Tara died of sudden infant death syndrome in 1976 and Richards tells BBC's Desert Island Discs (via ABC Radio) that having to play a concert in Paris right after he received the news saved him from a drastic reaction to the tragedy.
"It was such a shock at the time, especially [since I was] getting a phone call in Paris and this happened in Geneva, and I thought, 'I'm going to go mad unless I do this show tonight," he said.
"Maybe it was a sense of self-preservation…It was a rough, rough thing. And I had a feeling [that] I must go on stage now and I'll worry and grieve and think about all this after the show. Because if didn't go on the stage I'd have probably shot myself."
Richards also discussed his relationship with Stones singer Mick Jagger, comparing the sometimes heated rivalry to that of brothers. "Mick and I have a great relationship, except when we don't, which is when everybody hears about it.
"With Mick, I always felt it was a brother thing and what brothers don't fight occasionally? And we're always fighting for the right reasons. We just think that our version is more right than the other's."
Check out the full interviewhere.
The tour, which celebrates the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix, will also feature Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Indigenous guitarist Mato Nanji, singers Henri Brown and Noah Hunt, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton.
Special guests for the North American tour will include Keb' Mo', Doyle Bramhall II, Ana Popovic and the Slide Brothers with more still to be announced.
The tour will be kicking off on February 24th in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live and will be concluding on March 25th in Hampton Beach, NH at the Hampton Beach Casino.
Zakk Wylde had the following to say about the trek, "It's an honor to celebrate Jimi Hendrix's legacy and greatness with so many other amazing players, who have become great friends and family to me. His influence and inspiration will forever be undeniable!"
Buddy Guy adds, "Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest guitar players ever and we all need to keep his music alive."See the tour dates here.
"It's an honor to be chosen for the Nashville Drummers Jam number 7," says Alex. "Thank you. Have a great time with it. I want to hear you on the West Coast, alright."
The Van Halen tribute takes place at The Exit Inn in Nashville on December 14. Previous honorees include Stewart Copeland of The Police, Neil Peart of Rush, John Bonham, and Jeff Porcaro, among others. Check out the announcement videohere.
Guitarist Fraser Taylor lost a Canon camera and lenses. He says via Instagram: "So, we've just been robbed at the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. If anyone has any info or sees any of this stuff for sale for mega cheap or bundled together.
"All this stuff along with my laptop, hard drives, card readers, headphones all gone too. The guys lost a bunch of iPads, MacBooks, Merch cash and tons of other sh*t." See their full posthere.
Meant to showcase rising wrestling talent, the WWE NXT event instead found bad blood brewing between Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and wrestler Baron Corbin.
Taylor was in the audience during Corbin's match against wrestler Samoa Joe when things turned heated. After spotting Taylor sitting in the front row, Corbin took his shirt off, handed it to Taylor and said, "You can have this and I'll sign it for you later."
Taylor shook his head and dropped the shirt on the ground, which of course brought Corbin back for round two. When Corbin approached Taylor again, the 5'7″ Taylor out-and-out slapped him. That's no easy feat considering that Corbin towers over him. Watch the "altercation"here.
The English band called time on their career with two final shows in Manchester and London. The video, shown before the London show, features clips captured throughout the life of the band.
Announcing their split, the band said: "It's been a tremendous ride and we want to celebrate it with you all, old fans and new. Come grab a beer and shed a tear. We are the good youth. Never die."
Blitz Kids released two albums - 2011's Vagrants & Vagabonds and 2014's The Good Youth. Watch the videohere.
He brought ELO back to life with a festival set in London's Hyde Park last year, and enjoyed the experience so much that he went on to complete his album Alone In The Universe under the band name.
But the cancellation of their last major tour in 2001 means he's being cautious about the future. Rolling Stone reports that Lynne's manager is "planning some big concerts in England in the spring." Lynne says: "As far as more shows, we'll see what happens. If it goes well I'll certainly do more stuff. Let's hope it goes well."
The previous tour was called off as a result of low ticket sales. "That showed me I probably shouldn't even bother," he recalls. "My manager spared me the details of everything. But I wasn't too demoralised, because I got some tunes in films, and I just love recording." Read morehere.
Adler tells Eddie Trunk: "I did not know Kiko. We had a little rental house up in the hills - we set up and just talked for a while about music and all this different stuff.
"He told me about the solo record. He hands it to me, and the drummer is Marco Minnemann, one of these phenom drummers. just an unbelievable player. I'm like, 'How long is it going to take these guys to figure out I'm just a hack compared to these dudes?'"
His appreciation of Loureiro has only increased since they recorded Megadeth album Dystopia together. "He has just the most incredible music ability I've ever seen in my life," says Adler. "I'd never played with a guitar player like him." Read morehere.
Foley tells Louder Noise: "It's definitely a little different. Last time, it was really, really fast the whole way through. This one doesn't have quite the same speed to it - but it has a different kind of heaviness to it. A little bit of moodiness to it. I don't really know how to describe it yet. But it's coming along, and we're anxiously awaiting finishing it."
Killswitch have been playing new track Strength Of The Mind at recent live shows. Foley reports: "I think that one is a good representation of stuff that we do. It wasn't crazy different from any of our stuff, so I think it was a good song to kind of ease into new material.
"I think live, it was the kind of thing that we could get it to sound tight fairly quickly - which is helpful, because we didn't have a whole lot of time to get it ready for this tour." Watch the full interviewhere.
Raitt had the following to say about the new effort: "The response to Slipstream was such a refreshing and unexpected boost, so going into this album, I had renewed energy.
"I was really inspired to come up with songs that went with grooves that I missed playing in my live show, and to dig deeper into some topics I hadn't yet mined." Read morehere.
It was recorded at the Big House in Macon, Georgia, with frontman JD Simo playing the guitar Duane Allman used on the first two Allman Brothers Band albums, and on Derek And The Dominoes' classic track Layla.
Simo says: "There's definitely a magical element to the recording. The vibe of the Big House, using Duane's guitar, plus all the touring we'd done leading up to it, all the refinement of the material on the road - it was a perfect storm." Read more, watch the album trailer and grab the song download linkhere.
They recently said: "After only 26 shows at the time of filming, Lifesigns are firing on all cylinders. The show captures one of the key performances of our first year of touring, captivating fans with a rich visual experience and pristine quality sound."
The Live In London: Under The Bridge DVD/2CD set is available from the band website. Lifesigns take part in this year's Cruise To The Edge and play a range of further dates in the coming months. See the dateshere.
Their 1994 self-titled debut arrives on opaque brown vinyl, 1996's Millions Now Living Will Never Die is transluscent blue, 1998's TNT is white, 2001's Standards is red and white, 2004's It's All Around You is transluscent yellow and 2009's Beacons Of Ancestorship is clear.
The Catastrophist is available for pre-order now in a number of varieties. Tortoise, who streamed new track Gesceap earlier this month, tour Europe in February. Stream the new trackhere.
Delain say: "There's no such thing as too many guitars. After playing occasional shows with Merel, we have decided to adopt her into the family and continue with double guitar power."
Bechtold says: "I'm excited to become a permanent Delain member and hugely looking forward to the upcoming tours and albums. See you on the road." Read morehere.
Clockwork Lives - penned by the Rush drummer and author Kevin J Anderson - is released via ECW Press on November 5. It moves the story forward by looking at the lives of some of the first title's fringe characters.
ECW Press say: "In Clockwork Angels, Anderson and Peart created a steampunk world to accompany the Rush album of the same name. Now they return to the world they created.
"Marinda Peake leads a quiet life - she gave up on her ambitions to take care of her ailing alchemist father. When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious blank book that she must fill with other people's stories - and her own." Read morehere.
They previously released a video of them performing Watchtower On The Moon to promote the 15-track album and they've since unveiled a video of them playing Lost In Your Memory.
Keyboard player Richard West says: "We've always loved doing power ballads, ever since our early days, with tracks like Innocent and Forever. This is a ballad from our last album For The Journey and I love how it comes across live."
They'll head out on another European tour in January, including a UK show at London's O2 Islington Academy. Watch the new video and check out the track detailshere.
Pluijmers will share vocal duties with original singer Missi Avila. The new lineup of the group is currently recording their third studio album, the follow-up to 2013's "The American Dream."
Som had the following to say about joining the group, "I'm very happy to announce I'll be joining a band again after all these years, we connect and it felt good being with them on the 'try out' tours. They're a lot of fun, great, passionate, musicians and I can't wait to start my future with Your Chance To Die."
Avila added, "Som is the missing piece I never knew was missing to the band. Having her allows us to explore so much more in our music and live shows come even more to life.
"She has also become a great friend and has become an indispensable part of YCTD. I can't wait to write this record with her and get back on the road together!"here.
Doro tells MetalSucks: "I was rehearsing with the band before, and decided to go around the corner. There was a pub and it was my first time in one. I went in and saw Lemmy sitting there smoking, with a whiskey and cola in one hand. I was just like, 'Wow!' I couldn't speak English well back then, so I was a little nervous. But we were chain-smoking and drinking - and after a while he reminded me I had to play a gig."
Doro "had such a buzz" as a result of the alcohol, and that everyone was waiting for her when she got back to the venue. "I got up with the band, and I had had so many drinks I couldn't remember the lyrics," she says. "Everyone was staring in shock - the agencies and important people - and I just sat down and waited until the band was done.
"Everyone was telling me I ruined my career, I'd never get a record deal. I said, 'I met Lemmy! He's my hero, my idol and we had a few whiskey colas.'" Read morehere.
Following previously-announced shows starting February 25 at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, the guitarist adds a month's worth of dates starting March 21 in Durham, NC.
The Surfing To Shockwave tour will see Satriani teamed with keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller, the same lineup that recorded his latest effort, "Shockwave Supernova."
The shows will also feature tracks from Satriani's 30-year career while marking the anniversary of his 1986 debut, "Not Of This Earth." See the North American dates and announcement videohere.
The 6-week, 22-date run starts March 23 in Reykjavik, Iceland and wraps up with a pair of concerts in Israel in early May. Presale tickets for most dates begin October 28 and seats will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 30.
He is currently playing shows across of North American support of "Higher Truth", which will be followed by an extensive series of dates in New Zealand and Australia starting late next month. See the dateshere.
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