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Lynyrd Skynyrd Might Reconsider Retirement After Farewell Tour

Rossington—the only remaining founding band member—says he and his bandmates have struggled with health issues in recent year. He adds that it's also …

Guitar

Every Grammy award-winning best song from the year you were born

The Grammys annually honors some of the best songs and music videos of the past year, chosen by members of The Recording Academy.<p>As stated on the Grammys official site, "It is truly a peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement, not sales …

Record of the Year

Led Zeppelin Announce How the West Was Won Vinyl Reissue

Led Zeppelin have announced the debut vinyl release of their 2003 live album, <i>How the West Was Won</i>. The album, which has been remastered “under the supervision of Jimmy Page,” arrives on March 23 via Atlantic/Swan Song. The super deluxe box set includes three CDs, four LPs, a DVD with 5.1 Surround …

Led Zeppelin

Dolores O'Riordan, the Cranberries Singer, Dead at 46

Singer of Nineties hits "Linger," "Dreams" and "Zombie" dies in London as police classify death as "unexplained"<p>Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the …

Iran's Most Wild and Beautiful Places

Discover the breathtaking landscapes that make up this captivating nation.<p>Iran is home to one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, where turquoise-domed mosques, glittering palaces, and the tombs of long gone poets reveal the mysteries and intrigues of the ancients. Yet beneath the footprints of …

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Tweet and delete: US officials erase their praise for Iranian Oscar winner

Asghar Farhadi, director of best foreign film The Salesman, boycotted the awards ceremony, calling Trump’s travel ban ‘inhumane’<p>The US state department has tweeted and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticized President Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

This Iranian Director Skipped the Oscars, but He Sent a Pretty Epic Replacement

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi skipped the Oscars this year because of Donald Trump's travel ban, so he was absent when his film <b>The Salesman</b> won. Since he planned on not attending the ceremony, Farhadi had two very specific individuals lined up to accept the award and read a statement on his …

Iranian Oscar winner slams Donald Trump's travel ban via spokesperson #Oscars

Iranian film director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi has snapped up the Oscar for best foreign language film despite boycotting the 89th Academy …

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Wins Academy Award for Best Foreign Film

The award comes in the wake of a show of solidarity among all of the nominated directors in this year's category.<p>In a decisive choice to cap a …

Middle Eastern Movies Win Oscars From Afar

Key players behind winning Middle Eastern movies were absent from Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, in a sign that renewed tensions between the U.S. and some countries in the region are reverberating in the cultural sphere.<p>“The Salesman” won Best Foreign Language Film in Iranian director …

Middle East

Director Won’t Accept Oscar in Person, Sends Letter Scolding America – There’s One Giant Problem

Image Credit: Twitter<p>In one of the most politically charged moments of the Oscars, the director who won best foreign language film used the moment to …

Middle East

Academy Award Winners 2017: Complete List

The 89th Academy Awards took place on Sunday, with “Moonlight” taking home the top prize.<p>But not without some confusion. After Warren Beatty and Faye …

Entertainment

'Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars' Documentary in the Works

One of rock'n' roll's most fascinating lives and distinguished careers is getting the documentary treatment with the forthcoming feature <i>Eric Clapton:</i> …

Guitar

This What The World Looked Like In 1987

The year that gave us both The Simpsons and Red Bull.

'The High School That Rocked!' Trailer Teases Story of School That Hosted Rock Legends Like Cream, the Doors and the Yardbirds

Before touring became big business for promoters who elevated rock shows to an art, even name-brand bands played pretty much anywhere. It's an …

Classic Rock

Asghar Farhadi Will Not Attend Oscars, Condemns President Trump's Immigration Ban

Iranian Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi released a statement on Sunday addressing President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. While unconfirmed reports …

Donald Trump

Meryl Streep attacks Trump in Golden Globes acceptance speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meryl Streep was honored at the Golden Globes for a lifetime of notable work, and she took the opportunity to make a sustained attack on US President-elect Donald Trump.<p>In a nearly 6-minute address while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the actress denounced Trump's campaign rhetoric …

Golden Globes

365 Great Quotes for 2017 (Inspiring Words for the New Year) | Inc.com

(Note: This is last year's list. Looking for inspirational quotes for 2018? Check out our updated compendium of the best 2018 inspirational quotes, here.)<p>A year ago, we set out to find and share inspirational quotes for each day of the year (366, in fact, since it was a leap year). For 2017, we've …

The Life Of Miles Davis as An Improvisation

In the mid-70s of the past century, the biggest jazz trumpeter of all times, Miles Davis, was a ruin. Physically and mentally exhausted, with the …

Carrie Fisher: A Life in Pictures

Carrie Fisher

Led Zeppelin: The Story Behind Led Zeppelin II

On October 22, 1969 Led Zeppelin released their iconic second album. In 2004, Classic Rock looked at how this record came together<p>When Jimmy Page …

Thousands of snow geese die in Montana after landing on contaminated water

Huge flock of migratory birds landed on acidic waters of an open pit mine where employees attempted to scare them off<p>Several thousand snow geese have died after a snowstorm forced large flocks to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana.<p>Mark Thompson, …

Birds

How Do Musician's Brains Work While They Play?

<i>Summary: A new study looks at how professional musicians prioritize sight and sound when learning a new song or piece of music.</i><p>Source: Acoustical …

The Guitars That Built Rock: The Jackson Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads not only helped Ozzy Osbourne cut his greatest records, he aided the evolution of guitar design with his his custom-built Jackson, …

$150,000 Martin 000-45 leads sale of 29 Clapton guitars

Clapton came to international recognition in 1963 when he joined The Yardbirds, and his subsequent bands included John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, …

Guitar

The Death Star would cost $7.8 octillion a day to run

The British energy supplier Ovo has put some very well-spent hours into a comprehensive calculation of the operating costs of the Death Star, which will return to the spotlight in the December 16th movie <i>Rogue One</i>. They conclude that operating the planet-destroying starbase would cost 6.2 octillion …