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Robert Plant testifies he can’t read music or remember the ’60s. Verdict: Still a rock star.

By Caitlin Gibson<p>, Reporter<p>For music geeks, what has unfolded in a Los Angeles courthouse over the past week has been like some epic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony — except with everyone wearing suits, and way too many lawyers in the room.<p>First, it was legendary axeman Jimmy Page at …

Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones Cast Doubt on Legend of "Stairway to Heaven" Origins

The “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism trial turned into a Led Zeppelin reunion of sorts on June 16, when bassist John Paul Jones took the stand to …

Why do so many pop stars die young?

Prince's autopsy has determined that the artist died of an accidental overdose of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The news comes on the heels of the death of former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, who collapsed on stage and died in late May.<p>Indeed, it seems as though before we can even finish mourning …

Neil Young is out to reinvent the live album on 'Earth'

Neil Young's latest work, "Earth," just might be one of the most unusual projects of a long and varied career. He created some of the wildest music films ever, mashed up electronic music with crunching hard rock and now he's toying with the live album format.<p>While drawn from concerts Young has …

Youtube copyright laws: Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, more petition European leaders

A little over a week after several major musical artists signed an open letter to the U.S. Congress requesting changes to how YouTube compensates …

Watch David Gilmour perform Pink Floyd’s ‘One Of These Days’ for the first time in two decades

The guitarist is set to play two dates in Pompei next month<p>David Gilmour has performed Pink Floyd track ‘One Of These Days’ for the first time in …

Guitar

Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer's-Related Protein From Nerve Cells

With the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease expected to almost triple in the United States by 2050, there is an urgent need to identify effective treatments for the condition.<p>Now, a new study suggests marijuana may hold the key to such a treatment.<p>Published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of …

Dementia

45 Years Ago: Queen Play Their First Show With Classic Lineup

Barely a year after making their live debut, Queen found the foursome that would propel them to international stardom. The group showed off their new …

Paul Simon ready to hang up his guitar - Culture

More than half a century after he wrote <i>The Sound of Silence</i>, American singer Paul Simon says he is ready to hang up his guitar and stop making …

The live albums that changed history: 1978-1985

If the early 70s was the dawn of the live album thanks to classic LPs from Cream, The Who, the Rolling Stones and Deep Purple, and the mid-70s was …

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Says Farewell Won't Be Any Time Soon

Joe Perry is pumping the brakes on the talk surrounding a farewell tour for Aerosmith, saying the band is still taking things one step at a time. …

Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dead at 84

Elvis Presley’s first guitarist Scotty Moore has died at the age of 84 at his Nashville home.<p>He was the last survivor of the musical group that …

Bassist Rob Wasserman Dies

Bassist Rob Wasserman, whose incredibly diverse career is best known for his work with Grateful Dead star Bob Weir in the group Ratdog, has died …

10 albums we're still waiting for in 2016

At the start of the year, we published a piece about the albums we were most excited about in 2016. While many of the bands we mentioned have …

Music

London studio where Pink Floyd recorded The Wall to be turned into luxury flats

The London studio where Pink Floyd recorded their classic 1979 album <i>The Wall</i> will be turned into luxury flats.<p>The Victorian warehouse and listed …

UFO’s Strangers In The Night: the live album that nearly restarted World War 2

“Listen to the album. There are some wrong notes on that song. I hate mistakes.” More than 30 years after the event, Michael Schenker still recalls …

Steve Howe: Yes live shows offer a more ‘inventive’ experience

Yes guitarist Steve Howe says seeing the band perform whole albums live gives the audience a chance to see tracks they otherwise wouldn’t consider …

The live albums that changed history: 1968-1972

Before we even started putting together an epic, three-part list of the greatest live albums ever made, we decided we needed to ask an expert just …

What's it like to grow up with Keith Moon for a dad?

As Keith Moon’s daughter, Amanda De Wolf experienced the madness and excess of life with rock’s greatest drummer. To celebrate the publication of a …

Deep Purple announce rescheduled Sweden dates as Ian Paice recovers from stroke

Deep Purple have announced rescheduled dates for two shows in Sweden that were postponed when drummer Ian Paice suffered a mini-stroke.<p>The June 14 …

Classic Dokken Lineup Confirms Temporary Reunion

Dokken fans are finally getting the reunion they've long hoped for — sort of, anyway.<p>During an appearance on The Classic Metal Show (which you can …

Dokken confirm reunion shows in Japan - but rule out US and Europe

The anticipated Dokken reunion will take place in Japan, frontman Don Dokken has confirmed – but he says he’s refusing every offer to perform in the …

45 Years Ago: Legendary Concert Venue the Fillmore East Closes

Opened on March 8, 1968, Bill Graham's Fillmore East hosted rock royalty that included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, the Byrds, Led …

Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath's Early Years: 'We Were Ripped Off'

Ozzy Osbourne is well aware that Black Sabbath overcame tremendous odds to achieve the level of success they've enjoyed — including more than a few …

Ozzy Osbourne: We're ending Black Sabbath on a high

Ozzy Osbourne would like to see Black Sabbath’s farewell tour extended beyond its end next year – but he accepts it’s unlikely to happen.<p>And he’s …

The top 10 best Beatles songs written by George Harrison

He may have been labelled the ‘quiet one’ but when George Harrison spoke, he deserved to be listened to. He wasn’t as prolific as the …

Guitar

I’m A Led Zeppelin Fan – But I Still Wanted Them To Be Found Guilty

Most of you reading this article probably view Led Zeppelin as rock gods – but, chances are, you know at least one person who regards them first and …

Upcoming Metal Releases 6/26/2016-7/2/2016

…<p><i>I’m keeping things brief this time around – last week was rough.</i><p>Here are the new metal releases for the week of June 26, 2016 – July 2, 2016. …

[MUSIC] Achievement unlocked: Teen metal band finally releases its debut album

<i>Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.</i><b>By Dennis Lynch</b><i>Brooklyn Paper</i>Chaos is no longer a theory!The trio of teens …

Hangin' with the Heavy Metal Party People of Hellfest

We went all the way to Hellfest, and all we got were a bunch of hilarious photos of metalheads behaving badly.<p>Hellfest is the most epic, metal, party-y, drunky, European, happy, good times music festival in existence. The 11th edition just closed this weekend, and luckily I was #blessed to attend …