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Billy Idol’s current shows are mixing a healthy dose of tunes from his 1980's heyday along with tracks from his new album, Kings & Queens Of The Underground. Highlights in the set include such MTV-era favorites as “Dancing With Myself,” “Cradle Of Love,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “...
Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne have been added to the credits of Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" due to the similarity between the tune and Petty's 1989 solo track "I Won't Back Down." "Stay With Me," which peaked at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100, has been nominated for...
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, the first documentary about late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain made with the authorization and cooperation of his family, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Saturday (January 24th). The film was praised in several reviews,...
Gregg Allman is heading out on a 21-date spring jaunt, marking his first extended road trek since the end of the Allman Brothers Band back in October. Allman kicks off the North American run on March 13th in Northfield, Ohio at the Hard Rock Casino and winds things down on May...
It was 45 years ago tonight (January 27th, 1970) that John Lennon recorded "Instant Karma." Lennon had already recorded several experimental albums and two singles under the name the Plastic Ono Band. "Instant Karma," however, was released under the name John Ono Lennon, the...
Mark Knopfler has announced an extensive 36-date North American tour in support of his upcoming eighth solo album, called Tracker, which comes out on March 15th. Knopfler hits our side of the pond on September 10th with a show at Vancouver, BC's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with the...
Faith No More has revealed the details of its first North American live shows since 2010 and first full U.S. and Canadian tour since reuniting in 2009. The trek kicks off on April 15th in Vancouver, Canada, wrapping up on May 15th in Philadelphia. The announcement comes as the...
Three Days Grace has revealed that the band's fifth studio album will be called Human and will arrive on March 31st. The announcement comes just as the first single, "I Am Machine," tops the rock radio chart and gives the Canadian act its 13th Number One track on the survey...
The Mad Season tribute performance scheduled for January 30th at Seattle's Benaroya Hall has added three "mystery guests" to the show's lineup, which already boasts surviving Mad Season members Mike McCready from Pearl Jam and Barrett Martin from Screaming Trees, along with...