Classic Rock

METALLICA Donates Polar Music Prize Money To Charity

METALLICA members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo were in Sweden recently to be presented with the Polar Music Prize, awarded every year "to artists who celebrate music in various forms and to break down boundaries by bringing people of different geographical and musical diversities together." The...
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U2 Set 3 More Catalog Albums For Vinyl Release

Irish Rock Powerhouse U2 has announced the upcoming release of 3 more of their catalog albums to join their already impressive vinyl reissue campaign. The release date of July 27th will see each of the band's early 1990's studio albums (their first 2 of that decade) re-released for the first time...
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So, Why DID Styx Decide To Add 'Mr. Roboto' To Their Live Show?

There were LOTS of eyebrows raised when STYX added their 1983 song , 'Mr. Roboto' to their live shows...none the more raised than former Styx member, Dennis DeYoung . DeYoung commented that 'Mr. Roboto's' re-emergence was “a reversal of fortune from derision and ignominy” and he added that he’d...
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The WHO's 'Quadrophenia' Film Is Subject Of New Documentary

The WHO 's epic 1973 double album, 'Quadrophenia,' released in 1973, was followed by the film adaptation of Pete Townshend's 2nd 'Rock Opera' in 1979. The 45th anniversary of the album comes up at the end of October this year, and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 'Quadrophenia' movie...
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Despite 2 Touring Versions, All Members Of YES In Harmony

While I don't claim to speak for all YES fans, I've been a fan of the Prog-Rock pioneers since they were a 'new' band, and I think I may speak for many when I express my personal wish that all the original members could put aside whatever personal/creative/legal issues and tour together. Now that...
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OZZY Receives A Star On Moscow's 'Walk Of Fame'

During his recent 'No More Tours-2' stops in Russia (St. Petersburg & Moscow), OZZY OSBOURNE joined a small list of celebrities and musicians who have been awarded a star on Moscow's 'Walk of Fame.' In advance of his 2 shows, Ozzy met with fans and members of the media to sign his star, which...
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STYX 1st Ever 'Live' Performance Of 'Mr. Roboto' Gets Response From Dennis DeYoung

As their Summer tour with Joan Jett & Tesla kicks off, STYX has added a song to their setlist that has never previously been performed 'live' by the band...the song is 'Mr. Roboto' from the 1983 'Kilroy Was Here,' album, which was also the last STYX album to feature singer, Dennis DeYoung ...
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Sculpture Of JOHN BONHAM Unveiled On The Drummer's 70th Birthday

On what would've been his 70th birthday (May 31st), a proper tribute was paid to Led Zeppelin drummer, JOHN BONHAM in his hometown of Redditch, England. Weighing over 2 tons, and standing 6 feet tall and 16 feet wide (!), the art work features Bonzo banging away on his kit, and inscribed on the...
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Soundtrack For Clapton Bio Pic To Be Released June 8th

As previously announced in April, the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed documentary about ERIC CLAPTON will be available starting June 8th. The film, 'Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars' premiered on the Showtime channel in January, and was lauded for it's intimate look at the persona l side of...
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DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen Forced To Leave Tour...

It's never a good sign when, only 1 week into a mammoth, 5 month tour, a crucial member of a band is forced to leave. That's exactly what's just happened with Def Leppard 's PHIL COLLEN , who abruptly left the tour after only 2 performances (Cincinnatti, Cleveland) due to a 'family emergency.' So...
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