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Tesla's Frank Hannon Heads for the Hills (Video)

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Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon has released a video for his track The Hills Of California. View it below.

It's taken from his solo album Gypsy Highway, which was released in 2010. He says of the work: "The storytelling style of songwriting has always been fascinating to me. Singing is a whole another world for me – it took me a long time to find my voice as a lead singer and feel...

Def Leppard Still Aim to Surprise in Vegas

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Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott has admitted the band have their work cut out trying to surprise fans during their Las Vegas residency.

The band is midway through a series of shows at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, where they're performing classic album Hysteria in full.

And Elliott accepts that means most people think they know what they're going to get during the...

Jay Pepper: It May Be Time To Bring The Curtain Down On Tigertailz

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Tigertailz guitarist Jay Pepper has shared his frustration over the turmoil that's surrounded his band over the past five years.

He and bassist Pepsi Tate restarted the Welsh outfit in 2004 – but their plans were derailed when Tate was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died in 2007 after they'd released two new albums, Bezerk 2.0 and Thrill Pistol.

Since then Pepper has...

Could Dave Grohl Jam with Rush at Rock Hall of Fame?

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Dave Grohl has been named as the man who'll induct Rush into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – but it's not known whether he'll jam with the Canadian giants during the ceremony.

He and Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins will do the honours as Geddy Lee, ALex Lifeson and Neil Peart finally receive the credit fans believe they've deserved since they were first eligible in...

Tigertailz Drummer Quits Over 'Bloody Mess'

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Tigertailz drummer Ace Finchum has quit the band for a second time, calling its setup a "bloody mess."

And that's led sole remaining founding member Jay Pepper to state he'll never allow Finchum or Kim Hooker to return.

The drummer, who also plays with Marseille, says: "I have decided to leave Tigertailz as it was a bloody mess and being dragged through the mud, and enough was...

Bang Tango 'Near-Miss' Movie Trailer Released

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Producers of Bang Tango movie Attack Of Life have released a trailer for the upcoming feature. View it below.

Director Drew Fortier was inspired to start work on the documentary after discovering the band's story. He believes it's "very unique" and there are a number of dramatic reasons they didn't quite make it to the big time.

The trailer starts by making the stark claim that...

Bon Scott Movie Teaser Moving Through Post-Production

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High Voltage Productions Pty. and director J.R. Getches have announced that the first dramatic footage ever produced depicting late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott is making its way through post-production for release in the near future. The much anticipated teaser was shot in early 2013 and stars Rob Liotti who portrays Bon Scott -- co-starring in the teaser is actor Dave Riggins. Director J.R...

Motley Crue Announce Second Las Vegas Residency

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A little over a year after they stormed Las Vegas with the city's first-ever hard rock residency, the guys in Motley Crue have announced that they're ready to come back for more.

As Vince Neil hinted last summer, the band's new slate of shows will bring them back to the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where they played out their 12-date residency last year. As he put it...

28 Years Ago David Lee Roth Quits Van Halen

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Though long-time fans likely hoped it was an April Fool's joke gone terribly wrong, original frontman David Lee Roth did in fact quit Van Halen 28 years ago today, on April 1, 1985.

The group, featuring guitarist wonder Eddie Van Halen were then in the midst of a seven-year run of huge albums and sold-out tours. In fact, they had just scored a first-ever chart topper with 'Jump.'

Geoff Tate led Queensryche Remix Shelved

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Billy Sherwood won't be beaming onto the starship Queensryche. Instead, he has decided to work on the new William Shatner record, rather than remix a new offering from Geoff Tate and Co.

That's just one of several prior commitments the producer cites in withdrawing from the Tate-led project. Sherwood, a 1990s-era member of Yes who has also done board work for Bad Company's Paul Rodgers...

Tom Keifer 'Solid Ground' - Exclusive Video Premiere

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Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer will release his first solo album 'The Way Life Goes' on April 30th. We're pleased to be able to present the video premiere of 'Solid Ground,' the energetic new single from Keifer's long awaited album, a project that was in the works for nearly 10 years.

Diagnosed with a partially paralyzed vocal chord in the '90s, doctors initially told Keifer that he'd...

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