Guns N’ Roses fans in Nashville, Tenn. got a surprise on Sunday night as the band reached deep into their catalog to perform ‘Civil War’ for the first time since Slash was still on Axl Rose‘s Christmas card list. Rose’s recent inclusion of songs from the ‘Use Your Illusion’ albums that he’d long ignored has his supporters in a tizzy.
The Rolling Stones continue to revisit stories and memories from the making of ‘Some Girls’ in honor of the recent re-release of the 1978 album. In a new interview Mick Jagger and Keith Richards talk about how punk music influenced the project.
Last week Led Zeppelin fans celebrated the band’s iconic fourth album’s 40th birthday. If you dusted off your original vinyl copy and bought a new needle for the occasion, one thing is for certain: you’re getting old.
The Rolling Stones have officially opened an online archive of photos, video and unreleased music, and their first offering is amongst the most coveted pieces of Stones memorabilia not really available. ‘The Brussels Affair’ is now officially for sale at StonesArchive.c
If one member of the British Parliament has her way, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page could soon share something in common with Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Mix-A-Lot. That is, something in common other than being British and a pretty decent musician.
If Robert Plant were to run into his 25-year-old self, he says he’d tell that young man to take as many chances and risks as he can. “Because if you’re just a singer for the sake of it, it’s not quite enough.”
Chickenfoot‘s new song ‘I Need a Job‘ would surely find agreeing ears at the Occupy protests nationwide, and the band says they’re not opposed to bringing it to them. In an interview with Aquarian writer Bryan Reesman, Sammy Hagar says he doesn’t support them, but his bandmates disagree.
Queen drummer Roger Taylor is taking his search for the best Queen wannabees (Queen-bees?) to the next level. The semi-final round of the Queen Extravaganza competition begins on Nov. 9, with fan voting ultimately deciding who moves on to the finals in December.
Passengers on board the recent Kiss Kruise had a chance to lob a few questions at the legendary band’s manager last month, and inevitably their exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came up. Doc McGhee didn’t dance around the subject. If the band is nominated for 2013 it won’t be because he’s saying all the right things.
Critical reaction to ‘Lulu,’ Lou Reed‘s new collaborative album with Metallica has been tepid at best, as our roundup of quotes demonstrates. The media’s arrows are not nearly as sharp and dangerous as those flung by fans of the metal band however. In an interview with USA Today, Reed admits he’s not popular amongst the Metallica faithful.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend would like to see digital retailer iTunes do more to help artists, especially new artists. During the inaugural John Peel Lecture on Monday night Townshend, as promised, questioned if music could survive the cyber world.
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