Green Day‘s epic weekend — which started with a tantrum-marred set at the iHeartRadio Festival and ended with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong checking into rehab — may have come as a shock to fans, but according to the latest rumors, it was probably inevitable.
For a lot of people, the experience of riding on a bus in Croatia would probably be at least mildly disconcerting all by itself, but members of veteran rock band the Cult took things one step further this week by narrowly escaping serious harm — or worse — in an early morning automotive accident.
We told you a few weeks ago that the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be releasing a slew of new tracks over the next six months, but we weren’t sure how or when they’d be unleashing all that music. Now, thanks to a press release from the band, we can give you some of the details.
Back in the glory days of major labels and FM radio, pop stars didn’t have to think too hard about promoting their latest album — they released a single, made a video, did the talk show rounds, and hit the road. But that era’s over, and now artists need to get a little more creative when it comes to helping get the word out about their new music, which is why this morning we’re watching a video starring Rufus Wainwright singing jingles from old chewing gum commercials.
You’d think everyone at Third Man Records would have their hands full getting ready for the release of Jack White‘s upcoming solo debut, ‘Blunderbuss,’ on April 24. But they still have a few hours left in the day, apparently, because the latest installment of the label’s quarterly subscription series, dubbed the Vault, is offering members a whole bunch of White-related goodies.
Recording a duet with Miley Cyrus must have triggered some sort of collaboration fever forBret Michaels. For his new album, ‘Get Your Rock On,’ he broke out his rolodex and lined up a veritable who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll luminaries, including members of KISS,Pantera, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more.
For nearly 40 years now, AC/DC have remained a proud bastion of good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll regardless of changing trends — so it only stands to reason that in 2012, long after the pinball industry’s glorious heyday, the legendary rockers are teaming up with Stern Pinball to create their own game.
Nearly a quarter of a century after they staged their fan favorite ‘Live at the Ritz’ concert, Guns N’ Roses are set to return to the renowned New York City theater as part of a six-date jaunt through the Northeast that will also take them into Maryland, New Jersey, and Illinois.
Given his well-known penchant for showing up late — not to mention his knack for inciting the occasional riot — you’d think most lawyers would blanch at the prospect of W. Axl Rose serving on a trial jury. But that didn’t keep the Guns N’ Roses singer from doing his civic duty when his number was called for a recent civil trial in Santa Monica, Calif.
Being in the school band just got a whole lot cooler for some of the kids in the Los Angeles area: Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to donate 75 guitars from his personal collection to schools that don’t have enough funding to pay for instruments. For Van Halen, it was a simple case of giving back — as he put it simply, “Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them.”
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