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The Beatles Named America’s Favorite Band

The Beatles have been named America’s Favorite Band, according to a new Harris Poll . The Fab Four inched out Elvis Presley to snag the top spot on the list, which was conducted using information…

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Added by News on August 28, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

Bob Dylan Announces Fall 2014 Tour Dates

Bob Dylan fans, rejoice: The legendary singer-songwriter is bringing his “Never Ending Tour” back to the U.S. for a 31-date fall leg. The tour will kick off with a three-show series Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle and pack multiple nights in several big cities: New York City; Los Angeles; Oakland, Calif.; Minneapolis;…

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Asking for a Random Act of Kindness: Will You Help?

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Asking for a Random Act of Kindness: Please Give Forward To Jason!

Please help Jason, a long-time Rock.com team member and close friend to all of us.

We urgently need your help! Jason is going without basics - food, monthly medications,  and the medical treatments he desperately needs to be well enough to start chemo and radiation.

So please Rock.com members...help support Jason in his fight against pancreatic cancer.…

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Added by News on August 28, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

Def Leppard To Play NFL Pre-Game Show In London

Def Leppard is set to stage a pre-game performance for the first of three NFL games being played at London’s Wembley Stadium this year. The show will take place September 28, when the Oakland Raiders square off against the Miami Dolphins. Frontman Joe Elliott said, “Having most recently visited Wembley in May to watch Sheffield United in…

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Added by News on August 27, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

Kings Of Leon Cancel More Shows

Kings of Leon have cancelled two more shows while drummer Nathan Followill continues to recover from broken ribs suffered in a tour bus accident that occurred earlier this month. Concerts originally scheduled for August 28 in Holmdel, New Jersey, and for August 29 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been removed from the itinerary.…

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Added by News on August 27, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments

Jack White Tour With Sprained Ankle

Jack White suffered a sprained ankle during a gig in San Francisco on August 22. White's label Third Man Records posted a picture of the musician’s severely bruised ankle with the accompanying text: "The camp is pressuring Jack to postpone the rest of the tour but Jack wants the show to…
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Added by News on August 27, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

"Whole Lotta Love" Voted Best Riff

In a recent poll conducted by BBC Radio 2 Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" was voted best riff of all time by the station's listeners. The classic riff from Zeppelin's second album has been a must-know riff for almost every kid who's picked up a guitar in the past 45 years.

Listeners to BBC Radio 2 got to…

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Added by News on August 27, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

"You'll never stop Angus" Says Phil Rudd

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd recently spoke to the Today Show in Australia, and he had some good news for fans of the band. There's been a bit of turmoil surrounding the rock giants this year, with guitarist Malcolm Young falling ill and taking time away from the band.

Speaking on the future of AC/DC in terms of new music and touring, Rudd said (via…

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Added by News on August 27, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

DJ Ashba’s “Stars” Guitar Lesson

SIXX:A.M, the modern rock band featuring Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, Guns n’ Roses’ DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, have released “Stars,” the first track from their forthcoming album Modern Vintage.

Ashba has posted a 9-minute…

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Added by News on August 25, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Rock Photographer Unearths Unseen Pics



Rock n’ roll photographer Gene Kirkland photographed the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80s and 90s (and still shoots to this day). Twelve months ago he unearthed a stash of shots that had been unseen since those glory days; images that hadn’t been seen in 20 years - even ones that he hadn’t seen himself!

Kirkland, in…

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Added by News on August 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Slipknot Album Title Confirmed

Slipknot has unveiled the title, cover and track listing for their new album, their fifth record and first without late bass player Paul Gray and former drummer Joey Jordison.

The album will be called .5: The Gray Chapter, and will feature 14 tracks as well as another two for the bonus edition.

The first single from .5:…

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Added by News on August 25, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Whitesnake Recruit Joel Hoekstra To Replace Doug Aldrich

Whitesnake have named Joel Hoekstra of Night Ranger as new lead guitarist following the departure of Doug Aldrich.

Frontman David Coverdale says: “One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in…

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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Rush's Neil Peart Writes “Far and Near” Book

Rush drummer Neil Peart publishes a new book, Far And Near: On Days Like These, on October 14.

A description of the 312-page hardcover reads: “Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this…

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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Slash Previews New “World On Fire” Track

Slash has posted another teaser for forthcoming album World on Fire, a song called “30 Years to Life.” World on Fire is released on September 15 and features 17 tracks. Once again it features Myles Kennedy on…

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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

New U2 Music Coming In September?

U2 fans have heard plenty of rumors regarding the band’s much-anticipated upcoming album, with some reports stating the album will arrive this year and others pushing it into 2015. Rolling Stone has gotten to the bottom of…
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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Breaking Benjamin Are Back

Breaking Benjamin have officially announced their return. The Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based rockers on Tuesday (Aug. 19) posted a video on Facebook that features a clip of new music and footage of the band’s new lineup performing together, as a way to tell the world, “We’re…

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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Guns N’ Roses, Deep Purple, Megadeth Members Appear On Guitars For Wounded Warriors

The just-released Guitars for Wounded Warriors CD pays homage to the U.S. military workers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for…
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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Jimi Hendrix Albums The Cry of Love And Rainbow Bridge To Be Reissued In September

Two retrospective Jimi Hendrix albums, The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge, have been out of print for years, but no longer. Both albums are slated to be remastered by Bernie Grundman using the original analog master tapes and…
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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Should Coldplay Pay To Perform Super Bowl Halftime?

The National Football League is reportedly asking potential halftime performers if they would be willing to “pay” for the honor of entertaining during the Super Bowl halftime shows.

As reported by the Wall Street…

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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Duff McKagan To Join Pearl Jam Guitarist For Symphony Performance

Duff McKagan is set to join Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready for a one-off performance with the Seattle Symphony next year. As reported by…
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Added by News on August 22, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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