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Guns N' Roses began their stadium tour last night in Detroit by doing something very shocking -- they were on time! Due to hit the stage between 9:45 and 10:00 p.m., the band came on at Ford Field at 9:43 p.m. The 24-song set wasn't that different from their L.A. and Coachella...
Hollywood Records will release a special box set in celebration of what would have been Freddie Mercury's 70th birthday on September 5th. Messenger of the Gods – The Singles contains all 13 of Freddie’s solo singles on individually colored seven-inch vinyl. It begins with a...
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Billy Joel, Sting, Elvis Costello, and John Mellencamp are among the dozens of artists that signed an open letter to Congress asking the government to take steps to end gun violence. According to Consequence Of Sound, the letter comes...
It was 50 years ago today (June 24th, 1966), that The Beatles kicked off their final tour in Munich, West Germany. The tour, which saw the group performing in Germany, Japan, the Philippines, and the U.S., was plagued with controversy. In the Philippines, the Beatles, who had...
ZZ Top has a different look this summer as Dusty Hill has traded in his bass guitar for a custom-made bass keyboard. This is a result of the dislocated shoulder he sustained in April after falling backstage in Lubbock, Texas. A statement on the band's website says, "The band...
U2 are hard at work on their next album, Songs of Experience. The Edge tells Billboard , "We are still busting our ass to try to get it out this year. That’s our plan right now, and exactly when, we’re not sure. Now a U2 album plan has been known to be revised. This is our...
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl emerged from hiatus on Wednesday night (June 22nd) to play a special invite-only acoustic set at the Cannes Lion International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France. In addition to playing several staple Foo Fighters cuts, Grohl shared a story...
Led Zeppelin have prevailed in the lawsuit filed by the estate of Spirit's Randy California over "Stairway to Heaven." The plaintiffs had argued that the song borrowed heavily from Spirit's "Taurus," but a jury in L.A. disagreed, finding unanimously in favor of Zep. Jimmy Page...
Keith Richards has posted on his website a video of himself responding to a question from one of his fans: "If you could go back in time and be credited for writing any song, which would it be and why?” Keith says, "I would have to go back to Freddie Scott's 'Are You Lonely For...