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Jimi Hendrix fans are in for a treat with the September 30th release of Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 . The newly released collection from Experience Hendrix L.L.C., fully documents the debut performance of Jimi Hendrix’s short-lived post-Experience trio,...
Led Zeppelin and their allies won the June court battle with the estate of the late Spirit guitarist Randy California over whether "Stairway to Heaven" infringed the copyright of the late guitarist's song "Taurus." But the band's music publishers have just lost in their attempt...
Bob Dylan has just announced a 27-date U.S. tour of the South and Southwest set for October and November. The dates kick off just after Dylan's second appearance at Indio, California's "Desert Trip," with the tour opener set for October 16th at Phoenix, Arizona's Comerica...
It was 21 years ago today (August 9th, 1995) that Grateful Dead singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack at age 53. At the time, Garcia was at the Serenity Knolls drug-treatment center in Forest Knolls, California, where he was trying once again to get on top of his...
Eric Clapton's fly-fishing exploits have landed him some choice press as he snagged a 28-pound salmon while fishing in Iceland's Vatnsdalsa River. Ultimate Classic Rock linked to a story in IceNews.is , which posted the backstory on "Slowhand's" big catch, reporting, "To begin...
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was the victim of an on-stage equipment malfunction at the NRG Stadium in Houston. The band was recently reunited with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan for their Not In This Lifetime tour, and so far, it has been a remarkably smooth ride...
Shinedown singer Brent Smith recently told Full Metal Jacket that he is choosing to focus on fans in the midst of a negative and uncertain business environment. When asked if anything surprises him after 20 years in the business, he said: "I've got to be honest with you, there's...
Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider just welcomed his fourth grandchild into the world, and this birth will be a story he will tell for the rest of his life. Parker Pryde Snider, a girl weighing in at 8 pounds 10 ounces, was born Sunday afternoon alongside the 405 freeway in Los...
The November 11th release of the Pink Floyd box set The Early Years 1965-1972 may be just the beginning -- they're preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary next year of their signing to EMI Records. Nick Mason says, "We're talking about what to do for that - special editions...