News: Band News


Ann Wilson believes only counseling can secure the future of Heart

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Ann Wilson believes that only counseling can secure the future of Heart after the singer and her guitarist sister Nancy fell out over a family assault drama. Ann’s husband, Dean Wetter, was arrested for physically attacking Nancy’s children while the siblings were performing a show together in...

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Phoenix requires new frontman

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Phoenix are looking for a new vocalist/frontman/frontwoman, to join us on our busy gigging schedule. With our current singer leaving us to take on other challenges we need someone who is 100% committed. The band is varied in age so your age is not important but the ideal candidate will have:

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Ann Wilson is moving in a new direction

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer is best known for her work alongside guitar-playing sister Nancy in the classic rock outfit Heart. And Ann’s current tour, billed as Ann Wilson of Heart, makes no bones about that. But Wilson’s non-Heart endeavors — which have included two EPs and a live...

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Sister Sledge singer Joni dies at 60

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist said. She had not been ill and the cause of death is unknown. Sledge, who is survived by her adult son, last performed with the band in October. Her...

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Jon Anderson to Perform with Yes at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Jon Anderson has confirmed an appearance on stage with his former Yes band mates during next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, along with a very special guest. He also tells Billboard that Rush‘s Geddy Lee will sub for late Yes co-founder Chris Squire for their performance...

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Ex-Creed singer opens up

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Turmoil, tragedy and redemption are not barren concepts for bands, yet rock supergroup Art Of Anarchy experienced all of them before even playing their first gig. Not long after their eponymous 2015 debut, singer Scott Weiland parted ways with the band – which also comprises former Guns N’...

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Chester Bennington’s Split With Stone Temple Pilots

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Linkin Park singer joined STP in May 2013 after the famed alt-rock group fired Scott Weiland, who helped found the band in 1985. Bennington and STP released the five-song “High Rise” EP in October of that year. It included the singles “Out Of Time” and “Black Heart”.

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Ronnie James Dio Hologram Performance Rocks

Monday, February 6th, 2017

A hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio made its U.S. debut on (Thursday, February 2)  in Los Angeles, California. Created by Eyellusion, the appearance of the heavy metal icon took place during a performance by Dio Disciples, which pays tribute to Ronnie and is fully supported by his widow/manager,...

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Campaign launches to get Delays to No.1 on Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The singer and guitarist has been diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer. The GoFundMe campaign has raised the initial £100,000 target in a month, but Gilbert and his family have since been told that they will need to raise more if he is to get the urgent treatment need, which is not currently available...

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Sebastian Bach, Skid Row Managers Reportedly Discussing Reunion

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Sebastian Bach has been making the promotional rounds for his new book this past week, and he brought up the possibility of a reunion with his former Skid Row bandmates. And from the sound of things, it’s the closest he and the group have been to patching up their differences. “All I can say...

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Greg Lake, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer musician, dies

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Former King Crimson frontman Greg Lake has died aged 69, his manager has confirmed the musician, who was also part of progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died on December 7 after suffering from cancer. Manager Stewart Young wrote on Lake’s official website: “I lost my...

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Pete Burns, frontman of Dead or Alive, dies aged 57

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

From Top of the Pops to Celebrity Big Brother via lots of plastic surgery, Pete Burns was one of British pop’s larger-than-life personalities. Pete Burns, the flamboyant singer who has died at the age of 57, shot to fame with his band Dead Or Alive in the 1980s. Their single You Spin Me Round...

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Glenn Hughes Says He Turned Down the Chance to Be Part of Ritchie Blackmore’s New Rainbow Shows

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Ritchie Blackmore‘s “return to rock” shows with a revamped Rainbow lineup were a bit of a disappointment for fans who’d hoped to see Blackmore reunite with some of his former bandmates — but according to Glenn Hughes, Blackmore attempted to get at least one familiar face onstage.

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Joe Lynn Turner Performs At Finland’s Lankafest

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Video footage of former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner performing on July 9 at the LankaFest in Puolanka Finland can be seen below.  Joe Lynn Turner recently slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist’s decision to go out and perform classic Deep Purple and Rainbow material...

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Steven Tyler Says Aerosmith’s ‘Farewell’ Tour Will Launch In 2017

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler revealed that the band will embark on a farewell tour in 2017. Tyler, who will release his first-ever solo album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere”, on July 15, said: “I love this band. I really do. I want to squash every thought that anybody...

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