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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,...
Queen guitarist Brian May has commented on a research study that says Freddie Mercury incorporated techniques in his singing used by Mongolian throat singers. May calls the study a "waste of energy," adding that he wishes so-called "scientists would find something more useful to...
A bus full of fans headed to see Guns N' Roses in Mexico City Wednesday night crashed en route, killing one person and injuring 29 others. 35-year-old Mauricio Ballesteros Zamora died after suffering head trauma and internal injuries. Police believe that the bus driver lost...
Prince, whose mix of funk, R&B, rock and sexuality scored him number-one hits, an Oscar and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and influenced thousands of musicians, has died in Minneapolis at the age of 57. Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7th, 1958 to a...
The "mega" concert featuring the heavyweights in rock will indeed happen this fall, according to Roger Daltrey. As we reported earlier this week, the granddaddy off all rock festivals is shaping up to take place this fall on the Coachella Festival grounds, with a three-night...
Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe and Bret Michaels of Poison will headline a festival of hair metal bands this fall. The Hair Nation Festival is set for September 17th in Irvine, California and will include '80s acts that dabbled in hairspray like Kix , Slaughter , Lita Ford , Vixen ,...