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Motorhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Passes Away At 67

‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, the former guitarist of Motorhead, died Wednesday at the age of 67. The musician died while being treated in a hospital for pneumonia. The official Facebook page of Motorhead announced Clarke’s death alongside statements from other Motorhead members, including Phil Campbell and Mikey Dee. Clarke played with Motorhead from 1976 to 1982 until he left and formed Fastway with ex-UFO bassist Peter Way. Clarke was the last living member from Motorhead’s classic period, following the deaths of Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in 2016 and Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister in 2016.. ...Read Full Story

Queen, Tina Turner To Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Queen are among the acts set to be receive with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Joining the legendary rockers as recipients of the prestigious honor from The Recording Academy are Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, The Meters, Louis Jordan and Hal Blaine. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held this summer, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.  The Grammy Awards will take place on January 28 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.. ...Read Full Story

Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf And Struggling With Nerve Damage

Eric Clapton is facing health issues beyond the chronic nerve problems that have affected his back and hands. The guitar great is also suffering from tinnitus, a hearing problem often caused by excessive noise. But fortunately, he’s not giving up on music. “I am still going to work. I’m doing a few gigs,” Clapton said. Clapton has drastically cut back on his touring schedule after considering retirement, but said he remains thankful for fans who continue attending his occasional shows. Clapton appeared on BBC to discuss the new documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. Set to air on Showtime on Feb. 10, 2018.. ...Read Full Story

Robert Plant Announces New Live ‘Festival of Disruption’ DVD

Robert Plant will release a live DVD that features an eight-song performance with his current band the Sensational Space Shifters. Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption will be released on Feb. 9 and the film will be available on iTunes beginning Friday, January 12th.  It documents the singer’s set at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel Theatre in October 2016, which helped raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation. Proceeds from sales of the DVD will also benefit the foundation.  . ...Read Full Story

The Doobie Brothers And Steely Dan Teaming For American Tour

The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan have announced that they will be joining forces on the road this spring and summer when they launch a co-headlining tour of North America. The tour will include shows in over 30 cities and is scheduled to kick off on May 10th in Charlotte, NC at the PNC Music Pavilion and will be concluding on July 14th in Bethel, NY at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The U.S. ticket pre-sale for most shows will be available to Citi cardmembers via their Private Pass program. The pre-sale is set to begin on Wednesday, Jan 10th, at 10 AM.. ...Read Full Story

Rod Stewart Set For 2018 Summer Tour With Cyndi Lauper

Rod Stewart plans to spend another summer on the road, as the legendary singer announced a 22-date North American summer tour. Cyndi Lauper will once again serve as special guest on the tour, which begins June 25th at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.  One month later, the tour picks up again on July 24th in Hollywood, Florida and makes its way across the nation’s arenas and amphitheaters before concluding September 1st at Seattle’s White River Amphitheater.  Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on January 12th.. ...Read Full Story

Legendary Rock Producer Chris Tsangarides Passes Away At 61

Rock producer Chris Tsangarides, who worked with dozens of artists including Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore, dies of heart failure after pneumonia battle.  He was 61.  The news was confirmed by his daughter, Anastasia, on Facebook. Tsangarides’ first work was as a sound engineer on Judas Priest’s 1976 album Sad Wings Of Destiny. Tsangarides also collaborated with dozens of other artists, including Anvil, Exodus, Girlschool, Helloween, Ian Gillan, Steeleye Span, Strawbs, Killing Joke, Yngwie Malmsteen, Magnum, The Sisters of Mercy, New Model Army and Depeche Mode.. ...Read Full Story

Lana Del Rey Faces Radiohead Lawsuit Over Song’s ‘Creep’ Similarities

Lana Del Rey has responded to reports that she is being sued by Radiohead for copyright infringement. This weekend, it was alleged that Del Rey was accused of copying elements of their 1993 hit ‘Creep’ on her ‘Lust For Life’ album track ‘Get Free’. Del Rey said on Twitter the matter would be dealt with in court. “It’s true about the lawsuit,” she wrote. “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”. ...Read Full Story

Ray Thomas, Moody Blues Founding Member, Dies at 76

Ray Thomas, flautist and vocalist for the rock group The Moody Blues, has died at 76. His music label, Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records, says Thomas died suddenly Thursday at his home in Surrey, near London. No cause of death was given Sunday (Jan. 7), but Thomas disclosed in 2014 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Born in 1941, Thomas founded The Moody Blues in 1964 with fellow musicians including Mike Pinder and Denny Laine. The band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in April.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Is Nielsen’s Top Rock Artist Of 2017

Metallica was the most listened to rock artist of 2017, according to the year-end report from Nielsen. The metal legends boasted a combined total of 1,836,000 albums sales, track-equivalent albums and streaming-equivalent albums. Nielsen’s number-two rock artist of 2017 is Imagine Dragons, followed by The Beatles, Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots. Despite huge numbers from Metallica and Imagine Dragons, rock lost its title as the most popular genre this year for the first time. Instead, R&B/hip-hop dominated in 2017.. ...Read Full Story