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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.

 

Happy 64th Birthday, Tom Petty!

Tom Petty turns 64 today (October 20th), and it’s looking to be a very relaxing birthday for the rock legend. More...

Led Zeppelin “Stairway” Lawsuit Continues

Efforts to get a copyright infringement lawsuit pertaining to Led Zeppelin’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” thrown out or transferred from a Pennsylvania court have been turned down. More...

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Joins Foo Fighters on ‘Letterman’

Rick Nielsen helped the Foo Fighters end night four of their residence on the Late Show with David Letterman with a bang by joining the band for a performance of “Stiff Competition” from Cheap Trick’s 1978 album Heaven Tonight. More...

Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Outtakes Headed to Auction

Everyone has seen the iconic cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, but it took multiple shots to get the one we all recognize today. And now, one lucky buyer can get their hands on those rare outtakes. More...

LISTEN: Alt. Mix Of “Rock And Roll” From ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ Reissue

The October 28th release date on the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV and House of the Holy is fast approaching, but to tide us over, a new alternative mix of “Rock And Roll” has been released for fans to enjoy. More...

Alice Cooper Plays Impromptu Show At Nashville Bar

Alice Cooper had a little more rock in him last night after opening for Motley Crue at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. So what’s a rock legend to do? Head over to a local bar and continue the show! More...

Neil Young Talks Cars, Performs On ‘The Colbert Report’

In case you missed it, Neil Young appeared on ‘The Colbert Report’ last night (October 14th), and frankly, it was hilarious. More...

Brian May On How His “Red Special” Guitar Was Made

Queen’s Brian May has a new book out about how his iconic “Red Special” guitar came to be, and in a recent interview, he discusses some of the origins of its materials that he and his dad used to craft the unique instrument. More...

WATCH: Bob Seger Rocks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Bob Seger took to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night to perform “Detroit Made” from his new album Ride Out, which was released yesterday (October 14th), and in typical Seger fashion, he absolutely crushed it. More...

Ann & Nancy Wilson Join Foo Fighters On 'Letterman'

Ann and Nancy Wilson joined the Foo Fighters on the Late Show with David Letterman last night (October 14th) for an awesome performance of “Kick It Out” from Heart’s 1977 album Little Queen. More...

Billy Idol’s New Album Now Streaming

Fans who can’t wait to pick up Billy Idol’s new album Kings & Queens of the Underground on October 21st can now listen to the album in its entirety. More...

WATCH: Ozzy Osbourne Interviewed By Jack Osbourne

In the first part of a three part series, Ozzy Osbourne sits down for an interview with his son, Jack, and talk about a number of topics, including what new acts today Ozzy enjoys. If you’re thinking Ozzy would name off a few metal bands, think again. More...

Yet Another Reason Why Alice Cooper Is Awesome

We already love Alice Cooper, but this account of how he interacts with fans is yet another reason why the Godfather of Shock Rock is so beloved. More...

Ozzy Osbourne Receiving Global Icon Award At MTV Europe Music Awards

The Prince of Darkness will have to make room on his mantel for yet another honor. More...

Happy 73rd Birthday, Paul Simon!

Paul Simon celebrates his 73rd birthday today, and he isn’t showing signs of slowing down. More...

Happy 67th Birthday, Sammy Hagar!

Some people keep things low-key when it comes to celebrating their birthday. Sammy Hagar, who turns 67 today (October 13th) is not one of those people. More...

LISTEN: New Bowie Track “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”

David Bowie has unleashed his new single “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” from his upcoming hits collection Nothing Has Changed. More...

Gene Simmons Announces Book Tour For ‘ME, INC.’

Everyone’s favorite enterprising rock star Gene Simmons has a new book coming out October 21st, and he’s just announced a series of book signings. More...

WATCH: Robert Plant Performs, Gives Hilarious Interview On ‘The Colbert Report’

If you watch one video today, you have to watch Robert Plant’s interview from last night’s episode of ‘The Colbert Report.’ More...

The Who Announce North American Tour Dates

After being teased for months, it’s finally official: The Who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in North America with two tour legs in Spring 2015 and Fall 2015. More...

Five Awesome David Lee Roth Interviews

David Lee Roth celebrates his 60th birthday on October 10th. When honoring DLR, you obviously think about his legendary showmanship, but Diamond Dave didn’t just bring it on stage; he also bought everything (and then some) whenever he sat down to do an interview. Here’s our five favorite Roth interviews: More...

Fleetwood Mac Announces 28 New North American Tour Dates

It was only a matter of time before more stops were announced, but Fleetwood Mac have just announced a second leg to their “On With The Show” North American tour. More...

2015 Rock Hall Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee class have been announced, and this year is proving to be a very diverse class. More...

Top 5 John Lennon Quotes

John Lennon would have turned 74 this year. While he was taken from this world way too soon, his spirit and goodwill still resonate today. Here are our five favorite Lennon quotes: More...

George Harrison’s Childhood Home Going Up For Auction

When it comes to the rock star auction world, it’s normal to be bidding on signed albums, stage outfits or instruments that your favorite musicians have used. Bidding on former homes, however, brings about a different kind of fandom completely. More...
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