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Elton John Hands Over Rehab Diaries for Biopic

Sir Elton John has handed over his personal diaries from his time in rehab for the upcoming biopic about his life. Lee Hall, the screenwriter tasked with adapting John’s life for the big screen, says the piano player has shared … Continue reading

Billy Joel Sells Hamptons Beach House for Over $19M

After almost five years on the market, Billy Joel has finally sold his residence in the Hamptons for just under $19.95M, the New York Post reports. The ocean-front home is located in Sagaponack, New York and was purchased by Joel … Continue reading

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Talks New Album

“This is a homecoming in more ways than one,” Kenny Wayne Shepherd says of Goin’ Home, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s newest album, and their debut on Concord Records. “I felt like I was retracing my steps and reliving all … Continue reading

Billy Joel to Receive Gershwin Prize

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced that Billy Joel will be this  year’s recipient of the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The Prize honors an artist whose career reflects lifetime achievement in promoting song … Continue reading

New Book Reveals 35 Never-Been-Told Tales of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Rock bands are famous (and infamous) for decadent behavior.  Rumors of their crazy antics have become rock lore.  Now, with the release of I Killed Pink Floyd’s Pig, fans finally get a peek at what really happened backstage. I Killed … Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne To Release ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ CD and DVD

Ozzy Osbourne’s Memoirs Of A Madman is a career-spanning album featuring 17 of the rocker’s greatest hits for the first time in his career. Due out October 17th, the album will be available in single CD format, as a two-LP … Continue reading

Brian Wilson Biopic to Premiere in September

Love & Mercy, the Brian Wilson biopic which follows the darker years of the Beach Boy leader’s life, will premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, it has been announced. Directed by Bill Pohlad, the film stars Paul … Continue reading

Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon’s “Imagine” [WATCH]

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder covered John Lennon’s “Imagine” live for the first time every in Portugal this weekend. Vedder quoted Lennon’s lyrics, backing up the anti-war comments he made earlier this month during a Pearl Jam performance. He also addressed … Continue reading

Eric Clapton Writing New Music

Eric Clapton may be retiring from the road, but according to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he doesn’t intend to quit making music anytime soon. The only trouble, according to Clapton, is that he’s having trouble writing new music. … Continue reading

Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies in Switzerland

Texas Blues legend Johnny Winter has died at the age of 70. Winter passed away July 16th in a hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland.  The official news came via the guitarist’s Facebook page early Thursday morning, although details have yet … Continue reading

Yes Releases Lyric Video for New Single

Iconic and Grammy-winning rock band Yes have released a lyric video for the lead single – “In A World Of Our Own” – off their new studio album Heaven & Earth. You can view the video below. The new studio … Continue reading

Metallica Stars in EPSN Commercial

The members of Metallica star in a new EPSN commercial for SportsCenter that first aired during Monday night’s Home Run Derby.  The comedic ad implies that when Mariano Rivera – the Yankees pitcher known for entering the field to “Sandman” … Continue reading

Tommy Ramone, Last Surviving Original Member of The Ramones, Dies at 62

Tommy Ramone (Tommy Erdelyi), the last surviving original member of punk rock band The Ramones, has died at the age of 62. Tommy passed away Friday at his home in Queens. He had previously been receiving hospice care for bile … Continue reading

Watch Video from Queen + Adam Lambert’s Las Vegas Show

Check out this fan-filmed footage from Queen + Adam Lambert’s Las Vegas show on 7/6/14 below. The band is currently on a 24-date North American tour, which wraps up July 28th in Toronto. They’ll take the show to Asia and … Continue reading

AC/DC Album Finished, but Malcolm Young in Hospital

AC/DC’s Malcolm Young is in hospital, bandmate Brian Johnson revealed in a new interview with Classic Rock Magazine. Young’s health issues were revealed earlier this year, in a statement by the band, as they announced he would be taking a … Continue reading

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