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On Monday, the Daily Mail published the outlandish conspiracy theory that Kurt Cobain faked his suicide in 1994 and jetted to Peru, where for the last 20 years he has been playing guitar right-handed and in disguise, as one Ramiro Saavedra. Sounds ridiculous, right? Still,...
Metallica: Back to the Front, what is being dubbed the definitive story of Metallica's classic 1986 album Master of Puppets and the tour that followed in its wake, hit bookstores and online sellers yesterday (September 13th). The group’s surviving members -- James Hetfield, Kirk...
In celebration of the Bruce Springsteen's upcoming memoir, Born To Run, the editors of Vulture have ranked all 314 of his officially released songs. The magazine explained the canvas from which they chose the material to be ranked, posting on Vulture.com: "All of the...
Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson has announced an 11-date West Coast run of his Jethro Tull: The Musical in October. The show, which last year hit the Midwest and East Coast over eight nights, "tells the story of the original Jethro Tull's life, reimagined as if in the near...
The Scorpions have made former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee a full-time member, replacing James Kottak , who has had drinking and legal problems, including eight months in a Dubai jail in 2014 for insulting Islam. Ritchie Blackmore thinks his former bandmates in Deep Purple need...
Today (September 13th) marks the first anniversary of the death of Former REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath who died at age 65 of undisclosed causes. Richrath, who joined the band in 1970 and recorded 12 albums with the band before splitting with the group in 1989, is best...
Izzy Stradlin reportedly turned down a five-figure fee to play with Guns N' Roses at April's reunion shows, according to band insider MSL. An alleged band insider, writing under the name MSL at GNR Truth , says Stradlin was offered the fee for each show he played. MSL writes: "...
The new Rolling Stones box set out on September 30th has nine more surprises thrown in. The Rolling Stones in Mono will contain 14 of their albums and a new compilation, Stray Cats, which contains essential non-album B-sides and rarities. Now comes word that there will also be a...
Bruce Springsteen will be heading out on a nine-stop book tour in support if his long awaited autobiography, Born To Run. "The Boss" will kick things off the day of the book's release (September 27th) in his hometown of Freehold, New Jersey at the local Barnes & Noble and...