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Former Skin Guitarist Myke Gray Returns To Music

January 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

ENGLISH guitarist Myke Gray, formerly of Skin, Jagged Edge and The Red, White & Blues, has reversed an earlier decision to retire from music. Gray, 46, announced a year ago he was quitting the music business, citing personal reasons. But on January 18, he told his Facebook friends and followers: “Have decided to start writing and playing music again! Didn’t think I had anything worthwhile left to contribute but the Christmas break has made me think otherwise.” Gray rose to prominence in the late eighties with Jagged Edge, before becoming a founding member of Skin. His most recent project – The Red, White & [read on]

Ace Frehley Announces Australian Tour Dates

January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

ACE Frehley’s Space Invader Tour is to land in Australia during April, it has been announced. Frehley played his first dates in support of the critically-acclaimed album during August and will visit New Zealand an Australia on an eight-date tour which concludes on May 7. The former KISS guitarist last visited Australasia in 2010. He is quoted in the tour media release as saying: “I can’t wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I’ll be performing Ace classics as well as songs off my new CD Space Invader for the enjoyment of the fans. “Let There Be Rock!” Frehley’s touring [read on]

Aerosmith Donington Show To Be Released Theatrically

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

AEROSMITH’S taped performance at Donington last July is to gain a theatrical release in the United States. The 19-song Aerosmith Rocks Donington set will be shown in some 300 theatres belonging to the Fathom Events and Cinema 1 chains and also streamed on Fathom’s digital network on Thursday, February 26. In a media release, singer Steven Tyler was quoted as saying: ““It’s always an absolute hoot that leaves me howling at the moon, performing at Donington we couldn’t have had a better time on stage that night. “I could feel the vibes of all the greats pulsing through the stage like AC DC, Rage Against the [read on]

Crobot Frontman Says If Rock Is Dead, KISS Killed It

January 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

BRANDON Yeagley, the singer from Pennsylvania retro rockers Crobot, says Gene Simmons only has himself to blame if rock is indeed dead. Speaking to Hot Metal, Yeagley reckons the band’s capitalist ways mean Simmons declaration of death for the genre are self-fulfilling. “When you hear people like Gene Simmons quoting the things that he said, about rock’n’roll being dead, which could well be for publication servicing types of motives… “But I kind of look at it and – forgive me if you are a KISS fan but I –  sort of think bands like KISS are what killed it, they sort of put a price tag and dollar sign on everything. [read on]

Jake E Lee: “I Was Duped Out Of Bark At The Moon Earnings”

January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

FORMER Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E Lee has given his account of how he was denied writing credits and publishing royalties from the singer’s 1983 album, Bark At The Moon. Speaking on an upcoming podcast by DJ Eddie Trunk – from which he played an excerpt on his nationally syndicated FM radio show over the past few days –  Lee said he was verbally promised royalties, only for Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon to renege when he finished recording his guitar parts. “I was told from the get-go ‘you write part of the songs, you get writing credit, you get publishing – that’s part of your [read on]

Linton Osborne Spilts With Nazareth

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

LINTON Osborne, the man who replaced legendary singer Dan McCafferty in Nazareth, has split with the band. Nazareth recently cancelled tour dates amide rumours they were unhappy with Osbourne, who joined them only last year. Osborne posted a Facebook message saying the union “didn’t work out – for me or the band” The tour date cancellations, which occurred in the UK, were a result of Osborne failing to recover from an illness contracted in mainland Europe. McCafferty retired in August due to “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”, leaving bassist Pete Agnew as the sole surviving original member.  Post by [read on]