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The Day Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Lost His Arm in Car Crash
In one of the scariest and ultimately inspiring stories in recent rock history, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen fought back after a devastating car accident on Dec. 31, 1984.
How AC/DC and Journey Ended Up Playing Their First Concerts on the Same Night
It seems safe to say that no matter what happens this New Year's Eve in the world of classic rock, it won't measure up to Dec. 31, 1973.
32 Years Ago: Vinnie Vincent Plays His First Kiss Concert
On Dec. 29, 1982, Kiss played their first concert with guitarist Vinnie Vincent, who took over for founding member Ace Frehley during the recording of their 'Creatures of the Night' album.
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett + Lou Reed Elected Into Rock and Roll Hall of F…
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2015
Ted Nugent on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: ‘Justice is Served’
Ted Nugent says the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was the right one.
U2’s Bono Needs Surgery After Bike Accident
U2 singer Bono reportedly needs surgery after a New York City bike accident.
The Story of the Banning of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ Album Cover
In November 1968, a handful of British record stores banned the Jimi Hendrix Experience's new album from their shelves due to its cover art.
AC/DC Offer Sneak Peek at ‘Play Ball’ Video
AC/DC have shared behind-the-scenes photos from the filming session for their new song 'Play Ball.'
AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Charged With Attempting to Hire a Hitman to Kill Two Men
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure a murder.
Eric Clapton Leads Musical Farewell at Jack Bruce’s Funeral
Eric Clapton led a musical tribute to Jack Bruce at his former Cream bandmate's funeral in North London earlier today, singing the Beatles' 'Strawberry Fields Forever' with help from friends and family.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Joins Forces With Dementia Charity Following Malcolm Young’s Diagnos…
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has pledged his support to a small U.K. charity dedicated to treating dementia patients.
Led Zeppelin Release New Version of ‘Rock and Roll’
Led Zeppelin have released a new video featuring a previously unreleased version of their classic anthem 'Rock and Roll,' continuing the ongoing parade of promotion for the newly remastered and expanded editions of their studio albums.