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Nature Calls Ted Nugent at a Bad Time – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

 

We were pretty confident Ted Nugent would have a good real-life 'Spinal Tap' story for us, and sure enough, the Motor City Madman came through with a very personal story about being called out to stage at a very unfortunate time.

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Ann Wilson
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Ann Wilson: It’s ‘Silly’ to Compare ’70s-Era Heart With Today

The learning curve of any band, particularly as live performers, is a tricky minefield to navigate of the course of a career. But for Heart, it's resulted in a more versatile band than ever. In an exclusive interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, singer Ann Wilson told us about how the band led by her and her sister Nancy have evolved onstage since their beginnings in the '70s.

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Richie Sambora Says Bon Jovi Isn’t ‘The Real Thing’ Without Him

The war of words between Bon Jovi and the band's exiled guitarist Richie Sambora has cooled off over the last several months, but that doesn't mean Sambora has made peace with the idea of the group touring without him.

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Andy Summers: A New Police Album ‘Would Have Been Amazing’

Plenty of Police fans were disappointed when the group's 2007-08 reunion tour failed to lead into any new music for the band, and guitarist Andy Summers understands how they felt.

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26 Years Ago: Robert Plant Releases ‘Now and Zen’

On Feb. 29, 1988, Robert Plant released his fourth solo album, 'Now and Zen,' and in the process finally admitted to himself and the world that it was pretty cool to have been the singer of Led Zeppelin.

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Hear Unreleased Studio Mixes from Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’

A series of tape boxes belonging to engineer Ron Nevison will be going up for auction in March. As a tease, the auction house has uploaded a brief taste (embedded above) of rough mixes of two songs from Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti,' 'Kashmir' and 'Custard Pie.'

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Queen + Adam Lambert Tease Major Announcement

Following through on Brian May's recent hints regarding an upcoming tour, Queen and Adam Lambert seem to be making plans for a major announcement.

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Pink Floyd Announce ‘Multi-Sensory Exhibition’ in Italian Museum

If you've ever watched a Pink Floyd laser light show and thought, "This is cool, but I wish it was even bigger and more involved somehow," you'll probably want to make plans to visit Milan this September.

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Santana and Rod Stewart Announce Co-Headlining 2014 Tour

Whether you want to get 'Smooth' or stay 'Forever Young,' Carlos Santana and Rod Stewart have you covered this summer.

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Bruce Springsteen Performs The Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ in Australia

Bruce Springsteen closed out the Australian segment of his 'High Hopes' tour in Brisbane yesterday (Feb. 26) with a show that confounded even the most devoted of his setlist followers. Springsteen revisited his past in unprecedented fashion and shocked everyone with a cover of the Bee Gees' 'Stayin' Alive.' Here it is for your viewing enjoyment:

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Billy Joel to Release 1987 Russian Concert as Expanded CD and DVD

Long out-of-print, Billy Joel's document of his famous 1987 Russian concerts is about to return to shelves. On May 20, he will release 'A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia' on CD and video.

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Alice Cooper Talks Upcoming Projects: ‘We Already Have Next Year’s Tour Planned’

With a spate of tour dates opening for Motley Crue and a new documentary on the horizon, you might think Alice Cooper's too busy to spend time in the recording studio, but as he recently told the folks at Metal XS (embedded above), nothing could be further from the truth.

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