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It was 37 years ago tonight (October 20th, 1977), that a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in a swamp near Gillsburg, Mississippi. At the time, the group was en route to its next show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The crash took the lives of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant;...
Led Zeppelin lost the first round in a legal fight which claims their 1971 classic “Stairway To Heaven” ripped off Spirit’s 1968 track, “Taurus.” The judgment was not based on the merits of the case, “but rather a pre-trial motion to dismiss on the question of jurisdiction.”...
The Foo Fighters closed out their week-long stint at Late Show With David Letterman with a Top Ten list reading. The subject? "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show." And here's the list: 10. We agreed to be here cause we thought...
Pearl Jam gave fans at their Moline, Illinois concert on Friday (October 17th) a big treat when they played their 1996 album, No Code, from top to bottom in its entirety. After the show, the band tweeted, "No Code. Front to back. #PJMoline #PJFall2014," along with the set list,...
Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer shed light on the “heart ailment” that kept him off the band’s drum perch for two shows this past summer, with his son Jesse sitting in for him. Kramer revealed to Eddie Trunk that he in fact had an angioplasty: “The likes of TMZ and some other (media...
It’s looking like Bob Seger’s new album, Ride Out, will earn the Michigan rocker his 10th Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 album charts. Billboard reported that the album -- which is Seger’s first in eight years -- could sell around 55,000 copies, scoring him the second highest...
The long-awaited autobiography from legendary producer/engineer Glyn Johns Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces will be published on November 13th. Johns, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall...
The Rolling Stones posted a message regarding their longtime sax player Bobby Keys sitting out of the band’s upcoming tour of Down Under, with saxophonist Karl Denson sitting in for him. The message on RollingStones.com read: “Due to being a bit under the weather, Bobby Keys...
Although fans are clearly thrilled with having all of George Harrison's solo recorded works remastered and on the market -- a large percentage are still waiting for the presumed treasure trove of unreleased tracks. Harrison's son, Dhani Harrison, supervised the release of the...