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It was 40 years ago today (February 27th, 1977) that Keith Richards was arrested in Toronto for possession of heroin. Richards, who was in town to perform with the Rolling Stones at the El Mocambo Club for their upcoming concert album, Love You Live, was awakened by the Royal...
Metallica frontman James Hetfield told the South China Morning Post that he was not offended at the band's set list being censored by the Chinese government when it played in that country last month, forcing the group to drop songs like "Master Of Puppets," "One" and "Hardwired...
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young reportedly wants to make a new album with Axl Rose on lead vocals, according to a report from Australia's Noise 11 . The report, which comes on the heels of Young joining Guns N' Roses onstage during that band's two recent concerts in Melbourne and...
Today (February 25th) would have been George Harrison's 74th birthday. Harrison, the first of the Beatles to embrace Eastern philosophies and culture, will also be remembered for his humanitarian efforts, such as his 1971 Concert For Bangladesh for famine relief. Harrison died...
ZZ Top has announced the May and June dates for its Tonnage Tour, which is underway with shows in Louisville, Kentucky tonight (Friday), Northfield, Ohio Saturday and Schenectady, New York on Sunday. The spring leg runs from May 12th in Amarillo, Texas through June 10th in...
Roger Waters has set May 19th as the release date for his next album, Is This the Life We Really Want? Waters finished it last week and he says it's based on a poem he wrote in 2008 in which he thought about things getting better with President Obama in The White House. The...
A report out of Australia says AC/DC will move forward with Axl Rose as the band's singer. Our friend Paul Cashmere from Noise 11 says, "The chemistry between Axl Rose and Angus Young has inspired Angus to start planning another AC/DC record, but Guns n’ Roses’ touring...
Toronto native Doug Brown boasts Canada's largest Metallica collection which includes items like rare vinyl pressings, die-cut picture discs, set lists grabbed offstage from concerts, posters, and more. He's even caught the band's attention, who profiled him in a new video at...
Seether returns with a new album this spring. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Poison the Parish marks the first album produced in its entirety by the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Shaun Morgan. The first single, "Let You Down," was released this week and the album is set...