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Eric Clapton has just announced four North American shows for New York City and Los Angeles, which will mark his only gigs on the continent for 2017. The concerts are set for March 19th and 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden, and March 25th and 26th at L.A.'s The Forum...
Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told the band's So What! fan club newsletter in a new interview that he got some "coaching" writing his solos for the band's new album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, from drummer Lars Ulrich. Hammett recalled, "I would play about 25 or 30...
Breaking Benjamin will hit the road this January for a short run of dates as the band continues to promote its 2015 "comeback" album, Dark Before Dawn. The trek will kick off on January 10th in Silver Spring, Maryland, and will conclude two and a half weeks later, on January...
Elton John will not play at Donald Trump 's inaugural, according to a rep for the "Rocket Man" in an email to The Huffington Post . Longtime fans of the rock icon -- and outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter -- were confused when Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump’s transition...
Keith Richards says that recording the blues songs that the Rolling Stones made their bones with, made him think of the band's co-founder and blues purist, guitarist Brian Jones. Jones, who was ousted in the band in the spring of 1969 and died that summer, had longed for the...
Pete Townshend recalled the moment that Roger Daltrey transcended being the R&B bruiser-meets-pop tenor for The Who, finding both his true voice and opening the door for Townshend's best work. Just released is The Who's massive five CD "Super Deluxe" box set chronicling its...
Metallica's 10th studio album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, debuted as expected at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart on Sunday night (November 27th), selling 291,000 copies in its first week of release. Both of the band's previous outings, 2008's Death Magnetic and...
Tonight marks the 42nd anniversary (November 28th, 1974) of John Lennon joining Elton John on stage for a brief set of songs at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. Lennon's Thanksgiving night appearance was due to a bet made with Elton earlier that summer when Elton...
It has long been reported that Jon Bon Jovi discovered the band Cinderella . But that band's singer, Tom Keifer , says it was Gene Simmons who got to them first. Keifer tells Big Music Geek , "Gene Simmons was actually the guy who first took an interest in the band. His interest...