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For Friday, September 23, 2016 


>>Allman Had Pneumonia 

(Undated)  --  Gregg Allman is sharing some details about the illness that kept him off the road over the summer.  In a new interview, Allman said it was pneumonia that forced him to cancel the August dates.  The musician says he is feeling much better and will be back on stage for his Laid Back Festival near Denver this weekend. He also has ten shows in New York in early November. 

>>Nugent Backs Trump 

(Undated)  --  Ted Nugent is once again throwing his support behind Donald Trump.  The rocker recently filmed an appearance in a Trump campaign ad, which can be seen on his Facebook page.  Nugent also wrote a lengthy explanation about why he is voting for Trump, saying, "Professional politicians on both sides of the political aisle have screwed over America. We have plenty of professional punk politicians [and] too few statesmen." 

>>Preview Tune From New Hendrix Record 

(Undated)  --  Experience Hendrix LLC. is sharing another clip from "Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69."  The upcoming live set features Jimi Hendrix's first show with the Band Of Gypsys.  It will be out at the end of the month on CD, LP and in digital formats. Check out the preview of the track, "Izabella" on YouTube. 

>>Sixx Talks About Heroin Epidemic 

(Undated)  --  Nikki Sixx is warning people about the nation's growing heroin epidemic.  The Motley Crüe bassist recently discussed the problem on his radio show, telling listeners, "You're going to die, or you're gonna get clean. When you're addicted, it's exactly that.  You're addicted.  You have to have it. The only way out is through death or through withdrawal."  Sixx is a former heroin addict, and wrote a book about his journey called, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star." 

>>Simmons' Son Compares Him To Trump 

(Undated)  --  Gene Simmons' son Nick is comparing his dad to Donald Trump.  The younger Simmons was responding to his father's recent comments about police profiling.  The Kiss bassist said he is a fan of the practice, a sentiment his son does not share.  Nick called his dad 'the Donald Trump of rock' and said, "I can't take it anymore. I can't wait to talk to him about this. My mom's gonna' hit him over the head."