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Bob Dylan Announces Long-Rumored Album

The long-rumored Bob Dylan album featuring famous pop standards is on the way. Dylan has dropped the news that his upcoming 36th (yep) studio album, Shadows in the Night,…

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Def Leppard Back In Studio

Earlier in the year Def Leppard started work on their 10th studio album, the follow up to 2008's Songs from the Sparkle Lounge. The band got together and wrote fifteen songs for the project before touring commitments, and guitarist Vivan Campbell's cancer treatment put the project on hold.

Now Elliot…

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Joe Perry Releases Christmas EP

’Tis the season — to release holiday-themed music. Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has released a new Christmas CD, and it features actor/guitarist/all-round-cool-guy Johnny Depp on guitar and vocals.

Depp plays guitar on four songs and he sings on two.

Joe Perry says he’s wanted to record a Christmas album with Aerosmtih for years,…

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Former Megadeth Drummer Open To Return

I’ve been a Megadeth fan for a long time (I first started sneaking listens when my parents weren’t looking back when I was 12) and I’ve seen quite a few line-up changes over the years. I’m keenly watching whatever happens next now that guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover have left the group. Now former drummer Nick Menza has…

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Foreigner Release “4 And More” Hits Album

Foreigner will release The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More in the U.S on December 16. It's released in the U.K on Dec. 5.

The album features original guitarist Mick Jones and current singer Kelly Hansen and includes new live versions of songs from their 1981 album 4, their only No. 1 album. In addition…

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Added by News on December 10, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments

Epiphone Player James Bay Wins BRIT Award

Young British singer/songwriter/guitarist James Bay has been named the BRIT awards Critics' Choice winner for 2015. He will collect his award at February 2015's BRIT awards.

Twenty-three year old Bay is a fine guitarist, playing Epiphones, and studied his craft at the U.K's Brighton Institute of Modern Music (B.I.M.M.)

What can we say? Best just to listen to him, as…

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Added by News on December 10, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments

Dave Grohl Opens Up About Bowie, Prince During Howard Stern Interview

Dave Grohl made several interesting revelations during an interview Wednesday morning (Dec. 3) with Howard Stern. As reported by Consequence of Sound, the Foo Fighters frontman said he almost recorded a song with David Bowie. Although the session failed to materialize, the two rockers keep in…

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Added by News on December 10, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

The Edge Provides Progress Report On Bono’s Recuperation

Bono should be good-to-go by the time U2 kicks off their recently announced North American tour in May, says The Edge. The ailing singer is currently recovering from serious injuries sustained in a bicycle accident that occurred last month in New York’s Central Park. “He managed to come out of it with what you could only…

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British Blues Legend On How Clapton Joined The Bluesbreakers

British blues pioneer John Mayall says it was the B-side for The Yardbirds’ 1965 hit, “For Your Love,” that sparked Eric Clapton’s inclusion in Mayall’s legendary Bluesbreakers. “I heard ‘Got to Hurry,’ the B-side of The Yardbirds’ ‘For Your Love’—and that was it for me,” says Mayall, speaking to M Music &…

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Angus Young Discusses Malcolm’s Illness

AC/DC’s Angus Young and Brian Johnson have opened up about the decision to keep the band going when founding member Malcolm Young was diagnosed with dementia, telling Australia’s 7:30 Program that Malcolm started showing signs of illness in 2008, before the Black Ice touring cycle.

Angus said Malcolm first exhibited…

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Added by News on December 3, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Iron Maiden For Christmas #1?

Aah, Christmas. Presents. Mistletoe. Santa. Rudolph. Eddie. The number of the beast.

Wait what?

Over 20,000 fans are throwing their weight behind a Facebook campaign to send Iron Maiden’s 1982 classic “Number of the Beast” to #1 in the UK this…

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Added by News on December 3, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Halestorm Announce European Tour

Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm have announced a tour of the U.K. and Europe in the spring. The Lzzy Hale fronted band promise to play music from their as-yet-to-be-completed third album.

Says Hale in a statement: "We are so stoked to get back to our European Freaks in March. Thank you for the love over the net – but…

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Added by News on December 3, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Jimmy Page's Book “Stamping” Event

Autographs are so 20th century, we're told. It's all about Selfies with stars these days. Not so for Jimmy Page. He's all about stamping!

The Led Zeppelin legend will meet fans at the London Piccadilly branch of Waterstones bookstore on December 2. But rather than sign copies of his book Jimmy Page, he will…

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Added by News on December 3, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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Our Rock.com Team Member Needs At Least $20,000 To Get Well Enough To Have A Transplant That Will Save His Life From Cancer. We Need Your Help Please.

Thank you to those who have already donated to Jason.  We urgently need continued support, especially as the New…

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Added by News on November 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Steven Tyler To Perform At Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has announced that he will be performing at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize not handed out at the annual ceremony in Alfred Nobel's home country of Sweden.

"I am excited to bring rock’n’roll to this incredible night, honoring some of the world's most…

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Added by News on November 26, 2014 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Robert Plant Nearly Rejected Drummer John Bonham

Hard rock history might have turned out differently had Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant followed through on his initial inclination not to hire John Bonham. The singer and drummer first paired up in 1967 in the pre-Zep group, Band of Joy, but Plant says the union almost didn’t happen, due to travel expenses.

Plant recently told…

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Added by News on November 26, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

“The Albums Are Like Advertisements To Come See Us Play,” Says Perry



Anyone who’s attended an Aerosmith show knows that’s where the band truly shines.

Turns out Joe Perry feels the same way. “We love being in the studio, but to me it always feels like we’re working on an album so that we can get on the road,” he says.

“I suppose the two are equal, as far as the job description goes,…

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Added by News on November 26, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Kurt Cobain’s Family Supports Authorized HBO Film Documentary



Kurt Cobain fans have something to look forward to in 2015. Although a premiere date hasn’t been set, the first-ever authorized film documentary about the Nirvana frontman will see release on HBO sometime next year. Titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the film was directed by Oscar-nominee Brett Morgen with cooperation…

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Added by News on November 26, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

AC/DC Rocks the Rock

The mighty AC/DC have just released the video for their new track “Rock Or Bust,” the title track of their new album. And it shows AC/DC doing what they do best: kicking butt for a bunch of fans.

Unlike the previous video for the song “Play Ball,” which drew a bit…

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Added by News on November 24, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Star-studded Rock Movie ‘The Bridge’ Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign

Wanna get in on the ground floor of a feature film featuring Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, The Pixies’ Joey Santiago, Ministry’s Al Jorgensen and Sin Quirin, Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister and more?

A crowdfunding drive has just kicked off to support the upcoming film The Bridge, and…

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, one of Southern rock's most hallowed bands, has been commemorated in this insanely cool 7-LP vinyl album box set. Released on high-grade 180-gram vinyl, the collection here assembles the band's iconic studio and live releases including Lynyrd Skynyrd aka Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd (1973); Second Helping…See More
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The Jam pioneered a style of music for a 10-year period running from 1972 until 1982 that brought together punk angst - slashing guitars and fast tempos - with '60s rock arrangements and even R&B influences. This all came together on the group's fourth album titled Setting Sons and in this beautifully-presented…See More
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