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The original manuscript for Don McLean’s legendary 1971 classic “American Pie” sold at auction yesterday (April 7th) for a whopping $1.2 million dollars through Christies Auction House, according to Rolling Stone. The 1972 chart-topper chronicled the lifespan of the baby boomer...
Happy Birthday to Julian Lennon, who turns 52 years old today (April 8th). Julian, who is John Lennon's first son with college sweetheart Cynthia Powell Lennon, holds the distinction of being the first child of any the Beatles, being born on April 8th, 1963. Julian also is the...
Metallica frontman James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar, and Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will all take part in the second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert on Friday, May 15th at The Masonic in San Francisco. Also joining the show's lineup are Red Hot Chili Peppers and...
As expected, Steven Tyler has inked a solo recording deal with Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group. Vintage Vinyl News reported the label began a decade ago as a joint venture between Scott Borchetta and Toby Keith. Big Machine’s roster currently includes such heavyweights...
Scott Weiland and his band The Wildabouts still intend to tour the U.S. next month despite the death last week of guitarist Jeremy Brown. According to Alternative Nation, the band did postpone a show scheduled for this week in London until September 3rd, saying in a statement, "...
Yes and Toto have announced a joint 26-date summer tour, hitting a cross section of venues - including 20,000 seat arenas, outdoor sheds, theaters, and casinos. The trek kicks off on August 7th at Mashantucket, Connecticut's Grand Theater at Foxwoods and winds down on September...
Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson will perform an eight-date mini-tour behind his new opera about the actual Jethro Tull, who was a noted British agricultural inventor, born in 1674. The November shows tell the story of the original Jethro Tull's life, “reimagined as if in the...
Halestorm is streaming its new album, Into The Wild Life, in its entirety at Yahoo! Music two weeks ahead of its April 14th release date. Singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale told us that making the record was a satisfying experience for her and the band: "It was a lot of fun. It was such...
Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Bob Burns died in a single-car crash on April 3rd in Cartersville, Georgia, when his car hit a mailbox and a tree, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. He was 64. Burns, along with Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, and Larry Junstrom...