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UFO Singer PHIL MOGG Suffers Heart Attack

UFO frontman Phil Mogg is recovering after suffering a heart attack last week. The 74-year-old British-born musician was rushed to the hospital where he had two stents implanted into his coronary arteries. This is known medically as a coronary angioplasty and aims to re-open the blocked coronary art...
September 2, 2022
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Ex-AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT Reflects On Big Shows He Played With The Band

In a new interview with Australia's Heavy, former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, who replaced Phil Rudd when the latter bowed out of the band in 1983 and was with them until 1989, playing on the albums "Fly On The Wall", "Who Made Who" and "Blow Up Your Video", reflected in his time with the legendary...
August 30, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER: How I Want To Be Remembered

On Sunday, July 31, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was interviewed by TotalRock's Dawn Osborne at this year's Steelhouse festival in Wales. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how he would like to be remembered, Schenker said: "I am a spirit on a mission spreading the joy of music f...
August 1, 2022
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Singer RAY WEST On His Short-Lived Collaboration With GEORGE LYNCH: 'I Gave' It 'A Shot And It Didn't Work Out'

Singer Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE) says that his collaboration with George Lynch in GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM "didn't work out." West played two shows with the former DOKKEN guitarist — on July 8 in Saginaw, Michigan and on July 9 in in Woodhaven, Michigan — before the 67-year-old axeman pul...
July 16, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH's ELECTRIC FREEDOM Performs Without Singer RAY WEST In Missouri; Temporary Replacement Announced

George Lynch's GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM project performed yesterday (Friday, July 15) in St. Peters, Missouri with another short-notice replacement singer, a Seattle-based musician named Travis Bracht (BRUISER BRODY, SECOND COMING). Also joining the legendary DOKKEN axeman at the gig we...
July 16, 2022
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Watch: GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM Performs With New Singer RAY WEST In Woodhaven, Michigan

The new lineup of GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM performed yesterday (Saturday, July 9) at the Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, Michigan as the support act for DOKKEN. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Last month, George Lynch announced that he had recruited Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE...
July 10, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS Says A Fan 'Threw His Sweaty Post-Show Boxers' At Her On ALICE COOPER's Last Tour

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has revealed that a fan "threw his sweaty post-show boxers" at her onstage during the legendary rocker's 2021 tour. The 35-year-old Strauss, who has been a member of Cooper's backing group for the past eight years, first...
July 6, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH To Record Debut ELECTRIC FREEDOM Album With SPREAD EAGLE Singer RAY WEST

Last month, George Lynch announced that he had recruited Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE) to sing for his GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM project. Also joining the legendary DOKKEN axeman in the band are Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS) on drums and Rob DeLuca (Sebastian Bach, UFO, SPREAD EAGLE) on bass. Spea...
July 5, 2022
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STEPHEN PEARCY Says He And ROBBIN CROSBY Came Close To Forming Band With NIKKI SIXX And TOMMY LEE

In an interview with Tommy London of SiriusXM Hair Nation this past Thursday (June 30), RATT singer Stephen Pearcy confirmed that he and RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby almost formed a band with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee four decades ago, shortly before their now-legendary hard rock g...
July 2, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH Recruits SPREAD EAGLE Singer RAY WEST For ELECTRIC FREEDOM Project

George Lynch has recruited Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE) to sing for his GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM project. Also joining the legendary DOKKEN axeman in the band are Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS) on drums and Rob DeLuca (Sebastian Bach, UFO, SPREAD EAGLE) on bass. Earlier today, Lynch shared a phot...
June 30, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Has No Plans To Write Autobiography

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was asked if he would ever consider writing an autobiography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't think so because I don't believe in books because you can easily cheat writing...
May 24, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Blasts K.K. DOWNING Over Flying V Guitar Claim: 'Why Would He Lie About This?'

In a brand new interview with the "Rock Of Nations With Dave Kinchen & Shane McEachern" classic rock show, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was asked about ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's claim that he "was the first guy to bring the Flying V [guitar] to heavy metal ever." Sc...
May 21, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT To Pay Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST And DIO With METAL GODS Tour

METAL GODS, described as the ultimate ode to JUDAS PRIEST and DIO featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, KK'S PRIEST) and Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO),will tour Australia in October. The METAL GODS band will also feature the talents of James Morley, former bassist with THE ANGELS, and...
May 10, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Salutes RONNIE JAMES DIO And RAINBOW 'Rising' With New Song 'A King Has Gone'

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, the band led by legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker, has released a new single, "A King Has Gone". The track and its intro, "Calling Baal", also available on MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's upcoming album "Universal", both have a special significance: sung by HELLOWEEN front...
April 29, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Looks Back On His Brief Stint As Guitarist Of RATT: 'I Couldn't Wait To Get Out Of It'

In a new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker reflected on how he agreed, in late 1990, during one of the MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP's many breaks, to do a favor for his friend Warren DeMartini and temporarily replaced Robbin Crosby in Los Angel...
April 14, 2022