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Neil Young's Out-of-Print 'Decade' Collection Has Been Remastered and Reissued

Neil Young‘s classic triple-LP compilation <i>Decade</i> has been remastered and reissued.<p>The collection, a cornerstone record for any serious music fan back …

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Bono on How U2 Began Inside Larry Mullen Jr.'s Kitchen, 1976

"Kids started coming from all around the place," frontman tells Jann Wenner in 2005 interview about band's teenaged origins in Dublin<p>In October of …

U2

Flashback: David Bowie's Failed Attempt to Adapt George Orwell's '1984'

The writer's wife shot down the 1974 idea<p>George Orwell's dystopian novel <i>1984</i> worked its way into countless high school lit syllabi since it was …

George Orwell

The Last Word: Sammy Hagar on James Brown, Trump, His Ideal Van Halen Reunion

Singer also opens up about his parenting style, the pitfalls of fame, the best meal he ever ate and more<p>Shortly before hitting the road for his most …

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The Least Likely Anti-Trump Protest Songs

Folk singer Anthony D’Amato, with background vocals from the likes of Josh Ritter and Israel Nash, put out a charity EP of songs that take on new meaning during the Trump era.<p>Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency it’s already become a cliché among musicians that everything is awful but at least …

Inauguration Day

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins Announce New Album and Tour

Now that it looks like Crosby, Stills & Nash won’t be getting back together any time soon, Stephen Stills is taking the opportunity to connect with …

Music

Gene Simmons Reportedly Withdraws Application to Trademark Devil Horns Hand Gesture

Gene Simmons has apparently thought better of his widely ridiculed efforts to trademark the universally recognized hand gesture for rocking out.<p>As …

Classic Rock

Guns N' Roses Concert Delayed Twice, and Then Angus Young Showed Up

Guns N’ Roses set tonight at the Messegelände in Hannover, Germany, bore the marks of earlier days in that the show started late. However, this time …

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Brian Wilson Plots Career-Spanning Solo Anthology 'Playback'

Eighteen-track collection will feature two previously unreleased songs, "Run James Run," "Some Sweet Day"<p>Brian Wilson will release a new anthology …

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Steve Miller and Peter Frampton Celebrate Nearly 50 Years of Friendship at Mountain Jam

Steve Miller and Peter Frampton performed at Mountain Jam over the weekend.Continue reading…

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Kiss drummer performs last US show before retirement

Kiss drummer Peter Criss performed his last show in the US before retirement on Saturday, breaking down onstage at the Cutting Room as the crowd …

David Lee Roth Sort of Comments on New Van Halen Book

Former Van Halen manager Noel E. Monk's new memoir of his years with the band contains plenty of backstage stories, many of them involving singer …

Music

A true country outlaw has no love for today’s male country stars

Steve Earle hit the Nashville scene in the mid-’80s with his album, “Guitar Town,” which is still regarded as one of the most important debut albums …

Music

Jimi Hendrix Park Opens to Public in Seattle After Years of Delays

After a decade-long effort, park honoring guitar god finally arrives<p>Nearly three years after the city of Seattle first broke ground on their planned …

Guitar

Lynyrd Skynyrd Sue Former Drummer Over Biopic Plans

Survivors and estates of members killed in 1977 plane crash file lawsuit against Artimus Pyle's unauthorized film<p>Lynyrd Skynyrd are suing their …

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Track exclusive! Hear a previously unreleased Cars song, “Shooting For You”

It's taken from the Expanded Edition of the band's 1980 album, Panorama<p><b>Cars</b> are re-issuing Expanded Editions of their second and third albums, <b>Candy-O</b> …

Gregg Allman

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger slams Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “Music shouldn’t come with a gimmick”

<i>Slipknot Photo by David Brendan Hall</i>To the credit of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, he maintains an undying belief in his band despite the endless …

Mark Zuckerberg

Styx, 'The Mission' Roundtable Review: Our Writers Tackle Four Big Questions

Styx is back with 'The Mission,' their first new album in over a decade. But did they stick the landing or burn up on re-entry?Continue reading…

Music

Styx Talk Queen, Reveal Secrets Behind New Album The Mission | uDiscover

It’s been over a decade since they’ve released an album of new material, but <b>Styx</b> finally come back into orbit with <i>The Mission</i>. Their first <b>new album</b> …

Music

Moby Releases New Album Via Fake Trump Press Release: Listen

Moby has released a new album. <i>More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse</i> is the producer’s second full-length with the Void Pacific Choir; the first, <i>These Systems Are Failing</i>, was released last fall. Moby announced his new album via a mysterious press release “from the desk of John Miller,” seemingly …

Music

Paul McCartney Knighthood Elevated With Companion of Honour Award

"I'm very happy about this huge honor and with the news coming on my birthday weekend and Father's Day it makes it colossal," Beatles great …

Royal Family

John Mellencamp Explores His American Roots With Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

John Mellencamp has never been known to pull his punches. “I saw through the music business very early, with the ‘Johnny Cougar’ thing,” he says, …

100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time

From architects of the genre like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers to game-changers Garth Brooks and Shania Twain<p>When putting together this ranking …

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What Jay Z’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Milestone Really Means for Black America

The music icon made history in becoming the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. But it’s these institutions that need hip-hop, not the other way around.<p>Jay Z’s legacy in hip-hop is near indisputable. He’s been so ubiquitous for so long, it’s easy to downplay or completely …

Music

Monterey Pop Festival's 50th Anniversary: All the Photos

Norah Jones, Leon Bridges, Phil Lesh, Booker T, Regina Spektor among performers at historic California fest<p>Fifty years after the legendary Monterey …

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Blondie's Debbie Harry reigns over NYC's Mermaid Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of the new wave band Blondie reigned over a waterlogged edition of New York City's zany Mermaid Parade.<p>The rockers known for songs like "Rapture" and "Heart of Glass" were Mermaid Queen and King Neptune at Saturday's parade at Coney Island. Crowds …

Coney Island

Bob Seger's Catalog Finally Comes To Spotify And Apple Music In Time For Major Tour

Bob Seger’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame-earning catalog has long been a prize sought after by streaming services like Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music. After all, the Michigan rocker has sold over 53 million albums on the strength of a dizzying wealth of both classic rock hits such as “Night …

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Peter Criss, Kiss' founding Catman, retires from performing

Peter Criss is saying goodbye to the stage.<p>The co-founder of the rock group Kiss and co-author of its hit single "Beth” is retiring with a final show.<p>It's his way to end a series of unhappy endings with Kiss, including the band's 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where quarreling …

Music

Bob Seger’s Music Finally Arrives on Streaming Services

Bob Seger, one of the last great streaming holdouts, has finally allowed his music onto major services. Twelve of his albums, including his most …

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