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Nugent Pays Tribute To Mc5'S Davis

Rocker Ted Nugent has paid tribute to late Mc5 star Michael Davis following his death on Friday (17Feb12).The bassist passed away in Chico, California after suffering liver failure at the age of 68. Now Nugent...

Mc5 Star Davis Dies

Mc5 bassist Michael Davis has died at the age of 68 after a battle with liver disease.The veteran rocker passed away on Friday (17Feb12) at the Enloe Medical Center in Chico, California after suffering liver...

Patti Smith Credits Camera With Healing Her Grief

Patti Smith threw herself into photography following her husband's death because she needed a distraction during her time of grief.The Because the Night singer married Fred 'Sonic' Smith of rock band Mc5 in 1980 and...

Springsteen Grateful For Smith's Completion Of Because The Night

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has heaped praise on PATTI SMITH for transforming his song BECAUSE THE NIGHT into a rock classic, insisting he has no regrets about giving up the track in the early years of his...

Smith Didn't Want To Record Springsteen's Because The Night

Punk icon PATTI SMITH initially resisted recording BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's BECAUSE THE NIGHT - but a late night vigil as she waited for her then-boyfriend FRED 'SONIC' SMITH to call persuaded her to hit the studio...

Silver Machine's Shoreditch Show

Bobby Gillespie's new band made their stage debut in London on Saturday (24.07.10).The singer's supergroup Silver Machine - which also featured his Primal Scream bandmates Andrew Innes and Barrie Cadogan, as well as former Sex...

Gillespie Forms Silver Machine Supergroup

Rocker BOBBY GILLESPIE has formed a new supergroup with the SEX PISTOLS' GLEN MATLOCK, RINGO STARR's drummer son ZAK STARKEY and his PRIMAL SCREAM bandmates ANDREW INNES and BARRIE CADOGAN.The five-piece has teamed up to...

Fanning & Stewart Re-record Runaways Songs For Soundtrack

KRISTEN STEWART and DAKOTA FANNING have put their new rock star skills to good use by re-recording four RUNAWAYS tracks for the soundtrack of the upcoming biopic about the all-girl band.The songs will be part...

My Chemical Romance's Short Songs

My Chemical Romance are inspired by The Stooges.The 'Teenagers' rockers are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2006's 'Black Parade' LP and say they are trying to take their music in a...

Rockers' Jail Campaign Heads To U.s.

A pioneering campaign to help prisoners put their past behind them by concentrating on music is heading to the U.S.Mick Jones of The Clash, Foo Fighters rocker Chris Shiflett, and Wayne Kramer of the MC5...

Fleet Foxes Earn Hat-trick Of Mojo Nominations

Fleet Foxes are the frontrunners for success in the 2009 Mojo honours list, with nominations in three categories.Just 11 months after the release of their eponymous debut, the quintet's critical and commercial success continues with...

By on 06 May 2009

Foo Fighters Lead Classic Rock Awards

FOO FIGHTERS have been crowned band of the year at the Classic Rock Awards in London on Monday (03Oct08). Frontman Dave Grohl accepted the prize in a video-taped speech to the audience at the city's...

Smith Revelled In 16-Year Break

Punk icon PATTI SMITH has fond memories of the 16-years she spent away from showbusiness - because it allowed her to enjoy the simple life with her late husband FRED. The Because The Night rocker...

Pop Renovates Burnt House To Ensure Band Survival

IGGY POP was so determined to ensure his group the Stooges would have a band home in their early days, he spent a day renovating a burnt out house. The band had no money for...

Morello's Festival Show Becomes An All-star Jam

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE guitarist TOM MORELLO thrilled fans at his South By Southwest festival appearance last night (15MAR07) when he turned his show into an all-star jam. What was supposed to be...

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