Real Rock News

On February 9th, Metallica played a show hosted by Salesforce.com at Pier 48 in San Francisco. The band previously played at the cloud computing company’s annual convention in 2011 (guitarist Kirk Hammett is friends with Salesforce.com’s CEO, Marc Benioff). The clip includes...
A “serious accident” that wrecked equipment and injured a crew member caused the cancellation of Foo Fighters charity fundraiser in Auckland, New Zealand. According to a Facebook post from Frontier Touring Company, “a truck carrying essential band equipment was involved in a...
Although Trey Anastasio's legendary status in the rock world is perfectly solid, he's currently cramming for the gig of his life. This summer, the Phish leader is stepping into hero Jerry Garcia's shoes as the lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead's last ever shows on July 3rd,...
Tony Iommi, who turns 67 today (February 19, 2015), tells the story of how he lost two of his fingertips which ultimately led to the heavy metal guitar sound that Black Sabbath fans know and love today. The animated short, "Fingers Bloody Fingers,” was produced by VH1 and is...
It was revealed today (February 19, 2015) that Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has been in treatment for a cancerous tumor at the back of his tongue. A seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment has been completed and the band promises to release a full update in...
The average price for tickets to AC/DC's upcoming North American tour on the secondary market is around $255, according to Forbes.com. The most expensive show of the 13-date run is a September 20th gig in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where the average secondary price is 124...
Van Halen bassist Eddie Van Halen revealed in his recent talk at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. that his son, Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, is working on a solo album. Eddie said, "Wait 'til you hear his record. This isn’t Pop...
A man has pledged to take "the ultimate test of endurance" by listening to nothing but Canadian rock act Nickelback for a week. According to Consequence Of Sound, Jesse Carey launched his campaign to raise money for Charity: Water, an organization which builds water wells in...
Eric Clapton will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on May 8th in Memphis. His induction, along with Little Richard and legend Tommy Brown, is being held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Blues Music Awards on May 7th and the public Grand Opening of the bricks and mortar...