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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.
41 Years Ago: Kiss Perform Their First Concert
On Jan. 30, 1973, fewer than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y. According to bassist Gene Simmons, the group was paid $50 for performing two sets that evening.
Motley Crue Announce ‘The Final Tour’
Motley Crue have officially announced 'The Final Tour,' a 72-date farewell trek across the U.S. and Canada that will feature Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band is expected to spend the next two years circling the globe before hanging it up for good.
When an All-Star Grammy Finale With Lindsey Buckingham Got Cut Short by Ads
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham joined two modern day rock bands for an abbreviated appearance at the 2014 Grammys.
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath Win Rock, Metal Grammys
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin each won an award at the Grammys' annual Pre-Telecast Ceremony this evening. Which is something that probably should have happened in 1974, but whatever we'll take it.
The Beatles Presented with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
The Beatles were presented with a long-overdue Lifetime Achievement Award at a special pre-Grammy Special Merit Award ceremony held on Saturday afternoon.
‘Community’ Uses Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ to Say Goodbye to a Cast Member
The NBC comedy 'Community' said goodbye to one of its cast members last night, and they used a new version of Styx's 1977 smash 'Come Sail Away' to send him off properly.