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Bono Explains Why New U2 Album Is “Free”

As we reported last week, Irish rockers U2 surprised fans when they gave away their new album Songs of Innocence for free to all iTunes users in conjunction with Apple’s keynote. The news was greeted with joy from U2 fans all…

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Red Rocker’s House Hit By Hurricane

Red Rocker Sammy Hagar felt the force of hurricane Odile, as it hit the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Sunday night. Hagar has been closely associated with the Baja California town for years, since opening the original Cabo Wabo Cantina there in 1990.

“The Cantina is fine just a little water damage - it's unbelievable that none of our employees or…

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André Benjamin Learned To Play Lefty For Hendrix Movie

In an interview with ShortList, André Benjamin or André 3000 as the OutKast singer/rapper is more commonly known as, talks about the challenges of playing Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic Jimi: All Is By My…
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Metallica Set To Resume Work On New Album

Metallica is set to begin fleshing out tracks for their forthcoming album. As reported by Classic Rock, bassist Robert Trujillo says the band is getting back together in the studio this month to resume work on the follow-up to 2008’s…

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Rush Confirm Box Set

Canadian progressive rock legends Rush will release R40, a 40th anniversary Blu-Ray box set, in November.

 

For the past year or so fans have been speculating on what the rumored set might include. It’s now been confirmed that it will feature their five most recent concert films as well as a bonus disc featuring plenty of rare material including footage filmed at Laura Secord…

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Rare 1980 Van Halen Photos Unearthed

The Van Halen News Desk has unearthed some rare photos of Van Halen shaking things up at the Rocklahoma festival on September 6, 1980, featuring both Eddie Van Halen and future Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar playing their Gibson Les Pauls.

 

The…

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Added by News on September 15, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Primal Scream Guitarist Robert “Throb” Young Has Died

Robert "Throb" Young, the former guitarist for Primal Scream, has died. He was just 49 years old. According to The Guardian, he was found dead in his home in Sussex, England on Tuesday. The cause of death has not yet been revealed, though it is “not being treated as suspicious,” The Guardian reports.

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Guitar Stars Gather For Lynyrd Skynyrd Celebration Show

One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd takes place on November 12 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

The show features a host of stars including: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, Jamey…

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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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Added by News on September 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Jeff Cease Of Eric Church’s Band Lives By SGs

Eric Church is one of country rock’s biggest superstars of the moment, and when Church brings his party-happy brand of country music to the world, Jeff Cease is his right-hand man on guitar. Cease’s background playing guitar with the Black Crowes has helped him bring a rock edge to Church’s sound.

Cease is a Gibson player, all the way. For decades,…

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Added by News on September 10, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Radiohead’s Philip Selway Streaming New Song

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is getting ready to release a new solo album this fall, Weatherhouse, and he's giving fans a preview of what's to come. Selway is streaming a piano ballad named "It Will End in Tears" via…
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Added by News on September 10, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

U2 Release New Album During Apple Keynote

There’s been rumors in the past week or so that the long-awaited new U2 album would come pre-loaded on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. So it was not so surprising when the Irish quartet appeared on stage at The Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA, today (September 9). Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton tore through a powerful…
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Added by News on September 10, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Springsteen To Guest In Van Zandt TV Show

Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band cohort Steven Van Zandt is currently enjoying success with his TV show Lilyhammer. Two seasons have been produced so far, and for season three Van Zandt will get assistance from the man who is literally "The Boss" at his day job. Bruce Springsteen has signed on to play the owner of a mortuary for an…
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Added by News on September 10, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Ian Gillan Participates In Massive Guitar Jam

This past Saturday (September 6) an event called Guitars On The Beach took place in Lyme Regis, UK. For the second year in a row thousands of guitarists gathered on the beach to play together as a massive band. During last year's Guitars On The Beach 2,267 guitarists participated, and this year saw an increase of more than a thousand…
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Added by News on September 10, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Exclusive: Slash On Tour With Aerosmith

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and Aerosmith have spent much of this summer on the “Let Rock Rule” North American tour, and it’s no question that Slash has been slinging his prized Les Pauls on the journey.

Slash and Guns N' Roses championed rock in the mid-‘80s with soaring guitar solos and a too-cool-for-school attitude, and Slash brings that…

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Added by News on September 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Keef Was A Strict Parent Says Daughter

It’s hard to imagine Keith Richards as a stern father. But that’s apparently how the Rolling Stone guitarist handled his parenting duties according to his daughter Theodora. In an article in The Daily…
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Added by News on September 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Iron Maiden Reissuing Classic Albums On Vinyl

Those who like to blast the classics on vinyl at the only appropriate volume — ground-shaking — will be pleased to know that the first eight Iron Maiden albums will be re-released on limited edition heavyweight 180g black vinyl via Parlophone Records this October and November.

For the Maiden completists out there, a strictly limited one-off run…

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Added by News on September 8, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Night Ranger Searching For Hoekstra Replacement

‘80s rockers Night Ranger are continuing their search for a new guitarist following the departure of Joel Hoekstra to join Whitesnake.

Until a new guitarist is locked in, the band has been playing with Keri Kelli of the Alice Cooper Band. “Keri has been rockin' the past few shows, like only he could,” the band said. “He's a bro and rock n' roll family…

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Added by News on September 8, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

Led Zeppelin “Unheard” Version of Classic Available For Streaming

Expanded editions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy will be released on October 28, but fans can get a taste of what’s to come right now. The “companion” version of “Black Dog”--titled “Black Dog (Basic Track with Guitar Overdubs)”—is currently available for streaming on…
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Added by News on September 8, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

Garth Brooks Offers Entire Catalog For $29.99

Country superstar Garth Brooks has previously said that he would finally make his albums available digitally for a very reasonable price, and it seems he’s staying true to his word: you can now pick up all eight of his studio albums, a double live CD/DVD, his upcoming Fall 2014 album and another new album in 2015 for a mere $29.99.

Brooks is using the…

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As two-thirds of ELP - one of the most successful prog bands of all time - keyboardist Keith Emerson and bassist/guitarist/vocalist Greg Lake have reinterpreted several of their classic songs on this live CD. Recorded on May 8, 2010 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut,  the musical duo covers "From the Beginning," "Take a Pebble," and "I…See More
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