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Prince, whose mix of funk, R&B, rock and sexuality scored him number-one hits, an Oscar and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and influenced thousands of musicians, has died in Minneapolis at the age of 57. Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7th, 1958 to a...
The "mega" concert featuring the heavyweights in rock will indeed happen this fall, according to Roger Daltrey. As we reported earlier this week, the granddaddy off all rock festivals is shaping up to take place this fall on the Coachella Festival grounds, with a three-night...
Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe and Bret Michaels of Poison will headline a festival of hair metal bands this fall. The Hair Nation Festival is set for September 17th in Irvine, California and will include '80s acts that dabbled in hairspray like Kix , Slaughter , Lita Ford , Vixen ,...
Podcaster and TV host Mike Rowe has posted an open letter at his website in which he apologizes to Metallica frontman James Hetfield for mistaking him for the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich. Apparently Rowe was sitting at an outdoor cafe last Friday (April 16th) when Hetfield...
Former Guns N' Roses keyboard player Chris Pitman is still apparently feeling hurt after being left out of the band's current reunion tour. Speaking with the fan site GNR Chile, Pitman said, "Yes, I quit the Oldies band, they just wanna repeat that 30 year old music over and...
On June 3rd the Traveling Wilburys' catalogue will make its debut on streaming services, according to Billboard. The new deal, which will put the legendary supergroup's music on outlets such as Apple Music and Spotify, ties in with a reissue of 2007's The Traveling Wilburys...
Joe Walsh has dropped out of a July 18th concert in Cleveland after finding out it had a direct connection to the Republican convention being held in the city that week. In a statement, the solo artist and Eagles guitarist says he'd understood that the show was a "non-partisan...
Sixx:A.M. has launched a new video and hashtag -- #ReasonToRise -- to inspire fans to take a stand on what's important to them. The video includes Nikki Sixx on CNN talking about the track as well as the song's lyrics. He says he's met people turned off by the current political...
Music fans, promoters, venues, venue employees and local businesses aren't the only ones in North Carolina losing out by having Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Boston, and Ringo Starr, cancel their shows there due to their opposition to the state's so-called "bathroom bill." The...