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Metallica will headline this year's edition of Lollapalooza along with Paul McCartney, it was revealed on Wednesday (March 25th). The festival is once again scheduled to take place at Grant Park in Chicago, on July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd. Joining the headliners will be...
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has done his part to help fulfill the last wish of a terminally ill fan of the band, according to Gigwise. Ken Powell has been battling cancer for 14 years but with surgery and treatment both having failed to contain it, the 56-year-old hardcore...
Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship co-founding guitarist Paul Kantner has been hospitalized with a suspected heart attack, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Kantner, who now fronts a new version of Jefferson Starship, is then only member to have been a part of every...
Roger Daltrey, who along with Pete Townshend, is out on the Who's 50th anniversary tour, feels that in many ways the future of music is doomed. Daltrey told The Standard, “The music business. . . it’s been stolen. Nobody wants to put in any money on nurturing artists -- if you...
Peter Frampton posted on Facebook that he’s currently re-recording “an album’s worth” of his older music on just acoustic guitar and piano. Frampton posted a photo of the intricate mic setup in his Nashville studio with a “Geek Alert” advisory. No release date has been announced...
Van Halen has announced the dates and cities for a summer/fall North American tour that will kick off on July 5th in Seattle, winding down on October 2nd in Los Angeles. To promote the tour, the band will perform live on the outdoor stage of ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live on March...
While Metallica's 1988 album ...And Justice For All is considered one of the band's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released for the lack of any bass guitar on the record. Jason Newsted's playing is almost inaudible -- and now we know who's to blame...
Paul Stanley says that it’s vocal issues that affect vintage singers much more than the physicality of hitting the road decade after decade. Stanley, who’s now 63, explained the toughest part of being a performing musician going on 50 years, telling Classic Rock magazine, “...
Out now is Pretend You’re In A War: The Who And The Sixties, arguably the most important book ever published on the formation and early days of the Who. In celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary, noted British author Mark Blake -- who's already published groundbreaking and...