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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.

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Foo Fighters Announce Massive 2015 North American Tour

It turns out Foo Fighters’ previously announced star-studded 20th anniversary show—set for July 4 next year in Washington, D.C.—will serve to kick off a full-fledged North American tour that will run through the first week in October. The ambitious trek covers 28 cities, including a spate of shows in Canada,…

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2015 Download Festival: Slash, Judas Priest, Motley Crue And More



Man, the Download Festival sure knows how to book a killer lineup. Slash, Judas Priest and Motley Crue are among the big names set to appear at the U.K.’s 2015 Download Festival, which will run from June 12 through 14. The lineup will also feature Kiss, Enter Shikari, Faith No More, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Stone…

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Added by News on November 20, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Back Home Following Cancer Treatment

Vivian Campbell is at home and on the mend after completing stem cell transplant treatment to combat Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The Def Leppard guitarist posted a message to fans via his Facebook page, saying, “Home … So glad that’s over. Time to recover/recuperate and grow some hair. Thanks for all the love you’ve sent--much…

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Added by News on November 16, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Robert Plant Refutes Led Zeppelin Reunion Claim

Recent reports that Robert Plant rejected a huge financial offer to participate in a Led Zeppelin reunion are untrue, says the singer. Apparently originating with London’s Mirror, the story asserted that Richard Branson had offered to bankroll a series of concerts, and pay the band $800 million. The story further…
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Added by News on November 16, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Slash Honors Ozzy Osbourne At The MTV EMAs

Metal music pioneer Ozzy Osbourne picked up the Global Icon Award at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards earlier this week at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland. The biggest band from the night, however, came when Slash not only presented the award to the Black Sabbath frontman, but also performed Ozzy’s 1980 classic “Crazy…

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Added by News on November 12, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Praises Steve Young For Filling In For Malcom Young

AC/DC have seen plenty of drama lately, thanks to their longtime drummer Phil Rudd being arrested and charged with threatening to kill, possession of cannabis, possession of methamphetamine and murder-for-hire, the latter charge which was ultimately dropped. But, the guys are forging forward and promise the Rudd situation won’t get in the…

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Is A New Nine Inch Nails DVD In The Works?

Nine Inch Nails toured North America last summer alongside Soundgarden, and the two sold out a string of amphitheater shows. Now, it appears Nine Inch Nails plan to release a new DVD set, although details are slim.

In a new interview with director Kerry Asmussen on…

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Added by News on November 12, 2014 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Robert Plant Turns Down Huge Zeppelin Reunion Offer

Robert Plant has turned down a £500 million offer to reform Led Zeppelin for 35 dates, according to the Sunday Mirror.

The Mirror reports that Sir Richard Branson had offered a…

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Added by News on November 10, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

Dweezil Zappa Returns To The Studio



It’s been a long time between albums for Dweezil Zappa - ten years, in fact - but he’s hitting the studio with engineer and co-producer Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool) to begin work on a new album featuring his Zappa Plays Zappa band members Scheila Gonzales, Kurt Morgan, Ryan Brown, Ben Thomas and Chris Norton. And Dweezil has…

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Added by News on November 10, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

Jimmy Page Plans To Tour In 2015

Now that he’s completed work on the Led Zeppelin deluxe reissues, Jimmy Page says he’s preparing to hit the road in 2015. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, the veteran rocker said he’s already begun the process of bringing his…

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Added by News on November 7, 2014 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Dave Grohl Says Performing Old Albums In-Full Is ‘Presumptuous’ And ‘Lazy’

Dave Grohl is no fan of the current trend that finds bands performing classic albums in their entirety. “I don’t like it when a band’s tour is just to play one past record,” he tells NME.com, in a just-published interview. “It’s presumptuous. It’s…

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Added by News on November 7, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

The Tonight Show Books U2 For A Full Week

U2 have signed on to perform a week-long residency on The Tonight Show the week of Nov. 17.

“They were our very first musical guest here on The Tonight Show and now they'll be returning for an entire week," host Jimmy Fallon said on the show, breaking the news. He added the show has “all sorts of fun stuff planned” for U2’s…

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Added by News on November 7, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

The Doobie Brothers ‘At Home’ with Country Stars

Among the highlights of Wednesday’s CMA Awards were two rousing performances by the Doobie Brothers featuring several “country” guests. And indeed the band’s new album, Southbound, features a host of country stars, including Blake Shelton and Sara Evans. Fans of the veteran rock band might have initially scratched their…

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Added by News on November 7, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Echosmith Announce 2015 Tour Dates

Echosmith have been on the road ever since their pop-rock chart-topper “Cool Kids” broke. Now, the band of siblings – Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota – has announced a headlining tour for early next year.

The tour will kick off Feb. 10 in Ames, Iowa, and continue through a March 29 stop in Chicago. Before then, Echosmith…

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Added by News on November 5, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

Trucks Plays Duane Allman's Goldtop At Final ABB Show

On October 28, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show together at New York City's Beacon Theatre. In many ways the show was a tribute to departed co-founder Duane Allman. "I think Duane’s presence is part of the moment by moment journey that this band is still on, both musically and from…

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Added by News on November 5, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments

Taylor Swift Announces World Tour

Fresh off the heels of her latest album 1989, which was released last week, Taylor Swift has announced a tour in support of her new music. The 1989 World Tour will take Swift all over the US, as well as stops in Europe, before heading on to Asia, and Australia towards the end of the year. Kicking off on…

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Added by News on November 5, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Static-X Frontman’s Death Not Linked To Drugs

Former Static-X frontman Wayne Static’s death on the weekend is not believed to be drug related, contrary to public speculation.

A statement from his publicist said Wayne passed away quietly in his sleep at his home. “The couple [Static and his wife Tera Wray] was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to…

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Added by News on November 3, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Metallica Kill Em All & Ride The Lightning

Metallica has reached out to fans to trawl their personal archives for mementos and memorabilia from the band’s Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning eras for new deluxe remastered versions of the albums.

The band last turned to fans to find bits and pieces for Matt Taylor’s forthcoming book about the Master of Puppets album. Now…

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Added by News on November 3, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Sammy Hagar Unsure about Making Another Chickenfoot Album

Sammy Hagar doesn’t foresee a third Chickenfoot album happening—not in the near future, and perhaps not ever. In a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone, the veteran rocker said, “Joe [Satriani] is my favorite…

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Added by News on October 31, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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