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IN OTHER NEWS Van Halen, Little Feat, Brian Wilson and more. A new book on Van Halen will be published in October. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal was written by Greg Renoff. Members of Little Feat will perform at a concert May 23rd at The Pageant in St. Louis to benefit Avery’s Angels ... Read More »

Purple Passion.

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DAVID COVERDALE: Purplesnake The next Whitesnake album is a reworking of Deep Purple songs. Before putting together Whitesnake, singer David Coverdale fronted Deep Purple from 1973 to ’76, recording three albums with the group. He is revisiting those albums on Whitesnake’s next release, The Purple Album, which will be out on May 19th. Coverdale says, “It’s a tribute – an ... Read More »

Dire Help.

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DIRE STRAITS: Knopfler Wants Your Moving Pictures Mark Knopfler is turning to his fans to put together a video for a song off his new album, Tracker. Mark Knopfler is turning to his fans for help with a video for a song off his forthcoming album, Tracker. A post on his website says, “Mark is looking to provide an opportunity ... Read More »

Agreement?

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CHEAP TRICK: Bun E. Is Kind of Back in the Mix Singer Robin Zander says the band has settled their differences with their former drummer. Last October, a U.S. District Judge rejected a motion by the lawyers for Cheap Trick to dismiss a lawsuit against them by founding member and former drummer Bun E. Carlos, whose real name is Brad ... Read More »

A Real ‘Miracle’?

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KANSAS: Tells its Story in Miracles The unlikely story of a small town band that — after years of waiting and planning — became one of the biggest names in rock. Kansas marked their 40th anniversary last year by having its original lineup reunite and reminisce as cameras rolled. The result is the documentary Miracles, which goes direct to home ... Read More »

A Mother?

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LED ZEPPELIN: Mother of an Album Jimmy Page describes Led Zeppelin‘s Physical Graffiti as “one of the mothers of all double albums.” Jimmy Page says it became apparent during the recording of Led Zeppelin‘s sixth album, which became Physical Graffiti, that it would be a double album. He tells us, “We were not doing singles or trying to chase a ... Read More »