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AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Charged With Attempting to Hire a Hitman to Kill Two Men
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure a murder.
Led Zeppelin Release New Version of ‘Rock and Roll’
Led Zeppelin have released a new video featuring a previously unreleased version of their classic anthem 'Rock and Roll,' continuing the ongoing parade of promotion for the newly remastered and expanded editions of their studio albums.
AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Is Suffering From Dementia, Family Confirms
The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed reports that the musician is suffering from dementia, a condition that has forced him to retire permanently from the legendary rock group.
32 Years Ago: Kiss Remove Their Makeup
On Sept. 18, 1983, an unthinkable event in Kiss-story took place: the world's most famous masked band removed their makeup and revealed their true faces.
Kiss and Def Leppard Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Together
Watch Kiss and Def Leppard get ice water dunked on them after a concert.
Johnny Winter Dies at Age 70
Blues-rock guitar legend Johnny Winter has died at the age of 70.
New Music Releases – July 2014
A list of the classic rock albums coming out in July of 2014.
Win All Three Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Edition Box Sets
One lucky Ultimate Classic Rock reader is going to take home the Super Deluxe Box Set editions of 'Led Zeppelin,' 'Led Zeppelin II' and 'Led Zeppelin III.'
Paul McCartney Expected to ‘Make a Complete Recovery’ Following Hospitalization
The former Beatle is expected to make a complete recovery after contracting a virus and being hospitalized in Tokyo.
Ace Frehley Clears Up Kiss Myths With ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has cleared up some rather funny misconceptions about his past in a newly released 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' interview.
Kiss’ Simmons Says Frehley and Criss ‘No Longer Deserve to Wear The Paint’
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has fired another blast in the ongoing war of words between current and former members of the famous group.
New Music Releases – April 2014
The list of new music releases for April 2014 is dominated by a flood of limited-edition vinyl being released on Record Store day, including previously unreleased or long out-of-print titles from Jimi Hendrix, the Doors and Bruce Springsteen.