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

Thank you to those who have donated to Jason.  We urgently need continued help.

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

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Ozzy Becomes "Global Icon"

MTV have announced that Ozzy Osbourne will be honored as an MTV Global Icon. The award will be handed out during the European Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9.

Osbourne, who has had a close relationship with MTV in the past through his reality show "The Osbournes," is the fifth recipient of the award. Previous recipients are…

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Added by News on October 15, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

The Who Announce Tour

The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend follow in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, and announce a tour to celebrate 50 years as a band. The tour, which Daltrey refer to as "the beginning of the long goodbye," is set to kick off on April 15 in Tampa, Florida. According to a press release the setlist will contain songs from the band's entire…

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Added by News on October 15, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Listen To New Noel Gallagher Song Now

Former Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher have announced that his second solo album Chasing Yesterday, will be released on March 2, 2015. But you can already listen to the first single "In The Heat Of The Moment" - just check out the link below this story.

"The first single was the last…

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Added by News on October 15, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Bowie Track Gets Radio Debut

Elbow’s Guy Garvey has debuted David Bowie’s new song “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)” on his BB6 radio program over the weekend.

Garvey kicked off his David Bowie Day show with Bowie’s “Life On…

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Hoekstra Couldn’t Pass Up Whitesnake Opportunity

New Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra says he joined the band because he loves a challenge and likes to continually push his horizons.

 

In a new interview with podcast The Doublestop, Hoekstra talks…

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Added by News on October 13, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

No More CSNY

David Crosby says Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young won’t ever tour again because the relationship between he and Neil Young is too strained.

 

At a concert in Philadelphia last week an audience member asked Neil Young if CSNY would play together again, and he replied, “CSNY will never tour again, ever… but I love Stephen Stills.” The last…

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Added by News on October 13, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Jimmy Page Says New Album And Shows Are Coming





Jimmy Page has been talking to Classic Rock magazine about his future plans.

The Led Zeppelin legend says, “The music I've been writing, it's got various moods to it, various textures. That isn't going to change. So there will be real surprises within it, you know? But there would have to be. I wouldn't…

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Added by News on October 10, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

Slash Says New Velvet Revolver Album Just Needs “The Right Guy”

Slash's solo career – aided much by singer Myles Kennedy – is a smash. But in a new interview with Radio.com, Slash suggests Velvet Revolver may yet record again as a band. It is six years since VR dismissed the group's original frontman Scott Weiland.

Slash says: “The Velvet thing has just been… A lot of people are asking…

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Added by News on October 10, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

Ex-Sonic Youth Bassist Kim Gordon To Publish Memoir

Kim Gordon, former bassist for legendary alt-rockers Sonic Youth, has penned a memoir chronicling “her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, and her relationship with her daughter and her band.”

A press release further describes the book, titled Girl in a Band, as an “atmospheric look…

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Added by News on October 10, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Paul McCartney Joins Effort To Save Liverpool Venue

Paul McCartney is throwing his support behind saving an iconic arts venue and concert hall in his native hometown of Liverpool.

Built in 1832, St. Luke’s Church served as a concert hall both before and after the 1941 Liverpool Blitz, which left it without a roof.

Representatives of the church have thus far…

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Added by News on October 10, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails And The Smiths Are 2015 Rock Hall Nominees

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and The Smiths are among the artists nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Other artists making the ballot for the first time include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers and Sting. Rounding out this year’s hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk,…

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Added by News on October 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Muse’s New Album To Feature ‘Fat Bass Distortion’

Muse are hard at work on their seventh studio album, and they’re letting fans take a peek into the recording process. Matt Bellamy and company have finally gotten on the Instagram bandwagon and created an account, and so far, they’re using it exclusively to post pictures and videos of the…

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Added by News on October 8, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

Jimmy Page To Be Interviewed By Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will release an updated version of his self-titled photographic autobiography on Oct. 14, and he has booked an interesting event to help promote the release. Page will take part in a Q&A event on Nov. 12 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and the real kicker is that Soundgarden frontman Chris…

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Added by News on October 8, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Crobot's Jake Figueroa On The EB-O: ‘It's A Timeless Style’

Pennsylvania-based groove rockers Crobot make a lively, riff-heavy sound that’s bombastic and demands attention. The guys release their debut full-length, Something Supernatural, on Oct. 28 via Wind-Up Records, and they’re currently on the road in support of the release.



Gibson.com caught up with Crobot bass…

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Added by News on October 8, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

B.B. King Cancels Tour After Falling Ill





B.B. King has cancelled the remaining dates of his current tour after falling ill on the weekend.

 

According to a statement on the blues legend’s website, Mr. King fell ill while performing at the House of Blues in Chicago. He was immediately evaluated by a doctor who diagnosed him with dehydration and…

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Added by News on October 6, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Paul Revere

Keyboardist Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders died on Saturday at the age of 76.

 

Revere died at his home in Garden Valley, Idaho after a period of ill health which saw him retire from the band in July. He wrote at the time: “It breaks my heart to have to stay home while the band…

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Added by News on October 6, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Weezer Frontman Talks Guitar With Marc Maron

Weezer mastermind Rivers Cuomo has opened up about his creative process, his time studying at Harvard after the commercial failure of the Pinkerton album and his favourite guitar for recording (hint: it’s a single-pickup Gibson) in a sprawling interview with comedian Marc Maron.

 

The interview kicks off with guitar talk, with Maron and Cuomo discussing Maron’s newest…

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Added by News on October 6, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Ex-Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Not A Fan Of ‘Mopey’ Rock

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has heard a good deal of “mopey rock” as of late, and he’s not a fan. At all. “There’s a lot of music around that’s just celebrating a mopey attitude. It gets passed off as authentic, and I just don’t like that …” Marr told NME.…
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Added by News on October 6, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

A meaty six-CD set of the Velvet Underground's 1969 self-titled third album will hit stores on Nov. 24. The Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition will offer two stereo mixes, a mono mix, a CD of recordings that were intended to make the band’s fourth release and two discs of live songs for two San Francisco shows…

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Added by News on October 6, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

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