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20 Oct 1950, born on this day, Tom Petty, American singer and songwriter. He was the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had the 1977 single ‘American Girl’, the 1989 UK No.28 single ‘I […]

3 July 1952, born n this day, Andy Fraser, bass player with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Joined Free when he was aged 16. (1970 UK No.2 & US No.4 single ‘All Right Now’). Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer and Joe Cocker have all covered songs written by Fraser. He died on 16 March 2015 at his home […]

THE END MACHINE, the new band featuring two members of the classic DOKKEN lineup — George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass) — along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason, will release its sophomore album, “Phase2”, on April 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the disc’s second single, “Crack The Sky”, can be seen below. “Phase2” features drummer Steve Brown, younger brother of […]

22 March 1984, Queen filmed the video for ‘I Want To Break Free’ at Limehouse Studio in London, England. Directed by David Mallet, it was a parody of the northern British soap opera Coronation Street with the band members dressed in drag. Guitarist Brian May later said the video ruined the band in America, and […]

POP EVIL Debuts New Single ‘Set Me Free’, Announces More ‘Versatile’ Album Details POP EVIL DEBUTS New Single ‘Set Me Free’, Announces More ‘Versatile’ Album Details Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/4311379172214046

19 March 1976, Paul Kossof guitarist with Free and Back Street Crawler died aged 25, of heart failure during a flight from Los Angeles to New York, (Kossof had a long history of drug abuse). Free had the 1970 UK No.2 & US No.4 single ‘All Right Now’. His first band was Black Cat Bones […]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy – The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company has been nominated for the 2021 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research! Get your copy Now! Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company | This Day in Music Books Read […]

18 Jan 1974, Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a US No.1 album with their debut release. Many of their singles and songs, such as ‘Can’t Get Enough’, ‘Good Lovin’ Gone Bad’, and […]

MICK JAGGER: ‘I’m So Looking Forward To Coming Back To An America Free Of Harsh Words And Name Calling’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mick-jagger-im-so-looking-forward-to-coming-back-to-an-america-free-of-harsh-words-and-name-calling/ MICK JAGGER: ‘I’m So Looking Forward To Coming Back To An America Free Of Harsh Words And Name Calling’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/3938326262852674

Out now! Hardback edition of Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company (and Paul Rodgers + Queen). Celebrating 50 years since the release of ‘All Right Now’, and Free’s classic album Fire and Water, this official book features hundreds of contributions from fans, musicians… More Read the full article at […]


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