classic rock

No More Rain in Africa; Toto is Calling it Quits

When Toto takes the stage at The Met in Philadelphia this weekend, it will be the last time the current line-up performs together in that capacity. Founding member, guitarist and prolific session musician Steve Lukather says the band is calling it quits. The end of Toto’s 40th anniversary tour will...
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Guns N' Roses First to Reach 1 Billion YouTube Views on Video From the 80s

One of the biggest rock songs of the 80s still has momentum. The video for Guns N’ Roses ’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” just became the first clip from the decade to achieve one billion views on YouTube. The black and white video depicts a band that’s about to explode rehearsing. All of the band members’...
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Soundgarden, Whitney Houston, Doobie Brothers Among First-Time Rock Hall Nominees

The class of 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees are out, and it’s an eclectic list of artists. Nine of them are on the ballot for the first time: Dave Matthews Band , The Doobie Brothers , Whitney Houston , Motörhead , The Notorious B.I.G. , Pat Benatar , Soundgarden , T. Rex and Thin Lizzy...
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Are the Black Crowes Reuniting for a Big Anniversary?

One of the most intense sibling rivalries in rock history may be easing enough for an epic reunion tour to happen. There’s speculation of a Black Crowes get-together in time for the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker . According to the Wall Street Journal , Chris and Rich Robinson are in...
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Kirk Hammett Has 'Really Kick-A**, Great' Material for Next Metallica Album

Kirk Hammett has talked openly about being more than ready to contribute to a new Metallica album, and he’s not backing off that claim at all. There will be an 11th studio LP sometime in the next few years, and Hammett hopes to play a major role in it. The guitarist hopped in the passenger seat for...
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Eddie Van Halen Flies to Germany for Throat Cancer Treatments: Report

Eddie Van Halen was declared cancer-free in 2002 after having a third of his tongue removed, but he has been flying to Germany to get treatment for throat cancer for some time, according to a new report by TMZ. The celebrity site has sources who say the 64-year-old has been receiving radiation...
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6 of Paul Simon's Most Poetic Lyrics

Paul Simon owns 12 Grammy Awards, and he’s in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. The 78-year-old is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which actually best explains how he achieved the first two honors mentioned. Simon’s poetic...
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'New Sensation' - A First Look at the Restored INXS Concert Film

The familiar intro to “New Sensation” sent the crowd at London’s Wembley Stadium into a frenzy. With no cell phones to distract them, 73,791 people bounced and clapped to the beat provided by a band on fire. INXS is previewing the restored version of its concert film Live Baby Live with a clip of...
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7 Songs That Are Darker Than They Appear

We sing along with the radio, or perhaps with an inebriated replication at a karaoke bar. We try to match pitch, tone, and even know several handfuls of lyrics. Those songs we may sing joyously, at times have a darker message beneath the surface. Bruce Springsteen – “Born in the USA” “Born in the U...
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Man Accused of Stealing Unreleased Tom Petty Music

Some big time Tom Petty -related items are back where they belong, including hard drives containing unreleased music. Sources told TMZ a man broke into a storage locker in Los Angeles owned by one of Petty’s former engineers. The man also allegedly swiped guitars, other instruments and guns...
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