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Portrait of British musician John Lennon (1940 - 1980) (center) and his wife, artist and musician Yoko Ono (extreme left) as they attend an unspecified rally in Hyde Park, London, England, 1975.

John Lennon remembered

Saturday (December 8th) marks the 38th anniversary of John Lennon's death. As is the custom every year, several hundred fans are...
The Buzzcocks performing at The Venue, London 1979 (l-r) Steve Dibble, Pete Shelley.

Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks, dies at 63

Pete Shelley, lead singer of iconic punk rock band The Buzzcocks, died on Thursday (December 6th) at 63 of a suspected...
Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer of Kiss perform at Gamers' Choice Awards 2018 at Fonda Theater on December 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Gene Simmons’ mother dies at 92

Gene Simmons' mother, Flora "Florence" Klein, has died at the age of 92. Simmons' wife Shannon Tweed announced the news on her Facebook...
Bob Seger of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band performs in concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 11, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Bob Seger adds new dates to farewell tour

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have just tagged five new 2019 stops onto their farewell tour. Tickets for new...
John Cougar performs live in 1977.

John Mellencamp is back with ‘Other People’s Stuff’

John Mellencamp returns today (December 7th) with his 24th album, Other People's Stuff. The album, which includes covers of older material recorded...
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones warily eye the Hells Angels onstage at The Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969 in Livermore, California.

Flashback: The Rolling Stones perform 1969 Altamont Speedway concert

It was 49 years ago today (December 6th, 1969) that the Rolling Stones held their ill-fated free concert at the Altamont Speedway in...
Bassist Duff McKagan of Guns and Roses performs on stage during the MusiCares Concert For Recovery presented by Amazon Music at the Showbox on May 10, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan working on solo album

Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is putting the finishing touches on a solo album that he will release in 2019. McKagan began...
Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell on Stage

Book on Chris Cornell coming in 2020

A new book on late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, titled Total F**king Godhead: The Biography Of Chris Cornell, will arrive in 2020. The author, Rolling...
Album cover for rock and roll band "The Beatles" album entitled "Rubber Soul" which was released on December 3, 1965. (L-R) George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney(Clockwise from bottom left) George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr.

Flashback: The Beatles release ‘Rubber Soul’

It was 53 years ago today (December 6th, 1965) that the Beatles released their groundbreaking sixth album, Rubber Soul. Also released in conjunction...
Musician Eric Clapton performs at The Forum on September 18, 2017 in Inglewood, California.

Eric Clapton posts ‘A Clapton Christmas’ video special

Eric Clapton has just posted the new A Clapton Christmas special on YouTube. The 23-minute featurette includes a sit-down interview with "Slowhand" and...
Nick Mason of Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets performs at Symphony Hall on September 25, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Nick mason didn’t want new band to become a Pink Floyd tribute act

Pink Floyd's co-founding drummer Nick Mason made sure that his side project, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, wouldn't become just another tribute act....
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Queen + Adam Lambert announce summer ‘Rhapsody’ tour

Hot on the heels of earning the title of the highest grossing musical biopic in movie history, Queen + Adam...
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Todd Rundgren touring behind autobiography

Todd Rundgren will publish his autobiography on December 21st, titled The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams And Dissertations. Rundgren, who is currently...
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Black Sabbath and Velvet Revolver members team up for new project

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum have launched a new...
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Flashback: Boston’s debut album goes Top 5

It was 42 years ago today (December 4th, 1976), that Boston's self-titled debut album peaked at Number Three on the...

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