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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.

 

Paul McCartney Announces First U.S. Arena Date For 2015

Could this mean MORE shows in the U.S. will be announced?! Read more...

Writer Mick Wall Offers Insight On Bill Ward/Black Sabbath Rift

Mick Wall, whose rock journalism career is as storied as the bands he’s written about, has seen it all, and very early in his career, he worked as a publicist for Black Sabbath, who’ve been in the news as of late because of the war of words between Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward. Read more...

April 24, 1989: Tom Petty Releases First Solo Album ‘Full Moon Fever’

In theory, 1989’s Full Moon Fever was Tom Petty’s first solo release without the Heartbreakers, but this monster of an album was far from a solo venture. Read more...

New Blues Rock Band With Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Releasing Album June 23

Def Leppard’s new album is a bit of a ways off from being released, but Phil Collen is launching a new blues rock project this summer that features a number of very interesting names. Read more...

Jeff Lynne Receiving Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jeff Lynne is making a rare public appearance today (April 23rd) when he’s awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Read more...

‘Roger Waters: The Wall’ Hitting Theaters In September

After receiving heavy buzz at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Roger Waters: The Wall will be coming to select theaters across the U.S. September 29th for one night only. Read more...

Oops! U2 Fans Find Tool EP In Special Record Store Day Release

Many music fans the world over lined up this past Saturday (April 18th) to get their hands on exclusive titles in celebration of Record Store Day, but some fans in the U.K. who picked up the special vinyl pressing of U2’s Songs of Innocence got a huge surprise after their purchase. Read more...

New Lennon Box Set Due Out June 9th

If you have a big John Lennon fan in your life or if your own Lennon LPs have seen better days, you’re going to want to look into this new vinyl box set containing all of the late Beatle’s solo studio releases. Read more...

AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty To Drug, Threatening To Kill Charges

There appears to be some hint of light at the end of this train wreck of a tunnel that’s been Phil Rudd's legal issues. Read more...

Check Out These Classic Rock Record Store Day Titles Today!

Happy Record Store Day to one and all! Still need to figure out all the exclusive items you want to get your hands on? Read more...

Brian Johnson Says Malcolm Young’s Been Biggest Influence On AC/DC’s World Tour

With AC/DC set to take the stage tonight for Coachella’s second weekend, it’s just another step closer to the kickoff of their European leg of their “Rock Or Bust” world tour. And this time around, the band have a strong purpose for taking the stage. Read more...

UPDATE: Bill Ward Responds To Ozzy In ‘Rolling Stone’ And On Facebook

Drama…thy name is Sabbath. Read more...

Remastered Roger Waters Album ‘Amused to Death’ Due Out This Summer

Roger Waters’ 1992 album Amused To Death is getting the remaster treatment! Read more...

Take a Tour Of Abbey Road Studios!

No need to fetch your passport and catch a plane to the U.K.! Thanks to the powers that be at Google, you can now take a virtual tour of the legendary Abbey Road Studios! Read more...

WATCH: Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic ‘Love & Mercy’

The Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy has been a long time in the making. Many sneak peeks have been released, but finally, a proper trailer is now available. Read more...

Aerosmith Round Out “Blue Army Tour” With Five More Dates

…And with five new dates, Aerosmith has finally established their touring schedule for the summer of 2015. Read more...

Percy Sledge Dead At 73

Sad news to report as Percy Sledge, best known for his 1966 number one hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” has died. He was 73. Read more...

RECAP: AC/DC’s Coachella Set

AC/DC’s headlining set at Coachella this past weekend was important for two reasons: 1. It showed a predominately hipster crowd what real rock and roll is and 2. It was the band’s first full concert set without Malcolm Young. Read more...

Grateful Dead Add Two New “Fare Thee Well” Shows

For those who couldn’t snag tickets to the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary shows in Chicago on July 3-5, you’re in luck! Read more...

Fox’s Planned ‘Rocky Horror’ Remake Does Not Make Us Shiver With Antici….pation

When will studios and networks just leave classics alone?! Read more...