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Metallica made a triumphant return to the Lollapalooza festival on Saturday night, nearly 20 years after the band first performed at the event. Kicking off its headlining set with "Fuel," the metal veterans delivered a career-spanning set that ranged from hits like "One" and "...
A video of 1,000 Foo Fighters fans playing the band's hit "Learn To Fly" in a field was all it took for the Foos to let those fans know that they will come and perform for them. The clip was shot as a way to encourage the group to play a show in the northern Italian city of...
Just days after guitarist DJ Ashba quit the band, a source has confirmed to Detroit music writer Gary Graff that Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal is also no longer a member of the group -- and has been out for some time. The source said, "Bumblefoot quit last year...
U2 closed out its North American tour on Friday night (July 31st) -- the last show of an eight-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden -- with none other than Bruce Springsteen joining the band on stage. Last December, "The Boss" had subbed for Bono to front U2 in the...
Pete Townshend admitted that the Who’s current tour is pretty much a cakewalk for him. During a lengthy chat with Mojo magazine, Townshend was asked why he hasn’t done more solo work and after explaining how much blood and sweat peers like Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon,...
Steven Tyler and Nashville-based band Loving Mary are headed to Bristol Motor Speedway for the August 22nd IRWIN Tools Night Race in Bristol, Tennessee. Steven will treat race fans to a live performance of his debut country single, "Love Is Your Name," as well as some Aerosmith...
A Seattle judge on Friday (July 31st) dismissed a lawsuit by a man seeking to have graphic photos of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's corpse released, according to the Seattle Times. Richard Lee, who hosts a public-access show called Now See It Person To Person: Kurt Cobain...
It was 44 years ago today (August 1st, 1971) that George Harrison and friends performed the legendary Concert For Bangladesh at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Harrison organized the shows at the urging of his mentor, sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, who asked Harrison to...
Released today (July 31st) are deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin’s final three albums: 1976’s Presence, 1979’s In Through The Out Door, and 1982’s Coda. The reissue program has been curated by Jimmy Page, with each album featuring at least a second disc of companion audio...