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AL PITRELLI Says Late TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Mastermind PAUL O'NEILL Wanted To 'Outdo Himself Every Year'

In a recent interview with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Al Pitrelli discussed whether there is pressure on keeping the holiday rock touring extravaganza "fresh" after over two decades. "I don't know that there's real pressure," he said. "This is what the organization has ...

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Report: GENE SIMMONS Recovering After Kidney Stone Surgery

According to TMZ, Gene Simmons is recovering after undergoing a successful kidney stones surgery. Sources close to the KISS bassist/vocalist tell the site that Gene was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. The non-invasive operation only took ...

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JASON BECKER Undergoes Two Cataract Surgeries

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent two cataract surgeries last week. He says: "My vision is still funky, but slowly getting better." Becker's latest procedure comes six months after he had an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. Becker's story ...

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SAXON Frontman Recovering From Triple Bypass Surgery

SAXON frontman Biff Byford is recovering after undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery on Monday, September 23. A heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is used to improve blood flow to the heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of the body to bypass the damaged arteries. The ...

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HELLYEAH Pays Tribute To VINNIE PAUL With 'Skyy And Water' Video

The official music video for the song "Skyy And Water" from HELLYEAH can be seen below. The Wombat Fire-directed clip features backstage and performance footage of the band's late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away more than a year ago. "Skyy And Water" is taken from HELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which is ...

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TOM KEIFER On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Not Something That I Would Wanna Do'

Tom Keifer says that he would never want to rely on pre-recorded tracks during his live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" ...

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SKINLAB: 'Venomous' Album Details Revealed

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB will release their new album, "Venomous", on October 25 via Art Is War Records, The disc was engineered, produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild, who stated about the effort: "I love working with SKINLAB. This album is heavy and intense. As brutal as it is, it gets very ...

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Watch ROBERT PLANT Look Back At Rise Of LED ZEPPELIN On 'Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road'

On this week's episode of "Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road", legendary AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson takes an excursion to North Wales where he explores a ruined castle with rock god Robert Plant, chatting about the LED ZEPPELIN vocalist's love of American blues, the band's creation and Plant's acclaimed solo career and award-winning collaborations ...

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MINISTRY Announces Limited-Run Visual History Book, 'Prescripture'

A new fully authorized visual history book, "Ministry: Prescripture", by author Aaron Tanner has been announced today. Published by Melodic Virtue, the book is in a limited-edition run of 2,000 copies and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans MINISTRY's entire career. Melodic Virtue raided Uncle Al's ...

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BILLY IDOL To Continue His Las Vegas Residency In March 2020

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation announced today the extension of "Billy Idol: Las Vegas". The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates. From punk pioneer to global superstar, Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and has remained ...

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