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A poem believed to be among the last -- if not the last -- that Jim Morrison wrote in Paris before his 1971 death, is now on sale as part of a live auction which ends on June 25th. Auctioneers Paddle8 expect the 10-line poem to sell for between $60,000 and $80,000. Morrison was...
Pete Townshend is finding it hard to accept that although his latest solo release, Classic Quadrophenia, has easily sold enough units to sit at the Number One spot on the UK Classical Charts, the album hasn’t even entered the list. Vintage Vinyl News posted that the set, which...
It was 50 years ago today (June 15th, 1965) that Bob Dylan recorded "Like A Rolling Stone." The song not only revolutionized the way lyrics were written and sung, but ultimately pushed the boundaries of how long a hit single could actually be. "Like A Rolling Stone," which...
Alice In Chains producer Dave Jerden, who worked on the band's Facelift and Dirt albums, recalled in a new interview with Ultimate Guitar that radio stations refused to play any songs from 1990's Facelift for nine months after the record came out. The reason? They didn't like...
Private investigator Tom Grant claims that Courtney Love's lawyers are threatening legal action against theaters that screen the Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy docudrama Soaked In Bleach. The film combines staged re-enactments with a handful of interviews to make the dubious case...
Don Henley premiered eight songs from his upcoming solo album, Cass County -- including one that features Mick Jagger on harmonica. Rolling Stone reported Henley also chatted with Nashville journalist Beverly Keel at an “intimate gathering” and spoke about the long-in-the-works...
Dave Grohl sustained a fracture to his leg after falling from the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday night (June 12th). According to Consequence Of Sound, Grohl came back out and managed to finish the concert, although he performed the rest of...
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will not join the band for their shows in New Zealand later this year, despite the fact that he lives there. Rudd has been unable to leave the country since his well-documented legal problems began last fall, but there was speculation over whether he...
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1993 Greatest Hits collection has just been certified 12 times platinum, by the RIAA, according to Vintage Vinyl News. The new figures, which mark the sale of 12 million copies of the album, ties the hits compilation at Number 40 on the RIAA’s...