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Metallica's Kirk Hammett will promote a ghoulish new collectible figure of himself, looking a little green, at this year's Comic-Con International, which will take place later this month in San Diego. According to Loudwire, the limited edition figure is part of Hammett's Famous...
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Slash are two of the musicians who appear in a new documentary short film called The Distortion Of Sound. According to Loudwire, the film explores how changes in music delivery systems have led to a transformation of the audio experience itself,...
It was 29 years ago Sunday (July 13th, 1985) that the Live Aid concerts took place in Philadelphia's JFK Stadium and London's Wembley Stadium. The mammoth fundraising shows were organized by then-Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof, who began the music industry's efforts to fight...
Stone Temple Pilots and singer Chester Bennington are working on new music for the band's next release, according to a pair of tweets posted by STP bassist Robert DeLeo. Although Bennington is fully immersed in promotion and touring for the new Linkin Park record, DeLeo tweeted...
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is adding film producer to his list of accomplishments. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dirnt and Green Day manager Pat Magnarella are producing an independent film called Crickets that centers on the relationship of two estranged brothers, one...
Crosby, Stills, & Nash wrap up a three show run at New York City’s Beacon Theatre tonight (July 11th) and have been busy while in the "Big Apple" promoting CSNY’s new box set chronicling the group’s legendary 1974 tour. Graham Nash, who compiled the set with longtime...
Happy Birthday to Fleetwood Mac songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie, who turns 71 on Saturday (July 12th). McVie has just returned to the band following a 16-year hiatus, and is currently prepping new material before the band kicks off its world tour in September. McVie,...
The Kinks’ Dave Davies wants it to be known once and for all -- it was he who played the distinctive guitar part on "You Really Got Me" -- not then-in demand session player Jimmy Page. The recent BBC special, Radio 2 Guitar Season, once again perpetrated the long standing...
The CBS Beatles special, The Night That Changed America, has snagged six Emmy Award nominations. The star-studded program -- which culminated with a live reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr after each had performed their own separate sets, was taped in L.A. on January 27th...