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Blues rock guitar legend Johnny Winter has died at age 70. Winter’s passing was first reported by American Blues Scene magazine. Jenda Derringer, wife of longtime Winter band mate and collaborator Rick Derringer, also posted on her Facebook page, “Oh, Lord, don’t let this be true! We just were told by a reliable source that Johnny Winter has passed.” Winter was on […]
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In advance of the July 29 release of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ latest studio album, Hypnotic Eye, the band’s entire catalog has been mastered specifically for iTunes and can be purchased now at the digital music service. The series features a total of 18 full-length revamped recordings, spanning from the group’s 1976 eponymous debut through 2010′s Mojo. […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – The two filmmakers involved in a film about Gregg Allman have been booked on involuntary manslaughter charges. Randall Miller and his wife and business partner Jody Savin were booked over the weekend at the Wayne County jail about 60 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia. They posted $25,000 bond apiece – and […]
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No big surprise here to anyone who’s been paying attention: KISS will indeed play a residency in Las Vegas. The band announced on their Facebook page that they’ve signed a deal with the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel to perform nine shows there this November at the resort’s music venue, The Joint. Dubbed KISS Rocks Vegas, the show follows similar […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Lita Ford is telling her life story, even the parts she kept hidden for so long. Ford has written an autobiography called “Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir.” Ford will tell her story about joining The Runaways at the age of 16, working with Ozzy Osbourne and being a female in […]
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While Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are hitting fans with their best shots on their 35th Anniversary Summer tour, both musicians are exploring another passion: writing. Giraldo, 58, and Benatar, 61, are currently working on separate projects. He is writing an autobiography, and she’s working on a novel about the second coming of Jesus, as well as a cookbook. […]
Although former Journey frontman Steve Perry’s return to the stage recently — sitting in a few times with alternative rock band Eels – may not signal a full-time return to action for the singer, it has made at least one former bandmate happy. Longtime Journey keyboard player and songwriter Jonathan Cain, in an interview with journalist Michael Cavacini, says the stage is where Perry belongs. […]
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Black Sabbath fans, there’s new footwear for you. The band has renewed its partnership with Converse and the result is a line of mosh-ready Chuck Taylors. The sneakers come in three models: Never Say Die and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, each with the cover art from its respective album. Rounding out the three is Black Sabbath Live, […]
Slash will be honored this month when he becomes the first recipient of the Guitar Legend Award at the Gibson Brands AP Music Awards. The Gibson AP Music Awards will take place July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Other bands who are confirmed to appear at the event include Falling in […]