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Billy Joel credits the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief for his stage comeback, including his residency at Madison Square Garden. Billy spoke to Newsday and explained how things took off after that benefit, “We played at 12-12-12 and everybody made a big fuss about it. We didn'...
The rock world was dealt a blow with the news that co-founding Yes bassist Chris Squire, died on Saturday (June 27th) at age 67 from acute erythroid leukemia. Squire holds the distinction of being the only member of Yes to have played on every one of the band's albums. Fans were...
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said in a new interview that he doesn't think the band is going to commemorate its 35th anniversary in 2016. Speaking with Billboard, Ulrich explained, "In 2011 we celebrated our 30th with a week’s worth of concerts in San Francisco for our fan club...
Pete Townshend is once again threatening the end of the Who. The band, who are currently on tour in Europe, return to North America for one more victory lap on its Who Hits 50! tour, marking what Townshend and Roger Daltrey maintain is their final large-scale arena tour...
Nickelback is still doing it best to keep its latest album in the spotlight even though the band had to quit touring earlier this week. Just out from the band's 2014 release, No Fixed Address, is the new single and video, "Get 'Em Up." The clip follows two friends who plot a...
The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well string of reunion concerts kick off on Saturday and Sunday (June 27th and 28th) at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium. The band's hometown shows precede the final three concerts already on the books for next week at Chicago’s Soldier’s Field. In...
Roger Waters will host a special benefit concert, called Music Heals, in aid of the charity MusiCorps. The October 16th show at Washington D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall will also feature Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow, and Tom Morello. MusiCorps is a charity supporting injured service...
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, who feared the return of his cancer would prevent him from touring this summer, has turned a corner. Leppard is currently headlining a massive summer tour with Styx and special guests, Tesla, and Campbell -- who suffers from Hodgkin's...
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins told NME that he's neighbors with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and almost drove West from the neighborhood before he moved in. Hawkins explained that he rides his bike regularly past the "big gnarly mansion where Kanye and his chick live,"...