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It was 50 years ago on this weekend that the Beatles recorded their eighth U.S. Number One hit, "Ticket To Ride." The session -- which took place on February 15th, 1965 -- was the Beatles' first for the year and the start of the Help! album, which featured a new technique for...
Ron Wood says that we can expect another dose of the Rolling Stones in the U.S. this summer. Wood, notoriously has let the Stones' past studio and tour plans slip -- much to Mick Jagger's chagrin -- and when we asked him about both he and Charlie Watts recently being spotted in...
It was 48 years ago today (February 12th, 1967) that the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested at Richards' West Sussex, UK home for drug possession. The bust followed Donovan's arrest by the same drug squad the previous year, and sparked not only public...
Alan Parsons has taken Roger Waters to task for his letter urging the Alan Parsons Project to back out of their Israeli show on Tuesday night (February 10th) in Tel Aviv. The pair has a history together, with Parsons famously engineering Pink Floyd's 1973 The Dark Side Of The...
Metallica played a corporate gig in San Francisco on Monday night (February 9th) at a party hosted by Salesforce.com, a company that provides cloud-based applications and solutions for businesses to enhance their sales and customer service capabilities. Metallica previously...
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been named as the official 2015 ambassador for Record Store Day, making him the public face of the annual celebration of independent record shops. Grohl follows in the footsteps of Chuck D and Jack White in the role and will release Songs...
Two years after the Rides' debut set, Stephen Stills says the band is hard at work prepping their second album. The Rides -- featuring Stills, Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg, and blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd -- released their self-titled debut in 2013 and took...
AC/DC has announced 13 North American tour dates, starting on August 22nd at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts and wrapping up on September 28th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster. AC/DC's only other announced North American...
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley had some no-holds-barred advice for Beck after the latter's Grammy win for Album of the Year on Sunday night (February 8th) was marred by an onstage appearance from rapper Kanye West. Writing at his Facebook page, Stanley said that Beck "should've...