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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: ‘A Complex Of Cages’ Album Due In March

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, "A Complex Of Cages", on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" was...

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DUKES OF THE ORIENT Feat. JOHN PAYNE And ERIK NORLANDER: ‘Seasons Will Change’ Video

"Seasons Will Change", the new video from DUKES OF THE ORIENT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 23 via Frontiers Music Srl. What do you get when you match a Brit from L...

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EUROPE Wins Swedish GRAMMIS Award For ‘Walk The Earth’

EUROPE was honored in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category at the Swedish Grammis awards (Swedish Grammy equivalent), which was held Thursday night (February 8) at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. The bands were nominated for their most recent releases, all ...

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FOGHAT Bassist CRAIG MACGREGOR Dies At 68

FOGHAT bassist Craig MacGregor died earlier today (Friday, February 9) after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 68 years old. "On behalf of Craig MacGregor's family and the FOGHAT family, it is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we have lost our brother, good friend, husband, father and bandmate this morning," the band wrote on Facebook. "He passed peacefully in his wife Lisa MacGregor's arms after a prolonged battle with cancer. Please respect the privacy of the family and band members at this time. We will be sharing information in the next day or so. Rest in peace, Thunderfingers." MacGregor, who joined FOGHAT in 1975, stopped performing with the band after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015, but remained an official member until his death. He underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments but was no longer able to play because his fingers had become "clubbed," a deformation related to his illness. "Oh my gosh, this has been devastating," Lisa MacGregor told The Morning Call in a 2016 interview. "Music is all he's done. It's his passion. It's his second family… It has been very hard for him." FOGHAT released its debut album in 1971 and immediately hit the charts with "I Just Want To Make Love To You". The band gained momentum throughout the decade, releasing several hit albums, including 1977's double platinum "Foghat Live". FOGHAT's current touring lineup consists of Roger Earl on drums, Charlie Huhn on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Bryan Bassett on lead guitar and Rodney O'Quinn on bass. The band is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 1978 album "Stone Blue". FOGHAT's most recent release was 2016's "Under The Influence". Two original members of FOGHAT passed away in the last two decades: singer/guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000, and original lead guitarist Rod Price in 2005.

On behalf of Craig MacGregor's family and the Foghat family, it is with great sadness that we are letting you know that...

Posted by Foghat on Friday, February 9, 2018

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OVERKILL Is Working On New Music

Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have returned to the studio to resume work on demos for their upcoming album. According to a post on the band's Facebook page, at least four new songs are in varying stages of completion at this point, with more to...

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3 DOORS DOWN Guitarist Is ‘Really Proud’ To Have Performed At TRUMP Inauguration Concert

3 DOORS DOWN guitarist Chris Henderson says that he is "really proud" to have played Donald Trump's official pre-inauguration concert more than a year ago. The Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration took place in January 2017 on the steps of the...

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RICHIE SAMBORA And ORIANTHI Release Two New Songs For Valentine’s Day

Guitarists Richie Sambora (BON JOVI) and Orianthi (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper), who are both a real-life couple and creative partners, have released two romantic songs just in time for Valentine's Day: an original track called "Forever All the Way" ...

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Former GUNS N’ ROSES Guitarist GILBY CLARKE Pays Tribute To PAT TORPEY: He Was ‘One Of The Good Ones’

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has paid tribute to Pat Torpey, calling him "one of the good ones." A founding member of MR. BIG, Torpey passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Last ni...

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