Guns N’ Roses fans at last night’s (Dec. 16) concert in Seattle got quite a surprise when former bassist Duff McKagan joined the current incarnation of the band for a run-through of the ‘Use Your Illusion’-era single ‘You Could Be Mine.’ Duff’s band Loaded opened the GN’R show at the Key Arena in Duff’s hometown of Seattle and are scheduled to support another one tonight at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.
A slew of big time rock ‘n’ rollers and other high-profile fans have sent in video testimonials to mark Metallica‘s 30th anniversary, which the band celebrated last week with a four-night stand of concerts at the Fillmore Theater in their hometown of San Francisco. Aerosmith, Slash, Jimmy Page, Sammy Hagar, Queen‘s Brian May and Rush are among the artists and bands sending their best wishes in video clips posted on Metallica’s official website.
We haven’t heard a word from Lou Reed & Metallica in awhile — and just when we were starting to think we had heard from them for the last time out comes this from the “Loutallica” camp: the Darren Aronofsky-directed video for the first ‘Lulu’ single, ‘The View.’
Video clips from Friday’s Motley Crue appearance on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ have surfaced online, showing the band in fine form as they discuss a wide variety of topics, from heroin addiction and an incident that somehow involved IVing Jack Daniels to their current sobriety (Vince Neil admits he still drinks occasionally — which we already knew).
Rhythm-and-blues singer Jimmy Norman — who worked with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley early in their careers and was a battle over songwriting credit for ‘Time Is on My Side,’ which the Rolling Stones turned into a Top 10 hit in 1964 — died earlier this month in New York at the age of 84.
Sammy Hagar is back in the booze business. Four years after selling off the majority of his Cabo Wabo Tequila company, the Chickenfoot/former Van Halen singer was at the Hard Rock Honolulu in Hawaii last week to promote his new spirit line, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum.
It was 20 years ago today (Nov. 24) that rock ‘n’ roll tragically lost one of its finest frontman of all time when Freddie Mercury passed away at the age of 45. The Queen singer died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS less than one day after finally publicly acknowledging he had the disease.
Picking the worst rock tattoos is no easy task. For one thing, it's hard to pick on people so dedicated to music. Sure, band T-shirts and bumper stickers are cool, but nothing shows your love of and dedication to a band quite like getting inked. Ge
In his new memoir, Jon Roberts — a former Mafia member and convicted cocaine trafficker who spearheaded the Medellin Drug Cartel’s rise in the 1980s — claims that he once saved Jimi Hendrix from a kidnapping attempt in New York in the ’60s.
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has caused his share of chaos over the years, but the recent student-led riots in England were too much even for him. In fact, the British-born singer, who was in London last week for the Orange Amplification Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony, insists that he’s so disappointed in today’s youth and their love of rioting there that he has no plans to ever return to his homeland.
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