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30 years ago Elton John didn't expect to be alive -- let alone still selling out arenas, scoring Top 10 albums, and the happily married father of two. Elton, who's currently on tour in Europe, admitted to CBS News, "I mean, ten years ago, if you'd have said I'd be sitting in...
It was 43 years ago Sunday (July 10th, 1973) that the original lineup of Paul McCartney's solo band Wings played their 58th and final show in Newcastle, England. The show was recorded by McCartney and briefly considered to be released as Wings' first live album and followup to...
Gene Simmons was asked by Jack Antonio for the Do You Know Jack? radio show about the technology Apple reportedly has to disable smartphone cameras, which could be used by concert venues to stop the rampant use of phones to photograph shows. Simmons said, "When we first started...
Slash used a night off from the Guns N' Roses tour to jam with a couple of friends. The guitarist joined Whitford/St. Holmes -- the duo of Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and ex-Ted Nugent singer Derek St. Holmes -- at the Exit/In in Nashville last night. He played the Jimi...
Out today is Heart 's Beautiful Broken which includes a guest vocal by James Hetfield of Metallica . During an interview on the One on One podcast, Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French said, "I've lived long enough to say 'never say never,' because when we walked away the...
The Grateful Dead will live on, thanks to its members staying committed to its latest offshoot band, Dead & Company. In addition to legendary Dead members members -- guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, the group also features John Mayer, Allman...
Jon Bon Jovi wedding singer? That's just what a bunch of lucky attendees at a Miami wedding got when the Sayreville, New Jersey native was called onstage to duet with the band's vocalist, Lourdes Valentin, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The Associated Press reported, "...
Steven Tyler is finally off on his Out On A Limb tour -- it started last weekend in Las Vegas with a date in Los Angeles on Tuesday. While the tour is officially in support of the July 15th release of his first solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere, 10 of the 18 songs...
Eddie Van Halen paid a visit to Bryan Adams backstage before Wednesday's show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. A video was taken of Eddie holding an acoustic guitar. Bryan asks him to play the intro to Van Halen's "Mean Street" from the band's 1981 album, Fair Warning. Eddie...