No Use For A Name Frontman Tony Sly (November 4, 1970 – July 31, 2012)

A statement from Fat Wreck Chords revealed that 41-year-old Tony Sly, lead singer and songwriter of the San Jose-based rock band No Use For A Name, passed away.

No time of death or exact location was listed but an investigator with the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s office said that “It appears to be a natural death,” though further examinations would be needed to determine an exact cause. 

“Fat” Mike Burkett, the label’s founder and lead singer for NOFX said:

“We have lost an incredible talent, friend, and father – one of the true greats. One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.”  Continue reading “No Use For A Name Frontman Tony Sly (November 4, 1970 – July 31, 2012)”

Adam Lambert Is The New Frontman For Queen

Adam Lambert is filling the heavy and impossible-to-fill shoes of Freddie Mercury and the not-so-impossible shoes of Paul Rodgers (formerly of Bad Company) who toured with the band from 2005 to 2009.

American Idol runner-up Lambert aka “Glambert,” who has drawn comparisons to Mercury for his flamboyant stage presence, told the Daily Star that he has plans to tour with Brian May and Roger Taylor this summer.

He says that the intention is “to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs” and “give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.” 

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Scott Weiland Releases Tasteful Cover Album

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has released an album of very well-chosen cover songs. It is a digital-only album, available for purchase on his website, for $15 dollars.

The CD is out on Weiland’s label, Softdrive, and titled A Compilation Of Scott Weiland Cover Songs. (Funnily enough, it has no cover art, despite being a cover album)

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