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Motley Crue Announce ‘The Final Tour’
Motley Crue have officially announced 'The Final Tour,' a 72-date farewell trek across the U.S. and Canada that will feature Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band is expected to spend the next two years circling the globe before hanging it up for good.
When an All-Star Grammy Finale With Lindsey Buckingham Got Cut Short by Ads
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham joined two modern day rock bands for an abbreviated appearance at the 2014 Grammys.
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath Win Rock, Metal Grammys
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin each won an award at the Grammys' annual Pre-Telecast Ceremony this evening. Which is something that probably should have happened in 1974, but whatever we'll take it.
Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones Win Packaging, Surround Sound Grammys
The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney each won awards for their big packages at the Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony today. Hang on, it's not as dirty as it sounds...
The Beatles Presented with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
The Beatles were presented with a long-overdue Lifetime Achievement Award at a special pre-Grammy Special Merit Award ceremony held on Saturday afternoon.
Bono Makes Out With Amy Poehler, U2 Wins Golden Globe Award
U2 won a trophy for Best Original Song last night at the Golden Globe Awards, but it's unlikely that's what lead singer Bono will remember when he looks back on the evening years later.
Christine McVie to Rejoin Fleetwood Mac
"This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac." That's the way drummer Mick Fleetwood broke some very good -- and not entirely unexpected -- news to a concert crowd in Hawaii last night.
Don Everly on Phil Everly’s Death: ‘I Always Thought I’d Be the One to Go First’
Don Everly has issued his first comments following Friday night's death of his brother and musical partner Phil Everly -- and says he knew Phil was gone before anybody told him.
2014 New Music Releases
If this list of 2014 new-music releases is any indication, classic-rock fans are in for a very good year in terms of both new albums and reissues.
Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley Say Yes to Kiss Hall of Fame Reunion
Now that Kiss have finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the next big question is, Will the original foursome, who have been apart for about a decade, perform together at the induction ceremony in their former hometown of New York City in April?
Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel + More Voted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens have been elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class. That means Deep Purple, Yes and the Zombies are among the nominees who were not chosen this year.
Heart Cancels SeaWorld Show Due to ‘Blackfish’ Controversy
Heart has joined the growing ranks of musicians refusing to play SeaWorld, pulling out of an upcoming show there over concerns about how the venue treats their captive whales.