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Megadeth could re-record classic hits

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine says he’s considering re-recording the band’s biggest hits with the current lineup.

Blackmore singer Romero praises guitar icon

Vocalist Ronnie Romero has praised Ritchie Blackmore, saying the guitarist has been a mentor to him.

Therapy? and Michael Monroe added to Stone Free

Organisers of the inaugural Stone Free Festival, which takes place at London’s O2 Arena in June, have added a number of new acts to the bill. Therapy?, Michael Monroe, Jared James Nichols, The Lounge Kittens, Haken, Messenger and Jackaman will join a line-up that already features Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, The Darkness, Marillion, Steve Hackett and Blackberry Smoke.

Questlove, Flea, Nile Rodgers Remember Maurice White

Earth, Wind and Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White passed away after over two decades spent battling Parkinson’s disease. On social media, numerous artists praised White and EWF’s influence on everything from rock and soul to R&B and hip-hop. Earth, Wind & Fire: 12 Essential Songs “Maurice was our cheerleader,” Questlove  wrote on Instagram before admitting he had erased several different versions of his tribute before publishing. “I just really wanna thank him and than all the members of #EWF shining that light brighter. You know how hard it is to present Afrocentric Jazz & spiritual positivity in the face of what we had to deal with in the [Seventies]?

Clarence Reid, R&B Singer Known as Blowfly, Dead at 76

Clarence Reid, the R&B singer who moonlighted as the innovative, masked and explicit rapper Blowfly, passed away Sunday. He was 76. Reid’s death comes just days after it was revealed  that he was admitted into a South Florida hospice care facility as he suffered from terminal liver cancer and multiple organ failure. A spokesperson for Reid confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone . Banned in the U.S.A.: 20 Wildest Censored Album Covers “Clarence Reid, the genius known both by his given name and as Blowfly, the Master of Class, passed peacefully today, January 17th, in his hospice room,” Reid’s longtime collaborator and drummer “Uncle” Tom Bowker wrote on Facebook . “His sister Virginia and I thank you for all the love you have shown this week. We also thank you for supporting Clarence’s 50+ year music career – especially these last few years

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