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Axl Rose has slammed the Trump administration as the "gold standard of what can be considered disgraceful." The GUNS N' ROSES singer made his comments in response to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders about Donald Trump's mental fitness to serve as president. "It's disgraceful and laughable," Sanders told reporters about criticism aimed at the billionaire real estate mogul's mental state. "If he was unfit, he probably wouldn't be sitting there, wouldn't have defeated the most qualified group of candidates the...

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MIKE PORTNOY On ‘Prioritizing’ SONS OF APOLLO: ‘This Isn’t Just Some Sort Of Recording Project; This Is A Real Band’
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Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Let's Rock. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Korea Guitar): On why SONS OF APOLLO wasn't formed sooner: Mike: " Derek and myself, along with Billy Sheehan and Tony MacAlpine, we did a tour back in 2012. It was all instrumental, and it was just playing music from all our pasts. And every night that we played, it just felt like such an awesome band and such a great chemistry of...

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Marguerite Snider, the the 86-year old mother of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, passed away on January 2, more than two months after she was hit by a car. Snider announced his mother's death on Twitter, writing: "Since so many people continue to ask about my mom's health on social media, I have no choice but to respond in kind: My mother, Marguerite Snider, died in her sleep on January 2nd after struggling for the past two months since the car hit her. Rest in peace, Mom. I love you." Dee revealed back in November that his mother had...

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In a recent interview with the Green Bay, Wisconsin radio station 94.3 Jack FM, Lita Ford reminisced about what inspired her to start playing guitar. "It was natural," she said (hear audio below). "It wasn't any one thing that really inspired me — it was, 'Hey, mom, I want a Barbie doll. Why? I don't know — I just want one.' They never questioned the fact that I wanted a guitar, and I never questioned the fact that I'm a female and I'm going to be playing this guitar — like, is it a big deal? No, it's not a big deal; it's...

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Video: MALCOLM YOUNG’s Son Performs With AC/DC Tribute Band In Australia
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Malcolm Young's son Ross Young joined the AC/DC tribute band THUNDERSTRUCK on stage on December 16 at the Epping Hotel in Epping, New South Wales, Australia to perform a couple of classic songs co-written by his father. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with brother Angus in 1973, died on November 18 at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years. Malcolm was remembered as "quiet, humble and understated" at his funeral in Sydney, Australia on...

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