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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.

 

July 7, 1980: Zeppelin’s Final Show With John Bonham

It was the last stop on their European tour supporting In Through the Out Door, but little did Led Zeppelin or rock fans the world over know that July 7, 1980 would mark the final performance of the original Zeppelin lineup. Read more...

Classic Rock Rundown – Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

On today’s Classic Rock Rundown, Uncle Buck talks the latest on Van Halen, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton and more! Read more...

McCartney Talks How Lennon’s Death Made Him A “Martyr”

Paul McCartney recently gave an interview to U.K.’s Esquire and while the interview had many takeaways, perhaps the most interesting were his thoughts on how John Lennon’s death affected the perception of The Beatles. Read more...

Opening Night Recap Of Van Halen’s North American Tour

Van Halen kicked off their much-buzzed about North American tour last night (July 5th) in Seattle, and the set list was chock-full of surprises! Read more...

Grateful Dead Merch Trucks Invade Chicago

Deadheads the world over aren’t the only ones headed to Chicago for the big “Fare Thee Well” shows taking place this holiday weekend; two special trucks selling limited edition Grateful Dead merchandise are taking to the Windy City streets as well. Read more...

‘Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Live In Hyde Park’ Coming Out This Fall

Jeff Lynne’s acclaimed Hyde Park show from September 2014 is finally coming to DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats this fall! Read more...

Yes’ Chris Squire: 1948-2015

Very sad news to report in the rock world as Chris Squire, bassist and co-founder of Yes, has passed away a month after announcing he was diagnosed with leukemia. He was 67. Read more...

David Crosby Says Joni Mitchell Not Yet Speaking After Aneurysm

Very little has been released about Joni Mitchell’s current condition, but David Crosby revealed some details when he appeared on Huff Post Live. Read more...

Stones’ “Zip Code” Tour Nets $52M In Six Shows

It was safe to assume the Rolling Stones’ “Zip Code” tour was going to net some serious bank, but the returns on their past six shows are already through the roof. Read more...

Brian Wilson Postpones U.K. Shows

Fans in the U.K. who were looking forward to seeing Brian Wilson perform on tour this September will have to wait until 2016 to see the former Beach Boy live. Read more...

Could This Really Be The End For The Who?

The Who is well into their “Who Hits 50” tour, but according to Pete Townshend, this could be the band’s final ride. Read more...

Journey Raises $1.6M At Hollywood Bowl Show

Journey was tapped for the Hollywood Bowl’s annual opening night show, which also doubles as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s various community programs, and they helped rake in the most money in the event’s history. Read more...

Grateful Dead Announce YouTube Webcast For Final Shows

If you weren’t able to get your hands on tickets for the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” shows taking place June 27-28 in Santa Clara, Calif. and July 3-5 in Chicago (or just didn’t want to take out a second mortgage to buy tickets on the secondary market), then you better pay attention. Read more...

James Taylor Earns First No. 1 Album

It only took nearly 47 years and 16 studio releases, but legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor has finally scored his first number one album with Before This World. Read more...

Classic Rock Birthdays: Jeff Beck & Mick Fleetwood

June 24th is twice as nice with two classic rock icons celebrating their birthday today: Jeff Beck and Mick Fleetwood. Read more...

'David Bowie - Five Years 1969-1973’ Box Set Coming Out September 25th

It’s official: David Bowie has joined the grand remaster/reissue trend and in a very big way. Read more...

Rod Stewart Makes Surprise Donation To Veterans Radiothon

Searching for a feel-good story to lift you up today? Look no further than Rod Stewart! Read more...

Neil Young’s New Album Now Streaming

Neil Young’s new album The Monsanto Years has generated quite the buzz, and now fans have a chance to listen to it a week before it’s release. Read more...

ICYMI: Father’s Day Messages From Artists & Their Kids

As many of you know, yesterday was Father’s Day, and in case you were busy with your own celebrations, here’s some social media posts from different artists and some from their kids: Read more...

Happy 67th Birthday, Todd Rundgren!

Todd Rundgren turns 67 today, and he’s truly coming off an impressive year. Read more...