The story of the Rolling Stones‘ 1972 double-album ‘Exile on Main Street’ is almost as well-known as the incredible music contained within its grooves. But for those who aren’t familiar with the details, Rolling Stone is reporting that Virgin Produced has purchased the film rights to ‘Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell,’ Robert Greenfield’s book about the recording of the album.
Back in March, Metallica promised a stage design that was “mind-blowing” and “sick as f—” on their upcoming tour. But while much of their stage might be something Metallica fans have never seen before, there will be a blast from their past. Addicted To Vinyl is reporting that the band’s newsletter announced that they will resurrect the “Snake Pit” on their upcoming tour.
Following his recent controversial statements about President Barack Obama, Ted Nugent will be questioned by the Secret Service on Thursday. Nugent, who has in some circles become more famous for his politics in the last 20 years than his music, said at a National Rifle Association convention that, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
It was only yesterday that Paul McCartney (see what we did there) released a trailer for the reissue of ‘Ram,’ which will be released on May 22. Today, Hear Music announced the complete tracklisting for all formats.
With today's passing of 'American Bandstand' and 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' host Dick Clark, tributes have been pouring in via Twitter for the man dubbed “The World's Oldest Teenager.” The testimonials are coming from friends, fellow music business impresarios, artists who appeared on his shows and those who grew up watching him on television. Below is a sample.
For a guy who waited 15 years to unleash ‘Chinese Democracy’ on the public, Axl Rose is sure writing a lot these days. However, it’s not new songs producing, but rather another open letter to his fans clarifying his much-publicized decision to decline his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend.
Finally, some good news in the world of classic rock. Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were recovered Tuesday (April 17). The instruments had been reported missing since Friday, when they were taken from the Culver City, Calif. soundstage where the band was rehearsing for its upcoming tour, which begins Wednesday night in Broomfield, Colo.
Given the famous history between Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth, few could have expected Van Halen‘s North American tour to last for even the originally planned four months when it was announced back in January. However, things are apparently going so well tha
For many, the induction of Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a sort of validation of hard rock and metal. After all, it’s long been a point of contention among rock fans that certain popular and influential bands of the 1970s and 1980s have been overlooked by the museum. An video interview with former Gunners Steven Adler and Matt Sorum reveals th
Legendary rocker Carlos Santana will be hitting the road this summer for seemingly the 236th time in his illustrious career. Last week, he announced the first series of dates in support of his upcoming album, ‘Shape Shifter,’ which will be released on May 15 on his own Starfaith label.
As the prototypical shock-rocker, Alice Cooper became famous by giving kids nightmares. Now, he’s looking to make their musical dreams come true. On Thursday (April 5), Cooper spoke before the Paradise Valley School Board in his hometown of Phoenix to announce the donation of $20,000 worth of instruments to Arrowhead Elementary School.
It’s been a bad week for controversial radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Following offensive comments he made after Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s testimony before Congress, more than 35 companies have pulled their advertising from his syndicated radio show. Earlier in the week, Peter Gabriel demanded that his songs not be used by Limbaugh, and now Rush has joined Gabriel.
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