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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,...
While the rumor was breaking that Sammy Hagar would re-join Van Halen next year for a fall tour, Sammy told Eddie Trunk on his Sirius-XM show that he's had no contact with Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Sammy says, "I wished Eddie a happy birthday on his birthday and I wished Al a...
The Roth Army website reports that the original Van Halen, minus David Lee Roth, will reunite with Sammy Hagar for a tour next fall. However, Sammy's manager says there is "zero" truth to the story. The story goes on to say that both Dave and Sammy were asked to do the tour, but...