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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.

 

Plant Talks About Reaching Out To Page For Acoustic Project

Hmmmm…looks like Robert Plant hasn’t always been against working with Jimmy Page again. Read more...

Vivian Campbell Says Cancer is in Remission

Awesome news out of the Def Leppard camp today! Read more...

Trailer for “Queen: Live at the Rainbow ‘74” Out Now

A trailer for Queen’s upcoming release “Queen: Live at the Rainbow ‘74” just came out, and if fans weren't already planning on buying this live set on September 9th, I think it’s safe to say that many will change their minds upon watching the preview. Read more...

Dick Wagner: 1942-2014

Dick Wagner, one of rock and roll’s unsung session guitarists, has passed away. He was 71. Read more...

Down ‘n’ Outz Announce UK Tour

In between working on Def Leppard’s new album, Joe Elliott’s side project, Down ‘n’ Outz, will be heading out on a U.K. tour. Read more...

Daltrey & Jett Rock Out To “Summertime Blues”

You gotta love a rock moment like this, especially since it was for a good cause! Read more...

“Led Zeppelin IV,” “Houses Of The Holy” Remasters Due Out October 28th

Get ready to get the "Led" out…again! Read more...

McCartney Remasters Due Out September 23rd

Deluxe box sets of remastered albums are definitely all the rage in the classic rock world lately, and now Paul McCartney has joined the party! Read more...

Script Writer Talks Elton John Biopic Details

If you’re thinking the Elton John biopic that is currently in the works is going to be an all-sunshine-and-roses account of the legendary pianist’s life, think again. Read more...

New Ace Frehley Memoir In The Works

With all of the mudslinging this past year between the original members of KISS, you’d think that Ace Frehley would dedicate a chapter in his new memoir to a particularly juicy story or two about the band, but it sounds like he’s taking the high road. Read more...

Rare AC/DC Single Sells For $4,500 on eBay

A collector or superfan will pay just about anything for that one rare piece of memorabilia. Just ask the AC/DC fan who dropped nearly $4,500 for a 7” single! Read more...

Perry Talks About Recording With McCartney, Cooper

Someone should tell Joe Perry that no one likes a tease! Read more...

Farm Aid 2014 Set For September 13th

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are back at it for Farm Aid 2014, which is taking place this year on September 13th . Read more...

Nicks’s “24 Karat Gold” Set for October 7th Release

This fall, not only will Stevie Nicks be reunited on the road with Christine McVie for Fleetwood Mac’s mega-tour, but she’ll also be releasing the much buzzed-about 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault. Read more...

Money Being Raised For Permanent Bonham Memorial

In the 30-plus years since his passing, you would think there would be some sort of memorial to the legendary John Bonham in his hometown of Redditch, England, however, this glaring omission has remained the same…until now. Read more...

Billy Joel Receiving Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

As if Billy Joel’s mantel didn’t already have enough awards, now the Piano Man will have to make room for another honor! Read more...

George Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beetles

In “so ridiculous I can’t make this up news:” A tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of Beatle George Harrison was killed as the result of a beetle infestation. Read more...

AC/DC’s Rudd Dropping Solo Album, New Single Out Now

AC/DC may have wrapped the recording process on their follow-up to 2010’s Black Ice, but drummer Phil Rudd isn’t waiting around to release new music. Read more...

Sound Bite Alert: Gene Simmons On Being Rich, The “1 Percent”

Leave it to Gene Simmons to be completely unashamed of being rich, rich…richer than hell. Read more...

Blondie, Hynde & Plant Scheduled For iTunes Festival

This September, London’s Roundhouse concert hall will be taken over by the 30-day (!) iTunes Festival, and just like the variety of music the download service offers to the world, the festival will also feature an eclectic lineup that will include Robert Plant, Blondie and Chrissie Hynde. Read more...