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How AC/DC Brought Their Live Show to the Studio for ‘Let There Be Rock’
It seems hard to believe all these years later, but AC/DC were dropped by their U.S. record label prior to the release of their fourth album, Let There Be Rock, in June 1977.
Def Leppard’s Campbell Avoids Radiation, Will Rejoin Summer Tour
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that his cancer treatment will allow him to accompany Def Leppard on much of their summer tour.
Guitarist’s Hair Catches on Fire During London Arena Show
Guitarist Michael Clifford's hair caught on fire during a show in London on June 13, 2015 when he got too close to the on-stage pyrotechnics.
Heart Get the Little Things Right in Ohio: Concert Review
Heart's recent visit to Cleveland found them delighting the crowd with both expected and unexpected moments.
Robert Plant Reigns at Mountain Jam
Can we all agree that Robert Plant is the king of classic rock yet?
Van Halen Tear Through ‘Panama’ at the Billboard Music Awards
Van Halen successfully hit it and quit it by kicking off the Billboard Music Awards with a sharp performance of "Panama."
Defending Van Halen’s Much-Maligned ‘Diver Down’
Van Halen's fifth studio album is often dismissed as a hodge-podge of hastily assembled covers. Here's what's wrong with that line of thinking.
Metallica, Paul McCartney Confirmed for Lollapalooza 2015
Paul McCartney and Metallica will be among the headliners of Lollapalooza 2015.
Toto Bassist Mike Porcaro Dies at 59
Toto bassist Mike Porcaro died in March 2015 after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
30 Years Ago: Robert Plant Finally Embraces His Past on ‘Now and Zen’
In the eight years since Led Zeppelin's split, Robert Plant had worked hard to establish a separate solo body of work, even avoiding playing their hits at his concerts.
Paul Stanley Says Beck Should Have Kicked Kanye West ‘Right in the Nuts’
Kanye West is lucky he interrupted Beck instead of Kiss star Paul Stanley last night at the Grammys.
CSNY Drummer Dallas Taylor Dies at 66
Dallas Taylor, who played drums for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Manassas and Stephen Stills, has died at the age of 66 of unknown causes.