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Now that Slash has revealed that he and former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose are friends again after nearly 20 years of estrangement, you can expect a steady stream of rumors about where and when the seemingly inevitable Guns N' Roses reunion tour will take place. The first...
A new book on the making of Metallica's 1991 self-titled fifth album, also known as "the Black Album," will be published by Bloomsbury Publishers on September 24th as part of its much-celebrated and acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Author David Masciotra said, "The book is a must-read...
AC/DC's classic 1990 song "Thunderstruck" was the favorite song of the online criminals who recently hacked into the Ashley Madison website, according to Billboard.com. The information came to light on Monday morning (August 24th), when Toronto police told the press that an...
Keith Richards is promoting the release of his third studio solo album, Crosseyed Heart, on September 18th, with a walk back down memory lane. Four English Heritage plaques are being placed around London and Southwest England at important places in his life, and each one...
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament told Vice in a new interview that 2016 will likely bring a follow-up to the band's 2013 album Lightning Bolt. Speaking about his plans to build more skateparks, Ament revealed, "The band will probably try and get another record going in the next year...
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been making a little news at each stop on the band's current North American tour, and today's item comes from the band's recent show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This time, Grohl called out bands who play two hours or less onstage, telling...
It’s a once-in-a lifetime event on September 20th when Billy Joel moderates a conversation with Don Henley at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y (92Y). The press release for the event states: “These two music legends are set to make a rare public appearance together. Hear them talk about...
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...