Author: John Beaudin

Ian Gillan Calls Ex-Deep Purple Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore “A Difficult Bugger”

Ian Paice tells TeamRock, “Towards the end of Ritchie’s tenure, every night there were four people up there on stage who were trying and one who wasn’t. It was very obvious. And the audiences for smaller and the gigs crappier. All this depressive stuff came from one guy he didn’t want to play. And at this moment Ritchie announced he was going, and after a couple of days of: What the hell do we do now?’ It was like a big weight being lifted off out shoulders. Talking about his late great keyboard bandmate Jon Lord, who died in...

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Lindsey Buckingham Says Fleetwood Mac’s Real Drama Album Wasn’t “Rumours”

Stephen Deusner Talked Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie about their new album and it’s hard to talk this band without a little drama coming up. The calling card for their biggest album “Rumours” from 1977 was all the breakups and broken/bitter hearts smashing into each other but Buckingham says that 45 million selling album was the not the hardest to makes. He ads, “Tango in the Night was the most different album in the terms of getting it done, as that was everyone’s level of crazy – hit the wall. People think of “Rumours” as being the turmoil time,...

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Here’s An Update From Steve Lukather on The New Toto Album – “Its Totally Done”

Here’s An Update From Steve Lukather on The New Toto Album – “Its Totally Done” I chatted with Luke this morning about the next Toto project. The great news is the late great Jeff Porcaro is on 5 tracks, his late brother Mike is on 3 tracks and original bassist David Hungate appears on two songs. John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired...

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Chris Cornell, lead singer for Soundgarden, Dead at 52 From Hanging – Full Story and Tribute

This one is big. He was a charismatic extremely talented frontman. An unforgettable performer who was on stage just last night with Soundgarden. Following the show police received a 911 call at 12AM from a family friend worried about Cornell’s welfare. A friend went to his room at the MGM Grand casino in Detroit and found him unresponsive on the bathroom floor. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. As of this taping police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide. Preliminary autopsy reports could be released as early as this afternoon. We will post any updates...

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It’s Official Glenn Frey’s Son to Join the Eagles

It’s Official Glenn Frey’s Son to Join the Eagles Chuck Nowlin of Boston’s classic rock station WZLX caught up with Don Henley of the Eagles yesterday and said that there would be a big 70th birthday bash for him in Dallas with Joe [Walsh] and Timothy [B. Schmit] and [Stevie] Nicks where they will sing their hit duet “Leather and Lace.” The real question was who would sings the late Glenn Frey’s vocals at the big Classic East and Classic West music festivals this summer. Yesterday all he told Nowlin was it would be someone in the Eagles’ family...

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