classic rock

Soundgarden, Whitney Houston, Doobie Brothers Among First-Time Rock Hall Nominees

The class of 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees are out, and it’s an eclectic list of artists. Nine of them are on the ballot for the first time: Dave Matthews Band , The Doobie Brothers , Whitney Houston , Motörhead , The Notorious B.I.G. , Pat Benatar , Soundgarden , T. Rex and Thin Lizzy...
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Are the Black Crowes Reuniting for a Big Anniversary?

One of the most intense sibling rivalries in rock history may be easing enough for an epic reunion tour to happen. There’s speculation of a Black Crowes get-together in time for the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker . According to the Wall Street Journal , Chris and Rich Robinson are in...
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6 of Paul Simon's Most Poetic Lyrics

Paul Simon owns 12 Grammy Awards, and he’s in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. The 78-year-old is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which actually best explains how he achieved the first two honors mentioned. Simon’s poetic...
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'New Sensation' - A First Look at the Restored INXS Concert Film

The familiar intro to “New Sensation” sent the crowd at London’s Wembley Stadium into a frenzy. With no cell phones to distract them, 73,791 people bounced and clapped to the beat provided by a band on fire. INXS is previewing the restored version of its concert film Live Baby Live with a clip of...
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Man Accused of Stealing Unreleased Tom Petty Music

Some big time Tom Petty -related items are back where they belong, including hard drives containing unreleased music. Sources told TMZ a man broke into a storage locker in Los Angeles owned by one of Petty’s former engineers. The man also allegedly swiped guitars, other instruments and guns...
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Why This Guns N' Roses Fan Was Banned From Their Concerts For Life

He’s been to 32 shows, tattooed the band’s autographs on his arm, and named his son Axl, but Rick Dunsford is apparently the last person Guns N’ Roses wants to see at its shows. The Mississippi resident says GNR banned him for life because it thinks he leaked Chinese Democracy demos online...
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Metallica to Headline 5 U.S. Festivals in 2020

Metallica will headline five U.S. festivals in 2020: Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, and Aftershock. The announcement is the payoff for the countdown clock the band teased earlier this week. Metallica will play on two nights of each festival – all produced by the...
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Van Halen's 7 Best Songs of the David Lee Roth Era

There aren’t many more rock ‘n roll fan debates that are more polarizing than the David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar eras of Van Halen . We personally loved them both. Roth has the benefit of being the original, but how many replacement singers could have helped keep the band relevant through the rest...
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Ozzy Postpones Tour Dates Again: 'I'm Not Dying, I'm Recovering'

Ozzy Osbourne says he’s not quite ready to get back on-stage after a series of health issues. In a video message to fans, the “Crazy Train” singer said he was postponing European tour dates once again, but North American dates were not affected. The European trek was scheduled to begin at the start...
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In Honor of John Lennon's Birthday, 10 Memorable Post-Beatles Songs

They probably didn’t realize it at the time, but The Beatles were churning out more material in the sixties than can be reasonably expected of a rock band. And despite releasing twelve studio albums in less than a decade as the Fab Four, John Lennon , Paul McCartney , George Harrison and Ringo...
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