R.I.P. American Head Charge Bassist Chad Hanks

R.I.P. American Head Charge Bassist Chad Hanks

The School Of Rock In Eden Prairie Minnesota posted the following about Chad: Chad Hanks, a dear man, wonderful person and former teacher passed away this morning after a health battle he’s been fighting. He touched the lives of more people than anyone could imagine. He was a kind and patient teacher, an incredible musician and he cared deeply about everyone in the School of Rock family. Though I am tremendously sad that the world…

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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead at 52 The cause of death is not known at this time is under investigation, according to his rep. Chris Cornell was 52. Cornell was in Detroit at the time of his death, having played a show with Soundgarden, earlier the same evening. His wife, and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,”…

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Keni Richards, Original Drummer For Autograph Passes Away

Keni Richards, Original Drummer For Autograph Passes Away

Steve Lynch, Autograph Guitarist posted the following: Very Sad news today my friends. I just got confirmation that Keni Richards, our original drummer and co-founder of Autograph has passed away. He was the mighty force that was our backbone from 1983-1988. We wish him a pleasant and peaceful journey. Our love and condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed greatly… Keni Richards was 60 years old. The cause of death has yet…

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Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police say. He was 90. Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry refined and developed…

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Singer Songwriter Leon Russell Passes Away At Age 74

Singer Songwriter Leon Russell Passes Away At Age 74

Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States, Russell began playing piano at the age of four. He attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the same 1959 class was David Gates. Russell and Gates played and recorded together as the Fencement. Another student at Will Rogers during this time was Elvin Bishop, although he was a few years younger than the previously mentioned. During this time Russell was already performing at Tulsa nightclubs. After…

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Nick Menza, Former Megadeth Drummer Dies

Nick Menza, Former Megadeth Drummer Dies

Nick Menza passed away on May 21, 2016 after succumbing to what appears to be a massive heart attack while performing with his band, OHM, in Los Angeles. Menza was only 51 years old.  Menza is best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998 and in 2004. He recorded drums on four of Megadeth’s albums: Rust in Peace (1990), Countdown to Extinction (1992), Youthanasia (1994) and Cryptic Writings (1997). As the son of jazz musician…

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Diamond Rexx: Dead

Diamond Rexx: Dead

Artist: Diamond Rexx Single: Dead Genre: Metal Label: Pavement Music Release Date: June 17, 2016 Review: Back in 1986, Diamond Rexx hit the scene with their debut album, “Land Of The Damned”. My friends and I were always looking for new metal bands to check out and we came across a full page ad in Circus magazine for Diamond Rexx. They looked somewhat like a glam band, but also looked sleazy and punk at the…

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Diamond Rexx Release New Single For “Dead”

Diamond Rexx Release New Single For “Dead”

    DIAMOND REXX TO PLAY “LAND OF THE DAMNED” REUNION SHOW ON JUNE 18th Chicago based Metal band, Diamond Rexx, hit the scene in 1987 with their debut, “Land of the Damned”, on the major label Island Records. The band, which took their cues from the Hollywood hair metal scene, was all about sleazy rock, big hair, and plenty of attitude.”Land of the Damned” is still a fun blast from the lipstick-laden past. If…

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