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40 Years Ago: Onstage Sabotage by Peter Criss Ends Kiss’ Original Lineup
Drummer deliberately ruined three of his final five shows with original lineup.
King Diamond and Uncle Acid Haunt Cleveland: Photos, Set Lists
Keeping the Halloween spirit alive.
How Skid Row Fought ‘Tooth and Nail’ Before Recording ‘I Remember You’
They almost didn't record the song that made them too popular to take out their own trash.
No Paul Stanley, No Sharks: Watch Kiss Play on a Fishing Boat
Band's five-song set in Australia was performed for handful of fans.
How the Black Crowes’ Robinson Brothers Ended Their Family Feud
"I said some horrible things. I was in a negative place, but you know what, I've apologized..."
How Far Did Van Halen Get Into Their Second Gary Cherone Record?
Despite the drubbing 'Van Halen III' took, the band and its third singer took a serious shot at making another album.
Kiss Reveal Date and Location of Final ‘End of the Road’ Concert
They've confirmed when the band's last-ever concert will take place.
40 Years Ago: How a Drunk Ace Frehley Torpedoed Kiss’ ‘Tom Snyder’ Appearance
The personality conflicts that were privately tearing the band apart were made public on live national television.
Quiet Riot and Frankie Banali Play Hollywood: Set List, Photos, Video
"I plan to entertain you with my live drumming for some time to come," Banali declared in the band's first show since he revealed his cancer battle.
Rock’s Biggest Songs Become Terrifying Halloween Movie Posters
We changed one word in the titles of these popular rock songs - and opened the door to a world of terror.
Tool Fan Unknowingly Asks Eddie Van Halen to Take His Picture
A music fan asked Eddie Van Halen to take a picture of him in front of Tool's stage - apparently without recognizing the guitar god.
Unseen Kiss ‘Elder’ Stage Designs Highlight Massive Rock Auction
Unrealized sketches for tour that never happened are at center of 1,200-item rock-memorabilia sale.