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It was 40 years ago today (August 25th, 1975) that many fans believe Bruce Springsteen released the single greatest rock album of the 1970s -- if not in all of rock history; the legendary Born To Run. The album -- which was the first to feature then-rock critic Jon Landau behind...
Happy Birthday to Kiss co-founder and bassist Gene Simmons, who turns 66 today (August 25th). This week has been a trying one for Simmons, as his Los Angeles home was raided last weekend by the L.A.'s Police Crimes against Children Task Force, yet neither he nor anyone in his...
Iron Maiden's upcoming album, The Book of Souls, includes a tribute to Robin Williams, who killed himself last August. In an interview with an Italian magazine, singer Bruce Dickinson says, "My favorite song on Book of Souls is one I didn't write. It's 'Tears of a Clown,' which...
During Foo Fighters' show in Kansas City on Friday night (August 21st), frontman Dave Grohl explained to the audience why the band "rickrolled" members of the hate-themed Westboro Baptist Church who were protesting the band's concert earlier in the day. The Foos rolled up...
Although he has a new solo album called Higher Truth coming out, Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell told Rolling Stone that plans are in motion for the Seattle band's seventh full-length studio effort. He explained, "We’re already working on new material for an album. And then I...
Courtney Love posted two emotional messages on Instagram over the weekend to her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Underneath one old photo of Love and Cobain posing with their daughter Frances Bean Cobain-- then just an infant -- Love wrote, "Makes me feel so sad. Our...
Dead & Company have announced their inaugural tour dates for this fall. The band features Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart -- along with pop-blues guitarist John Mayer. Also on board are Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge, and RatDog...
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has confirmed that he has rekindled his friendship with the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, after a 19-year estrangement that started when Slash left the band in 1996 and included Rose calling his ex-bandmate a "cancer" in an interview done six...
Foo Fighters fought back against the toxic members of the Westboro Baptist Church before the band's concert on Friday (August 21st) at the Kansas City Sprint Center. According to Alternative Nation, hearing that the church were going to protest outside their show, the Foos...