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Even before Guns N' Roses delivered a searing performance at Coachella this weekend, everyone was talking about lead singer Axl Rose. That's because he was confirmed as the temporary lead of AC/DC, replacing Brian Johnson, who is suffering from hearing loss, for the remainder of...
As the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2016, Metallica performed a special in-store set at Rasputin Music in Berkeley, CA on April 16th. The band recently released deluxe edition remastered box sets for Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning, and their performance reflects...
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea says he doesn't care about the criticism he's gotten for his solo bass version of the National Anthem at Kobe Bryant's final game as an L.A. Laker last Wednesday. He tells TMZ that "people who like music liked it" and that he "thought it was...
Sammy Hagar's original Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico turned 26 years old yesterday. He writes on his website : "It's hard to believe it's been 26 years! Some of the most fun I've had in my life has been since the opening of the Cabo Wabo. "The discovery of a place...
Pearl Jam is the second artist today (Monday) to cancel a show in North Carolina in protest of the state's recent law prohibiting transgender people from using public restrooms of the gender with which they identify. The band Boston cancelled three concerts earlier in the day...
Steve Miller, who is still seething over his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame experience, may not allow HBO to include him in the telecast of the induction ceremony. It is scheduled to begin airing April 30th. He told the San Diego Tribune, "We’re still negotiating. We’re demanding...
Boston has canceled its three upcoming North Carolina shows in response to the state's recent anti-LGBT legislation. Both Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr have scrapped their North Carolina appearances in opposition to the passing of the state's highly divisive Public...
Peter Mensch, who manages such rock giants as Metallica, Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers, isn't mincing words when it comes to YouTube. In an interview with the BBC , Mensch says that his bands are being ripped off by the company, insisting, "YouTube, they're the devil. If...
Gene Simmons of KISS says a report of him endorsing Donald Trump for president is "false." Simmons was a contestant on Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in 2008. (Photo by PRPhotos.com) Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic joined Paul McCartney on "Helter Skelter" midway through Macca's...