Whitney Houston’s Death: Slash, Heart + More Rockers React on Twitter
It wasn't long after the shocking death of pop icon Whitney Houston was revealed to the world that tributes starting pouring in via Twitter. Whitney didn't have a ton of direct connections to the rock world, but that doesn't mean classic rockers don't have memories of and tributes to the singer to share with their fans. Below is a samplin ...
2012 Grammy Awards Performances
The 2012 Grammy Awards finally arrived Sunday night, and while classic rockers weren’t up for many awards on the big night, they were well represented onstage. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys all turned in top-shelf performances.
Motley Crue’s First Las Vegas Residency Concert Captured on Video
Motley Crue kicked off their much-hyped residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last night, two months after announcing it during an appearance on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight.’ Sin City was so excited that yesterday was declared “Motley Crue Day” there, while fans likely from around the globe flooded into town for the kickoff of the stand, which will cover a dozen dates through
Metallica Planning Something Big for Tuesday
Metallica have something big scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 7) at 11 AM PT (2 PM ET), although what it is exactly is totally up in the air. The metal mavens have posted a 34-second teaser video featuring footage of fans cheering at a concert, with the phrase “You’ve seen them at festivals across the world” flashed across the screen ...
Mountain’s Leslie West Performs for First Time Since Leg Amputation
Former Mountain guitarist Leslie West heroically rolled onto the stage of New York’s BB King Blues Club Tuesday night (Jan. 31) to perform in public for the first time since he was forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications.
Roger Waters Bringing ‘The Wall’ Tour to Boston’s Fenway Park?
Former Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters has already announced a bunch of dates for his ‘The Wall’ North American summer trek, which is scheduled to kick off May 1 in Houston and run through a July 14 gig in Philadelphia. But one show that has not yet been revealed is a much-rumored stop at Boston’s Fenway Park, where ‘The Wall’ would fit in quite nicely next to the ballpark’s famed 37-foot-tall wall
Little Steven Discusses E Street Band’s Absence From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
When Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1999, he entered as a solo artist and without any members of his long-running backing cohorts, the E Street Band. It wasn’t really considered much of a slight at the time — the Boss, after all, certainly deserves to be in there on his own. But more than a dozen of years have now passed witho
AC/DC Singer Reveals Bandmate’s Health Issues Held Up Work on New Album
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says that an illness suffered by one of his bandmates may have temporarily put plans for a new album by the legendary rockers on hold. He wouldn’t go into specifics about which member or what the illness is, but he did say it’s not terminal and that the afflicted member is on the path to recovery.
Steven Tyler Drops $4.8 Million on Hawaiian Retreat
Steven Tyler has purchased a two-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home on Hawaii’s Maui island for $4.8 million — and believe it or not, he got quite a deal on it. The 3,000-square-foot pad was listed for $6.5 million.
Black Sabbath Still Set To Rock Download Fest Despite Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis
Black Sabbath will indeed go ahead and with their scheduled headlining set at this summer’s Download Festival in England, despite the recent announcement that Tony Iommi is battling lymphoma. The guitarist revealed just two weeks ago that he had been diagnosed with early stages of the cancer and is in the process of working with doctors to determine the best course of treatment.
Iron Maiden Documents Massive Chilean Concert on ‘En Vivo!’ DVD
Iron Maiden have announced a March 26 release date for ‘En Vivo!,’ a DVD capturing their April 11, 2011 concert in front of 50,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Nacional, in Santiago, Chile.
Ozzy Osbourne Giving One Lucky Fan a Free Colonoscopy!
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are teaming up with CBS and New York – Presbyterian Hospital on a public service initiative to increase awareness for colon cancer and promote early colonoscopy screenings to help save lives. Sharon, Ozzy and ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ announcer Alan Kalter helped launch the 2012 CBS Cares Colonoscopy Sweepstakes by appearing in a PSA that aired last wee