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Whitesnake to Release Live 'Purple Tour' CD and DVD

Whitesnake's 2015 tour celebrating singer David Coverdale's time in Deep Purple will be commemorated with a new live album and concert film scheduled …

Deep Purple

'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Now Seeks Confirmation That Creators Reclaimed Rights

<i>Spinal Tap</i> co-creators Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest have now filed an amended complaint in their $400 million …

Universal Music Group

Why October 21st Matters in Rock History

It’s October 21st and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1997, the Guinness Book of Records declared <b>Elton John</b>’s “Candle …

The Who

Chance the Rapper debuts on Billboard’s Rock Chart

<i>Photo by Amy Price</i><p>Chance the Rapper is having (another) big year. Grammy wins, festival headlining slots, continued good deeds in his (and our) …

Chance the Rapper

Linkin Park to Live Stream Chester Bennington Tribute Concert

One-night-only event in Los Angeles to feature Blink-182, Korn's Jonathan Davis, Machine Gun Kelly and surviving members of Linkin Park<p>Linkin Park …

Chester Bennington

Steven Van Zandt Talks Donald Trump, Tom Petty, & Bruce Springsteen | Billboard News

Tom Petty

Remembering Lynyrd Skynyrd's Deadly 1977 Plane Crash

Inside the tragedy that claimed six lives – including that of frontman Ronnie Van Zant – and cut short the career of the Southern rock legends<p>Ronnie …

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Did Lou Reed’s Honda Ad Make Him Rock’s First Sellout?

The Velvet Underground veteran had a solid rep as one of the hippest bad boy rockers to ever don a leather jacket. So what was he doing in the 80s shilling for a Honda scooter?<p>Lou Reed is well known for annihilating all limitations on the subject matter rock & roll could address. Such songs of his …

Rock & Roll

Rush To Celebrate 40th Anniversary of "A Farewell To Kings"

<b>Rush</b> have announced that they’ll release a new and expanded edition of their 1977 studio album <i>A Farewell To Kings</i> later this year.<p>It’ll arrive on …


Steely Dan Start Life Without Walter Becker

Months after the death of co-founder Walter Becker, surviving Steely Dan bandleader Donald Fagen has taken the group's new lineup on the road.<p>Fagen …

Steely Dan

See Steely Dan Honor Walter Becker With Tender 'Book of Liars' Cover

Donald Fagen reaches back to '11 Tracks of Whack' in tribute to Steely Dan co-founder<p>Steely Dan honored Walter Becker with a performance of "Book of …

Steely Dan

Weezer on New Album 'Pacific Daydream,' Mumble Rap and the Key to Longevity

If Rivers Cuomo had his way, the new album from his beloved ’90s band, Weezer, might have taken an unexpected turn. “I had to ban myself from …

Buddy Holly

WATCH: Jimmy Buffett delivers memorable tribute to late, great Tom Petty

Jimmy Buffett was back in the Bay Area on Thursday night, delighting fans at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco with such longtime …

Tom Petty

Both Sides of Joni Mitchell

Writing about Joni Mitchell is difficult. The first and clearest fact about her is that she recorded eight genius records in a row in the late 1960s …

Joni Mitchell

Vampires Walk Through the Valley in Honor of Tom Petty

A group of Vampire Goths and music enthusiasts walked west on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California, in reference to lyrics in Tom Petty's "Free Fallin.'"

Tom Petty

Billy Joel expecting third child at 68

Billy Joel is going to be a dad again!<p>The 68-year-old legendary piano rocker is expecting his second child with wife Alexis and third total, he …

Billy Joel

Gord Downie of Tragically Hip dies at 53

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gord Downie, frontman of the Canadian rock band Tragically Hip, has died, his family said in a statement Wednesday.<p>He was 53.<p>The statement was released via the band's official Twitter account and posted on its website.<p>"Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family …


Ramones Plot Deluxe 'Rocket to Russia' Reissue

Three-CD set contains two mixes of LP plus unreleased studio, live recordings and rarities<p>Rhino is releasing a deluxe edition of the Ramones' third …


ZZ Top Cancel Remaining 2017 Tour Dates

ZZ Top have cancelled the remaining dates on their 2017 tour after bassist Dusty Hill was ordered to "lay low" by his doctors.Continue reading…

ZZ Top

Remembering Tom Petty, 1950-2017

The Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and more pay tribute to a genius craftsman who never stopped believing in the power of rock & …

Rock & Roll

Lynyrd Skynyrd: The devastating story of Street Survivors

Three days after releasing Street Survivors, Lynyrd Skynyrd were crippled by the plane crash that killed three of their number. Here's the story of …

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Eric Clapton's 'Heir to Blackie' Stratocaster Is for Sale

<b>Eric Clapton</b>'s "Heir to Blackie" Fender Stratocaster guitar is up for auction again.<p>As of Tuesday afternoon, the minimum offer is $325,000, but the …


Robert Plant Again Rules Out Led Zeppelin Reunion

<b>Robert Plant</b> has once again ruled out the possibility of a <b>Led Zeppelin</b> reunion.<p>While he, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones reunited …

Robert Plant

New Documentary Blends Civil Rights Murders With Hunt for Blues Icons

'Two Trains Runnin'' fuses the story of the Mississippi Burning murders with the search for Son House and Skip James<p>On June 21st, 1964 three young …

Black History

Billy Corgan Recounts His Meeting with a Shapeshifter on Howard Stern

Billy Corgan Recounts His Meeting with a Shapeshifter on Howard Stern

Howard Stern

Why So Many Guitarist Are Turning Away from Gibson

One of the most worn out cliches in the music industry is that it's a small world, and people remember your mistakes.<p>But shaking a bad reputation is …


Why October 17th Matters in Rock History

It’s October 17th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1989, <b>Billy</b> <b>Joel</b> released the album <i>Storm Front</i>, which featured the …

Guns N' Roses

The Gay Architects of Classic Rock

One of the 20th century’s most powerful creations was the rock star: the preening, erotic god of guitar-fired defiance. But those who embodied that character didn’t spring from nowhere. Managers groomed them and shaped them, and in the classic rock era those managers were often gay men.<p>For decades, …

Classic Rock

Scott Gorham: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Les Paul

Know nothing about guitars? Let Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders' guitarist Scott Gorham explain why the Gibson Les Paul is the weapon of choice for …