Metal News Recap – Week of July 24, 2015

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Estranged AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Arrested Again Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested at his home on New Zealand's North Island on Saturday night on a charge of breaching the conditions of his home detention sentence for threatening to kill a former employee. He was released on bail Monday. Rudd's lawyer, Craig Tuck, told The Associated Press that his client was arrested ... [read more]

Dee Snider Says Music Industry Needs To “Start From Scratch”

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In a brand new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider was asked if he thinks there's any chance that the music industry will eventually figure things out and find a way to make its business model more viable. He responded: "They have to. But probably the best route they should take… I think they've been playing catchup for a long time — ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of July 19, 2015

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Runaways Memories Don't Match In the wake of Jackie Fuchs’s damning claim to the Huffington Post that the Runaways’ late manager, Kim Fowley, drugged and raped her in front of her bandmates at 16, two former Runaways have pushed back. Joan Jett, who previously denied witnessing the rape as Fuchs described it, stood by her story saying she was “not aware of this incident.” ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of July 10, 2015

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Dee Snider Releases First New Song in Twenty Years - “To Hell and Back” Exclusively Via Official Website Wow! Add this to your To Do list - check out the brand new Dee Snider single “To Hell And Back“ exclusively at www.deesnider.com as a free download. Dee co-wrote the song with Silvertide founder/guitarist Nick Perri. This track will be included in a new album that ... [read more]

Dee Snider Releases New Song “To Hell and Back” – Exclusive Download On His Website

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TOUR OF EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA AND U.S. SET FOR THIS SUMMER In March of this year, DEE SNIDER and his Twisted Sister bandmates mourned the loss of their drummer, AJ Pero, and announced that the 2016 touring season (the 40th anniversary of the band’s formation) will be the end of the road for the world-dominating force of nature that is Twisted Sister. While perhaps he is ... [read more]

Dee Snider Releases First New Single in Twenty Years, “To Hell and Back”

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Check out the brand new Dee Snider single “To Hell And Back“. Dee says, “To Hell and Back” represents my first truly new, original musical offering since the 90’s. When my friend and co-writer, guitarist Nick Perri presented me with the riff and music bed for this song, I found true inspiration to write for the first time in decades. Lyrically, the song raises a bold middle ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of July 3, 2015

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The Rock Universe Pays Tribute To Late Yes Bassist Chris Squire Members of Yes, Rush, Black Sabbath, Kiss and so many more are paying tribute to legendary Yes bassist Chris Squire, who died this week at the age of 67. The Grammy Award-winning bassist, vocalist, and founding member of Yes died after a battle with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute ... [read more]

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]