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It was 30 years ago tonight (January 23rd, 1986) that the first inductees entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria. The inaugural class of the Hall of Fame featured rock's forefathers: Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard...
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will appear in a Super Bowl commercial. He's in an ad for Skittles, and not much is known about the spot except that Tyler is using a microphone that is filled with the sweet candy. The Super Bowl airs on CBS on February 7th. A replica of Eddie Van...
The National Guitar Museum announced that its annual Lifetime Achievement Award is being awarded to Sabbath's Tony Iommi. Iommi is the sixth recipient of the award, joining previous recipients Honeyboy Edwards, Roger McGuinn, B.B. King, Vic Flick and Buddy Guy. Recipients are...
Coming on April 15th is the long-awaited Santana reunion album featuring the band's classic original lineup. Along with Carlos Santana, the upcoming Santana IV (4) album features the return of keyboardist Gregg Rolie, guitarist Neal Schon, percussionist Michael Carabello, and...
Nick Maybury, guitarist in the late Scott Weiland's band The Wildabouts, has opened up in a new interview about the night last month that Weiland died on the band's tour bus at the age of 48. Maybury himself only joined the band earlier in 2015 after guitarist Jeremy Brown...
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis spoke about the band's upcoming album in a new interview with Citizens Of Humanity, comparing writing this effort to past ones. He explained, "It’s strikingly similar in many ways. There are so many different stages that I have to...
Creed singer Scott Stapp spoke in a new interview with Loudwire about his late 2014 mental collapse and how he was able to recover from it and even get back on tour. Stapp's breakdown was brought about by a relapse into drug use and a previously undiagnosed bi-polar condition,...
Black Sabbath kicked off 'The End' world tour last night at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska and the opening night was notable for one song out of the 14-song set. The band broke out "Hand of Doom" from Paranoid for the first time since 1978 at the show in Omaha,...
It's bon voyage for Def Leppard today as they set sail on their first-ever cruise. Hysteria on the High Sea departs from Miami with stops in Grand Bahama and a private island before returning to Miami on Monday. Guitarist Phil Collen tells us he has no idea what to expect as he'...