Led Zeppelin II Has Died
A 64-year-old Illinois man who made headlines last year when he changed his name to Led Zeppelin II has passed away after suffering a fatal heart attack.
Bob Dylan’s 71st Birthday to be Celebrated with All-Star Concert
Bob Dylan will turn 71 tomorrow (May 24), and while he’ll celebrate his special day with a rare break between concert runs, an impressive list of other musicians will take the stage to pay tribute to his inestimable legacy.
Heart’s Ann Wilson on the ’80s: ‘You Sell Millions of Records But You’re Dying Inside’
As they head into their fourth decade of making music together, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart are still going strong; with a tour, new album, box set, and autobiography on the horizon for 2012, they show no signs of slowing down. And although none of those projects are in stores yet, you can get an …
Rod Stewart Reportedly Takes Fill-In Gig on ‘The X Factor’
We’re not quite sure how it happened, but all of a sudden, accepting a judges’ position on a reality competition series is the hippest thing to do — and with everyone from Steven Tyler to Britney Spears getting in on the action, Rod Stewart has decided to join t…
Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Pink Floyd’s 2011 Reunion
In 2005, the members of Pink Floyd set aside their decades-long feud with exiled founding member Roger Waters and came together for a momentous (and, as it turned out, final) performance at Live 8.
Gregg Allman Regrets His Final Conversation with Duane
Gregg Allman has been sober for years, but even though he’s left his bad habits behind, he’s still troubled by some memories of the old days — including the final conversation he had with his brother and bandmate Duane, the morning before a motorcycle accident t…
Free Considered Using a Hologram for Olympics Reunion Concert
Ever since 2Pac made his surprise appearance from beyond the grave at Coachella last month, we’ve been wondering how hologram technology might be used to bring other performers to “life” for concert audiences.
Read Axl Rose’s Vicious 1992 Letter to a Rock Critic
Axl Rose made headlines recently when he sat down and wrote a letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — but it wasn’t the first time he’s used the format to share his innermost thoughts with someone who had offended his delicate sensibilities.
New Book Offers a Look at Vintage Beatles Tour Photos
The Beatles have been the subject of countless books and films, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen everything there is to see about the Fab Four. Case in point: ‘The Beatles: On the Road 1964-1966,’ a lavish new collection of photos taken by legend…
Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart Announce Movie Musical
After watching the film version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ you’d think Ringo Starr would have no love for rock movie musicals, but think again — the Funny Beatle is teaming up with erstwhile Eurythmic Dave Stewart to write …
Watch a Clip from Paul Simon’s New ‘Graceland’ Documentary
It’s technically arriving a year late, but Paul Simon‘s landmark 1986 album ‘Graceland’ is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with a deluxe box set reissue and a new retrospective documentary, ‘Under African Skies.’ In a new…
Mel Gibson Rumored to Say of John Lennon: ‘I’m Glad He’s Dead’
Just when we thought Mel Gibson might have exited the “rage-o-holic crazybags rumors” phase of his career, yesterday came word that his latest film project, a biopic about the Old Testament warrior hero Judah Maccabee, had fallen apart — and out of that mess came a letter from the movie’s would-be s…