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Ted Nugent, ‘Shutup&Jam’ – Album Review
With 'Shutup&Jam,' Ted Nugent has delivered an appealingly modest record full of catchy guitar riffs and largely devoid of controversial lyrics.
Motley Crue Overcome Technical Problems at Farewell Tour Opener: Setlist, Video, Photos
A series of technical problems marred the opening night of Motley Crue's much-anticipated farewell tour, but the band recovered to offer an explosive tour through their history.
Kiss, Def Leppard Kick Off Summer Tour With Some Set List Surprises
Kiss and Def Leppard kicked off their 40-date summer tour last night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both groups, particularly Kiss, had some setlist surprises in store for the crowd.
New Music Releases – July 2014
A list of the classic rock albums coming out in July of 2014.
Eric Singer Accuses Peter Criss and Ace Frehley of Kiss Hypocrisy
Kiss drummer Eric Singer points out that both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss played alongside replacement members wearing original makeup during their careers.
Paul McCartney Expected to ‘Make a Complete Recovery’ Following Hospitalization
The former Beatle is expected to make a complete recovery after contracting a virus and being hospitalized in Tokyo.
Foreigner Take to the High Seas for Hits-Packed Intimate Show
Foreigner took an already ready-to-party crowd to the next level at a recent Bahamas concert.
New Music Releases – June 2014
A list of the classic rock records, CDs and videos being released in June of 2014.
Jimmy Page Says He’s Fed Up With Robert Plant’s Led Zeppelin Reunion ‘Games’
In a new interview, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says he's tired of singer Robert Plant "playing games" regarding a reunion tour for the surviving members of the legendary group.
Atlanta Rhythm Section Bassist Paul Goddard Dies
Founding Atlanta Rhythm Section bassist Paul Goddard died today at the age of 68 after a brief, sudden illness.
Judas Priest Release First Track from New ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Album
Judas Priest have unveiled the album title, cover art, and most importantly, first song from their upcoming studio album, 'Redeemer of Souls.'
Axl Rose, Joan Jett Display Patience at Chaotic ‘Golden Gods’ Awards Show
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose and Joan Jett were given the biggest honors -- and displayed the patience of seasoned veterans -- at tonight's frequently chaotic Golden Gods Awards ceremony.