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Ex-JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Signs New Record Deal, Doesn't Rule Out Solo Tour: 'I Miss It Terribly'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry discussed some of his upcoming projects. He said: "I just signed with a new label. I'm very excited about it, and I'll have an opportunity very soon to work with these very, very musically creative people. I'll probably announc...
May 16, 2024
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STEVE PERRY Releases New Version Of JOURNEY's 'It Could Have Been You' With THE EFFECT

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry has released a new version of the band's song "It Could Have Been You" with THE EFFECT, the group featuring Trevor "Trev" Lukather (son of TOTO's Steve Lukather) on guitars, Nic Collins (son of Phil Collins) on drums and Steve Maggiora (TOTO) on keyboards. Perry ann...
May 7, 2024
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STEVE PERRY Records New Version Of JOURNEY's 'It Could Have Been You' With THE EFFECT

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry has recorded a new version of the band's song "It Could Have Been You" with THE EFFECT, the group featuring Trevor "Trev" Lukather (son of TOTO's Steve Lukather) on guitars, Nic Collins (son of Phil Collins) on drums and Steve Maggiora (TOTO) on keyboards. Perry ann...
May 1, 2024
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Longtime STYX Bassist RICKY PHILLIPS Announces His Departure

STYX bassist Ricky Phillips has announced his departure from the band after a 21-year run. Earlier today, the 71-year-old musician released the following statement via his social media: "Dear Friends, after touring for 50 years with THE BABYS, BAD ENGLISH, opening for Tina Turner (on the Private Dan...
March 20, 2024
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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON Finds AOR Home With LIONHEART: 'I've Never Been A Straight Heavy Metal Guy'

By David E. Gehlke Few have gotten more out of a year in a band than Dennis Stratton. The guitarist joined IRON MAIDEN in 1979, played on the band's 1980 self-titled debut, then was replaced by Adrian Smith the same year. His stint in MAIDEN has currently provided him with an active career playing w...
January 17, 2024
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TOTO Announces 2024 Touring Lineup

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams have announced TOTO's band lineup for 2024 and beyond. Returning to the fold are Greg Phillinganes on keyboards and vocals alongside Shannon Forrest on drums. They join Lukather (guitar, vocals),Williams (vocals),John Pierce (bass),Warren Ham (horns, percussion,...
January 11, 2024
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JASON BIELER And PHIL VARONE To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of SAIGON KICK's 'Water' Album On 2024 Tour

Jason Bieler and Phil Varone have announced "a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 'Water' album and other assorted SAIGON KICK music." They will be joined by Stephen Gibb — son of Barry Gibb of the BEE GEES — who has previously played with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CROWBAR. The tour will see e...
January 9, 2024
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ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS And CHEAP TRICK's RICK NIELSEN To Be Honored At 2024 VEGAS ROCKS! MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS

Sally Steele's seventh Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Sam's Town Event Center at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which will also celebrate Vegas Rocks! Magazine's 20th anniversary, will be available online throu...
December 25, 2023
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TOTO Announces Early 2024 Headline Shows

TOTO, featuring guitarist Steve Lukather and singer Joseph Williams has announced details of the band's headline appearances in North America within the planned JOURNEY itinerary from February 2024 through April 2024. Additional shows will be shared in the coming weeks. A European tour will be sta...
November 6, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Launches 'Melodic Rock' Project SOLEDRIVER

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the upcoming debut album from SOLEDRIVER, a collaboration between two extremely talented and prolific songwriters, musicians and producers, Michael Sweet (STRYPER, BOSTON, ICONIC, SWEET & LYNCH) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (EDGE OF FOREVER, HARDLINE, JORN). The...
September 30, 2023
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JOURNEY Announces Early 2024 North American Tour With TOTO

Following the success of the 2023 "Freedom" tour, legendary rockers JOURNEY have announced a new round of shows for their 50th-anniversary tour featuring very special guest TOTO. Presented by AEG Presents, JOURNEY's "Freedom" tour 2024 will kick off on February 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi, making stops...
September 25, 2023
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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Pays Tribute To BERNIE MARSDEN

OPETH leader Mikael Åkerfeldt has paid tribute to original WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden following his death on August 24. He was 72 years old. On August 30, Mikael took to OPETH's social media to write: "It's with great sadness we received the news of Bernie Marsden's passing. A superb and in...
September 1, 2023
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Original WHITESNAKE Guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN Dead At 72

Original WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden has died at the age of 72. Bernie's passing was confirmed by his family in a social media post earlier today (Friday, August 25). They wrote: "On behalf of his family, it is with deep sadness we announce the death of Bernie Marsden. Bernie died peacefully...
August 25, 2023
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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Calls WOLFGANG VAN HALEN 'A Beautiful Human Being'. 'He's So Well Balanced'

In a new interview with "Paltrocast" host Darren Paltrowitz, Rick Allen spoke about his recent encounter with Wolfgang Van Halen when MAMMOTH WVH opened for DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE at three shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland. "Well, interestingly enough, I was very fortunate to meet Wolfie'...
July 13, 2023
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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, RINGO STARR, TOTO, HOOBASTANK To Perform At 'A Concert For The Ed Asner Family Center'

"A Concert For The Ed Asner Family Center", featuring a lineup of legendary talent coming together in support of The Ed Asner Family Center, is set to take place at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 9. The all-star lineup features iconic performances from Ringo Starr, STONE...
June 22, 2023