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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.

 

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...

McCartney News Round-Up: “Meat Free Mondays” Campaign, “New” Reissue Details

With a video that adorable/awkward, who could say “no” to Sir Paul! More...

Mick Jones Confirms Working With Lou Gramm

It’s been teased ever since they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year, but Foreigner’s Mick Jones says he and Lou Gramm are joining up to work on some new music. More...

Mike Rutherford Talks Gabriel-Era Genesis, New Mechanics Tour

Between the four new titles coming from Genesis this fall and his upcoming North American tour with The Mechanics (the band’s first in over 25 years), to say Mike Rutherford is “busy” is quite the understatement. More...

Rolling Stones Releasing Two New Concert Films

The Rolling Stones are digging into their sizable vault for some upcoming releases this November. More...

Bruce Springsteen Headlining "Stand Up For Heroes"

“Stand Up For Heroes,” the eighth annual benefit concert put on by the Bob Woodruff Foundation will once again be headlined by Bruce Springsteen. More...

Robert Plant On Performing Zeppelin Songs Solo, New Zeppelin Reissue Bonus Material

Robert Plant and his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, will be hitting the road later this month on their North American tour, and while you can expect to hear a few Led Zeppelin songs on the set list, they definitely won’t sound like a lot like the studio recording. More...

How to Remove U2’s New Album From Your iTunes Library

Many iTunes users were annoyed and downright furious (Sharon Osbourne…we’re looking at you) when U2’s new album, Songs Of Innocence, magically appeared in their iTunes library and on their iPhones taking up valuable space. More...

The Doors' “Feast of Friends” Film Coming Out November 11th

After 45 years, Doors fans will finally be able to own their very own copy of the band’s documentary Feast of Friends on DVD and Blu-ray. More...

Gene Simmons Working On New Music Competition Show?

It seems like Gene Simmons is launching a new project every month, and this time, he’s putting his name behind a new music competition show. More...

Yusuf/Cat Stevens Touring North America For First Time In 35 Years

For the first time in 35 years, Yusuf/Cat Stevens is set to tour in North America. More...

Kinks Celebrating 50th Anniversary With Reissues, “Essential” Set

While fans wait for the official word of a Kinks reunion, the band are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a host of reissues and a new “Essential” greatest hits set. More...

U2/Apple Deal Reportedly Cost $100M, U2 Catalog Dominating iTunes Album Chart

We all knew that the deal struck between U2 and Apple for the free distribution of their new album Songs Of Innocence was going to be huge, but I doubt anyone thought this huge. More...

Brian Wilson Biopic Gets North American Distributor

“Love & Mercy,” the biopic chronicling the life of Brian Wilson premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and good news: The film should be hitting theaters in North America in the near future. More...

New Bon Jovi Photo Book Available Now

Bon Jovi fans will surely want to lay their hands on this coffee table book! More...

Extinct Water Creature Named After Mick Jagger

I know…it’s only a fossil…but I like it! More...

WATCH: Bob Seger’s New Video For “Detroit Made”

What would the music video for Bob Seger’s “Detroit made” be without some of the most gorgeous cars ever to come out of The Motor City? More...

McCartney News Round-Up: Details on All-Star Tribute Album, Re-Release of “New”

Some of the biggest names in rock are set to honor Paul McCartney on the upcoming tribute album The Art of McCartney, which is due out November 18th. More...

U2 Release New Album For Free On iTunes

Talk about a game changer! More...

Aerosmith Live Streaming Tonight’s “Let Rock Rule” Tour Stop

For those who weren’t able to catch Aerosmith on the “Let Rock Rule” tour this summer, now you’ll be able to watch the “Bad Boys From Boston”…for free! More...

Robert Plant Answers Fan Questions, Debuts New Music Video

Robert Plant’s live Facebook chat took place early today (September 9th) with quite the variety of questions. More...

Mike + The Mechanics Announce 30th Anniversary North American Tour

For the first time in over 25 years, Mike + The Mechanics will be hitting the road in North America. More...

Michael Anthony Talks Being Replaced By Eddie Van Halen’s Son

Bands replace various members all of the time, but there were few replacements quite like when Wolfgang Van Halen, the then 15-year-old son of Eddie Van Halen, was announced as the new bassist for Van Halen back in 2006, effective replacing Michael Anthony. More...
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