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U2 will kick off a 19-city, 44-concert arena tour in May 2015 with a string of shows in several major North American cities, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Called the Innocence + Experience Tour, the trek will also feature 22 fall dates in Europe in addition to the 22 set...
It was 38 years ago today (December 4th, 1976), that Boston's self-titled debut album peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album chart, where it stayed for five weeks. Since then, nearly every song from the album continues to receive heavy airplay on classic rock radio...
Fans may be surprised to see one name missing off the credits of the authorized Kurt Cobain documentary that's coming next year: the late Nirvana frontman's widow, Courtney Love. According to the Hollywood Reporter, it was Love who initially approached filmmaker Brett Morgen in...
Soundgarden is the subject of a new documentary from the same team that has produced recent films on Rush, Alice Cooper and the history of heavy metal. The film will cover the band's entire career, from their early days on the Seattle club scene through their breakup in the late...
The Rolling Stones’ legendary sax player Bobby Keys died on December 2nd from cirrhosis of the liver at age 70. Keys, who played on some of rock’s most memorable and lasting cuts, was still touring with the Stones up until illness forced him to pull out of the band's most recent...
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd did not show up in Tauranga District Court in New Zealand on Tuesday morning (December 2nd) for his second hearing on charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. According to the New Zealand Herald, a "not guilty" plea...
Foo Fighters will play at Irving Plaza in New York City this Friday (December 5th), in conjunction with the premiere of the eighth and final episode of the band's HBO series Sonic Highways. Tickets, priced at just $20, won’t go on sale until the day of the show, and will only be...
Creed singer Scott Stapp's teenage son Jagger has weighed in on his father's current situation, telling fans on Twitter that his dad "chose drugs over his family." According to Classic Rock, Jagger Stapp has urged his father to get help, claiming that the singer has been on a "...
It was 35 years ago tonight (December 3rd, 1979) that 11 fans that died in a stampede while entering the Who’s concert at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum. The tragedy -- which all but eradicated festival concert seating for nearly two decades -- happened when thousands of fans...