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It was 41 years ago Sunday (October 19th, 1973) that the Who released their second double album, the watershed 1973 collection, Quadrophenia. The set featured such classic Who songs as "The Real Me," "5:15," "I'm One," "The Punk And The Godfather," "Drowned," "Sea And Sand," and...
Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Steve Miller, Cyndi Lauper, and Steve Winwood are among the artists who have made the shortlist for the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Vintage Vinyl News reported that among the other songwriters vying for a spot...
Prior to Fleetwood Mac hitting the road, Lindsey Buckingham spent time turning Christine McVie's recent piano and vocal demos into new Fleetwood Mac tracks, which will form the basis of the band's first new album with McVie in 27 years. Although Mac has released both a 2012 EP...
After another backbreaking series of shows throughout the past spring and summer, you'd think Peter Frampton would be enjoying a hard deserved rest. Not so fast; Frampton is already back at work doing tracking working on several projects near and dear to his heart. Frampton...
It was 29 years ago this week (October 16th, 1985) that "Little" Steven Van Zandt got like-minded performers into a studio to cut the track "Sun City." The song, which featured contributions from Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, and many others in an...
Metallica came very close to firing founding member and drummer Lars Ulrich in 1986, according to longtime Metallica friend and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. While doing press for his new memoir, I'm The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax, Ian confirmed the long-running...
Bono has issued an official apology for his role in putting U2's new album, Songs Of Innocence, into everyone's iTunes account whether they wanted it or not. According to Rolling Stone, the band was doing a Facebook video Q&A session when someone requested that the Irish...
Coming on October 27th is Kiss’ Love Gun: Deluxe Edition. The two-disc set features the original 1977 album, along with a bonus disc featuring assorted demos and live tracks. Love Gun, which was Kiss’s sixth studio album, was released on June 30th, 1977 and was the band’s...
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder recently kept a promise to a fan that he first made over 22 years ago. According to Diffuser, a diehard fan named Joe Wolfe ran into Vedder at a local movie theater shortly after seeing Pearl Jam perform at the Cincinnati venue Bogart's in 1992...