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Following Billy Joel's lead in recording a doo wop classic for Tonight Show viewers -- Robert Plant played along with Jimmy Fallon's use of iPad Loopy app to build a multitrack version of the pair singing Gene Chandler's "Duke Of Earl" on Friday night (September 26th). Plant,...
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has posted photos online from his first day on the job as a teacher at Coventry University in the U.K. Iommi began his stint as a professor of music last Wednesday (September 24th) and posted pictures of a class session as well as an autograph...
Metallica and Linkin Park are among the major headliners who will perform at the first-ever U.S. edition of Rock In Rio, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on the weekends of May 8th and 9th and May 15th and 16th, 2015. Also confirmed for the event are Deftones, No...
John Mellencamp is back with a new album, Plain Spoken, and a just-announced 80-date 2015 tour. Mellencamp, who's now 62, explained that it's important for him to keep things in perspective, telling NBC's Today show, "I think you have to make records that are age appropriate,...
The J. Geils Band has been tapped as the opening act for 10 of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s 2014 dates. Seger, who last time around had old friend Joe Walsh open the shows for a string of dates, is obviously going back to the bands who made their bones with Seger,...
Just one day after it was announced that a new AC/DC song called "Play Ball" will be part of Turner Sports' marketing campaign for the Major League Baseball post-season, a preview of the track can be heard on promos already appearing online. The full song is expected to be heard...
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are heading back on the road in support of Seger's upcoming studio set, Ride Out. Although dates and cities are available for all the upcoming shows -- only venues have been announced for the first 13 of the 23 dates. Seger and the crew...
Several of the musicians who have played and continue to play with Ozzy Osbourne pay tribute to rock's Prince of Darkness in a new video teaser for Memoirs Of A Madman, the singer's solo career retrospective that's due out on October 7th. Drummer Tommy Clufetos, who's played in...
Aerosmith's Joe Perry is hitting the road next month for a string of book signings all over the country. The tour for Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith kicks off on the autobiography’s release date on October 7th in New York City, and stretches for two straight weeks. Perry...