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Tuesday May 5



Roger Waters Slams 'Rogues And Thieves' That Ruined Music

(Classic Rock) Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters says in a new interview that the advent of digital streaming services has ruined the business model for developing new artists. Waters tells The Times (via Ultimate Classic Rock): "I feel enormously privileged to have been born in 1943 and not 1983. To have been around when there was a music business and the takeover by Silicon Valley hadn't happened, and in consequence, you could still make a living writing and recording songs and playing them to people. "When this gallery of rogues and thieves had not yet injected themselves between the people who aspire to be creative and their potential audience and steal every ******* cent anybody ever made and put it in their pockets to buy ******* huge mega-yachts and Gulfstream Fives with. These thieves. It's just stealing. And that they're allowed to get away with it is just incredible." He adds: 'I'm angry, even though it doesn't change my life in any way."

Read more: Tuesday May 5

Monday May 4



B.B. King Suffers Heart Attack

(Classic Rock) B.B. King has suffered a minor heart attack and he's recovering at home after an emergency trip to hospital. The 89-year-old was admitted to medical facilities in Las Vegas after falling ill on Thursday. The blues icon updated fans via Facebook the following Facebook post, "I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas. Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers." Las Vegas Police report that an ambulance was called for after a "domestic dispute" over medical care. The disagreement is thought to have involved manager Laverne Toney and King's daughter Patty. No arrests were made and no criminal complaint was filed.

Read more: Monday May 4

Friday May 1



KISS Inspired Dave Grohl To Become Rock 'N' Roll Musician

Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl shared his love for KISS during an awards event in Hollywood on Wednesday and explains how they inspired him "to follow this unreasonable dream of becoming a professional rock 'n' roll musician." Here is Grohl's speech: "Picture this: Springfield, Virginia, 1976. A skinny young boy with shaggy brown hair on a yellow yard sale bicycle brings home a copy of the album Destroyer, his first KISS record. Everybody remembers their first KISS record, and this is how I remember mine. "Up until that point, it had been mainly Beatles and Carly Simon, maybe a little Phoebe Snow, ****** 10cc. But the album cover alone was enough to make me break my old piggy bank into a thousand pieces and scrape up enough lawn-mowing money to give it straight to Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. "With nuclear anticipation, I let the needle drop on that legendary intro to 'Detroit Rock City,' perhaps the greatest introduction to any rock 'n' roll album ever recorded. It filled my speakers and my imagination. Thirty-four minutes later and 27 seconds later, KISS had filled my soul. I was now a member of the infamous KISS army. "Before long, my room had become a ******* shrine. Posters of these four musical monsters lined my walls action figures filled my shelves and KISS albums overtook my once A.M,-friendly record collection. I was converted' "Every morning, I would wake up in my tiny bedroom and take a good look at my superheroes before walking to school. They got me through those years and ultimately inspired me to follow this unreasonable dream of becoming a professional rock 'n' roll musician. "One hundred million albums. One hundred million ******* albums. Countless hit singles, record-breaking concert attendance. They even made ******* disco look cool with 'I Was Made For Lovin You.' Raise your hand if you can say the same thing. "I remember the KISS radio, which they just showed on screen - I'm so happy that they actually have remnants of this ******* masterpiece of technology. I remember the KISS radios advertised on TV - 'Hear all of your favorite KISS songs on your official KISS radio!' I imagined it was futuristic piece of technology and my direct link to my musical gods, so I ordered oneā€¦ C.O.D., without even asking for permission from my struggling schoolteacher mother. "I'll never forget the day it arrived. The mailman knocked on the door, my mother took one look at this thing and said, I didn't ******* order that. Then she sent it away. "Forty years later, my love of KISS is still strong. And these days I still spend every morning before school with Paul Stanley' in the parking lot of our kids' ******* elementary school, chatting about Zeppelin and Electric Lady and touring and school fundraisers. So I'd say that my unreasonable dream definitely came true. And I finally got my KISS radio - it's the cheapest ******* A.M. radio I have eve seen in my life! With the KISS logo on it. Nice one, Gene. "So without further adieu, it is my great honor to say: you wanted the best, and you got the best. The hottest band in the world - KISS!"

Read more: Friday May 1

Thursday April 30



Duff McKagan Recruits Izzy Stradlin and Jerry Cantrell For New EP

(TeamRock Radio) Duff McKagan's upcoming book will be issued alongside a companion EP featuring Izzy Stradlin and Jerry Cantrell. The former Guns N' Roses bassist's How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions) is released on May 12 via Da Capo Press - and he'll release that a three-song EP called How To Be A Man on the same day. McKagan, ex-GnR bandmate Stradlin and Alice In Chains mainman Cantrell are joined by Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga on the release. It's available for pre-order from May 5. The book, originated from his Seattle Weekly column, follows his first title It's So Easy (And Other Lies). The publishers say: "Duff takes the reader into the life of an international rock musician, and shares the solid life lessons he's learned along the way to success in both his family life and his career."

Read more: Thursday April 30

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