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AC/DC fans in Scotland have gotten their wish and will see a Bon Scott statue erected in his hometown of Kirriemuir. The BBC reports that the town council approved the display after receiving more than 80 letters of support for the new statue. It was funded by a group of AC/DC...
It's looking as though the inevitable reunion of the original Santana lineup will take place in April over three nights, with a just announced trio of arena dates pairing Santana and Journey. The shows coincide with the April 15th release of Santana IV (4), which -- in addition...
Gregg Allman has announced the five shed dates that will comprise his "Laid Back Festival," according to Newsday. In addition to a return to its inaugural one-show from last year at Wantagh, New York's Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, the 2016 Fest is also making stops in Georgia,...
John Mellencamp is continuing his "Plain Spoken" tour into 2016, with 13 new dates on the books covering the Midwest and the East Coast. Last year, Mellencamp wowed fans last years by undertaking a massive 80-date tour in support of his critically acclaimed fall 2014 album,...
The Cars will release a catalogue-spanning box set on March 11th, called The Elektra Years 1978-1987. The new set features the original band's six studio albums, with new digital remastering overseen by band leader and songwriter Ric Ocasek. The albums included are 1978's The...
Breaking Benjamin will make its way to Europe for the first time ever this spring. The band announced that its debut trek on that continent will kick off on May 29th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, wrapping up on June 20th in Stockholm, Sweden. The group is touring in support of...
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has posted a powerful response to a Connecticut high school's decision to call off a production of the musical American Idiot, based on the 2004 Green Day album of the same name. Armstrong argued that the high school's decision to call off the...
It was 46 years ago tonight (January 27th, 1970) that John Lennon recorded "Instant Karma." Lennon had already recorded several experimental albums and two singles under the name the Plastic Ono Band. "Instant Karma," however, was released under the name John Ono Lennon, the...
Kirk Hammett of Metallica has written a long story about meeting David Bowie on his blog . Joe Elliott has laryngitis and could not sing on the Def Leppard cruise, which pulled into port Monday in Miami. As a result, the band has also postponed its show Wednesday at the...