Fad Diet Blamed for Eddie Van Halen’s Medical Woes
Eddie Van Halen believes alternative medicine cured his cancer — but if a new report is accurate, it also basically blew up his intestines.
Paul McCartney Restores Historic Motown Piano
After decades of disrepair, the ebonies and ivories on a piano used by many of Motown’s biggest acts are living in perfect harmony again — thanks to a repair job paid for by Paul McCartney, who will play the instrument at a benefit gala later this month.
Vince Neil Explodes at Parking Attendants in Profanity-Filled Tirade
‘Shout at the Devil’ or ‘Scream at the Valet’? Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil is happy to do either, as shown by a new video obtained by TMZ.
Def Leppard Forced to Cut Show Short Due to Joe Elliott’s Vocal Issues
Lita Ford told us she was having “too much fun” on tour with Def Leppard, and it appears that all those good times finally caught up with Lep frontman Joe Elliott‘s vocal cords on Monday (Aug. 20).
Iron Maiden Help Out Ex-Drummer Diagnosed with MS
He hasn’t drummed for Iron Maiden since the early ’80s, but Clive Burr is still in his former bandmates’ thoughts. In fact, as bassist Steve Harris revealed during a recent interview, Burr has been the focus of some of Maiden’s main fundraising efforts.
Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi End Decades-Long Hair Metal Feud
Good news, rock fans: After years of being forced to choose sides in the bitter war between Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi, you can finally rest easy with the knowledge that two of New Jersey’s most impeccably coiffed frontmen have buried the hatchet.
Guns N’ Roses Fan Mulls Using $232 Million Lottery Winnings to Pay for Original Lineup Reunion
A British man who’s just reaped a lottery windfall that comes to more than $232 million in American dollars has suggested he might try and use it to buy the gift that keeps on giving: a reunion of the original Guns N’ Roses lineup.
London Exhibit Planned for Jimi Hendrix’s 70th Birthday Celebration
When Jimi Hendrix arrived in London in 1966, he was just another would-be rock star with a few pennies to his name. Within a few months, he’d become an international phenomenon — and cemented an association with Britain that remains a cause for celebration in the UK today.
Alice Cooper Reportedly Recording Covers Album
From Paul McCartney to Ozzy Osbourne, pretty much every artist gets around to releasing an album of covers at some point — and it sounds like Alice Cooper is getting ready to join the list with his next LP.
Fender Projects Post-IPO Value of $395 Million
The iconic Fender logo may need to be upgraded to include a few dollar signs thanks to a healthy IPO — Initial Public (Stock) Offering — that looks to raise as much as $160.5 million, putting the venerable guitar maker’s value in the neighborhood of $395 million.
Kiss Perform New Single ‘Hell or Hallelujah’ Live As Fans Turn in Their Reviews
Kiss fans have been waiting nearly three years for new material, and their patience has been further tested with a few months of additional unexpected delays for the band’s new ‘Monster’ album — so you can imagine how eagerly they’ve responded to the set’s leadoff single, ‘Hell or Hallelujah.’
The Story Behind Led Zeppelin’s ‘Swan Song’ Revealed
Led Zeppelin boasts one of the most impressive — and successful — discographies of the rock era. But the songs that made it to their albums don’t necessarily tell the whole story, as evidenced by a feature in a recent issue of Classic Rock Magazine that traces the evolution of Jimmy Page‘s ‘Swan Song,’ which never appeared on a Zeppelin record — but came awfully close.