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Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Prince Saturday night (last night) by opening his show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with "Purple Rain." Wearing a purple scarf, and with the stage bathed in purple lights, Springsteen said, "Whenever I saw Prince I left the show...
Eric Clapton has commented on the death of Prince. He writes , "I'm so sad about the death of Prince, he was a true genius, and a huge inspiration for me, in a very real way. In the the '80s, I was out on the road in a massive downward spiral with drink and drugs [when...
It was 40 years ago today (April 24th, 1976) that John Lennon and Paul McCartney last saw each other. Over the course of the previous two years, relations between the two chief Beatles had warmed considerably, with the pair spending time together both in Los Angeles and in...
Roger Daltrey thinks AC/DC made a big mistake continuing on without Brian Johnson. He tells Postmedia Network , "I think AC/DC will miss Brian much more than Brian will miss AC/DC. There you go. What do you expect from Australians?" He also doesn't think much of the substitute...
Bono is featured in a new documentary on the Bible. Here's the backstory. In 2001, Bono would read passages from The Message, a translation of the Bible, to his dying father, Brendan Robert Hewson. Then in 2010, Bono met Presbyterian pastor Eugene Peterson, author of The Message...
The singers for two AC/DC tribute bands have spoken out about their chance to audition for the band recently following the departure of longtime frontman Brian Johnson as he battled hearing loss. While the job ultimately went to a name-brand pro, Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses, the...
Happy Birthday to Peter Frampton, who turns 66 today (April 22nd)! Frampton first made his mark in Britain in the late-1960's with the pop group the Herd, and then later as part of the hard rocking Humble Pie with co-founder Steve Marriott. Frampton left Humble Pie in late 1971...
Poison frontman Bret Michaels says that future group projects are on hold while drummer Rikki Rockett finishes treatment for oral cancer. The band's legion of fans were hoping to see the band back on the road in 2016 to salute the 30th anniversary of its 1986 debut album, Look...
The Who's current 50th anniversary outing has been described as its last extensive world tour, but that doesn't mean Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend exactly know when or how they will hang it up. Daltrey says , "In our heads we want to go on as long as we can. And our bodies,...