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Van Halen kicked off its summer North American tour on Sunday night (July 5th) in Seattle with a set featuring a number of rarities from the band's catalog that have not been heard live in decades. The show opened with "Light Up The Sky" from 1979's Van Halen II and also...
Ozzy Osbourne's 1981 solo set, Dairy of a Madman, has sold over 3.2 million copies since its release but the Black Sabbath frontman wasn't initially pleased with the final product. Bassist Rudy Sarzo told The Metal Voice, “I was on the bus when Ozzy got the mixed version of the...
Metallica's longtime manager Peter Mensch said in a new interview that there are not enough new quality hard rock bands coming up these days to keep the genre alive. Speaking with BBC Radio 4, the co-owner of New York-based Q Prime Management explained, "There aren't quality new...
Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton was initially diagnosed with throat cancer in 2006. After the disease went into remission, it returned in 2011. Recently Hamilton gave fans an update on his health. He told the Long Island Pulse, "My doctor thought I was pretty much done with the cancer...
The trailer for The Peanuts Movie is out now and the Who's classic "Baba O'Riley" is prominently featured in the clip. The movie, which is due to hit theaters on November 6th, includes all of the traditional Peanuts storylines including Charlie Brown struggling to fly a kite and...
Last November, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert, One More For The Fans, was taped at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. The show will be released on CD and DVD on July 24th and will air on Sunday, July 19th, at 8 pm ET on AXS-TV. Some of the stars who participated in the concert were Gregg...
A commemorative D'Angelico six-string guitar signed by Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann was auctioned for $526,000 on Sunday, July 5th, during the group's final "Fare Thee Well" concert in Chicago. The opening bid on the guitar was $5000...
Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr, who turns 75 today (July 7th)! Ringo will be celebrating his birthday in Los Angeles, and as usual, will join his wife Barbara Bach, and assorted family, friends, and fans in front of the Capitol Records Tower on Hollywood Boulevard to share a “...
Dave Grohl settled the question of how he would perform on the Foo Fighters' North American tour on Saturday night (July 4th) at the kick-off show in Washington D.C., playing the entire epic set from a massive, light-up throne surrounded by guitars. Grohl even showed off footage...