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Happy Birthday to Yoko Ono, who turns 84 on Saturday (February 18th). Yoko was born in Tokyo to a musician turned extremely successful banker Eisuke Ono, who was a descendant of the Emperor of Japan. Yoko's mother, Isoko Ono, is the granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda, of the famed...
Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman aren't the only members of The Rolling Stones who've written autobiographies. Mick Jagger did, too. But he won't publish it. Writer and publisher John Blake tells The Spectator that he has the 75,000-word manuscript in a “secret hiding...
A couple in Bolivia named their new son after Iron Maiden . Iron Maiden Duran Ruiz was born on February 1st to César Durán Alpiri and Carla Ruiz Veizaga . César tells Ruptly TV that he chose the name because it "has a lot to do with Eddie [Maiden's mascot...
Two of the three surviving members of Pink Floyd would be willing to come back together for one final show -- at England's Glastonbury festival. Speaking to the Telegraph to promote the Floyd exhibit opening this spring at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, drummer Nick...
The producer of the Grammy Awards has issued an official apology to Metallica for the technical mishap that left frontman James Hetfield without a working microphone for the band's performance with Lady Gaga at last Sunday night's (February 12th) televised event. Loudwire...
John Mellencamp has announced his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies album and tour. The new set -- Mellencamp's 23rd -- will be released on April 21st. His tour launches on June 5th in Greenwood Village, Colorado at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and runs through September 1st in Essex...
A bronze statue of Freddie Mercury that sits on the shore of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland was vandalized this week when someone sprayed it with green paint. Town officials were quick to react and immediately cleaned it. Queen recorded seven albums at Mountain Studios in...
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said on Tuesday night's (February 14th) edition of The Late Late Show With James Corden that frontman James Hetfield was "livid" over the technical problems that left Hetfield without a mic for the bulk of the band's collaboration with pop giant...
Ozzy Osbourne will headline the final night of this year's edition of Moonstock, a four-day music festival celebrating the total solar eclipse. The event will take place from August 18th through the 21st at Walker's Bluff, a vineyard located in Carterville, Illinois. The only...