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Ultimate Classic Rock has posted a list of potential drummers for AC/DC should Phil Rudd be unable to return to the band -- assuming, of course, that the group even wants him back. Although nothing official has been announced, Rudd is still the drummer for AC/DC until further...
Happy Birthday to Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who turns 66 on Saturday (January 17th). In June of 1969, Taylor replaced the band's co-founder Brian Jones shortly before his death, and less than a month later, on July 3rd, 1969, he made his live debut with the Stones at...
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has revealed via Twitter that he has just begun recording a new solo album, according to Blabbermouth. No further details are currently available. Cornell's last solo studio effort, 2009's Scream, was an ill-advised attempt at urban pop produced...
Fleetwood Mac kicks off its 2015 dates tonight (January 16th) at Saint Paul, Minnesota's Xcel Energy Center, with the current 40-date run winding down on April 11th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. After that, the "Mac" will embark on a 24-date European leg taking in stops...
It was 35 years ago today (January 16th, 1980) that Paul McCartney was arrested in Tokyo, Japan for bringing 7.7 ounces of marijuana into the country. Fans were stunned at McCartney's action seeing as how he had lobbied so hard to be granted a work visa to perform in Japan after...
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is probably not going to join his bandmates for their performance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on February 8th. According to International Business Times, Rudd is scheduled to appear in a Tauranga, New Zealand courtroom just two days later, on...
A line of baseball jerseys and tank tops featuring an image of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's suicide note on the front have been pulled from sale after a public outcry by fans of the late singer and guitarist. According to Classic Rock, the shirts were first made available...
Two former Guns N' Roses members are getting together for some road work. Guitarists Slash and Gilby Clarke will tour together this March in Brazil and Argentina with their respective bands, although there's no word on whether they plan to do some jamming while they're down...
A documentary on the history of '80s hard rock act Quiet Riot, called Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back, will air on Showtime on January 29th. The brainchild of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali, the film chronicles the band during its early '80s heyday and follows its...