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STEVEN ADLER Back On Stage With GUNS N’ ROSES

Drummer Steven Adler performed with GUNS N’ ROSES for the second time in 26 years on Saturday night (July 9) in Nashville, Tennessee, where he once again joined the group onstage to play drums on “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle”. He previously performed the same two songs with GN’R at Wednesday’s (July 6) concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.

These two shows marked Adler’s first two appearances with GUNS N’ ROSES since 1990, although he performed with members of the band at their 2012 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Speculation about Adler having some sort of involvement in the GUNS N’ ROSES reunion has been rampant ever since the band made it official with a surprise April 1 show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Adler was reportedly going to appear at that gig until he was sidelined by a back injury.

The regular GUNS N’ ROSES drummer for several years has been Frank Ferrer, who is also part of the current lineup that boasts classic lineup members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.

Adler was thrown out of GUNS N’ ROSES in 1990 due to his heavy drug use, a problem he struggled with for years after his dismissal.

The GUNS N’ ROSES “Not In This Lifetime” tour continues on Tuesday (July 12) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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ACCEPT’s guitar powerhouse, WOLF HOFFMANN, releases his second solo album today

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ACCEPT’s guitar powerhouse, WOLF HOFFMANN, releases his second solo album today throughNuclear Blast, entitled »Headbangers Symphony«, completely dedicated to the grand classic maestros. To mark the occasion, the brand-new music video for ‘Night On Bald Mountain’ has been revealed today.

Wolf commented on the video:

Some ideas devised in a split second can work like a charm, and originally it was like – there’s no way you can do that… but I thought WHY NOT?! We had so much fun and it was party time from the first second onwards! I hope that the fans get it: a very hot summer night with friends and music and going a bit over the top… I wish you all could have been there!

Wolf Hoffmann has a passion. His life-long love and dedication to heavy metal music is documented in dozens of albums spanning four decades with his long time heavy metal bandACCEPT. But beyond heavy metal, Wolf has an incessant craving for the classics, yes, the ones written decades and centuries ago.

Classical music has always been an influence – albeit limited – on ACCEPT’s Teutonic approach to rock and heavy metal. However, it wasn’t until 1997 during a extended hiatus from ACCEPT, thatWolf Hoffmann finally had the chance to fully explore and fulfill this interest by recording his first astounding solo album »Classical«, a record filled with his rock guitar driven interpretations of some of classical music’s most loved compositions.

I have always incorporated classical music in my songwriting with ACCEPT, especially with »Metal Heart«, but I constantly felt there was so much more that I could do and I did not want to overload ACCEPT or force it in any way. I always knew I could make a whole record of it and that’s how the first record »Classical« was born. Even today, fans tell me that they are still listening to it, that’s why it is so fantastic now to do another one.

»Headbangers Symphony« is truly a bold statement by a genuine musician who simply refused to rest on his laurels and continues to push and challenge himself.

»Headbangers Symphony« – Track Listing:

  • 01. Scherzo (L. v. Beethoven)
  • 02. Night On Bald Mountain (M. Mussorgsky)
  • 03. Je Crois Entendre Encore (G. Bizet)
  • 04. Double Cello Concerto in G Minor (A. Vivaldi)
  • 05. Adagio (T. Albinoni)
  • 06. Symphony No. 40 (W. A. Mozart)
  • 07. Swan Lake (P. Tchaikovsky)
  • 08. Madame Butterfly (G. Puccini)
  • 09. Pathétique (L. v. Beethoven)
  • 10. Meditation (J. Massenet)
  • 11. Air On The G String (J. S. Bach)

Meat Loaf Collapses on Stage During Canadian Concert

 

Meat Loaf collapsed on stage Thursday while performing in Edmonton, Alberta, according to multiple Canadian media reports.

He was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, according to The Canadian Press.

Police in Edmonton confirmed that they responded to a medical call at Northern Jubilee Auditorium, and that the Alberta Health Service took over since the call was medical in nature, according to Canadian broadcaster CBC.

An AHS spokesman confirmed to ABC News, “AHS EMS transported a patient from Jubilee Auditorium to an Edmonton Hospital earlier tonight.”

The CBC cited a concert-goer who said that the 68-year-old singer was performing “I Would Do Anything For Love” from the 1993 album as an encore when he suddenly collapsed. In various videos posted to social media by concert-goers, Meat Loaf is seen dropping his microphone and falling to the floor. Other musicians went to his side, and the music stopped.

After Meat Loaf collapsed and was attended to, a black curtain was drawn between the crowd and the audience.

The auditorium was evacuated, as fire trucks and ambulances arrived.

Publicists for Meat Loaf did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

Meat Loaf — whose birth name is Marvin Lee Aday — also cancelled two shows within the past week, citing ill health: One in Regina, Saskatchewan on Saturday, and another in Calgary, Alberta, on Tuesday.

According to The Associated Press, the singer has said he suffers from asthma and from a medical condition that causes an irregular heartbeat.

 

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Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza passed away

Drummer Nick Menza, who played on many of Megadeth’s most successful albums, died after he collapsed on stage during a show. He was 51.

Menza was into the third song with his new band Ohm when he collapsed late Saturday night, said Ohm’s manager Steve Bauer. Paramedics couldn’t revive him.

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7,000 Belgian Fans Seek Refunds For AC/DC Show With Axl Rose As Singer

Axl Rose being named as the singer of AC/DC for their current tour hasn’t been a popular decision. Its gone even even further with this story, that will probably be becoming a commonplace one as the tour dates draw closer. 7,000 fans that were to attend AC/DC’s show in Belgium have opted to seek and receive refunds based on the decision to include Rose. Will this become a European Evacuation? Will the U.S. experience a U.S. Selloff? Yikes.

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