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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen credits the success of the band's newly released self-titled album to a pressure-free recording process. The band, who recorded the set over several blocks of sessions at frontman Joe Elliott's studio in Ireland, originally only intended on...
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell said in a new interview with a Seattle radio station that he never set out to write hit songs or garner commercial success with them. The vocalist explained, "I felt like I can write 10 songs, and if one of those somehow has a broader appeal, it'...
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is a huge horror fan, and has staged two editions of his own horror-themed festival, while also amassing a huge collection of memorabilia and publishing a book about it. But what about getting into the horror movie business? Hammett told us that...
Creed frontman Scott Stapp has clarified his stance on a potential reunion with the rest of the band, saying in a new interview with Rolling Stone that while he hopes it can happen, he doesn't want to give fans that it will get underway anytime soon. Stapp explained, "I know...
It was 41 years ago tonight (November 2nd, 1974) that George Harrison launched his "George Harrison & Friends North American Tour" becoming the first solo Beatle to tour North America. Harrison opened the tour on November 2nd, 1974 at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum. The 30-...
It was 40 years ago today (October 31st, 1975) that Queen released their single "Bohemian Rhapsody." At just under six minutes, it was deemed to be too long by both their manager and record label. But after Capital Radio London DJ Kenny Everett played it 14 times over the last...
The Best Buy store on Watson Rd. in Crestwood is closing. The old legendary KSHE studios in Crestwood once sat on what is now their parking lot. The city of Crestwood was not happy that KSGE was there and the city government was instrumental in the station eventually leaving and...
Ozzy Osbourne will play his first solo show in some time on Halloween (Saturday, October 31st) at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans. Joining Ozzy as guests will be Slash, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Ozzy's Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer...
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has confirmed in new interviews with About.com and Ultimate Classic Rock that the band is in the process of recording some of its new material for the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic album. Hammett revealed, "At this point, we’re...