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Bruce Springsteen, Roger Daltrey, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, and Willie Nile, and the Who band saluted Pete Towshend last night (May 28th) in New York City at the 11th Annual MusiCares Map Fund Benefit Concert at the Best Buy Theater. TheWho.com posted that in addition to Roger...
Queen may be on hiatus, with latest frontman Adam Lambert pursuing solo projects, but as always, the brand is alive and well. The group, led by Brian May and Roger Taylor, has launched a new app, called Play The Game, after the band’s 1980 classic, which the combines Queen's...
Even Dave Grohl sought out advice once on how to break into rock and roll music. On Thursday (May 29th), the Foo Fighters frontman posted at Twitter a letter he wrote when he was just 14 years old to underground punk legend Ian MacKaye of the band Fugazi. In the letter, Grohl...
It was 47 years ago today (May 30th, 1968) that the Beatles began recording their 30-song self-titled double album, which is commonly known as "The White Album." The album's first session was for John Lennon's "Revolution 1," which was recorded in London at EMI's Studio Two,...
Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room on Wednesday morning (May 27th), according to Billboard.com. The 68-year-old Sheehan was apparently the victim of cardiac arrest. Paramedics were called to his room after he was found...
Happy Birthday to John Fogerty, the man Bruce Springsteen has often introduced as "The Hank Williams of his generation," who turns 70 years old today (May 28th)! Fogerty is taking a break from his extended spring and summer dates, in which he and his band spotlight key tracks...
Pete Townshend will be honored tonight (May 28th) in Manhattan at the 11th Annual MusiCares Map Fund Benefit Concert at the Best Buy Theater. Bruce Springsteen will present Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the Map Fund, which provides...
Breaking Benjamin's "Failure" has just notched its third straight week at Number One on Active Rock radio, giving the band the third Number One single of its career after 2007's "Breath" and 2009's "I Will Not Bow." As he has done in the past, Breaking Benjamin frontman and...
Paul McCartney turned down a role on NBC’s Friends. According to a report by The Huffington Post, “Macca” passed on playing the father to the British Emily, Ross’ second wife, with the role going to veteran Tom Conti. The Emmy Award-winning sitcom's casting director Leslie Litt...