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July 01, 2019
How John Oates Escaped the Trap of Rock Star Excess

How John Oates Escaped the Trap of Rock Star Excess

Hall & Oates star recalls how he escaped trappings of excess to focus on making music. Continue reading…

55 Years Ago: The Beatles Start Shooting 'Help!'

55 Years Ago: The Beatles Start Shooting 'Help!'

Second movie work began as Fab Four began to realize how desperate they were for a new direction. Continue reading…

How Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' Came Together

How Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' Came Together

Written quickly and inspired by Elvis Presley, the song became the band's first U.S. No. 1. Continue reading…

Watch Boxer Tyson Fury Sing 'American Pie' After Heavyweight Title Win

Watch Boxer Tyson Fury Sing 'American Pie' After Heavyweight Title Win

British champion celebrates with signature track after victory over Deontay Wilder. Continue reading…

40 Years Ago: Air Supply Rewrite 'All Out of Love' for U.S. Chart Bid

40 Years Ago: Air Supply Rewrite 'All Out of Love' for U.S. Chart Bid

Label boss Clive Davis insisted original Australian version wouldn’t work in the States. Continue reading…

20 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Is Resurrected With 'Things Have Changed'

20 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Is Resurrected With 'Things Have Changed'

The song, from the movie 'Wonder Boys,' won the Academy Award. Continue reading…

The Doors' Robby Krieger Announces 'The Ritual Begins at Sundown' Album

The Doors' Robby Krieger Announces 'The Ritual Begins at Sundown' Album

Listen to “The Drift” from April LP ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown.” Continue reading…

'Animal House,' 'Stripes,' 'Smokey and the Bandit' Get New Funko Pop! Figures

'Animal House,' 'Stripes,' 'Smokey and the Bandit' Get New Funko Pop! Figures

Classic '70s and '80s movies will be celebrated with a new line. Continue reading…

Scorpions Postpone Show Due to Klaus Meine's Kidney Stones

Scorpions Postpone Show Due to Klaus Meine's Kidney Stones

Singer was stricken during tour of Australia with Whitesnake. Continue reading…

March 2020 New Music Releases

March 2020 New Music Releases

The list sort of cruises along until the very end of the month, when a huge slate of albums arrives. Continue reading…

Funkadelic and Parliament Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Funkadelic and Parliament Albums Ranked Worst to Best

George Clinton's two groups were prolific and mostly inseparable through the years as they made one funk classic after another. Continue reading…

How Bill and Ted Perfected Their Dancing at Stevie Nicks' Ranch

How Bill and Ted Perfected Their Dancing at Stevie Nicks' Ranch

Actor Alex Winter recalls choreographed movie opening that didn’t make the final cut. Continue reading…

Watch James Hetfield Sing 'Baby Hold On' at Eddie Money Tribute Show

Watch James Hetfield Sing 'Baby Hold On' at Eddie Money Tribute Show

Metallica frontman revealed how the "two big dogs" became friends. Continue reading…

20 Years Ago: David Letterman Returns After Heart Surgery

20 Years Ago: David Letterman Returns After Heart Surgery

‘Late Show’ host jokes about emergency procedure after five weeks of recuperation. Continue reading…

Wolfgang Van Halen Signs Deal for Debut Solo Album

Wolfgang Van Halen Signs Deal for Debut Solo Album

Eddie Van Halen's son handles all vocals and instruments on upcoming LP. Continue reading…

How Ozzy Osbourne Accidentally Called the Cops on Himself

How Ozzy Osbourne Accidentally Called the Cops on Himself

Story of trying to snort a large bowl of cocaine as officers approached Bel Air house inspired new song “It’s a Raid.” Continue reading…

Tony Iommi on Letting Ozzy Osbourne Join His Band: 'Forget It!'

Tony Iommi on Letting Ozzy Osbourne Join His Band: 'Forget It!'

Black Sabbath guitarist recalls being certain future frontman couldn’t sing. Continue reading…

David Lee Roth Shrugs Off Voice Criticisms

David Lee Roth Shrugs Off Voice Criticisms

Singer says he’s “never had any delusions” about his vocal abilities. Continue reading…

Listen to Ozzy Osbourne's New Album 'Ordinary Man' in Full

Listen to Ozzy Osbourne's New Album 'Ordinary Man' in Full

Twelfth LP released after worst year of his life. Continue reading…

David Lee Roth on 'Unforgiving' Touring Life: 'It Kills People'

David Lee Roth on 'Unforgiving' Touring Life: 'It Kills People'

Van Halen singer says his years on the road have taught him to not take anything for granted. Continue reading…

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