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It was 45 years ago today (August 14th, 1971) that the Who released what is largely regarded as their masterpiece, Who's Next. Although Who's Next was a massive success, building on the back-to-back triumphs of 1969's Tommy and 1970's concert set, Live At Leeds; Who's Next only...
Happy Birthday to David Crosby, who turns 75 today (August 14th). Crosby will release his latest solo album on October 21st, titled Lighthouse. The album was produced by Michael League, the leader of the Grammy Award-winning instrumental ensemble, Snarky Puppy, and recorded at...
The book about Metallica's Master of Puppets, Metallica: Back to the Front, features an extensive interview with Ray Burton, the father of late bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident during the Master of Puppets tour. Now the band has posted a video of Ray getting his...
The NFL has produced a video to ring in the 2016 season showing numerous players and ex-players, including Michael Strahan, singing along to Mötley Crüe's 1985 hit "Home Sweet Home." Screenshot via NFL, youtube.com [Fair Use] Check it out: Home Sweet Home | Football is Family...
Bon Jovi's new song and video are out. "This House Is Not for Sale" is the title track to the band's new album, which will be out on October 21st. It's also the band's first studio effort without guitarist Richie Sambora, who left in 2013. Screenshot via BonJoviVEVO, youtube.com...
Although Peter Frampton is out on the road raving it up with his full band this summer -- this fall, Frampton goes acoustic again with the third leg of his scaled-back 'RAW' tour. Frampton, who'll be on the road with his summer shed show through the end of this month, hits the...
Metallica's self-titled fifth album, known as "the black album," came out 25 years ago today (August 12, 1991). The record made Metallica into superstars after being cult metal heroes for the first eight years of their career, even as it found the band slowing down and...
40 years ago when Paul McCartney first returned to North America for his Wings Over America comeback tour, he performed a scant five Beatles tunes. Today, his three-hour concerts average about 25 of them. McCartney, who sings a tribute song to John Lennon as well as tackling...
Happy Birthday to former Dire Straits guitarist and leader Mark Knopfler, who celebrates his 67th birthday today (August 12th)! Knopfler formed Dire Straits in 1977 with his brother David Knopfler, bassist John Illsey, and drummer Pick Withers. They recorded their self-titled...