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Boston's self-titled debut album was released 40 years ago today (August 25th, 1976). With more than 17-million copies sold, it's the eighth-best selling album in U.S. history, behind Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Eagles, AC/DC, Shania Twain and Fleetwood Mac. It's...
Guns N’ Roses’ North American "Not In This Lifetime" summer stadium tour sold over one million tickets. This is a staggering amount for a rock band in 2016 and the band was awarded a special plaque for the occasion after concluding the trek earlier this week in San Diego...
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told Minneapolis radio station 93X that he is staying away from reading comments online about the band's new single, "Hardwired." Hammett explained, "As soon as I go on to my computer and turn it on, and think to myself, 'Should I read what other...
AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson has been named the first patron of the Graham Wylie Foundation, according to ChronicleLive.com. The new children's charity that has been set up to help youngsters across the Northeast region of the U.K. was launched by multi-millionaire businessman...
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played for four hours on August 23rd at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, even taking requests from the audience. In all, Springsteen treated his hometown crew to 35 songs, opening with "New York City Serenade," and in the...
Nickelback is currently at work on its ninth studio album but has found time to release a cover of Don Henley's 1982 hit "Dirty Laundry." The track was originally recorded during the sessions for the Canadian act's 2014 effort, No Fixed Address. Although they didn't do anything...
Eddie Vedder won't put up with obnoxious fans at Pearl Jam shows. Monday night at Chicago's Wrigley Field, Vedder stopped the band in the middle of the song "Lukin" to draw attention to a concertgoer. He said, "Hey, hey, mister! Hey, get your finger out of that woman’s face!"...
An unusual request made by Bono is among the latest E-mail revelations to surface from Hillary Clinton's private server. According to People magazine, the U2 frontman asked a former Bill Clinton aide if it were possible "to do a linkup with the International Space Station on...
David Bowie lived in Berlin from late 1976-1978, and the city inspired him to create the megahit "Heroes." The song was allegedly inspired by a young couple he saw kissing against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall. On Monday, 40 years after his time in the city and seven months...