Choirboys Launch Search For ‘Jenny’ From ‘Run To Paradise’

January 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

OZ Rock icons The Choirboys have appealed to their fans to find “Jenny”, the main character in their signature song “Run To Paradise”. “Run To Paradise” from the  Big Bad Noise album went to number three when it was released in 1987 but has had a longevity befitting residency at the top of the charts for months, becoming a mainstay of Australian pop culture over the 30 years since. The second verse begins: “Jenny! I meet you at the grocery store. You don’t need a friend when you can score. You run to paradise.” “Anyone know a Jenny Webber (that would be her maiden name), she [read on]

Reclusive Vinnie Vincent to conduct live radio interview this Friday

January 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

NOT only is former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent coming out of hiding to meet fans this Friday – he has now deigned to do a radio interview. “Enigmatic” just doesn’t do the job in describing Vincent, guitarist for KISS between 1982 and 1984 who hasn’t been seen in public for years. A Swedish documentary crew recently failed to track him down and concluded he was now living as a woman. That and other questions will finally be answered when Vincent, 65, hosts a Q&A at Atlanta Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Now radio host Eddie Trunk, who will host his daily Sirius XM satellite radio program from the Expo, has [read on]

Glenn Hughes: “I may be the last man standing”

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

ICONIC rocker Glenn Hughes says Deep Purple will soon cease touring completely, leaving him “the last man standing” who can play the band’s songs with authenticity. Speaking on the White Line Fever podcast (please use this link, Hughes discussed his current tour featuring Deep Purple songs, which will include the Steelhouse Festival in Wales on July 29 and 29. Hughes believes Deep Purple will soon cease touring completely. “I’m saying this out of respect but Deep Purple are on a tour called The Final Goodbye or whatever it’s called (The Long Goodbye),” [read on]

Vixen singer has emergency surgery, declares: “I am now literally a metalhead”

January 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

AFTER being rushed to hospital after a show to have a titanium plate inserted in her cranium, Vixen singer Janet Gardner has boasted: “I am literally a metal head!” Gardner, 55, is recovering after a hole was drilled in her head to remove a subdural haematoma that was placing pressure on her brain. A titanium plate was then placed over the hole. Gardner felt unwell after a show with her solo band at West Hollywood’s Whiskey A Gogo on Thursday night. “I wanted to take a moment, and catch everyone up on the last few, very eventful days,” Gardner said on Facebook. “First, I would like to thank everyone who [read on]

Besieged promoters say Billy Gibbons’ performances were “appalling”

January 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

THE Australian promoters being blamed for Billy Gibbons’ disastrous tour have hit back at the ZZ Top guitarist, describing his performances in Wollongong and Newcastle as “appalling”. The soap opera over the abandoned tour took a new turn late last week when Gibbons issued a statement blaming the Brewer Brothers for creating an expectation among fans that Gibbons would be performing a full show. In response, the Brewer Brothers said on Facebook: “The Brewer Brothers sincerly (sic) apologize for fans that have been disappointed by Billy Gibbons appalling performance in his recent show’s (sic) in Australia. “Gibbons was clearly [read on]

Def Leppard music will soon be available on streaming services, says Rick Allen

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

DEF Leppard drummer Rick Allen says an impasse which has kept much of the British band’s biggest-selling music off streaming services has been resolved. Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Allen was asked why the likes of Hysteria and Pyromania were not being streaming in most parts of the world on most services. “Our record company finally came to the table and we sorted out the digital rights and I hope that that will be available soon,” said Allen, who is in New York promoting his artworks. “It’s been a personal annoyance of mine for a long time. “When we first made a lot of these records, digital [read on]

Great White guitarist on cocaine: “Whoa! They still have that stuff?”

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

GREAT White guitarist Mark Kendall says most surviving hair metal bands have forsaken hedonism to such an extent he’s hardly seen cocaine on the road in decades. “I’ve always said ‘don’t do blow in your 50s’. Give me a break. It’s too dangerous,” Kendall told the White Line Fever podcast. “It’s way too dangerous. If you ever see blow out there, it’s funny. Usually, you say ‘they still have that stuff? Whoa. I haven’t seen that stuff since, like, ’89!” Kendall, whose band last year released the album Full Circle, says eighties bands who are still partying on tour are like the great white whale among their [read on]

Lynch Mob looking for a new singer after the departure of Oni Logan

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

LYNCH Mob have a month to find a new singer following the departure – again – of Oni Logan. Even gnarled hard rock beat reporters have lost count of how many times the Argentina-born singer has been in and out of George Lynch’s flagship, openly consulting Wikipedia. For the record, Logan now seems to have left left five times. ”A brother has left the building,” Logan said on Facebook, in a reference to Lynch Mob’s most recent album, The Brotherhood. “As a new year shines a light so do new beginnings.. Some that make the heart flutter and some that just have to happen. “Very excited for 2018! I’ll [read on]

Vale Fast Eddie Clarke

January 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

“FAST” Eddie Clark, the last surviving member of Motorhead’s classic line-up, has died aged 67. He had been battling pneumonia. A statement on Motorhead’s Facebook page read: ““We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight – Edward Allan Clarke, or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke – passed away peacefully yesterday. “Ted Carroll, who formed Chiswick Records, made the sad announcement via his Facebook page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. “Fast Eddie… keep [read on]