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John Mellencamp is continuing his "Plain Spoken" tour into 2016, with 13 new dates on the books covering the Midwest and the East Coast. Last year, Mellencamp wowed fans last years by undertaking a massive 80-date tour in support of his critically acclaimed fall 2014 album,...
The Cars will release a catalogue-spanning box set on March 11th, called The Elektra Years 1978-1987. The new set features the original band's six studio albums, with new digital remastering overseen by band leader and songwriter Ric Ocasek. The albums included are 1978's The...
Breaking Benjamin will make its way to Europe for the first time ever this spring. The band announced that its debut trek on that continent will kick off on May 29th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, wrapping up on June 20th in Stockholm, Sweden. The group is touring in support of...
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has posted a powerful response to a Connecticut high school's decision to call off a production of the musical American Idiot, based on the 2004 Green Day album of the same name. Armstrong argued that the high school's decision to call off the...
It was 46 years ago tonight (January 27th, 1970) that John Lennon recorded "Instant Karma." Lennon had already recorded several experimental albums and two singles under the name the Plastic Ono Band. "Instant Karma," however, was released under the name John Ono Lennon, the...
Kirk Hammett of Metallica has written a long story about meeting David Bowie on his blog . Joe Elliott has laryngitis and could not sing on the Def Leppard cruise, which pulled into port Monday in Miami. As a result, the band has also postponed its show Wednesday at the...
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler told Radio.com that founding Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was offered an opportunity to join the band for the final U.S. concert of its farewell tour, but that Ward declined because he wanted to do either the whole tour or nothing at all. But...
Coming on May 6th is the Who's fourth and final vinyl box set -- Volume 4: The Polydor Singles 1975-2015. The new box follows the band's past collections which chronicled their releases on the Brunswick, Reaction, and Track labels, brings the band's singles up through the Who's...
According to an unconfirmed report, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will carry on its tour behind The River through April with an extra dozen North American concerts. Songmango.com posted that "The Boss" would be adding a third Los Angeles show, along with assorted...