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It was 40 years ago this week (May 1st to May 7th) that Led Zeppelin's seventh album, Presence, hit Number One for the first of two weeks. The album, which featured the instant radio classic, "Nobody's Fault But Mine," featured one single released for the U.S. market, "Candy...
Puddle Of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was handcuffed and arrested immediately after he walked offstage at the end of a show in Hermosa Beach, California on Saturday night (April 30th). According to Loudwire, Scantlin was picked up and taken to jail for reportedly skipping a court...
Curious and/or anxious to hear what AC/DC sounds like with Axl Rose on the mic? Some enterprising fans in Lisbon, Portugal -- where the band is rehearsing with Rose for its upcoming European dates -- have camped outside the studio where AC/DC is working and managed to record...
Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a new song called "Dark Necessities" on Thursday (May 5th), according to a tweet the band posted on Monday morning (May 2nd). The track is likely to be the first single from the Los Angeles quartet's upcoming 11th studio album. More details on...
Stone Temple Pilots have quickly shot down rumors that Creed frontman Scott Stapp has become their new vocalist, according to Blabbermouth. The rumor was apparently semi-started by Stapp himself, who hinted in a radio interview that he had been recruited by STP as the third lead...
The Guns N' Roses reunion lineup might have looked a bit different if DJ Ashba didn't want to do Sixx:A.M. full time. The guitarist tells Metal Insider that Axl Rose asked him to stay around to play alongside Slash and Duff McKagan in this version of G N’ R. Ashba says he turned...
Gene Simmons may think that rappers don't belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but at least one rapper thinks they deserve their spot more than KISS does. MC Ren of new inductees N.W.A. calls Simmons "arrogant" and wonders if an earlier generation of Hall of Famers like The...
Steven Tyler has posted a humorous video on his website . It shows him clowning around on a tour bus in Naples, although he initially thinks he's on the island of Capri. He then breaks into Aerosmith's only number-one song, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.” Tyler, who is Italian,...
If you watched The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week, you may have noticed him occasionally singing snippets of the 1981 Styx song, "Too Much Time on My Hands." On Thursday's show he said, "It's stuck in my head. I can't get it out of my head. Right now it's the best...