE WELCOME” ON JULY 2ND, KIX CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD PLAYING DATES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND HEADLINING M3 ROCK FESTIVAL ALSO ON JULY 2ND

For the first time in his 35 plus year history of as the lead singer and front man of Kix, Steve Whiteman will release his first ever solo album, You’re Welcome, on July 2nd.  The 12-song album was co-produced by Whiteman along with his trusted collaborators Brad Divens, Jimmy Chalfant, and Bob Paré; it was recorded and mixed by Divens…

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THE DEAD DAISES ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

The Dead Daisies will embark on their Like No Other U.S. tour in the late summer/early fall. The dates are as follows: Sep. 10 – Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL Sep. 11 – The Forge – Joliet, IL Sep. 13 – Pieres – Fort Wayne, IN Sep. 14 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH Sep. 17 – Showplace Theater –…

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QUEENSRŸCHE TO RELEASE “OPERATION: MINDCRIME” AND “EMPIRE” BOX SETS ON JUNE 25TH

On June 25th, Capitol/UMe celebrates two landmark progressive metal albums by Queensrÿche. The breakthrough collection Operation: Mindcrime and its successful follow-up, Empire, will be released in multiple formats. In addition to the original versions remastered for CD and 180-gram vinyl 2LP, both titles will be available in expanded 2CD editions and in multi-disc CD+DVD box sets that stand as the final…

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KK’S PRIEST RELEASE SECOND SINGLE, AND TITLE TRACK FROM “SERMONS OF THE SINNER,” DEBUT ALBUM OUT AUGUST 20TH

KK’S Priest, the new band featuring former Judas Priest members K.K. Downing(guitar) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (Hostile), bassist Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) and drummer Sean Elg (Deathriders, Cage), will release their debut album, Sermons Of The Sinner, on August 20th through Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original drummer Les Binks (ex-Judas Priest), unfortunately, sustained a wrist injury, but will make special guest live appearances when the…

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EPIPHONE RELEASES EXCLUSIVE ALEX LIFESON “EPIPHONE LES PAUL STANDARD AXCESS” AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE EPIPHONE.COM, RUSH LEAD GUITARIST DEBUTS TWO NEW SONGS “KABUL BLUES” AND “SPY HOUSE”

Legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and Epiphone present the new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess electric guitar. Created by Alex Lifeson and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, TN, the Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess is now available worldwide on epiphone.com. Through an extensive collaboration between Alex and Gibson, Epiphone pushed the boundaries of the classic Les Paul to create the exclusive Alex Lifeson Les Paul Standard Axcess. The guitar includes a pair of powerful Epiphone…

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