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Motley Crue Overcome Technical Problems at Farewell Tour Opener: Setlist, Video, Photos
A series of technical problems marred the opening night of Motley Crue's much-anticipated farewell tour, but the band recovered to offer an explosive tour through their history.
New Music Releases – July 2014
A list of the classic rock albums coming out in July of 2014.
Duff McKagan to Rejoin Guns N’ Roses for Five Shows
Current Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson has confirmed that founding member Duff McKagan will rejoin the band for a five-show tour of South America that begins this weekend.
Elton John, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ (40th Anniversary Edition) – Album Review
A review of the 40th anniversary edition of Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.'
Seattle Police Examine New, Clearer Photos of Kurt Cobain’s Death
Nearly 20 years after the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Seattle police reviewed their case files on this tragic event.
Nikki Sixx Gets Married to Courtney Bingham
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx got married to Courtney Bingham on March 15, 2014
Watch Billy Joel’s ‘Authentic Rock and Roll F— Up’ – and Absolutely Perfect Response
Billy Joel messed up the words to one of his songs in concert. Which as he points out, is something only bands truly playing live can do.
UPDATE: Two Dead, 23 Injured as Police-Chased Car Hits SXSW Music Festival Crowd
Two people are dead and 23 injured after a car reportedly smashed through a crowd of people outside a music venue at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas early this morning.
Wearing Kiss Makeup Causes High School Seniors to be Sent Home on ‘Celebrity Day’
Four Kiss fans in Montgomery, New York say they were sent home from their high school's 'Senior Celebrity Day' yesterday for donning makeup and dressing up as the Demon, Space Ace, Starchild and Catman.
Nature Calls Ted Nugent at a Bad Time – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories
We were pretty confident Ted Nugent would have a good real-life 'Spinal Tap' story for us, and sure enough, the Motor City Madman came through with a very personal story about being called out to stage at a very unfortunate time.
New Music Releases – March 2014
The New Music Releases roster for March 2014 isn't the longest list you'll ever read, but it makes up for that brevity with some serious star power courtesy of Elton John, the Who and Rod Stewart.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Responds to Super Bowl Miming Controversy
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has issued an open letter admitting that the band wasn't playing their instruments live during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, and explaining why they chose to accept the gig despite their views against pre-taped performances.