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PAT TORPEY (1953-2018) Tribute by Chris Dale and news of Celebration Evening, 23rd May 2018 Pat Torpey on drums, 1992 – Photo: Petra Leusmann “I read the news today, oh boy…,” as his favourite band once said. Pat Torpey, drummer of Mr Big has passed away at the age of …
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Along with rock’n’roll pneumonia, Lead Singer’s Disease is probably the most common and most harmful ailment exclusive to the touring rock fraternity. Why do lead singers behave the way they do? David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen famously blamed the illness for both David Lee Roth …
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In the previous article we looked at other band’s songs that Kiss had covered on their records over the years. In this article we’re going to look at some Kiss songs that sound a bit like songs by other bands. I should first of all make it very clear that …
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The Bayeux tapestry showing the Battle of Hastings, 1066 There are many key dates in the history of Heavy Metal and most of them are fiercely debated. 1969 is when Black Sabbath recorded what was arguably the first Heavy Metal album. 1955 is when Chuck Berry is often credited as …
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Standard KISSTORY will tell you that before he joined KISS in 1982, guitarist Vinnie Vincent (AKA Vinnie Cusano) was in a band called Warrior with some of the members of the band New England. Not much else seems to be said about this band except that their demos have turned …
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Of the all sad deaths on the rock scene of the last year, including Jack Bruce of Cream, Wayne Static of Static-X and the legendary Joe Cocker, one that went completely unreported in the rock press was that of Matthew Trippe. Matthew Trippe, 1988 Matthew John Trippe was adopted at …
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KISS REFORMATION MAGICK November 2012 I don’t believe in voodoo, black magic or Aleister Crowley. In fact that kind of stuff gives me the creeps. But as we all know, out of desperate times come desperate solutions. Back in the mid-nineties my life reached a crisis point in one area. …
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…and why your favourite band aren’t playing in your home town this year. We had a look before at what managers and producers did for bands. This month let’s look at Booking Agents and Promoters. Who are they? What do they do? And most importantly who would win in a …
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Presumably over the next few years we’re going to see the last tours by Black Sabbath, AC/DC and eventually Iron Maiden as our heroes finally retire or go to join Jimi and Bon’s supergroup in the sky. Does that mean then that this is the end of the classic rock …
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I’ve spent ten years spinning the discs on Total Rock Radio, or Bloodstock Radio as its now known. It’s been great fun. Words: Chris Dale My career as a DJ started while quietly having a pint with the landlord, John McKibbin and some friends at the old Kings Head in …
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