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Steve Perry Sues To Prevent Release Of Unreleased Nineties Songs

Steve Perry Sues To Prevent Release Of Unreleased Nineties Songs

Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry has filed a lawsuit against his former associate Phil Brown to prevent the release of music they recorded together in 1991. According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Perry claims that the songs were mere demos they recorded on an 8-track tape recorder in Brown’s garage and were never meant for to be heard…MORE

John Lennon’s Killer: ‘I Know What Shame Is Now’

John Lennon’s Killer: ‘I Know What Shame Is Now’

Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980, recently told a parole board that he finally felt regret for what he did. “Thirty years ago I couldn’t say I felt shame and I know what shame is now,” he said at a hearing in August. “It’s where you cover your face, you don’t want to,…MORE

Scott Ian: Smoking Saved Lemmy From Toe Amputation

Scott Ian: Smoking Saved Lemmy From Toe Amputation

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has spoken about how smoking saved late Motorhead icon Lemmy from having some of his toes amputated. Lemmy, who died in December 2015, spent much of 2013 recuperating from a series of health setbacks which included several weeks in hospital after he suffered internal bleeding. He’d earlier been fitted with a defibrillator to deal…MORE

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Announce 2019 World Tour

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Announce 2019 World Tour

Ringo Starr is hitting the road next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his All Starr Band. Joining him will be Toto’s Steve Lukather, Santana’s Gregg Rolie, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham, drummer Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart. Click here for more details on the upcoming tour.MORE

What Freddie Mercury Was Really Like: An Insider’s Story

What Freddie Mercury Was Really Like: An Insider’s Story

Peter Hince worked for Queen for 12 years as roadie for the band’s singer Freddie Mercury and for bassist John Deacon. When Hince started out with the band in 1975, they were recording the classic album A Night At The Opera. He bowed out after their huge show at Knebworth on August 9, 1986 – what…MORE

Former ELO Cellist Hugh McDowell Dead At 65

Former ELO Cellist Hugh McDowell Dead At 65

Cellist Hugh McDowell, who was best known for his work with ELO and Wizzard throughout the 70s, has died at the age of 65. McDowell also worked with Wetton/Downes on their Icon albums, with Geoff Downes confirming the news of the musician’s death on Twitter. Read more about McDowell’s career here.MORE

The End: Machine Featuring Jeff Pilson, George Lynch, Mick Brown, Robert Mason: Debut Album Due In The Spring

The End: Machine Featuring Jeff Pilson, George Lynch, Mick Brown, Robert Mason: Debut Album Due In The Spring

The End: Machine, the new band featuring three members of the classic Dokken lineup — George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) — along with former Lynch Mob and current Warrant singer Robert Mason, will release its debut album in the spring via Frontiers Music Srl. Pilson said: “The recordings are nearly done and we are really happy with the way it is turning out. We think…MORE

Lar Ulrich: Metallica’s ‘WorldWired’ Tour Could Last Through Early 2020

Lar Ulrich: Metallica’s ‘WorldWired’ Tour Could Last Through Early 2020

Lars Ulrich recently said Metallica’s “WorldWired” tour could last through early 2020. The San Francisco Bay Area metal giants have spent the last two years touring in support of their latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which came out in November 2016. The band has seven U.S. shows booked in late November and early December before taking a break…MORE

The Rolling Stones Tease 2019 US Tour Announcement

The Rolling Stones Tease 2019 US Tour Announcement

The Rolling Stones focused their 2017 and 2018 touring activity on Europe. Last weekend, the band’s logo appeared at two US stadiums and an update to RollingStones.com asks fans to sign up for their mailing list “as you never know what could be coming!” 1047 The BEAR has been hearing for awhile that they are definitely gonna tour.…MORE

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