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    While the first rock song she ever memorized was "Bohemian Rhapsody" at age six, Erica credits AC/DC as the band that made her the rock and roll chick her friends and family know and love today. It should also be noted that the first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels and that she'll never be your beast of burden.

 

Peter Criss Talks Breast Cancer Awareness, New Solo Work

KISS’ original “Catman” Peter Criss celebrates his birthday today, and if there’s one thing you could get him, it’s to help spread awareness about men battling breast cancer. More...

Elton John Offering Fan Club Members Video Of Complete Bonnaroo Set

Elton John is offering his fan club member a special gift this holiday season. More...

Steven Van Zandt Talks Working With Springsteen on his Netflix Show ‘Lilyhammer’

When Bruce Springsteen made his acting debut on the Netflix Original program Lilyhammer, he wasn’t “The Boss;” that job belonged to the show’s director/star and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt. More...

Top 5 Classic Rock Guests On ‘The Colbert Report’

Last night, The Colbert Report signed off for the final time as host Stephen Colbert leaves the basic cable world of Comedy Central to soon take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS’s Late Show. While his future on network television is bound to be full of stellar musical guests, Colbert still had his share of incredible music moments. Here’s are five favorite classic rock musical guests listed in chronological order: More...

TSO’s ‘The Christmas Attic’ Available For Free On Google Play

Google Play is spreading some Christmas cheer by giving away Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s The Christmas Attic for free. More...

WATCH: Paul McCartney on ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘The Tonight Show’

Paul McCartney is currently in the middle of a mini-press tour for his new song “Hope For The Future,” appearing on The Daily Show and The Tonight Show, and spoiler alert: He’s ridiculously charming. More...

Top 5 Keith Richards T-Shirts

Today (December 18th) is Keith Richards’ birthday, and even at 71, he’s still one of the coolest cats on the planet. While Keith-levels of awesome are nearly impossible to reach, us mortals can at least pretend by the way we dress, and what better way to show our admiration for the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist than by literally wearing him? Here’s our five favorite Keith Richards t-shirts we found scouring the Internet: More...

Brian Johnson Hadn’t Sang "In Anger" Five Years Before Recording ‘Rock Or Bust’

For those that have heard AC/DC’s new album Rock Or Bust, you know that Brian Johnson can still wail after all of these years, but he was definitely nervous when he met up with the rest of the band when they recorded the album. More...

Billy Joel 2014 MSG Shows Gross $24M

The first year of Billy Joel’s residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden was rather successful, to say the least. More...

WATCH: Bob Seger On ‘Late Show With David Letterman’

As David Letterman winds down his time as host of the Late Show, he’s definitely pulling out all the stops when it comes to his guests. More...

David Bowie Shot Down Coldplay Collaboration

In what would surely have been one of the bigger rock collaborations in recent memory, Coldplay’s Chris Martin talked recently about reaching out to David Bowie to lend some guest vocal, but Ziggy turned him down! More...

David Gilmour Makes Surprise Live Appearance, Performs “Wish You Were Here”

Those in attendance at London’s Earls Court this past Saturday to see Bombay Bicycle Club got an incredible surprise when Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour joined the group on stage. More...

AC/DC Unveil More World Tour Dates

After releasing just three tour dates a few days ago, AC/DC have begun rolling out more shows set for 2015. More...

Sting Extending His Run On ‘The Last Ship’

Sting made his debut on his musical The Last Ship this past week, and it must’ve went well, because he’s extending his stay on the production. More...

Happy Birthday, Ted Nugent!

Celebrating his 66th birthday today is Ted Nugent, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. More...

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon” Back In Top 20 of Billboard 200 Chart

A recent shake-up with how the Billboard 200 album chart is determined has launched Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon back into the top 20. More...

Cook, Clifford Release Statement About Lawsuit Against Fogerty

The recent trademark violation suit brought on by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook, Doug Clifford and Tom Fogerty’s widow Patricia against John Fogerty has definitely caused some confusion. More...

DLR Unveils New Holiday Song, World Rejoices

David Lee Roth has beaten Santa to the punch and delivered Christmas early to all of his fans the world over. More...

Ann Wilson…Fronting Led Zeppelin?

Robert Plant has made it abundantly clear that he has no interest in reuniting with Led Zeppelin, but what if Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones decided to solider on and recruit someone else to fill Plant’s place? More...

Jimmy Page Named GQ’s “Rock God Of The Year”

While he could really receive this title any year, GQ has dubbed Jimmy Page their “Rock God Of The Year” for 2014, and the interview accompanying this distinction further proves just how much Page really is one of the last of that dying breed of rockstar mystique. More...

Dylan’s Covers Album 'Shadows In The Night' Due Out February 3rd

Bob Dylan’s much buzzed-about covers album has finally received a release date. More...

WATCH: Paul McCartney’s Video For “Hope For The Future”

Sir Paul is transported to a whole new world in his video for “Hope For The Future.” More...

U2 Add More 2015 Tour Dates

Well…that didn’t take too long. More...

December 8th Birthdays: Jim Morrison and Gregg Allman

Two of classic rock’s biggest names share a December 8th birthday. More...

December 8, 1976: The Eagles Release ‘Hotel California’

If The Eagles’ first four albums helped make their case for being one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s, then the release of their fifth album, Hotel California, helped cement the band’s status as one of the biggest rock bands of all time. More...
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