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Jon Bon Jovi appears as the new pitchman for DirecTV. Ultimate Classic Rock posted the clip, which shows a couple realizing they forgot to record the TV program they had wanted when Bon Jovi pops up to serenade them with a tune explaining the benefits of turning back time -- be...
Eight previously unreleased songs from late Alice In Chains lead singer Layne Staley are currently being restored and properly mixed by Seattle-based audio designer Jesse Holt, according to Alternative Nation. The tunes all have vocal tracks from Staley on them and Holt has...
The Rolling Stones have asked Donald Trump to stop using their music at his campaign appearances. Trump, who has been using “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Brown Sugar,” played "Start Me Up" Tuesday after he left the podium in New York...
The copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Led Zeppelin by the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California over “Stairway to Heaven” has been postponed until next month. The trial was scheduled to start next Tuesday, May 10th, but federal judge R. Gary Klausner has...
Metallica's original manager has revealed to Metal Hammer magazine that the band briefly considered making drummer Lars Ulrich its frontman. Jon Zazula, who was the band's first manager and released their debut album, 1983's Kill 'Em All, through his independent label Megaforce...
Mike McCready dreams about a Pearl Jam a residency where they play some of their albums front to back. McCready says his fantasy is inspired by seeing Cheap Trick play their early albums during a 1998 residency at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. He tells Rolling Stone , "We could...
The Edge lost his father, John Garvin Evans, on April 17th following a long illness. In addition to his son, he is survived by another son, Richard; and a daughter, Gillian, along with numerous grandchildren. His wife, Gwenda, passed away in 2012. The Edge commented on his...
Now that the Desert Trip has officially been announced for October 7th, 8th and 9th, there is speculation about what The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who and Roger Waters are being paid, what it will take to make the show profitable and more...
Bad Company have released their first-ever official live album featuring the band's classic lineup of Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Mick Ralphs, and the late-Boz Burrell. The double-disc, Live In Concert 1977 & 1979, features selections from such legendary Bad Company gigs as...