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In 1979, ex-Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne was in Los Angeles, attempting to form a new band. An acquaintance of Osbourne's, future Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, contacted Rhoads to see if he was interested. Rhoads, disillusioned with Quiet Riot's inability to land an...
When developing the new EVH 5150IIIS Stealth amp head, Eddie Van Halen said he needed a little “more gas in the tank” before his band embarked on their epic 2012 tour. It seems like the Hall of Fame guitarist accomplished his goal, as he and the EVH team came up with a hot-...
Jimmy Page says that Led Zeppelin's 1975 Physical Graffiti double album gained strength by collecting the band's previous outtakes and morphing them with their new work. Physical Graffiti -- which has just been reissued, remastered, and expanded under Page's supervision --...
Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and Patti Smith lead the list of presenters for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for April 18th at Cleveland's Public Hall. Rolling Stone reported McCartney will do the honors for Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder for Bill...
On April 28th, Eric Clapton will release the triple CD set, Forever Man, spotlighting his 32-year-run on Warner Brothers. The collection is broken down into three sections each receiving their own disc: Studio, Live, and Blues. Among the classic songs featured on the 51-song set...
As if a string of new summer dates with the Doobie Brothers wasn't enough to keep him busy, Gregg Allman has just announced his full itinerary through September -- with his son Devon Allman opening a handful of shows for him in California and Texas. Allman will next play on...
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is interviewed in a new documentary called All Things Must Pass, which chronicles the history of the legendary music store chain Tower Records. Director Colin Hanks told Billboard.com why Grohl's appearance was a good fit for the movie,...
Although Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford is winding down the North American leg of his Mike + The Mechanics trek, the band will be back on the road next month launching a substantial 33-date European tour. Rutherford has just released the deluxe expanded 25th anniversary...
Bluewater Productions has announced the publication of a brand new comic book biography of Ozzy Osbourne as part of their Orbit series, according to Blabbermouth. Ozzy Osbourne: The Metal Madman arrives in stores on Wednesday (March 18th) and will be available in both print and...