The Record with Ken Tomczak

Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Dies At 51

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has died of heart failure at the age of 51. He was performing on stage Saturday with his current band Ohm at The Baked Potata in Los Angeles when he collapsed during the third song of their set. Menza featured on four of Megadeth's studio albums — Rust In Peace (...
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"Ozzy & Jack's World Detour" Coming To History Channel

Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack will star in a new History Channel show called "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour," which will premiere July 27. The 10-episode 60-minute series will see the pair tour the world to visit a number of historically significant locations including Mount Rushmore, Stonehenge...
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Houston Open Air Festival Confirms Heavy Headliners

The Houston Open Air Festival has announced Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle, The Cult and Ministry will headline their September 24-25, 2016 event at NRG Park in Houston, TX. Branded as "Music, Whiskey and Gourmet Man Food," fans can visit the official Houston Open...
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Riot Fest Denver Announces 2016 Headliners

Riot Fest Denver has announced its 2016 festival lineup including an original Misfits reunion, Ween, Jane's Addiction, Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, NAS and the Deftones. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Jane's Addiction will perform their 1990 sophomore album Ritual De Lo...
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ZZ Top Announce U.S. Tour Dates with Gov't Mule

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has recovered from his recent fractured shoulder and the band have just announced a series of U.S. tour dates with Gov't Mule acting as support. Check out the list of dates and venues below. Tres Hombres Club and VIP pre-sales begin May 18, public on-sales begin May 20...
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Jorn Covers Deep Purple's "Stormbringer" (Music Video)

Jorn Lande has released a music video for his cover of the Deep Purple classic "Stormbringer" and the clip can be seen below. The song is taken from Jorn's new album, Heavy Rock Radio, a collection of covers to be released June 3. The CD also features covers by Kate Bush, Frida, Paul Stanley,...
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Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz To Support Guns N' Roses This Summer

Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz have been confirmed as opening acts for Guns N' Roses on their 2016 "Not In This Lifetime" stadium reunion tour. AIC will join the tour from opening night, Thursday, June 23 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI and will perform through the tour's second Chicago, IL date at...
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Hear AC/DC's Brian Johnson Guest On Jim Breuer's Rock CD (Audio)

Comedian Jim Breuer and his long time backing band The Loud & Rowdy have enlisted the talents of former AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson on Breuer's new rock album Songs From The Garage. The song "Mr. Rock N Roll", featuring Johnson on lead vocals, is streaming via Soundcloud HERE. The CD was...
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Watch Super Rare 1986 Van Halen Live Footage (#TBT)

It's Throwback Thursday, so let's go back to 1986 for some classic Van Halen footage. Original vocalist David Lee Roth has exited the band and former Montrose singer/solo star Sammy Hagar has joined Eddie, Alex and Michael to form the "Van Hagar" (or "Sam Halen") era of Van Halen. VH released the...
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Metallica's James Hetfield Performs Acoustic For Cancer Charity

Sammy Hagar and Metallica frontman James Hetfield headlined the third annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" concert benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The event was held at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, May 15 and video of Hetfield performing an...
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