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Survivor's Jimi Jamison Dead At 63

>>> Martin Kielty, TeamRock.com - 09/02/2014

Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison has died at the age of 63 after a heart attack, it's been confirmed.
He was found early on Monday morning by his son at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.
He joined the band after David Bickler, who'd sung trademark track Eye Of The Tiger, departed in 1984. The pair traded positions over the years, except for a stint with Robin McAuley at the front, until guitarist Frankie Sullivan brought them together as twin frontmen in 2013.
Jamison appeared on 1980s Survivor albums Vital Signs, When Seconds Count and Too Hot To Sleep. He sang hit singles Burning Heart, High On You and The Moment Of Truth, and co-wrote the theme tune to the Baywatch TV series. He also sang with Target and Cobra, and worked with ZZ Top, Joe Walsh and many others. His last solo album, Never Too Late, was launched two years ago.
The band say in a statement: "Survivor is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his friends and family."

Night Ranger Name Guitarist

>>> Scott Munro, TeamRock.com - 09/01/2014

Night Ranger's Brad Gillis has confirmed that Keri Kelli has joined the band, following the departure of Joel Hoekstra.
Hoekstra left the band last month to hook up with David Coverdale in Whitesnake, leaving Night Ranger with a hole in their lineup.
But they turned to Kelli, who previously worked with the band in 2012, when Hoekstra was on tour with Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Guitarist Gillis tells Metalholic.com: "Joel's moved on to Whitesnake - he spent a good seven years with us and it's been great but whenever there's a change, you always make the best of it and we will prevail.
"Keri Kelli is back in the band now. He's a great player and has played with us before."
Kerri has also played with Alice Cooper, Slash, Skid Row, Ratt and Warrant.

Led Zeppelin Present Second Wave Of Reissues

>>> Stef Lach, TeamRock.com - 08/29/2014

Led Zeppelin have launched a trailer for the second wave of their reissue campaign - featuring a previously unreleased version of classic track Black Dog.
Following the huge success of the first phase - which saw Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III land in the US top 10 - Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will be available on October 27.
Both albums have been remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page, and come with a companion disc of unreleased related material.
Each will be available in single CD, deluxe 2CD, single LP, deluxe 2LP and digital formats. Super deluxe box set editions contain CD, LP and digital formats, 80-page hardback book and a high-quality print of the original album cover - the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
Originally released in November 1971, Led Zeppelin IV has been certified 23x platinum and entered the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Houses Of The Holy, launched two years later, has sold more than 11 million copies.

Perry: Aerosmith Could Tour Rather Than Record

>>> Scott Munro, TeamRock.com - 08/28/2014

Joe Perry says he doesn't know if recording a new Aerosmith album is worth it, saying the band might be better touring and playing songs the fans know and love instead.
Aerosmith are currently on the road with the Let Rock Rule tour, supporting 2012 album Music From Another Dimension, and the guitarist says fans want to hear the classics rather than newer material.
Perry tells Boston magazine: "When we go out there and play live, people don't really want to hear anything unless they know it. We've played a couple of songs off the new record and got some polite applause."
"Before the tour, I tweeted, 'What song off the new record would you like to hear?' The first tweet I got back was, 'It depends what song you have to take out of the set.' That really put things into perspective."
"I don't know if it's worth going in and sweating blood over a new record when we could be out on the road playing all these other songs people want to hear. It's an interesting position to be in."