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Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Helicopter Crash 24 Years Ago


On May 4, 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off a tour that ended up comprising three legs, 147 shows and 18 months. It all came to a stop on Aug. 27, 1990, when a helicopter carrying the guitar player and three members of Eric Clapton‘s touring circle crashed after a show in Wisconsin, killing everybody on board. It was one of the biggest tours of Vaughan’s ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Allman Brothers, Graham Nash, Paul McCartney and more. The Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule are mourning the loss of Brian Farmer, the guitar tech for Warren Haynes. He died in his sleep Sunday at home in Nashville. he was 53. Haynes has issued a statement saying, “He was a close friend, a devoted worker, and a lover ... Read More »

When Pigs Fly…

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RAINBOW: Rising Again? Joe Lynn Turner is optimistic the band will reunite. Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner seems pretty optimistic that guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is open to reuniting the band. He says, “It’s a very big possibility that something might, just might, happen. I heard talk and all I can say is that I’m not supposed to talk about it… ... Read More »


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ROB HALFORD: 10 Albums That Helped Shape the Metal God The Judas Priest singer chooses 10 albums that changed his life. When Rob Halford was growing up there were few if any heavy rock bands, and certainly no heavy metal. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t music that helped shape what became “The Metal God.” Halford says there were 10 ... Read More »


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KINKS: It’s Either Both Brothers or No Band     The Kinks Twitter feed has a post saying there will be no Kinks reunion without both Ray and Dave Davies. The official Kinks Twitter feed has a post saying that an article in MOJO magazine about Ray Davies reforming The Kinks next year with or without his brother Dave is ... Read More »