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Whitney Houston’s Death: Slash, Heart + More Rockers React on Twitter

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It wasn't long after the shocking death of pop icon Whitney Houston was revealed to the world that tributes starting pouring in via Twitter. Whitney didn't have a ton of direct connections to the rock world, but that doesn't mean classic rockers don't have memories of and tributes to the singer to share with their fans. Below is a sampli

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Jeff Beck Loses to Foo Fighters for Best Rock Album 2012 Grammy Award

Jeff Beck was the classic rocker up for perhaps the most prestigious award at the 2012 Grammy Awards, but modern rockers Foo Fighters took home the trophy. The Foo Fighters album ‘Wasting Light’ beat out Beck’s ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul’ to win the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.

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Paul McCartney Wins 2012 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album

Paul McCartney was one among the first winners at the 2012 Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles, snagging the Best Historical Album honor during the pre-Grammy telecast. McCartney won as a compilation producer for the deluxe Paul McCartney Archive Collection edition of his former band Wings’ classic 1973 album, ‘Band On The Run.’ McCartney shared the honor with mastering engineers Sam Okell and Steve Rooke.

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Mountain’s Leslie West Performs for First Time Since Leg Amputation

Former Mountain guitarist Leslie West heroically rolled onto the stage of New York’s BB King Blues Club Tuesday night (Jan. 31) to perform in public for the first time since he was forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications.

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Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry: New Record ‘Has a Feel Like Some of the Early Stuff’

Are Aerosmith going retro on their new album, the as-yet-untitled platter that’s due to surface later this year? If ’Smith guitarist Joe Perry‘s recent comments are any indication of the direction the album is taking, that question could be answered with a resounding “yes.”

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Neil Young’s Mysterious Jam Revealed As Crazy Horse Recording Session

Credits for that mind-blowing, 38-minute long mysterious jam session that popped up on Neil Young‘s website Saturday morning (Jan. 28) have been posted on the site. The track is titled ‘Horse Back’ and, as expected, it was the work of Young and his longtime backing band, Crazy Horse.

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Def Leppard Will Tour America This Summer, Says Guitarist Vivian Campbell

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that the British rockers plan to mount a U.S. tour this summer, although cities and dates have not yet been revealed. “We’re gonna go out again this summer,” Campbell recently told Frankie DiVita, radio personality for 96.7 KCAL. “We don’t know the exact details yet, but we’ll be out in America this summer.”

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AC/DC Singer Reveals Bandmate’s Health Issues Held Up Work on New Album

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says that an illness suffered by one of his bandmates may have temporarily put plans for a new album by the legendary rockers on hold. He wouldn’t go into specifics about which member or what the illness is, but he did say it’s not terminal and that the afflicted member is on the path to recovery.

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Ozzy Osbourne Giving One Lucky Fan a Free Colonoscopy!

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are teaming up with CBS and New York – Presbyterian Hospital on a public service initiative to increase awareness for colon cancer and promote early colonoscopy screenings to help save lives. Sharon, Ozzy and ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ announcer Alan Kalter helped launch the 2012 CBS Cares Colonoscopy Sweepstakes by appearing in a PSA that aired last weekend during CBS’ ’60 Minutes.’

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Steven Tyler Set To Appear on ‘Ellen Degeneres’

‘American Idol’ returns Wednesday (Jan. 18) and Thursday with a two-night season premiere, and in advance of that momentous TV event ‘Idol’ judge Steven Tyler is doing the promotional rounds. First up is an appearance on Tuesday’s (Jan. 17) episode of ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show,’ where the Aerosmith singer will sit down for a chat.

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