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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.

 

Joe Elliott Talks His Contribution To “The Art Of McCartney”

Tribute albums, at times, can be hit or miss, but the upcoming Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney is set to be huge, and Joe Elliott is fortunate enough to be performing on the album solo and with Def Leppard. More...

45 Years Ago Today: 'Abbey Road' is Released Stateside

Abbey Road, released in the United States on October 1, 1969, is one of rock’s most iconic albums for many reasons, but it is perhaps best known for being the final album The Beatles recorded together. More...

Malcolm Young’s Family Confirm Dementia Diagnosis

Reports surfaced last week that AC/DC’s Malcolm Young was currently in a dementia care facility, and now the guitarist’s family has issued a statement confirming those reports. More...

Jimmy Page Putting Together New Band

It seems as though Jimmy Page has finally given up on any hopes of a Led Zeppelin Reunion…but a new band seems to be on the horizon next year. More...

How U2’s New Album Just Became Eligible For Upcoming Grammys

One of the items pointed out in the wake of the free release of U2’s Songs of Innocence is that since that album’s retail release was after the September 30th cutoff, it wouldn’t be eligible for nomination at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. More...

New Cut Of Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song” Now Streaming

With about a month to go on the release of the second wave of the Led Zeppelin catalog reissue roll-out, a new version of “The Rain Song” from Houses of the Holy has been released. More...

LISTEN: Alice Cooper’s Rendition of “Eleanor Rigby” from McCartney Tribute Album

The all-star tribute album The Art of McCartney is set to feature some of the biggest names in rock history, and fans can now sample one of the album’s many offerings via the Godfather of Shock Rock. More...

Black Sabbath Recording New Album In 2015, Tour To Follow

Many speculated that Black Sabbath’s end was near, but it looks like the metal legends will be putting out one more studio album complete with a supporting world tour. More...

Robert Plant Rocks “The Tonight Show”

Jimmy Fallon got to sing with Robert Plant on last night’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” which only confirms that the former SNL cast mate is the luckiest guy in the world. More...

U2’s New Album Cover Sure Is…Something

Many people had a lot to say about U2’s monumental free iTunes release of their latest album Songs Of Innocence, and call it a hunch, many people will also have a lot to say about the album’s cover for its October 13th retail release. More...

New Who Song “Be Lucky” Now Streaming

The Who’s new retrospective set The Who Hits 50! is due out October 27th, and fans can take a listen to the set’s new song “Be Lucky” right now! More...

Stevie Nicks Talks About Her Pregnancy While Dating Don Henley

Stevie Nicks revealed a lot in a recent interview with Billboard, but what was probably the most surprising answer she gave was when she talked about her pregnancy during her relationship with Don Henley in the late seventies. More...

Report: Malcolm Young In Dementia Care Facility

The details pertaining to Malcolm Young’s health have been few and far between, but reports coming in indicate that the legendary guitarist’s condition could be far worse than predicted. More...

New AC/DC Single Featured In TBS Promos For MLB Postseason

AC/DC are stepping up to the plate, in a manner of speaking, with their recently announced tie-in with TBS and their coverage of the MLB Postseason. More...

Ed Sullivan Stage backdrop Signed By The Beatles Being Sold For 550K

Most of us don’t have a cool half a million dollars just sitting in our bank account waiting to be spent, but you know some loaded collector will figure out a way to purchase this piece of Beatles history. More...

Journey Clears Up 2014 Tour Date Mix-Up

There’s been a lot of confusion lately in the Journey camp, and for the first time this year, it has nothing to do with Steve Perry’s sudden (and random) return to the stage. More...

Paul Simon Performs “Here Comes The Sun” During Conan’s “George Harrison Week”

In what will undoubtedly be the highlight of “George Harrison Week” on ‘Conan,’ Paul Simon performed “Here Comes The Sun,” and it was beautiful. More...

Phil Collins Releases Statement About Upcoming Charity Shows

Phil Collins REALLY wants you to know that he has no plans of officially returning to the stage. More...

Joe Elliott Reveals Vivian Campbell Will Be “Out Of Action” Until Christmas

Def Leppard fans have been closely monitoring the health updates on guitarist Vivian Campbell, who recently went into remission for the second time after battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma since the summer of 2013. More...

Joe Perry Offers Sneak Peek At Upcoming Memoir

The fact that Joe Perry won’t let any of his Aerosmith bandmates read his memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, until its October 7th release should be an indication that fans should be in for an interesting read. More...

LISTEN: Stevie Nicks’s New Track “24 Karat Gold”

Stevie Nicks has been offering previews to her new album 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault for the past month and a half, and she’s not stopping with about two weeks until its October 7th release. More...

Pink Floyd Reveal Album Cover, Track List, Release Date For “The Endless River”

Many details pertaining to Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River, their first since 1994’s The Division Bell, have just been revealed. More...

Five Things That Remind Us Of Joan Jett

Nearly four decades after busting onto the scene with The Runaways, Joan Jett remains one of the coolest, toughest, most talented women in rock history. In honor of her birthday (September 22nd), here are five things that remind us of Joan: More...

Queen News Round-Up: “Queen Forever” Due Out November 10th, Queen Vodka Hits Shelves

Queen have released a number of greatest hits sets, but Queen Forever, due out November 10th, will feature three previously unreleased track, including the much-talked about lost collaboration with Michael Jackson. More...

Paul Simon Added To George Harrison Week on "Conan"

One of the biggest singer-songwriters of all time will be joining the George Harrison week celebration on “Conan.” More...
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