REAL ROCK ARMY

240161-206011.jpg

Metallica drummer says new song is going over well with fans

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told Metal Hammer in a new interview that the band's new song, "The Lords Of Summer," is going over well with fans hearing it live on the band's current "By Request" tour. Ulrich explained, "It's fun to play. It seems like the kids are enjoying it. There was actually somebody in…

240156-205996.jpg

Foo Fighters blast through classic rock covers at festival show

Foo Fighters set aside a portion of their headlining performance at this past weekend's Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware to perform a string of classic rock songs, including Alice Cooper's "School's Out," the Rolling Stones' "Miss You," Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" — with drummer Taylor Hawkins on vocals — and Queen and…

240151-205981.jpg

Richie Sambora says he was given an ultimatum by Bon Jovi: ‘join or leave’

Richie Sambora says there’s still hope for him to return to Bon Jovi, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Sambora, who went AWOL from Bon Jovi’s recent world tour after only 21 dates, told Lust For Life magazine, that tensions have settled between he and Jon Bon Jovi, whom he says he still has love for,…

240146-205966.jpg

Quick Takes: Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Stephen Stills & Bob Dylan, Genesis

Eric Clapton experienced catcalls and boos during his Saturday night (June 21st) performance at Glasgow, Scotland’s The Hydro after bolting from the stage due to sound issues. Before anything is made too much of it, it should be noted that Clapton, who was fed up with a sketchy sound system, weathered nearly the entire show,…

240141-205951.jpg

Sting admits that pot helps the creative process

Sting admitted in a new interview that he’ll smoke pot for inspiration when stuck on a new song. Sting, who’s never been known for any hard partying ways, explained to The Daily Mail, that drugs can definitely serve a positive purpose in the creative field, saying, "I think if they’re used specifically as tools for…

214191-196751.jpg

Michelle Foster

Name: Michelle Foster From: Addieville, IL   Works at: Michelle works at theFairview Heights Police Department as a 911 Dispatcher. Michelle started listening to KSHE around 1983. She remembers her dad making her yell “KSHE Rocks” while they were working in the garden when she was 6 or 7 years old. Michelle likes the nice mix…

238896-205796.jpg

Kiss and Def Leppard kick off joint tour tonight

Kiss and Def Leppard kick off their 42-date summer tour tonight (June 23rd) at Salt Lake City, Utah’s USANA Amphitheater. The nearly 10-week trek will run through August 31st in Woodlands, TX at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hitting both major cities and secondary markets. Def Leppard will open each show — although the tour…

238891-205781.jpg

AC/DC ‘very likely’ to tour this year, says Brian Johnson

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson said that the band is "very likely" to tour before the end of the year, according to Classic Rock. Johnson made his comments in a brief message at his website, in which he thanked fans for their support of his U.K. television series Cars That Rock. Johnson wrote, "(This) was my…

238881-205766.jpg

Metallica makes studio version of new song available

Metallica has made a studio version of its new song, "The Lords Of Summer," available at iTunes. Dubbed the "First Pass" version, the recording is basically a demo of the song that the band made before playing it live on its recent "Metallica By Request" tours of South America and Europe. The studio version was…

00/00/0000 - Nirvana -  -  - Keywords:  - Photo Credit: Photorazzi - Contact (1-866-551-7827)

Nirvana bassist says Kurt Cobain wouldn’t have killed himself if sober

Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic said in a new interview with Reason TV that he believes frontman Kurt Cobain would not have committed suicide more than 20 years ago if he had not been high on heroin. Novoselic explained, "The drug abuse was a big part of it, he was under a lot of pressure.…

238856-205736.jpg

Quick Takes: Guns N’ Roses, Steve Perry, Roger Daltrey

Asked in a new interview if he would play with the current version of Guns N' Roses, which counts Axl Rose as its sole original member, ex-drummer Matt Sorum replied, "Yeah, sure. I got no problems with any of that, you know? Life's too short. It's getting shorter too." Sorum also commented on founding bassist Duff McKagan recently…

238851-205721.jpg

David Crosby says Roger McGuinn still balking on a Byrds reunion

David Crosby still yearns for a Byrds reunion although Roger McGuinn wants absolutely nothing to do with reactivating the band. Crosby, who for years has been urging McGuinn to reunite once more with him and surviving co-founder and bassist Chris Hillman, told Radio.com, "I’d love to work with Roger again. He doesn’t want to do…

238846-205706.jpg

Proposed NBC Beatles mini-series doesn’t have song rights, but Sony does

The recently proposed NBC Beatles mini-series may be hitting a few roadblocks along the way. Billboard reported that the project has failed to secure either the "Fab Four’s" individual likenesses or music rights — which are controlled Sony/ATV Music Publishing. A major snag in any type of Beatles-related project is the expense of using any…

226481-199581.jpg

Flying the red eye with Keith Richards

Airports bustle with activity during the day. But after 10 p.m., they’re bleak, deserted tombs. The only people stirring are cleaning crews and road-weary travelers…like me. We wander aimlessly around airports until it’s time to line up with other zombie travelers. It had been a long week of back-to-back meetings in San Francisco. I grew…