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Axl Rose, Slash, Dee Snider Guest on New Michael Schenker Album


Axl Rose, Slash, Dee Snider Guest on New Michael Schenker Album

Axl Rose, Slash and Dee Snider will be among the artists guesting on Michael Schenker’s upcoming album.Due to arrive on Sept. 20, My Years With UFO features 11 classic tracks from across the guitarist’s time with the band.Rose sings on “Love to Love” while Slash contributes guitar to “Mother Mary” and Snider fronts “Natural Thing.” Additional guests include Stephen Pearcy, Roger Glover, Joe Lynn Turner, Jeff Scott Soto, Joel Hoekstra, […]

todayJune 18, 2024


Michael McDonald Details Explosive Confrontation With Ray Charles

Michael McDonald has looked back on an uncomfortable confrontation with Ray Charles, describing it as “one of the worst moments” in his life.It was the year 2000 and McDonald was being honored by NAMM with a tribute concert. As the singer recalled during a recent appearance on the Broken Record podcast, the event’s proceeds went to “a program that tries to seek to keep music programs in the public schools […]

todayJune 7, 2024


Michael Jackson’s Estate Pauses Trust Fund Payments To His 3 Kids

Michael Jackson‘s estate has cut off funding to the late King of Pop’s three children, and the payments cannot resume until the tax issues the estate is facing are resolved.PEOPLE is reporting that the IRS filed a claim with the estate on Tuesday (May 28), demanding that no further money can be added to the trust funds of the beneficiaries’ estates until their matters with the federal agency are resolved.In […]

todayJune 2, 2024


Michael McDonald Reveals Failed Attempt at Drug Dealing

Michael McDonald has detailed his failed attempt to “make some easy money” by selling cocaine.It was the ‘70s and McDonald was a member of Steely Dan’s touring band, while also providing backing vocals on their albums. The rockers’ common interests extended beyond music, as they were also frequent cocaine users at the time. In a moment of inspiration – or stupidity, depending on how you view it – the musicians […]

todayMay 30, 2024


Michael Anthony Promises ‘No Tapes’ on ‘Best of All Worlds’ Tour

Michael Anthony is gearing up for his summer tour with Sammy Hagar, and he promises that the performances will be “totally live.”The trek, dubbed the Best of All Worlds tour, will see Anthony and Hagar – along with Joe Satriani and drummer Jason Bonham – digging into material from throughout Van Halen’s catalog.“We're going to play totally live,” Anthony declared during an appearance on Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation with Eddie […]

todayMay 30, 2024


Michael Anthony Watched Ozzy Osbourne Light Bill Ward on Fire

Michael Anthony has detailed a memorable – and bizarre – early touring experience, when he watched Ozzy Osbourne light his Black Sabbath bandmate Bill Ward on fire.It was 1978 when Van Halen, then one of rock’s fastest rising acts, was touring with Black Sabbath. “We had the best time opening up for Black Sabbath,” Anthony recalled during a recent conversation with Sirius XM’s Eddie Trunk. “We came out like gangbusters every […]

todayMay 28, 2024


How Michael Anthony Got Closure With Eddie Van Halen’s Family

Michael Anthony has detailed how he was able to finally get closure following the death of Eddie Van Halen.The former bandmates had been estranged for years prior to the guitarist's passing. Anthony was infamously forced to take a pay cut and sign away his rights to the Van Halen band name before going on tour with the group in 2004. When the band reconvened for a tour in 2015, he was replaced […]

todayMay 21, 2024


Donald Fagen Still Regrets Not Being Replaced by Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald would have become the permanent lead vocalist with Steely Dan if Donald Fagen had got his way.Fagan confirmed that he’d tried to make McDonald’s ‘70s association a permanent fixture, and that he still regretted it never happened.McDonald delivered vocals and piano on tour with Steely Dan in 1973 and 1974, and contributed to studio projects until 1980’s Goucho. He returned for another stint in 2006. In a new […]

todayMay 14, 2024


Michael Anthony Bemoans Van Halen’s ‘Sad’ Rock Hall Induction

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony sees the band’s 2007 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a missed opportunity.During an appearance on The Hook Rocks podcast, Anthony lamented Van Halen’s inability to get along.“Even when the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” the bassist recalled. “Sammy [Hagar] and I were the only two from the band that showed up, and we […]

todayMay 11, 2024 2

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