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David Lee Roth has offered up his rendition of the 1970's rock hit "Baker Street" by Jerry Rafferty. The release comes as part of Diamond Dave's online The Roth Show series and was also released as the background music for his recent No Holds Bar-B-Que video. The news comes at a busy time for Dave who also launched a new website at DavidLeeRoth.net.
Metallica Recruit Cliff Burton's Father For Master Of Puppets Book Promo
Metallica's upcoming Master of Puppets book, Metallica: Back To The Front, will feature an exclusive interview with Ray Burton, the father of late bassist Cliff Burton. Cliff died tragically in a September 1986 bus accident during the European leg of the "Damage Inc." trek.
Alice Cooper Talks Presidential Election
Alice Cooper has opened up with his thoughts on the ongoing U.S. presidential election. Speaking with Rolling Stone Cooper noted that it's turned into a unique form of comedy and one that even resembles literature. "It's funny in a Kurt Vonnegut kind of way. It's also funny and kind of seriously demented that nobody wants to vote for a candidate . . ."
Steven Tyler Joins Jeff Beck For 'Purple Rain' Cover
Steven Tyler has connected with fellow rock icon Jeff Beck for a cover of the late Prince's "Purple Rain." The performance came at Beck's 50th anniversary show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles earlier this week and also featured singer Beth Hart. Tyler has been hard at work on collaborations of late and also recently connected with the members of STP.
Jack White Announces New Acoustic Collection
Jack White has revealed plans for a new collection of acoustic recordings. The set will feature rarities, previously unreleased tracks and White Stripes music. The collection will be titled Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 and is set for release later this year. The track is titled as a White release.
Prophets Of Rage Not Allowed To Perform Inside Of A Prison
Prophets of Rage were not allowed to perform inside a state prison in Norco, California. Instead, they performed directly outside the facility. The supergroup were scheduled to perform in front of 800 inmates but were denied access "because of orders issued by the California Department of Corrections just before showtime," according to CBS Los Angeles.