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Status Quo Guitarist Rick Partiff Dead At 68

Guitarist Rick Partiff of veteran British band Status Quo died Saturday, December 24 as a result of a severe infection, having been admitted to the hospital following complications to a shoulder injury. Partiff was 68 years old. The Partiff family and Status Quo manager, Simon Porter, have released...
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Pearl Jam Release Statement About Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Pearl Jam have released a short statement on their social media pages to acknowledge their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, saying "Thank you so much to our fans for making this possible." (Photo by USA Today)
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Iron Maiden Mascot "Eddie" Stars In Animated Christmas Video

Iron Maiden fan Val Andrade has used the band's track "The Book Of Souls" as the soundtrack of an animated Maiden-themed Christmas video and "A Christmas Cheers 2" can be seen below. © Zoran Stojković | Dreamstime.com
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Steve Howe Discusses Yes Being Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes has commented on the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. The legendary progressive rock band will be inducted along with Pearl Jam, Journey and Electric Light Orchestra in April 2017 in Brooklyn, NY. Howe says: "What an honor this is for us and all...
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Judas Priest Prepare "Turbo" 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 3CD Set

In a new interview below, Judas Priest members Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton discuss the February 3, 2017 release of the Turbo remastered 3CD set. Originally released in 1986 and featuring the hits "Turbo Lover" and "Locked In", the new 30th anniversary Turbo 30 package will come bundled with a live...
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Aerosmith, Scorpions, Kansas Confirmed For 2017 Sweden Rock Festival

Aerosmith, Scorpions, In Flames, Kansas, Y&T, Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy) and Metal Church are among the bands confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, to be held June 7-11, 2017. Check out the official festival website HERE for more info. (Photo by USA Today)
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French Beatles Fan Selling His 15,000-Piece Memorabilia Collection

French Beatles superfan Jacques Volcouve is set to sell 15,000 records, signed books, posters, autographs, figurines and memorabilia from a personal collection he's spent 50 years building. In an interview with The Observer, Volcouve (now in his 60s) is hoping to bring in "enough money to live on...
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David Bowie Voted Favorite Male Musician In UK Poll

The late David Bowie was named the UK's most popular male musician in a pop culture poll of 2,000 Brits. In the poll, commissioned by CamRate, fans were asked to name their favorite actors and musicians, with Adele being named top of the women's category. In the male category, Bowie was followed by...
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Matthew & Gunnar Nelson Premiere "This Christmas" With Wilson Sisters

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson's new album This Christmas Too features a collaboration with Wendy and Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) and the music video for "This Christmas" can be seen below. The quartet of musicians also appeared on CBS's "The View" last week and that interview segment can be seen...
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Watch Def Leppard Perform "Photograph" From Live In Detroit DVD (Video)

Def Leppard will release a new concert film Blu-ray/DVD And There Will Be A Next Time - Live From Detroit on February 10, 2017 and a clip of their signature song "Photograph" can be seen below. The concert was filmed at Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theater during the band's 2016 summer tour. (Photo...
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