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Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready welcomed his recent Mad Season collaborators, Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, to his 14th annual "Flight To Mars" benefit concerts over the weekend, held at the Showbox in Seattle. Proceeds from the...
Ozzy Osbourne has another honor coming his way this week. Birmingham, England, where he was born and raised, will name a tram after him. He says, "It's a great honor to have a new tram named after me. I'm proud to be a Brummie and this means so much." Ozzy will be on hand for...
Sammy Hagar is friends and neighbors with the members of The Grateful Dead, as the majority of them live in the Bay Area, so it's no surprise that he'll join them tonight (Monday) at their free show at the Fillmore in San Francisco. They're now billed as Dead & Company, with...
Axl Rose fronting AC/DC has the band digging deeper into their past for songs. Sunday night, during the encore of their show in Prague, Czech Republic, they performed "Touch Too Much" from Highway to Hell. As far as we can determine from the AC/DC tour archives, it's a song they...
Bono talks about U2 's "Bullet the Blue Sky" for a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics is now open and runs through November 27th. It explores socio-political topics in the U.S. through rock music and features...
1980’s hitmaker John Waite, best known for his 1984 chart-topper "Missing You," has booked a string of summer dates. Waite will next perform on June 3rd in Clearwater, Florida at Ruth Eckerd Hall on a double bill with the Tubes. The dates will run through October 15th when...
Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo spoke with Rolling Stone about the progress of their search for a new lead singer, which began with open auditions in February and has continued recently with a smaller series of private tryouts. Robert said, "We'...
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson said in a new interview on the Sirius/XM program In The Driver's Seat that the hearing problems which have stopped him from touring with the group began eight years ago while he was racing. Johnson, an avid professional race car driver, explained, "I...
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis said in a new interview with ET Canada that he "feels good" a week after he was hospitalized with intestinal flu, forcing the group to cancel two California concerts. The 53-year-old singer said, "It was a painful and sad thing to...