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Phil Lesh maintains that following the Grateful Dead's nearly yearlong hiatus from the road in the mid-1970's, the band lost some of its spark. Following the band's five night "finale" at San Francisco's Winterland Auditorium on October 16th through the 20th, 1974 -- the band...
Steve Miller is calling for the resignation of Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for which he's served as chairman since co-founding the institution in 1983. Back in April, after his own induction, Miller railed against the Roll Hall's...
Richie Sambora reached out to Bon Jovi, wishing them luck on their new single, "This House Is Not For Sale" -- the title track to the band's first full album without Sambora, due out on October 21st. Sambora, along with girlfriend and bandmate Orianthi, name checked the entire...
Happy Birthday to Robert Plant, who turns 68 today (August 20th)! Although Plant has enjoyed a successful solo career since 1982, he will always be best known for his years fronting Led Zeppelin and co-writing the majority of the band's songs with Jimmy Page. Coming on September...
Metallica has announced November 18th as the release date of its 10th studio album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. The long-awaited follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music. The band said online, "Hardwired...
2016 is shaping up to be Kansas' year with the release of The Prelude Implicit on September 23rd -- marking the band's fist all new studio set since 2000's Somewhere To Elsewhere. On top of that, Kansas will perform its 1976 Lefotverture album in its entirety on all tour dates...
Beatles fans have David Bowie to thank for Paul McCartney adding "Love Me Do" into his solo setlists for the first time. McCartney chatted with Rolling Stone, and was asked what was the latest Beatles classic to be added to the show. McCartney said: "'Love Me Do.' People have...
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd ’s 2014 album, Head Job, will be available (digital-only) in the U.S. for the first time on September 30th. Condolences to Journey guitarist Neal Schon on the passing of his mother, Barbara. He says, “Mom, we all loved you so much. There was nobody...
It was 47 years ago today -- August 18th, 1969 -- that the Woodstock Music and Art Fair wrapped with Jimi Hendrix's incendiary set after more than three days of music in Bethel, New York. More than 450,000 people converged upon the small upstate town to hear rock's biggest bands...