Metal News Recap – Week of April 26, 2015

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The Crüe Add 21 More 2015 Tour Dates to ‘Final Tour’ “The demand to add more shows in North America has been overwhelming,” says Nikki Sixx. “The fans have spoken so we’ve been trying to find time for more dates in addition to the international dates on the schedule this year. We want to say goodbye to as many fans as possible so we added these shows around the holidays. No ... [read more]

Motley Crue Adds 21 More Fall 2015 Dates To Their ‘Final Tour’

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Motley Crue was scheduled for an extended break after their Mexico City show on Sept. 10, but that break will now be a little less than a month as they’ve just added another North American tour leg kicking off Oct. 5 in Hidalgo, Texas. Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “The demand to add more shows in North America has been overwhelming,” says Nikki Sixx. “The fans have spoken so ... [read more]

AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty to Drug and Murder Threats Charges

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The New Zealand Herald reports that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd entered a guilty plea to charges of methamphetamine and cannabis possession in a New Zealand court Tuesday morning (April 21). He also pled guilty to one charge of threatening to kill. A second threatening to kill charge was dropped. Rudd reportedly remained silent in court except when asked to enter his plea. He ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of April 17, 2015

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Skid Row: New singer, new music As reported last week, Skid Row has split with their singer of the last 14 years, Johnny Solinger. Founding member Snake Sabo said, "We had a lot of great times together and created a lot of great music. We wish him nothing but the best." Co-founder Rachel Bolan added, "Sometimes things just end. People go in different directions and grow ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of April 10, 2015

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Twisted Sister Honors A.J. Pero with Tribute Concerts, Announces Farewell Tour in 2016 It was with heavy hearts that Twisted Sister said goodbye to their drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away on March 20. This week, Twisted Sister members Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass), have announced that world ... [read more]

Skid Row Releases New Version of “18 and Life” With New Singer Tony Harnell

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As reported last week, Skid Row has split with their singer of the last 14 years, Johnny Solinger. Founding member Snake Sabo said, "We had a lot of great times together and created a lot of great music. We wish him nothing but the best." Co-founder Rachel Bolan added, "Sometimes things just end. People go in different directions and grow apart and you have to make a ... [read more]

Twisted Sister Not Gonna Make It – Announces Tribute Concerts + Farewell Tour in 2016

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It was with heavy hearts that Twisted Sister said goodbye to their drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away on March 20. On Tuesday, Twisted Sister members Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass), have announced that world renowned drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Winery Dogs) is the ... [read more]

Dee Snider Gets Brutally Honest About A.J. Pero’s Death + Reveals His Twisted Sister Replacement

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This week, more facts were revealed after the untimely and tragic death of Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero at the age of 55. His longtime girlfriend Michele Agnello put out a plea for help on a crowdfunding site, saying in essence that Pero died without a will and without providing support for her or their 14-year-old daughter. In a brutally frank and honest statement, ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of April 3, 2015

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Twisted Sister Will Tour With New Drummer Guitarist Jay Jay French, writing on his blog at Inc.com, said, “We will honor AJ during our shows this year. A professional drummer who is a friend will be filling in shortly. This will allow us to fulfill our touring obligations and, most important, give us some space to make some very hard decisions about our future. We are surely ... [read more]