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The spot where childhood friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met again as teens, leading to the formation of the Rolling Stones has been awarded an official British Heritage plaque. On Thursday (February 12th), the legendary meeting on October 17th, 1961 on platform two of...
Alice Cooper’s cover project, dubbed Hollywood Vampires, will perform at September’s Rock In Rio Festival, featuring Aerosmith's Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp. The moniker comes from the hard partying ‘70s crew in 1973/1974 which included Keith Moon, John Lennon, Ringo Starr,...
Slash's estranged wife Perla Hudson told a cameraman from TMZ that her separation from the legendary guitarist is " pretty amicable," adding that "he's gonna do the right thing for me and his children" in the couple's upcoming divorce. Asked how their assets will be divided in...
On Thursday (February 12th) Jon Bon Jovi took the stage at Kenneth Cole’s Manhattan store in Soho in front of about 100 fans for a set of acoustic songs with a backing band. The performance “was part of Common Thread, an initiative Jon Bon Jovi started with Cole that provides a...
Janis Joplin guitarist Sam Andrew, who performed alongside her in both Big Brother & The Holding Company and her solo band Kozmic Blues Band, died on Thursday (February 12th) at 73 following complications from a heart attack, according to Vintage Vinyl News. Andrew will...
In what's sure to be among the hottest tickets this summer, Def Leppard will team up with Styx and Tesla for a mammoth 48-date North American tour. The trek kicks off on June 23rd at Tampa, Florida’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre and winds down 15 weeks later on October...
Saturday (February 14th) marks the 45th anniversary of the recording of the Who's legendary 1970 gig at England's Leeds University -- the concert which eventually became their first live set, Live At Leeds. The original 1970 release only featured six tracks, including elongated...
Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil said in a new interview with Soundwave that Pearl Jam was probably the only Seattle band that did not emulate Soundgarden's use of lower guitar tunings -- a trademark of the grunge scene of the late '80s and early '90s. Thayil explained, "I think...
As the release of his new album Blaster draws closer, Scott Weiland has revealed that the nearly two-year-old legal dispute with his former band, Stone Temple Pilots, has been settled. Although he did not get into specifics, Weiland told us that both parties have moved on: "It...