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Sunset Strip music legend and long-time Spiders & Snakes front man LIZZIE GREY passed away in his sleep this morning at a Las Vegas hospital surrounded by his wife Jennifer and daughters Ariel and Annabelle. Lizzie (aka Stephen Perry) had long been suffering from a rare brain disorder known as Lewy Body Disease and had been undergoing treatment for years. Lizzie Grey first hit the Hollywood spotlight in the late '70s with the band London that he formed with Nikki Sixx - a band that Sixx would soon depart to form his own band which became Motley Crue. Grey remained on and off with London for the next decade, recording several albums before leaving the very band that he founded in 1988 to start another band called Ultra Pop. Ultra Pop recorded two critically-acclaimed albums back to back in '88 and '89, before changing the name of the band to Spiders & Snakes in 1990. From 1990 to 2017, Spiders & Snakes recorded nine studio albums, a cover song compilation album as well as a live album. In 2018, with Lizzie's progressing complications from Lewy Body Disease, the band collectively decided to call it quits rather than moving on without Lizzie. Spiders & Snakes surviving band members Phil St Vincent (bass and vocals), Chris Sheridan (Guitar and vocals) and Tim Yasui (drums and vocals) will reunite for one night this fall at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood to raise money and awareness for Lewy Body Disease. An announcement on the date and its specifics will be posted on Facebook.
Very longtime HardRadio friends JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2020 in Wacken, Germany, which will run from July 30th - August 1st. This is the first official date confirmed for the band's upcoming 50th Anniversary tour, which is due to kick off in the spring / summer of 2020.
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