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Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil said in a new essay which he wrote for Rolling Stone that his band at first resisted early attempts to compare them to acts like Led Zeppelin. Thayil explained, "We started getting that a lot: ‘Zeppelin, Zeppelin, Zeppelin,’ and we were like, OK...
It was 46 years ago today (March 2nd, 1969) that John Lennon and Yoko Ono made their first live public concert performance. Although the couple had first performed together the previous December for the Rolling Stones' Rock And Roll Circus TV special, Lennon's appearance at Ono'...
Critics and fans alike are still buzzing about Fleetwood Mac’s current tour with Christine McVie following a 16-year hiatus. The energy of the band is back to where it was around the time of the legendary 1979/1980 trek behind the famed Tusk album, due to the return of McVie and...
Jimmy Page credits the outtakes featured on Led Zeppelin’s 1975 Physical Graffiti for helping define the band’s beloved double album set, which just was reissued in expanded form this week. Just under half of the set was culled from the band’s three previous albums -- but none...
It was 38 years ago today (February 27th, 1977) that Keith Richards was arrested in Toronto for possession of heroin. Richards, who was in town to perform with the Rolling Stones at the El Mocambo Club for their upcoming concert album, Love You Live, was awakened by the Royal...
Happy Birthday to Who frontman, Roger Daltrey, who turns 71 on Sunday (March 1st). Last year, Daltrey released his first non-Who related solo album in 22 years, with Going Back Home, his joint album with former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson in which they revisit Johnson's...
The international recording industry has declared that starting this summer, all new music will be released globally on Fridays. According to multiple outlets, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which serves as the worldwide governing body of the...
Kid Rock went hunting, talked guns and took digs at Korn, President Obama and Beyonce in a new interview with Rolling Stone, while praising U.S. troops and Axl Rose. The magazine's reporter spent a day with Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, at his 500-acre Alabama estate,...
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has declared war on pop music. According to Billboard, Corgan stopped by a local morning show this week while on tour in Australia, where he was asked about the state of pop and replied, "To me (pop music) is headed towards a form of...