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Jimmy Page and Robert Plant appeared today at Los Angeles federal court for what is officially known as "Michael Skidmore vs. Led Zeppelin et al" -- but mainly referred to as the "Stairway To Heaven" case. As the writers of the 1971 Led Zeppelin classic, the pair is being sued...
KISS are looking for some special roadies for their upcoming Freedom to Rock tour. The band has teamed up with Hiring Our Heroes and the Veteran Tickets Foundation to hire a currently serving member of the National Guard or Reserve to be a "Roadie for the Day" for each date on...
The Metallica reissue campaign was supposed to start last year with the band's 1982 demo tape No Life 'Til Leather, but it hasn't worked out that way. The demo was reissued on cassette for Record Store Day 2015, but then an announced box set never saw the light of day. Lars...
Eddie Vedder made a surprise appearance in the comedy tent before Pearl Jam 's Bonnaroo headlining set on Saturday. He joined Judd Apatow for a tribute to Garry Shandling , in which they put the late comedian’s jokes into a song. Check out the video below. James Corden has...
The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir had the Orlando massacre on his mind on Sunday (June 12th) when he accepted the first Les Paul Spirit Award at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Billboard reported that Weir claimed he had a "heavy heart," and went on to...
AC/DC will launch its own brand of tequila later this summer. Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights, the band's licensing and merchandising companies, have teamed up with Mexican company Fabrica de Tequilas Finos to create Thunderstruck tequila. According to Team Rock, the...
A new film based on the recording sessions for the Rolling Stones' classic 1972 double album, Exile On Main Street, is currently in the works, according to Deadline. The movie, which will be directed by Andy Goddard of Downton Abbey fame, is based around Robert Greenfield's...
The trial to determine if Led Zeppelin ripped off the Spirit song "Taurus" when writing "Stairway to Heaven" is scheduled to get under way tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 a.m. PT in Los Angeles, but there could be a delay. The attorney for the estate of the late Spirit guitarist Randy...
Eric Clapton says life has become painful for him. "Slowhand" tells Classic Rock that he's been afflicted with a condition called peripheral neuropathy for the past year. It gives him the feeling of "electric shocks going down [his...