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Michael McDonald to Miss Reunion Concerts with The Doobie Brothers Due to COVID-19

Fans have waited 25 years for Michael McDonald to reunite with The Doobie Brothers. And while a few lucky concert goers got to see them together in August, the rest of us will have to wait a little longer, because as the band has indicated, he’s come down with COVID-19. McDonald pulled out of the August 31st concert…MORE

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KISS postpones shows after band members test positive for Covid-19

KISS is postponing four tour dates after Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the band. Stanley’s illness was disclosed earlier this week and Simmons’ was disclosed on Wednesday. Simmons is said to be experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to a statement from the band. We are postponing the…MORE

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Man photographed as baby on ‘Nevermind’ cover sues Nirvana, alleging child pornography

LOS ANGELES — Spencer Elden, the man whose unusual baby portrait was used for one of the most recognizable album covers of all time, Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the nude image constituted child pornography. The album cover depicts Elden underwater in a swimming pool as a then-infant with his genitalia exposed.…MORE

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Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones Drummer, Dies at 80

Drummer Charlie Watts, whose adept, powerful skin work propelled the Rolling Stones for more than half a century, has died, according to his rep. He was 80. In August 2021, the  drummer abruptly withdrew from the Stones’ pandemic-postponed tour, citing the need to recover from a recent medical procedure; a statement from the band said…MORE

ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

ZZ Top’s longtime bassist, Dusty Hill, has died … TMZ has learned. Dusty passed away at his home in Houston, TX — this according to his bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. They write, “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.  We, along…MORE

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When Bruce Springsteen First Heard Himself on the Radio…

Bruce Springsteen recalled the emotional moment when he first heard one of his songs on the radio. The Boss said he remembered where he was and what he was doing when the notes of a song from his debut album Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., began ringing out one day in 1973. “I was in Connecticut,…MORE

Jethro Tull Confirm ‘The Zealot Gene’ Album for Early 2022

Jethro Tull confirmed they will release their upcoming album The Zealot Gene in early 2022 through new record label InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. The band has yet to announce a track listing or firm release date for the project, which bandleader Ian Anderson previously teased in March. The current lineup features the frontman (vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, harmonica) alongside guitarist Joe Parrish-James, keyboardist John…MORE

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Robert Plant Reportedly Prepping New Album With Alison Krauss

A new album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss is reportedly in the works. The duo famously collaborated on 2007’s Raising Sand, which earned platinum sales and took home five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. During a recent episode of the Everyone Loves Guitar podcast, Greg Leisz, the pedal steel guitarist who played on Raising…MORE

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Robert Plant Will Allow Unheard Music to be Released After Death

Robert Plant said he “itemized” his archive during lockdown but has no plans to release any of the rediscovered music until his death. The 72-year-old Led Zeppelin legend revealed that cassettes contained a wide range of recordings from abandoned projects, along with personal paperwork including a family feud note sent to him soon after he decided to pursue…MORE

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Paul McCartney Docuseries ‘McCartney 3, 2, 1’ Coming to Hulu

The six-episode Paul McCarney docuseries McCartney 3, 2, 1 will premiere on Hulu July 16. The series will see the legendary musician discussing his career – including the Beatles, Wings and solo work – with music producer Rick Rubin. “Never before have fans had the opportunity to hear Paul McCartney share, in such expansive, celebratory detail, the experience…MORE

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Todd Rundgren, Foo Fighters and Randy Rhoads Honored by Rock Hall

Todd Rundgren, Carole King, the Go-Go’s, Foo Fighters and Tina Turner will be part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 36th induction class. Randy Rhoads and Billy Preston have earned musical excellence awards. Preston was a trusted sideman with the Beatles and Rolling Stones while also charting with several solo hits. Rhoads was a…MORE

Bon Jovi Kicks Off Encore Drive-In Nights

  Bon Jovi Kicks Off Encore Drive-In Nights | 2021 Concert Series Exclusive May 22 Performance Broadcasting at Outdoor and Indoor Venues Around the World | Showing locally at BECKY’S DRIVE-IN IN WALNUTPORT FORT WORTH, APRIL 26, 2020 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Bon Jovi will kick off the Encore Drive-In Nights…MORE

Jim Steinman, Meatloaf Hitmaker and Rock Legend Dead at 73 .

TMZ REPORT: Jim Steinman, who wrote and produced huge hits for Meat Loaf, Air Supply, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, is dead … TMZ has learned. Steinman died Monday in Connecticut, according to the state’s medical examiner. The cause of death is unclear. We do know it appears it was sudden … there was a medical emergency call to…MORE

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Sammy Hagar Regrets ‘Angst’ About Van Halen in His Memoir…

Sammy Hagar says he regrets having written about his negative experiences with Van Halen in his memoir while he was still angry about that period of his life. The former frontman maintained that he’d been honest about the downside of his time with the band when he wrote Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, which…MORE

Remembering Randy Rhodes on the 39th Anniversary of his Tragic Death

Remembering super talented guitar genius, Randy Rhoads on the 39th anniversary of his tragic death. Rhoads was one of the original members of Quiet Riot and went on to become Ozzy’s lead guitarist. Rhoads was just 26 when he died in a plane crash while on tour for “Blizzard Of Oz” in 1982, and is…MORE

David Crosby and Phoebe Bridgers Spar Over Her Smashed ‘SNL’ Guitar

After Phoebe Bridgers destroyed her guitar during her Saturday Night Live debut on Feb. 6, classic rocker David Crosby called her move “pathetic,” unleashing a lively back-and-forth between the two that roped in Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea as well. It all started when someone asked Crosby what he thought of the thrashing Bridgers gave her Danelectro Dano ’56 guitar after her…MORE

Bruce Springsteen Busted for DWI in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen is in the middle of a DWI case after he was busted in his home state … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the Boss was arrested on November 14 at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, NJ. Springsteen was cited for DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a…MORE

2021 Rock Hall Nominees Announced – VOTE NOW

36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to take place this fall in Cleveland, Ohio. The 2021 Rock Hall nominees are out. My list of who I think might get in: Kate Bush, DEVO, Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, RATM, NY Dolls. While I’m a HUGE fan of the Foo Fighters, I think…MORE

Flashback: Joe Walsh, John Entwistle, and Keith Emerson Form Short-Lived Supergroup

Watch them playing “Reelin’ in the Years” at a 1990 show with Steely Dan’s Jeff “Skunk” Baxter In the summer of 1989, Ringo Starr proved that fading, under-employed rock stars like Levon Helm, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh, Dr. John, and Rick Danko could rise out of the casino and state-fair circuit by joining forces in a…MORE

New Eddie Van Halen mural set to be unveiled to mark late guitarist’s birthday

A new mural honouring Eddie Van Halen is set to be unveiled today (January 26) to mark what would’ve been the late guitarist’s 66th birthday. This latest tribute to Van Halen follows on from his passing in October following a battle with throat cancer. LA artist Robert Vargas is the creator of the mural, which has been completed ahead…MORE

Genesis share rescheduled reunion tour dates and new rehearsal video

Genesis have announced a series of rescheduled tour dates along with a new video from their rehearsals. You can watch it below. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks were due to hit the road this April to play a long awaited reunion alongside longtime live guitarist and bassist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’ son Nic on drums. However, those…MORE

AC/DC Releases Brand New, Ground Breaking Video, “Realize”

Brand new, ground breaking AC/DC video, “Realize” , from the PWR UP album, co-written by the late Malcolm Young. Band members were filmed individually with footage combined to make it look like they were performing together!  WATCH ↓ AC/DC – Realize (Official Video)MORE

Valerie Bertinelli gets emotional addressing Eddie Van Halen’s death: ‘It’s been very rough’

Valerie Bertinelli is opening up about the death of ex-husband Eddie Van Halen.  The “Valerie’s Home Cooking” star, 60, got visibly emotional when discussing how she’s been coping since the legendary guitarist’s death. Van Halen, famed for hit songs “Jump” and “Hot for Teacher,” died of cancer at age 65 on Oct. 6. “I don’t know why I’m tearing up,”…MORE

Matt Sorum Credits Lars Ulrich for Getting Him Guns N’ Roses Gig

Matt Sorum says Lars Ulrich helped him become a member of Guns N’ Roses, adding that the Metallica drummer has “always been there” for him. Marking Ulrich’s 57th birthday on Dec. 26, Sorum posted a picture and discussed some of the highlights of their relationship on his Instagram feed. “We met when the Cult opened the Justice For All tour and spent many nights on…MORE

Richie Sambora on Leaving Bon Jovi: ‘I’m Really Glad I Did It’

Richie Sambora said his decision to walk away from Bon Jovi on the eve of a 2013 tour to take care of his teenage daughter Ava was the correct one for his family. “It wasn’t a popular decision by any means, obviously, but there was really almost no choice about it,” he said in a new video at People. “I’m really…MORE

Remembering John Lennon

Honoring the legacy of John Lennon on the 40th anniversary of his assassination. Lennon gave us ageless and timeless music and messages during turbulent times. John will always be remembered as one of the greatest artists, poets and voices for peace and love of our time.  MORE

Judge Ordered Phil Collins’s Ex-Wife to Stop Making “Scandalous” Allegations About His Hygiene

Orianne Cevey still insists she’s entitled to half the musician’s $40 million mansion, where she currently lives with her new husband. The court’s previous recommendation that Phil Collins and his ex-wife Orianne Cevey work out their property and financial disputes amongst themselves over Zoom doesn’t seem to have turned out so well. Despite that one friend who still thinks the…MORE

Twitter explodes after host calls Goo Goo Dolls ‘classic rock group’ at Rockefeller Center Christmas

The Goo Goo Dolls joined a plethora of high-profile performers like Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson at the 88th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center, but it wasn’t the band’s performances that set Twitter ablaze. When introducing their second performance, Today show host Craig Melvin referred to them as a “classic rock group,” and fans couldn’t help but suddenly feel old. READ MOREMORE

Sammy Hagar Wants to Buy David Lee Roth’s ‘Red Rocker’ Cartoon

If you thought Sammy Hagar was going to be insulted because David Lee Roth made him the subject of his latest work of art, think again: Van Halen‘s second lead singer says he’s interesting in buying his predecessor’s new cartoon. “I want to thank my old buddy Dave for considering me interesting enough to be the subject of his fine…MORE

Neal Schon Covers Beatles, Prince and Hendrix on New Solo Album

Journey guitarist Neal Schon has unveiled the track listing for his upcoming solo album, Universe, and it features many notable classic rock covers. Renditions of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe” are among the songs on the LP. Schon also covers Prince’s iconic “Purple Rain,” which you can listen to below. Read More: Neal Schon Covers Beatles,…MORE

David Lee Roth References Sammy Hagar in New Cartoon

David Lee Roth referenced Sammy Hagar multiple times in a newly released cartoon. The singer tweeted the intricately drawn image, styled in the form of a newspaper called “The Daily Catastrophe.” The front-page headlines include overt nods to his fellow Van Halen alumnus: “Concrete Flowers for Sam,” “Sam the Man Not Only Will Be Giving His Life for Rock and Roll, But…MORE