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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.

 

WATCH: Lyric Video for The Who’s “Be Lucky”

The Who dug deep through their video archives to put together the lyric video for their new song “Be Lucky.” Read more...

U2 Makes GQ’s “Least Influential People” List

With Thanksgiving this week and December’s holiday fun just a stones’ throw away, some media outlets are starting to put together their various “end of the year” lists. GQ has gotten a jump on the game, and spoiler alert: They’re really not over U2’s Songs Of Innocence iTunes giveaway. Read more...

November 25, 1984: Band Aid Record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

When Bob Geldof recruited some of the biggest names in pop music from the U.K. and Ireland in 1984, all he really wanted to do was record a charity single to raise money and awareness for the devastating Ethiopian famine. Read more...

Sting Joining Cast of ‘The Last Ship’ December 9th

It’s official: Sting will be joining the cast of his own Broadway show The Last Ship in order to prevent the production from sinking off the marquee. Read more...

Joplin Biopic Set To Begin Filming In 2015

It’s been well over a decade in the making, but the Janis Joplin biopic is finally taking some big steps forward to becoming a reality. Read more...

Steven Tyler Performing at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Steven Tyler has been performing at some diverse gigs lately, and now he can add another interesting venue to his schedule. Read more...

Journey, Steve Miller Band Hitting the Road in 2015

Journey and the Steve Miller Band had so much fun touring this past summer that they’re doing it again in 2015! Read more...

Jimmy Ruffin: 1939-2014

Jimmy Ruffin, best known for his 1966 hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” has passed away at the age of 78. Read more...

Brian Johnson, Angus Young Surprise Fans At NYC ‘Rock Or Bust’ Listening Party

Fans in attendance at the listening party for AC/DC’s Rock Or Bust received a big surprise last night (November 18th) at New York City’s Webster Hall when Brian Johnson and Angus Young walked out on stage. Read more...

Bob Seger’s Label Not Releasing New Album In Australia

Looks like Bob Seger’s new album Ride Out won’t be taking a spin Down Under. Read more...

KISS News Round-Up: J-Pop Collaboration, Peter Criss Honored by Cancer Fund

This ought to be the most interesting collaboration of the year. Read more...

Top 5 Brutal Classic Rock Feuds

Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday in November. The eleventh month is also home to “National UnFriend Day” (November 17th). In honor of this day that may find some of you whittling down your Facebook friend list, here are our top five classic rock feuds: Read more...

Neil Young Vs. Starbucks

Starbucks just lost one very loyal customer. Read more...

Returning ‘Osbournes’ Show Set To Air On VH1

More details are coming out regarding the TV return of ‘The Osbournes.’ Read more...

U2 News Round-Up: ‘Tonight Show’ Fan Video, Awkward Gift To Slash

In case you forgot, U2 will be taking over The Tonight Show next week as the show’s musical guest, and fans can take part in the week-long in a very cool way. Read more...

Bowie Releases New Track, Video For “Sue”

David Bowie is treating fans to a new song and a new video this week in the lead-up to his new retrospective collection Nothing Has Changed. Read more...

Fogerty Responds To “Concert For Valor” Performance of “Fortunate Son”

Folks are still buzzing about the performance of “Fortunate Son” at the Veterans Day “Concert For Valor” so much so that John Fogerty has put in his two cents. Read more...

Private Jet Carrying Bono Loses Door Mid-Flight, Lands Safely

…And you thought your Wednesday was rough. Read more...

Is There Anything That Could Bring Zeppelin Back Together Again?

By far, one of the most intriguing bits of news/gossip this week was the story about Robert Plant reportedly turned down $800 million from billionaire Richard Branson to reunite and tour with Led Zeppelin. Read more...

LISTEN: ‘The Art of McCartney’ Streaming In Its Entirety

Fans that have been eagerly waiting for the release of the all-star tribute album The Art of McCartney can now listen to the album in its entirety. Read more...