Liv and Steven Tyler Duet?- Van Hagar In The Studio- Willie Nelson Avoids Jail for Pot Bust- Beatles Pirates Settle- Warrant Reissues- Thin Lizzy- Sebastian Bach- more
BW&BK report that members of the second era of Van Halen - guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, singer Sammy Hagar (Chickenfoot) and bassist Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot) - were guests on In The Studio, discussing the 25th Anniversary of their classic 5150 album Redbeard. Check it out here
NME reports that Willie Nelson will avoid jail over his marijuana charge – because a judge says he won't be "mean" to the country legend. Nelson was arrested on a marijuana possession charge in Texas last November more
A website that illegally sold Beatles songs online for 25 cents each agrees to pay record companies almost $1m to settle a legal case. more
B.B. King will perform three UK concerts in Manchester, Edinburgh and London in June. The three shows mark King's first UK appearances in two years. Dates include Manchester O2 Apollo (Sat 25th June), Edinburgh Playhouse (Sun 26th June) and London's Royal Albert Hall (Tue 28th June).
In a Facebook posting dated March 28, Sebastian Bach announced, "YAY! I am beyond thrilled to parlay the information to you that today I tracked the last two songs for the CD. 13 out of 13 songs now have vocals on them. Not all are finished but a majority of them are! Now it's time for backing vocals and lead guitars and making sure everything is perfect." more
Augustana will release their self-titled third album on April 26th. According to band frontman Dan Layus, the album showcases a more matured writing style that he says the band has evolved into over the past 7 years of playing together. more
According to Dmagazine.com, billionaire businessman Donald Trump counselled singer Bret Michaels to file suit against CBS and Tony Award Productions and others over injuries Michaels suffered at the 2009 Tony Awards, the POISON lead singer said in Dallas Saturday. more
Alice Cooper spoke to Aol's Noisecreep about "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", a sequel to his 1975 concept album "Welcome to My Nightmare" - his first "solo" release after the break-up of the original Alice Cooper band. "It will be out next year," he said, "We have to do the whole festivals tour first which will be South America, Australia, Europe, Canada, all over the States." more
Warrant's first three albums, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, Cherry Pie and Dog Eat Dog, are being reissued by IronBird Records as a two CD package on April 18th. more
Thin Lizzy have been added to the bill of Classic Rock's High Voltage festival, set to take place on July 23/24 at London's Victoria Park. more
Misery Index travel to South East Asia this weekend for a week's worth of dates across Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Following these dates, Misery Index will head to Mexico in mid-April for another run of headlining shows. more
The Parlour to Parlour journey takes an unexpected turn as Michael Fortes spotlights Bryant Denison's gypsy voodoo folk rock collective, The Beehavers here
Marduk recently completed recording three new songs for an upcoming EP. Dubbed "Iron Dawn," the EP is set for release via Regain Records on May 27, at the Maryland Deathfest more
3 Doors Down have confirmed four show in the UK during June more
Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai, Lamb Of God, Darkest Hour, Gwar) will release "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" - the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under The Devin Townsend Project moniker - in Europe on June 20 via InsideOut Music. more
It Prevails will team up with Life On Repeat, We Are Defiance, Affiance, and Stand Your Ground later this spring for the "Never Back Down Tour." more
On this day in 1966, Mick Jagger was injured during a Rolling Stones concert in Marseilles after a fan threw a chair at the stage. The resulting cut required eight stitches.
On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin had all of their six albums (to date) in the Billboard Top 100 chart in the same week with their latest album, Physical Graffiti, hit #1.
On this day in 1980, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon spent its 303rd week on the U.S. album chart, beating the previous record set by Carole King's Tapestry.