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Tonight (February 9th) marks the 51st anniversary of the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Seen by over 73 million viewers, the show has gone on to become one of TV's most iconic moments, much like Neil Armstrong's 1969 walk on the moon. The Beatles performed...
It was 43 years ago tonight (February 9th, 1972), that Paul McCartney, along with his new band Wings, performed his first solo show at Britain's Nottingham University. Although McCartney refused to include any Beatles numbers in the band's set, he couldn't resist performing the...
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's scheduled February 10th appearance in a New Zealand courtroom to address charges of "threatening to kill" and drug possession has been delayed until April because Rudd's lawyer has quit the case. According to Stuff.co.nz, attorney Paul Mabey stepped...
Coming in May via Genesis Publications is Ron Wood’s latest book, the signed, limited edition tome -- Ronnie Wood: How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary. Featuring a cast of characters that went on to figure heavily into his life and career -- including Jeff Beck, Pete...
The Who has announced they’ll take the stage on March 26th at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the benefit shows for their patron charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust. Joining them on the bill will be their special guest Wilko Johnson -- who’ll appear with the band -- Van...
It was 27 years ago Sunday (February 8th, 1988) that the Who performed for the last time with drummer Kenney Jones. The band -- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Jones -- reunited for a three-song set at London's Royal Albert Hall during the British Phonographic...
INXS co-founding guitarist Tim Farriss is unsure whether he’ll ever play guitar again following a boating accident last month, which forced him to undergo two operations to reattach his ring finger. Billboard reported that Farriss, one of three brothers featured in the legendary...
Van Halen will reportedly release its first live album with singer David Lee Roth on March 31st. According to MelodicRock.com, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert was recorded on June 21st, 2013 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan and features 23 songs taken from all seven albums the band has...
AC/DC needs 150 fans in the Los Angeles area for a video shoot taking place on February 10th. The band has posted a form at its website for fans to enter and get a chance to appear in the clip. The yet-to-be-disclosed song is likely to be the next single from the band's new...