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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...
Guns N' Roses have released photos of the band's stage set-up and a brief clip of the group rehearsing ahead of the launch of the "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour, which kicks off on tonight (June 23rd) at Ford Field in Detroit. Drummer Frank Ferrer has also uploaded a photo...
Sting and Peter Gabriel kicked off their "Rock Paper Scissors" tour on Tuesday night (June 21st) in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena. The jaunt marks the first time the pair has teamed up on the road since 1988 when they -- along with Bruce Springsteen -- toured as part of the...
Graham Nash has just tagged 10 fall dates onto his ongoing solo tour in support of his latest solo album, This Path Tonight. Nash, who'll be on the road throughout the latter half of July and early August, kicks off the fall leg on September 23rd at Kent, Ohio's The Kent Stage...