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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

When Roger Waters Finally Found Happiness on Tour

Guitarist Snowy White recalled Roger Waters’ happiness as his 1999 comeback tour ballooned into a three-year extravaganza and the large-scale success he’d always hoped for as a solo artist. White’s first interaction with Waters came when he signed up as a touring member of Pink Floyd in 1976. He was also part of the The Wall road trip in 1980 and had taken…MORE

On the third anniversary of Malcolm Young’s death, watch Angus Young’s emotional tribute to his big brother

A choked-up Angus Young recalls his brother Malcolm’s vision for AC/DC and his sad ‘decline’ as dementia took hold. Today, November 18, is the third anniversary of former AC/DC bandleader Malcolm Young’s death. Young passed away, aged 64, at Lulworth House, in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, on November 18, 2017. He had been diagnosed with dementia at the conclusion…MORE

Eddie Van Halen: The Joy and Pain of Rock’s Last Guitar Superhero

He reinvented the electric guitar by the age of 22 — and that was just the beginning. Here’s the full story of a rock legend In 1983, when Eddie Van Halen first built his beloved 5150 home studio in the hills near Hollywood, he decorated its kitchen with a photograph of a squat old apartment building in…MORE

Joe Walsh’s ‘VetsAid’ to Feature Jon Bon Jovi and James Hetfield

Jon Bon Jovi, Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Alice Cooper are among the artists who will appear at VetsAid 2020: Home for the Holidays. This virtual music festival, set for Dec. 12, was organized by the Eagles’ Joe Walsh and will raise funds for veteran services groups across the country. Walsh has previously organized the annual concert around the Veteran’s Day holiday. He announced…MORE

What Jimmy Page Told Steve Lukather of Toto When They First Met

Steve Lukather recalled the moment he first spoke to Jimmy Page – after being convinced the Led Zeppelin legend actually wanted to talk to Eddie Van Halen. The moment took place in the early ‘90s when Page was being honored at a Hollywood event. Toto guitarist Lukather had arrived with his friend Van Halen; a number of other well-known guitarists were also among…MORE

WATCH: Trailer for Unofficial David Bowie Biopic ‘Stardust’

IFC films has released a trailer for the unofficial David Bowie biopic Stardust, which doesn’t have the approval of his estate or include any of his music. You can watch the video, which features actor Johnny Flynn in the lead role, below. The story covers the events that led Bowie, whose career was suffering a difficult start, to develop his Ziggy…MORE

That Time When AC/DC Hunted the Loch Ness Monster

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson recalled the time when he and late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young went hunting for the Loch Ness Monster. Sightings of a giant creature in the deepest body of water in Scotland have been reported since the sixth century. It’s been the subject of fraudulent attempts to prove its existence over the past 100 years, while scientific…MORE

Late RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART: ‘The Illustrated Quotes’ Book Due In January

The first — and only — official collection of illustrated quotes from RUSH drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, “Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes”, is due on January 12, 2021. The book pairs elegant illustrations with some of Neil‘s greatest remarks to bring the poignant words of one of the world’s greatest drummers to life. Before his untimely death in 2020, Peart was…MORE

Wolfgang Van Halen says rumor is hurting his family

It’s been less than a month since Eddie Van Halen died and his son is ticked off about a rumor making the rounds. Wolfgang Van Halen took to Twitter to shut down speculation about him taking over for his dad in the elder Van Halen’s famous band. Eddie Van Halen, 65, died after battling cancer for years…MORE

Tom Petty’s 70th Birthday Bash lineup is insanely good

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of awesome Tom Petty songs. Because an upcoming “virtual festival” celebrating the late rock & roll great’s 70th birthday will feature an extensive star-laden lineup. Among those set to perform and appear on a 6 – 8:30 p.m. central Oct. 23 tompetty.com include: Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Lenny Kravitz, Eddie Vedder,…MORE

Paul McCartney Announces ‘McCartney III’ Album

Paul McCartney has announced the release of McCartney III, a one-man-band effort that arrives on Dec. 11. As McCartney noted in a press release, the coronavirus pandemic gave him time to make the album. “I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day,” he said. “I had to do a little bit…MORE

Elton John’s Latest Collaborator: Barbie

Elton John’s Latest Collaborator: Barbie The singer has teamed up with Mattel to launch his very own Barbie doll, inspired by his unflappable spirit and iconic style. Elton John has teamed up with Mattel to launch his very own Barbie doll in a coming together of two pop culture icons. Rather than claiming his likeness, the Elton John…MORE

Tony Lewis, singer for The Outfield, dies ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ at 62

Tony Lewis, singer and bassist of English rock band The Outfield, died at age 62. He died “suddenly and unexpectedly” on Monday near London, according to a statement from publicist Bari Lieberman. The Outfield formed in 1984 and remained active for about three decades. Their hits included “Your Love,” “All the Love” and “Say It Isn’t So.” “Your Love” peaked at…MORE

Spencer Davis, Founder of the Spencer Davis Group, Dead at 81

Spencer Davis, Welsh musician and founder of the Spencer Davis Group, died Monday while being treated for pneumonia in the hospital. He was 81. Bob Birk, his booking agent for more than 30 years, confirmed Davis’ death to Rolling Stone. “He was a very good friend,” Birk says. “He was a highly ethical, very talented, good-hearted, extremely…MORE

Did Mick Mars Bid Farewell to MÖTLEY CRÜE? ‘I WILL SEE YOU ALL SOON’

Mötley Crüe‘s iconic guitarist Mick Mars posted a tweet to thank his fans for all the support they showed him over the course of many years and unveiled that he was looking forward to seeing them soon again. The legendary heavy metal band Mötley Crüe was founded back in 1981 by bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead guitarist Mick Mars…MORE

Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams ARE BACK with AC/DC

AC/DC have confirmed that singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams have returned to the band. But that’s all they have confirmed so far. After months of speculation that they had gotten together to record material co-written by founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young before his 2017 death, AC/DC yesterday launched a new website, newsletter and marketing campaign featuring the word “PWR/UP.” Read More: Brian Johnson, Phil…MORE

AC/DC Hints At Imminent Comeback Announcement

AC/DC updated its social media earlier today with a short video clip featuring the lightning bolt from its iconic logo as a neon light alongside the sound of a guitar or musical instrument plugging into an amplifier. The speculation is that the legendary hard rock band is preparing to announce its comeback, possibly as early as…MORE

Elton John Announces New North American Dates For Final Tour

After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of touring. The pop icon announced Wednesday that his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” will return to North America on Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. John also announced rescheduled 2022 dates for Houston, Detroit, New York City,…MORE

Rob Halford Says Judas Priest ‘Deserve’ to Be in the Rock Hall

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford believes his band and other metal acts should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Speaking to NME, Halford took a diplomatic approach, saying, “I’ve always admired it. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn’t any different from those other institutions they have in America, like the one for football, where you’ll always…MORE

STYX Will Hold New Album Until Band Can Go Back On Tour

In a new interview with Radio Forrest, STYX‘s James “JY” Young was asked when fans can expect to see the band’s new studio album. The upcoming effort will be the follow-up to “The Mission”, which was released in June 2017. That disc marked STYX‘s first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced and co-written with Will Evankovich,…MORE

Blizzard of Ozz Turns 40: Musicians Pay Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne’s First Solo Album

Members of Judas Priest, Fear Factory, the Cardigans and look back at Ozzy’s landmark debut LP Twenty-three years before he’d achieve cult icon status as the affable patriarch of one of reality television’s most profane families, things were looking fairly bleak for Ozzy Osbourne. Freshly booted from Black Sabbath — the groundbreaking band he co-founded — Ozzy was…MORE

How the Beastie Boys Inspired Robert Plant’s ‘Tall Cool One’

In 1988, Robert Plant scored a hit with his song “Tall Cool One,” a track which – to the surprise of many – sampled the rocker’s previous band. The song was the third single released from Now and Zen, Plant’s fourth solo LP since the breakup of Led Zeppelin. Not only did former bandmate Jimmy Page play guitar on the track, but “Tall Cool…MORE

Ozzy Celebrates Blizzard of OZ 40th Anniversary With Specials and New Video

Ozzy Osbourne has a lot of things planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his blockbuster solo debut studio album, “Blizzard Of Ozz”, beginning with a new video for one of the most popular tracks from the record. A brand new music video created by Tiny Concert for the classic track “Crazy Train” was premiered…MORE

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Weird Pizza Toppings… 1/15/21

Weird Pizza Toppings… 1/15/21

This week is NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK… and while we all love a good pie or two, some folks go way overboard with weird topping requests. Have you ever ordered or heard someone order a pizza with weird toppings? We take your calls this morning! MORE FROM RICK AND JOEL…     

Phone Blast! – 1/15/21

Phone Blast! – 1/15/21

Hey Rick and Joel… My brother and his wife just moved into a new upscale neighborhood… one of those development associations where they have goofy rules you must follow. Well my brother is not only short fused, but I can see him getting fed up quick. I was telling him about the Phone Blast you…

DOG TALK! -1/14/21

DOG TALK! -1/14/21

We all know that Rick is a sucker for all thing’s gadgets… but this one is pretty hard to swallow. A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks using voice recognition technology. The Petpuls collar can tell pet owners through a smartphone…

That Ain’t Right… 01/14/21

That Ain’t Right… 01/14/21

Handing you the microphone this morning and letting you vent with another session of That Ain’t Right! MORE FROM RICK AND JOEL