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Rock Blog: Geoff Nicholls, Once Keyboardist of Black Sabbath, Has Died

Geoff Nicholls formerly of Black Sabbath died over the weekend. He was 68 and died after a long battle with lung cancer. He was the keyboardist for the band in 1979. The first album he played on was Heaven and Hell (1980), and was named an official member of Black Sabbath in 1985. Guitarist Tony...
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Rock Blog: Jar of Flies turns 23

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of Alice in Chains 2nd EP, Jar of Flies. When it was released in January of 1994 it became the 1st EP in history to debut at #1 selling over 141,000 copies. Jar of Flies has since gone on to sell more than 4 million copies worldwide making it one of Alice in Chians...
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Rock Blog: Eddie Van Halen turns 62

Eddie Van Halen turns 62 this Thursday. If you turn your mental clock back to February 1978 when the first Van Halen album came out, your first reaction should be, “Huh? No way!”. But yes…Way. Rock was changing in 1978. Heavyweights like Bruce Springsteen, Rush, Cheap Trick, The Who and The Rolling...
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Rock Blog: Members of Pearl Jam & Alice in Chains Marched for Women . . . And It Was Awesome

Unless you were living under a rock this weekend, or are completely immune to social media, you probably saw that some of the women in your life took part in the Women’s March. With numbers across the nation being estimated at around 2.9 million, news sites are crediting it to be one of the largest...
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New Blood: Soundgarden

SubPop announced today that they'll be releasing a remixed deluxe edition of Soundgarden's 1988 album Ultramega OK. Soundgarden was never happy with the original mix of Ultramega OK and see this as a "correction." After the band got the original multi-track tapes back in 2016 they put Jack Endino...
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Rock Blog: Joey Jordison Never Really Quit Slipknot?

When I read this headline, I was thinking the same thing as you . . . “THEN WHY ISN’T JOEY STILL THE DRUMMER?!” I, like most of you, love original line ups of bands instead of hybrids. Something about seeing the band in their “true, original” form just holds a kind of magic to us as listeners. And...
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Rock Blog: Happy 68th Birthday To The Stones' Other Mick

Outside of the great Keith Richards, Rock and Roll’s greatest riff master, there have been 3 Rolling Stone lead guitar players. Ronnie Wood is always the first that comes to mind, and for good reason. He’s spent the most time with the band - some 42 years since he joined in 1975, and obviously he’s...
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ROCK BLOG: Udo Dirkschneider - Metal God - Wednesday @ El Corazon!

At only 17, German heavy metal singer, Udo Dirkschneider began his music career. Now, 64-years-old and 47 years later, he has no plans of retiring any time soon. His rise to fame came from his years as the frontman for the heavy metal band Accept , where he left in 1987 to form his current band, U...
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New Blood: Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse

I had the pleasure of meeting Iggy Pop back in 2003 at the Hit Factory in Miami. He had just finished work on the Skull Ring album and invited us down to listen to it. (Skull Ring, by the way is still one of my favorite Iggy songs) When I got the the studio there was this beautiful mid-60's red...
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Rock Blog: Slipknot Fans Shoot Footage For New Video

It's no secret that Slipknot fans are a dedicated bunch. We've seen that first hand at Pain In The Grass! But back in August of 2015, Corey Taylor asked a HUGE favor of their fans at the Red Rocks show that would be the ultimate fan appreciation project - film their music video for them. Before the...
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