Category Archives: Rock n Roll News

For those who can think back to the early 1980s, there was a time when a supergroup that combined the talents of Yes and Led Zeppelin looked like a possibility. The short-lived project, titled XYZ for “Ex Yes and Led Zeppelin,” was abandoned in 1981 for a number of reasons, one of those being that it
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In the pantheon of popular music, there probably wasn’t a drummer as prolific and as recorded as session drummer Hal Blaine. Blaine passed away yesterday, March 11, at the age of 90, his family announced. Blaine was a member of the revered Wrecking Crew studio group and contributor to dozens of world-renowned songs covering almost every
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They hit their peak in the late 1980s and now looking back on ill-fated reformations, ex-White Lion singer Mike Tramp says that he regrets past decisions to resurrect his former band without his former songwriting partner and bandmate, guitarist Vito Bratta. It’s been 28 years since White Lion broke up, and Tramp hasn’t played
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One of rock’s most iconic acts, the Pretenders could be finalizing new music soon, possibly even by the end of the year. Band leader Chrissie Hynde said they have enough material and that rehearsals were due to begin soon, with a goal to completing it this year. Hynde also said her pet project,‘Valve
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If you want to believe social media, then get set for a quiet touring year from Avenged Sevenfold. They will reportedly take 2019 off from touring, returning to the stage next year. Radio host Lou Brutus posted the information on Instagram. He posted that he had been in contact with Avenged’s guitarist Zacky Vengeance. His
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The supergroup side project known as Metal Allegiance will be celebrating its five year anniversary with four shows in April. The band’s core members — David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater) and Alex Skolnick (Testament) — will have additional musical support from Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (
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