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Rudy Sarzo Recalls Frankie Banali’s Final Battle

29 September 2020

Rudy Sarzo recalled visiting Frankie Banali in the hospital hours before his death from cancer. He also remembered how he’d been through a similar experience with Ronnie James Dio 10 years earlier. Bassist Sarzo worked with drummer Banali in Quiet Riot; their friendship lasted 48 years. Sarzo was a member of Dio when that band’s leader was diagnosed […]

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AC/DC Launch New ‘PWR/UP’ Website and Newsletter

29 September 2020

AC/DC have launched a promotional campaign based around the word “PWR/UP,” which could appear to be the title of an upcoming song or album. Along with a new website, a newsletter and an update to its social-media profiles, the band also placed a series of ads in select locations, bearing the slogan “Are you ready” along with “PWR/UP.” A […]

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Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Blondie and Hall and Oates Classics

29 September 2020

Miley Cyrus can now add Blondie and Hall & Oates to the growing list of classic-rock artists she’s covered, thanks to recent performances of “Heart of Glass” and “Maneater.” Cyrus opened her set at the iHeartRadio Festival over the weekend with “Heart of Glass,” Blondie’s first No. 1 single. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the festival moved […]

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John Lennon Still Influences Paul McCartney’s Songs

29 September 2020

Paul McCartney said he was still influenced by John Lennon in his songwriting, always asking himself what his late partner would say about the material he was creating. His comments can be heard in an upcoming radio documentary, John Lennon at 80, which will be aired on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds on Oct. 3 […]

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When Future Eagle Vince Gill’s Bluegrass Band Opened for Kiss

28 September 2020

Vince Gill is no stranger to massive crowds, especially since he joined the Eagles in 2017. But an early taste of a large-scale show was a different type of experience: He opened for Kiss as a member of a locally famous bluegrass band. Unsurprisingly, the performance didn’t last long. Called in at the last moment […]

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Watch Steve Vai, Sammy Hagar Jam to Joe Satriani Backing Tracks

28 September 2020

Joe Satriani invited some friends to jam along to some of his songs with the lead parts removed, ahead of launching a new retrospective collection titled Stripped X Three. You can watch Steve Vai, Sammy Hagar, Phil Collen, Bumblefoot and Lari Basilio jamming along to their favorite Satriani songs below. Three of the guitarist’s albums – Shapeshifting, Black […]

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