On Oct. 11, 1983, Kiss performed the first-ever show without their trademark facepaint. The change helped revitalize the band's sagging commercial fortunes, but also marked the beginning of an extended "troubling time" for founding member Gene Simmons.
The bell rang on round five of the "was Sebastian Bach asked to join Motley Crue?" debate between Nikki Sixx and the former Skid Row frontman late last night, with Bach providing video of Sixx recounting a time when they all at least rehearsed together.
When Guns N' Roses released their 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' albums in the fall of 1991, large retail chains such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart refused to stock the titles because of the explicit lyrical content featured on tracks such as 'Back Off Bitch' and 'Pretty Tied Up.'
On Aug. 18, 1986, Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet,' the album that would make them international superstars -- but not before needing three wildly different attempts to get the album artwork finished.
Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry is considering retiring after one last world tour with the group, according to drummer Clem Burke. As he explains, the move would put an end to the groundbreaking band: "Obviously there’s no Blondie without Debbie Harry."
Their first live album saved their career. The second confirmed their place as global superstars, and the third proved they could succeed without two original members and their famous facepaint. So what could Kiss possibly do to make their fourth live album different?
After months of speculation, Eagles drummer Don Henley has revealed which of the band's former guitarists (and yes, we included the bass) will and won't be rejoining them for their 'History of the Eagles' tour.
Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm reunited to perform together for the first time in eight years, singing two of their hits at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City last night (June 13.)
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