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Red Hot Chili Peppers have tapped actress Olivia Wilde to direct the music video for "Dark Necessities," the first single from the band's upcoming 11th studio album, The Getaway. Wilde made it public earlier this week that she was getting behind the camera for the clip, posting...
Shinedown has released the official "short film" for the song "Asking For It," taken from the group's fifth album, Threat To Survival. Frontman Brent Smith said about the clip, "What we decided to do on the latest installment in the Shinedown catalog was have as much fun as...
Roger Daltrey says his bout last year with viral meningitis, an inflammation of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord, caused so much pan that he was ready to die. He tells Rolling Stone : "My legs aren't good. My feet aren't good. But I think being able to manage it...
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi continues to fight the good fight following his cancer diagnosis in 2012. He tells The Guardian newspaper: "I’m OK at the moment, dare I say it. It’s stage three lymphoma, so it could come back at any time. That’s one of the reasons why we’re...
The Rolling Stones are due back in the studio this month to continue working on the album they started last December. With the songs leaning in a blues direction, there is a report out of London that Eric Clapton could end up on two songs. The Sun quotes a source who says, "Eric...
Don't approach Guns N' Roses and current AC/DC vocalist Axl Rose for an autograph if you see him. While the formerly reclusive singer has been open and friendly with fans during his run of European shows with the latter band, Axl has apparently had enough of people getting his...
Happy Birthday to the Rolling Stones' drummer Charlie Watts, who turns 75 today (June 2nd)! Watts is the second-oldest Stone; co-founding bassist Bill Wyman is 79, Mick Jagger will turn 73 next month, Keith Richards is 72, and Ron Wood turned 69 yesterday (June 1st). Out now is...
Bruce Springsteen has just made his historic 1990 performances at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium available for download. The two shows -- now titled The Christic Shows - November 16th & 17th, 1990 -- marked Springsteen's first acoustic concerts since 1972, his first official...
Eddie Money is battling back against his former drummer, who is suing for wrongful termination -- among other issues. Back in October, Glenn Symmonds sued Money claiming he was axed "because of his age and physical disabilities stemming from bladder cancer and a back injury."...