YES Co-Founder Bassist Chris Squire Dead At 67

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Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of YES, Chris Squire, has died after a battle with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He was 67 years old. Squire's YES bandmate Geoff Downes wrote on Twitter: "Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of June 27, 2015

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Eddie Van Halen Slams Michael Anthony AND David Lee Roth In a recent Billboard cover story, Eddie Van Halen had some choice words for his present and former Van Halen bandmates, including David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony, and Gary Cherone. Van Halen summed up quite simply his relationship with Roth: “He does not want to be my friend.” Not that he feels he’s necessarily ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of June 20, 2015

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Mötley Crüe to Get "Killed Off" By Alice Cooper? Speaking with Metal Hammer recently, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and “Final Tour” support act Alice Cooper revealed that what started off as a joke may become reality as the Coop may give the Crüe their TRULY final farewell. Alice Cooper says he only offered to "kill" Mötley Crüe on stage as a joke – but Tommy Lee loved the ... [read more]

Black Veil Brides Named Best Live Band at Relentless! Kerrang 2015 Awards

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Congratulations to Black Veil Brides, who were voted “Best Live Band” at the Relentless! Kerrang 2015 Awards! Fans who want a taste of the live prowess that earned Black Veil Brides such accolades can not only catch the band on this summer’s Warped Tour, but check out their upcoming debut DVD/Blu-ray Alive And Burning – due out July 10 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of June 13, 2015

Metal News Recap – Week of June 13, 2015

Rocklahoma Festival Missing Fans Found Dead in Lake There's sad news to report as the two young music fans who had been reported missing since attending the Rocklahoma Festival last month in Pryor, OK have been found dead. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a vehicle carrying 20-year-olds Cody Parrick and Ben Baber was discovered submerged at the Onapa boat ramp off ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of June 6, 2015

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Heavy Metal Day at the US Festival – 32 Years Ago Last week marked the 32nd anniversary of the US Festival which took place at the Glen Helen Regional Park near San Bernardino, CA. Dubbed as a festival of “music and peace”, the first day was “New Wave Day” and drew a crowd of about 300,000. The second day was dubbed “Heavy Metal Day”, and much to the shock of both the ... [read more]

Heavy Metal Day at the US Festival – 32 Years Ago

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Last week marked the 32nd anniversary of the US Festival which took place at the Glen Helen Regional Park near San Bernardino, CA. Dubbed as a festival of “music and peace”, the first day was “New Wave Day” and drew a crowd of about 300,000. The second day was "Rock Day" and the third day was dubbed “Heavy Metal Day”. Much to the shock of both the promoters and the bands, the ... [read more]

Heaven Lead Singer Allan Fryer Dead at 60

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Allan Fryer, the lead singer for the Australian band HEAVEN, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 60. Fryer famously auditioned for AC/DC following the death of Bon Scott but narrowly lost out to Brian Johnson. Heaven released a trio of albums in the early 80's, touring with Dio, Mötley Crüe and Judas Priest along the way. Their 1983 album, Where Angels Fear ... [read more]