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Jimi Jamison, the second lead singer of Survivor, died on Sunday night (September 1st) of a heart attack at age 63, according to Vintage Vinyl News. In 1984 he replaced Dave Bickler as the band’s frontman after Bickler -- who sang lead on “Eye Of The Tiger” -- was forced to step...
Co-founding Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick died on August 28th of congestive heart failure at age 67, according to JethroTull.com. Cornick played on Tull’s first three albums -- 1968’s This Was, 1969’s Stand Up, and 1970’s Benefit -- and also appeared with the band during...
Tom Petty says that his new Heartbreakers collection, Hypnotic Eye, nearly followed the same route as their last set, the 2010 blues-based Mojo album. Petty told Uncut that Hypnotic Eye -- which marks Petty's first ever chart-topping album -- changed course pretty suddenly: "...
Foo Fighters have released another eight-second sample of music from their eighth studio album, Sonic Highways. The band posted on Twitter that it had received test pressings of the vinyl version of the record, then posted the brief sample of roaring guitars. Sonic Highways is...
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith sat down to chat for an hour together in a new video posted at Music Radar, in which Gossard admits that the Chili Peppers changed Pearl Jam's lives by taking them on an early tour. Gossard recalled...
While many fans consider 2003's St. Anger the low point of Metallica's recording career, a strong case can be made for the group's 1996 release, Load. One man making that argument is ex-Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo, who has explained why he thinks Metallica's sixth studio...
Live has announced its return and the debut of the veteran band's new singer, Chris Shinn. The group's new disc, The Turn, is its first since 2006 and will be released this fall. A single has yet to be revealed from the band's eighth studio effort, which comes 20 years after...
The Band's Robbie Robertson says that forget about releasing the music from the 1967 Basement Tapes sessions -- Bob Dylan wasn't even sure they should exist. Fans are counting the days until November 4th when Dylan releases the six-CD box set, The Basement Tapes Complete: The...
Nearly 40 years after their tumultuous split, Stevie Nicks' relationship with Lindsey Buckingham still figures heavily in her work. Coming on October 7th is her latest solo set, 24 Carat Gold: Songs From The Vault, which features newly recorded versions of lost and/or long...