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Elton John will not play at Donald Trump 's inaugural, according to a rep for the "Rocket Man" in an email to The Huffington Post . Longtime fans of the rock icon -- and outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter -- were confused when Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump’s transition...
Keith Richards says that recording the blues songs that the Rolling Stones made their bones with, made him think of the band's co-founder and blues purist, guitarist Brian Jones. Jones, who was ousted in the band in the spring of 1969 and died that summer, had longed for the...
Pete Townshend recalled the moment that Roger Daltrey transcended being the R&B bruiser-meets-pop tenor for The Who, finding both his true voice and opening the door for Townshend's best work. Just released is The Who's massive five CD "Super Deluxe" box set chronicling its...
Metallica's 10th studio album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, debuted as expected at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart on Sunday night (November 27th), selling 291,000 copies in its first week of release. Both of the band's previous outings, 2008's Death Magnetic and...
Tonight marks the 42nd anniversary (November 28th, 1974) of John Lennon joining Elton John on stage for a brief set of songs at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. Lennon's Thanksgiving night appearance was due to a bet made with Elton earlier that summer when Elton...
It has long been reported that Jon Bon Jovi discovered the band Cinderella . But that band's singer, Tom Keifer , says it was Gene Simmons who got to them first. Keifer tells Big Music Geek , "Gene Simmons was actually the guy who first took an interest in the band. His interest...
It was 40 years ago today (November 25th, 1976) that the Band played its most famous -- and final -- concert. Billed as The Last Waltz, the show at Winterland in San Francisco featured the group, along with an all-star guest list, in what became the farewell performance of the...
Billboard reports that Metallica 's first album in eight years, Hardwired...to Self Destruct, will likely be their sixth chart-topper. The album is on track to sell 280,000 copies, with streams taking it up to 300,000 equivalent album units. The band's last album, 2008's Death...
Yesterday, (November 22nd) Bruce Springsteen was among the 21 outstanding Americans President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Other high profile citizens receiving the honor were Robert DeNiro, Diana Ross, Ellen DeGeneres,...