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Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz have been tapped to open for Guns N' Roses on their upcoming summer stadium tour. Alice In Chains will appear on the "Not In This Lifetime" bill from its opening night on June 23rd in Detroit through its second date in Chicago on July 3rd, while...
Paul McCartney welcomed a musical 10-year-old fan on stage on Tuesday night (May 17th) in La Plata, Argentina. The young girl was allowed up with her mom, and when McCartney offered to sign her doll -- she requested to play bass with "Macca" instead. The little girl, named Leila...
Happy Birthday to Pete Townshend, who turns 71 today (May 19th)! Townshend, who is the primary creative force behind the Who, wrote nearly all of the band's music and has been responsible for crafting the stories and themes behind such rock classics as Tommy, Who's Next, and...
Dead & Company have announced a free show for "fans, friends and family" at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The gig at the 1,150-capacity venue will take place on Monday, May 23rd. Billboard posted: "Tickets to this special concert will be made available at Ticketmaster.com...
It was 37 years ago today (May 19th, 1979) that a select group of party-goers witnessed the closest thing to a live Beatles reunion when Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr reunited to jam at Eric Clapton's wedding reception at his English estate. The impromptu...
The attendance by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at their upcoming copyright infringement case in California has become a major point of contention in the run-up to the June 14th trial. The two Led Zeppelin members are accused of ripping off Spirit's song "Taurus," written by the...
Lynyrd Skynyrd will help kick off the Republican Party Convention festivities in Cleveland when they take the stage at the Welcome to Ohio Late Night party on July 17th at the Auto Lot, a pop-up venue in downtown Cleveland. It will be hosted by Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff...
Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath suffered from extreme depression as a teenager, and thinks he might not have lived if the band hadn't become a success. Butler tells Classic Rock magazine, "I used to be a cutter. I'd cut my arms, stick pins in my fingers, that kind of thing. I...
Anthony Kiedis will be well enough to perform with Red Hot Chili Peppers this weekend. Chad Smith told England's Radio X that the singer was on the mend after being hospitalized with an intestinal flu. Smith said, "His stomach was killing him and it was really scary. So we went...