80's Rock: Newsroom

10 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100

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On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

During the show's opening number, the band's road manager, Daniel Biechele, set off the pyrotechnics, as planned. The sparks unexpectedly ignited the foam used for soundproofing the...

Twisted Sister Documentary To Focus On Band's Formative Years

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Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has released a statement regarding an upcoming documentary on the early years of the band.

"Within the next year, a documentary about the history of the first 10 years of Twisted Sister will finally be exhibited from the film maker Andy Horn. Andy has been working on this documentary for the last 4 years. The idea came to him after an interview...

Jani Lane's Ex-Wife Says Paul Stanley Was The Creepiest Rocker Who Ever Hit On Her

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Reality TV star Bobbie Brown, best known for her portrayal of the 'Cherry Pie girl' in the video for Warrant's hit single, recently answered some fan submitted questions for

When asked who was the creepiest rock star that ever hit on her, the former wife of Warrant frontman Jani Lane responded, "Paul Stanley from KISS. He was just effeminate -- extremely effeminate. I don't...

Great White Release Remixed Version of 'Elation' (Video)

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce that during the week of the release of Great White's forthcoming live album '30 Years - Live From The Sunset Strip' (planned for February 22nd in Europe and February 26th in North America), a newly remixed version of the band's latest studio album 'Elation' will be made available for digital download sales across the board at the special price of 4.99...

Heart to Reunite Original Lineup for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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With their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coming soon, Heart have taken the opposite approach as Guns N' Roses. On Saturday (Feb. 16), it was revealed that the band's original lineup will reunite and perform at the ceremony in April.

The news comes courtesy of the Examiner, who noticed a post on original guitarist Roger Fisher's Facebook page, which read, "I haven't seen...

Guns N' Roses 2012 London Concert to Air on VH1 Classic

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A "stunning" high-definition presentation of Guns N' Roses' June 2012 London concert will highlight a five-hour block of GNR-centric programming airing March 9 on VH1 Classic.

The concert film was originally set to be screened last year in European movie theaters, as you can see from the trailer below, but that was reportedly postponed by band management. Guns N' Roses' June 1 show at...

Def Leppard Join Next Installment of Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp

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With more than 100 million records sold worldwide, Def Leppard are adding a new title to their resume of accomplishments: rock n' roll camp counselors.

Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp have announced that all five members of Def Leppard would be the headliners of the next fantasy camp installment, scheduled to be held from April 4 – 7 in Las Vegas.

The camp offers fans and...

Whitesnake Announce 'Made in Japan' Live Album

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Whitesnake has packaged hits and outtakes, along with rare acoustic versions of popular songs on 'Made in Japan,' a live CD/DVD to be made available on April 23. The band announced that the Oct. 11, 2011 show from the Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena will be packaged in its entirety. Previously fans could only see and hear highlights on Japanese television.

Among the...

Guns N' Roses Headlining 2013 Rocklahoma Festival

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Guns N' Roses, along with Alice In Chains and Korn have been announced as the headline acts of Rocklahoma 2013, taking place in Pryer, OK on May 24, 25 and 26.

The show is only one of two American concerts currently on the books for the Axl Rose-led band, the other being a June 8 performance as part of the Governor's Ball in New York City.

Also scheduled to perform are the...

Metallica to the U.S. Military: Stop Using Our Music for Torture

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The U.S. Navy Seal that shot terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden (known only as "the Shooter") tells Esquire Magazine that heavy metal band Metallica was insistent that interrogators cease using the band's music to "soften" terror suspects up prior to their interrogations.

As he explains: "When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before...

Iron Maiden 'Maiden England 88' Concert to be Released on DVD (Trailer)

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Iron Maiden fans rejoice! The band's much sought after 'Maiden England '88′ live set will finally make its way to DVD on March 25.

Filmed during the band's 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' tour, the concert film has been a missing piece of the Iron Maiden catalog for a long time. As Maiden manager Ron Smallwood explains, "We've been busy upgrading this concert footage for a long time...

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