Category Archives: RIP

Artist and band final departures

News – AC/DC, BILL BAILEY, INGLORIOUS, FLOGGING MOLLY (October 2020)

AC/DC (pictured above) have been teasing new activity via their website and UK press adverts. They have now confirmed that vocalist Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd are officially back in AC/DC, joining Angus and Stevie Young. A … Continue reading

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News – KING CRIMSON, NEIL YOUNG, ULTRAVOX (September 2020)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

King Crimson release a 26-disc set, ‘The Complete 1969 Recordings’, through Panegyric on October 23. It features a brand new Dolby Atmos mix by Steven Wilson of the band’s 1969 debut album ‘In The Court of the Crimson King’, and includes … Continue reading

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News: URIAH HEEP, SLADE, DEF LEPPARD, JON GOMM (August 2020)

Uriah Heep have announced they will start work on their next studio album in February. Overkill are currently ‘hard at work’ on their next album. Slade release a new best of, a double CD entitled ‘Cum On Feel The Hitz’ … Continue reading

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News: JEFFERSON STARSHIP, THE CULT, SKERRYVORE, Y&T (July 2020)

SAVOY BROWN- 100 Club, London, 18 January 2020

Jefferson Starship are planning to put out an EP, ‘Mother Of The Sun’, on 21 August via Golden Robot Records. Guitarist David Freiberg is the only original member remaining in the group, although former bassist Pete Sears plays on three … Continue reading

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News: THE QUIREBOYS, AYREON, JOE BONAMASSA, ASH, KORN (June 2020)

JOE BONAMASSA- Royal Albert Hall, London, 25 April 2019

Valentine (the melodic rockers featuring Hugo on vocals), have teased on Facebook that new material is due soon. Joe Bonamassa has released a new song ‘When One Door Opens’. Feature: Gigs of the Millennium Arjen Lucassen has announced the release … Continue reading

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News: ALCATRAZZ, IRON MAIDEN, STEVE HOWE, KROKUS (May 2020)

KING KING - Koko, London, 7 February 2019

Alcatrazz release their first new album in over thirty years on July 31. Called ‘Born Innocent’ the line-up features founding members Graham Bonnet, Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea Iron Maiden release ‘The Live Collection’ on June 19, which will feature … Continue reading

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News: KANSAS, FISH, HEATHEN, OZZY, BRIAN WILSON (March 2020)

HEART - O2 Apollo, Manchester, 30 June 2016

Ozzy Osbourne’s latest album ‘Ordinary Man’ debuted at number 3 in both the US Billboard and UK album charts. Fish is now hoping to release his long-awaited final studio album ‘Weltschmerz’ in July. Carcass have named their new album ‘Torn … Continue reading

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News: FM, SKAGARACK, AIRRACE, NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (January 2020)

FM - Giants Of Rock 2019

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Got news? We want to hear it! Contact us now FM (pictured) have completed work on their new album and it will be released on Frontiers in April. THE DOGS D’AMOUR are planning to release a … Continue reading

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News: JOHN WETTON 1949-2017

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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News: R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE

David Bowie

R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE 1947-2016 David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer. His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded … Continue reading

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RIP – Andy Fraser

Andy Fraser

RIP – Free bass player Andy Fraser has passed away aged 62. The official statement reads: ‘Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother … Continue reading

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News: THE EAGLES, KING CRIMSON, BRUCE CRUMP – Tuesday 17 March 2015

Eagles - Liverpool Echo Arena, 26 June 2014

RIP - Drummer Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchett/China Sky) B.J Laneby (ex-M.ILL.ION) has formed a new band called Instinct. Tarja Turunen releases ‘Luna Park Ride’ on May 29th on 2CD,2LP,DVD & Blu-ray via earMusic. The Murder Of My Sweet have re-signed to … Continue reading

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News: MIKE PORCARO, DAEVID ALLEN, KISS – Sunday 15 March 2015

Dan Reed - Liverpool, 13 March 2013

RIP – Toto’s Mike Porcaro who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was bass player in Toto between 1982–2008/2010–2015. In recent years he did not tour due to his illness and the band reformed in 2010 to help raise funds for … Continue reading

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News: KIM FOWLEY, BLACK CROWES, HALL & OATES – Friday 16 January 2015

California Breed - Planet Rockstock, Porthcawl, 5 December 2014

King’s X plan to release their earlier album later this year and are asking for fans to submit photos, flyers, gig tickets or other merchandise between 1988 to 1996. Daryl Hall and John Oates release ‘Live In Dublin’ on DVD+2CD, … Continue reading

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News: THE WINERY DOGS, SAXON, JOE PERRY, PINK FLOYD – Friday 2 January 2015

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JOE PERRY has released a download-only EP ‘Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas’. It features JOHNNY DEPP on rhythm guitar. PINK FLOYD’s album ‘The Endless River’ was the ninth bestselling album in the UK in 2014. THE WINERY DOGS will enter the … Continue reading

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