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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

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

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