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Whitesnake Cancels Shows After Battling Multiple Illnesses

Whitesnake has been forced to cancel a handful of performances after members of the band were “hit hard” by various health problems. “We have been rocking our way across the globe on the first part of our Farewell Tour giving all we’ve got to you, the fans,” explained a message posted by frontman David Coverdale to the band’s website. “The rigors of the road are the same for all of us and we have been trying to keep everyone healthy and safe. Unfortunately, we have been hit recently with a couple of situations that we have been dealing with the best we can.”
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Tommy Lee’s Wife Details ‘Crazy’ Way He Broke His Ribs

Tommy Lee’s wife, social media influencer Brittany Furlan, has revealed how the drummer recently broke four ribs. “We were staying at an old rental house in Nashville. It was a cool, old quirky house,” Furlan explained via Snapchat (as transcribed by Blabbermouth). “But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven, and the roots were pushing them up from the tree. And everything was fine. I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever. So, the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came and we had all this luggage and he wasn’t helping us; he just stayed in the car. And so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us. And he fell down these crazy stairs and broke — broke — four ribs. Not fractured, not bruised — broke.”
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Does the Drinking Water in Abilene Really Taste That Good?

Is the drinking water in Abilene really that good? Yes, it's true, Abilene water is top-notch in the state of Texas, beating a lot of bigger cities for the quality of drinking water that we have here in the Key City. I've recently learned that the City of Abilene's environmental laboratory works diligently at testing and improving our water quality to ensure the best and safest drinking water.
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Buckle Up Baby: Are You In Compliance With Texas Car Seat Laws?

One of the most important passengers you'll ever carry is a child. You have to be careful as the laws are always changing. Are you using the right kind of seat? How old does the child have to be before a child's seat is no longer needed? It's important to cover off on all questions to ensure your child is safe and you're following the law.
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Marathon Concerts: Nine of Rock’s Most Legendary Long Shows

There is no one right answer. Depending on the artist, audience reception, venue size and a whole lot of other factors, there's no telling exactly how long a concert will last. And that's part of the thrill of live music. But some artists have definitively pushed against limits when it...
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Abilene Citizen Has Started a Petition to Close a Local Bar

It seems at least one Abilene citizen has had enough of a bar in her neighborhood. So much so, that she started an online petition to have that bar closed down or relocated. According to the petition, Tracy Morgan feels that "nightclubs should be on the outskirts of a town or in a business area such as downtown".

How Anvil’s Guitarist Settled His Differences With Lemmy

Anvil guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow discussed how he settled his differences with Lemmy Kilmister after refusing to join Motorhead in 1983. The Canadian was at work on Anvil’s third album, Forged in Fire, when the call came, after “Fast” Eddie Clarke left the British group. Kudlow has spoken in the past about his decision to remain loyal to his band. His rejection of the offer led Kilmister to establish a new version of Motorhead featuring Phil Campbell, who remained until the frontman died in 2016.
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Alan Parsons Undergoes ‘Urgent Spinal Surgery’

Alan Parsons underwent an “urgent spinal surgery” on Friday (Jun. 24) and postponed a series of tour dates as a result, his daughter reported. The rocker had been gearing up to support the launch of his new album From the New World, which arrives on Jul. 15, but experienced a health issue that forced him to change plans.
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