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Billy Corgan has had enough. After more than a quarter-century of being known as Billy, the Smashing Pumpkins founder and frontman told an audience last week in Lima, Peru -- who had just finished singing "Happy Birthday" to him -- that "my name is not Billy. My name is William...
Now nothing says 'Heavy Metal' like an Iron Maiden themed van! We can thanks the fine folks at Loudwire.com for finding this gem. According to them, in the comments section of their Iron Maiden vs. S.O.D. March Metal Mascot Madness feature, a dude from Keyport, Wash. posted a...
Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero, best known as the drummer in Twisted Sister, has died at the age of 55, according to Variety. Pero was on tour with the band Adrenaline Mob at the time. After members of that group failed to rouse him on their tour bus Friday morning (March 20th), he...
Van Halen is set to release their first-ever live album, Live: Tokyo Dome In Concert, to feature original singer David Lee Roth on March 31st and according to the Van Halen News Desk , they will be promoting the release with a live performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on...
The Rolling Stones sure spent a lot of money to publicize their 2015 tour announcement only to announce. . . . nothing. Billboards were taken in out major cities hinting that yesterday (March 19th) -- dubbed “Satisfaction Thursday” -- a major announcement was coming, with...
The Who kicks off its 2015 dates starting this weekend with three British shows before heading across the pond next month. The group, led by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will perform on Sunday and Monday night (March 22nd and 23rd) at London’s The O2, before playing on...
Lynryd Skynyrd has just added 13 dates to their 2015 itinerary. New stops are now on the books for Mashantucket, Connecticut; Catoosa, Oklahoma; Bluefield, West Virginia; Gilford, New Hampshire; Airway Heights, Washington; Bethel, New York; Huber Heights, Ohio; Clarkston,...
A new book out in the U.K. claims that Metallica has made a series of "disastrous" financial decisions over the past five years that has left the band in the red. According to Gigwise, Into The Black authors Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood claim that since 2010, "It’s likely that...
The Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck has not even been officially released yet and already there is a conspiracy theory surrounding it. According to Alternative Nation, someone named Shawn Helton has written an article for 21st Century Wire in which he offers his opinion...