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  • Lou Barlow Planning New Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr. Music

    Lou Barlow Planning New Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr. Music | ARTICLE

    Sebadoh singer/guitarist Lou Barlow has a big few months ahead of him: Wednesday night the band kicked off an East Coast tour in New Haven, Sub Pop is releasing a double disc expanded version of the band's...

    March 25, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood on Making New Album 'Lollipop' and Their Summer Plans

    Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood on Making New Album 'Lollipop' and Their Summer Plans | ARTICLE

    March 11, 2011 8:05 AM ET
  • Exclusive: Duff McKagan On New Album and Guns N' Roses Reunion

    Exclusive: Duff McKagan On New Album and Guns N' Roses Reunion | ARTICLE

    Original Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan may now be a financial guru, but that doesn't mean he's stopped making music: On April 19 he'll release The Taking, the third album from his current...

    March 10, 2011 12:10 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Soul Asylum Plot New Studio Album

    Exclusive: Soul Asylum Plot New Studio Album | ARTICLE

    Soul Asylum has performed consistently in the last few years, but the group hasn't issued a new studio album since 2006's The Silver Lining. That should change this year, as the band – which features longtime members...

    March 4, 2011 8:20 AM ET
  • Soundgarden Prepare Live Album, Plot Return to Studio

    Soundgarden Prepare Live Album, Plot Return to Studio | ARTICLE

    February 18, 2011 8:50 AM ET
  • Thin Lizzy Guitarist Gary Moore Dead at 58

    Thin Lizzy Guitarist Gary Moore Dead at 58 | ARTICLE

    Gary Moore, who played guitar for Thin Lizzy during three separate stints and also had a successful career as solo artist, died early Sunday at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona, Spain. The cause of death has yet...

    February 7, 2011 11:55 AM ET
  • Kim Thayil Tells Stories of Soundgarden's Best Songs

    Kim Thayil Tells Stories of Soundgarden's Best Songs | ARTICLE

    What exactly does Telephantasm — the title of Soundgarden's new best-of, which hits stores today — mean? We asked guitarist Kim Thayil, who came up with the name. “‘Tele’ is at a distance, or from afar,”...

    September 28, 2010 2:12 PM ET
  • New Music, Memoirs Planned for Ronnie James Dio

    New Music, Memoirs Planned for Ronnie James Dio | ARTICLE

    When Ronnie James Dio  passed away from stomach cancer in May, he was in the midst of launching a record label with his wife and manager, Wendy Dio. The future of the company — which they planned...

    September 8, 2010 3:16 PM ET
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Ozzy, Motley Crue, and Rob Halford Revive Ozzfest

    Ozzy, Motley Crue, and Rob Halford Revive Ozzfest | ARTICLE

    After taking 2009 off, Ozzfest has recruited Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford's solo band Halford, Black Label Society and others to join its namesake Ozzy Osbourne for six U.S. dates. (The tour starts Saturday, August...

    August 12, 2010 2:25 PM ET
  • Rush's Return to the Limelight

    Rush's Return to the Limelight | ARTICLE

    This summer, Rush will be hitting the U.S. and Canadian concert trail on their Time Machine Tour, which will see the trio perform their 1981 classic Moving Pictures in its entirety. They'll also be road-testing new material...

    April 21, 2010 2:14 AM ET
  • Unearthed Shannon Hoon Music Set to Debut in Blind Melon Doc

    Unearthed Shannon Hoon Music Set to Debut in Blind Melon Doc | ARTICLE

    October 21, 2010 will mark the 15th anniversary of the passing of Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon, and his former bandmates are honoring their original singer with an upcoming documentary later this year. The still-untitled piece is being...

    March 2, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Chili Peppers' Smith Brings the Funk With Bombastic Meatbats

    Chili Peppers' Smith Brings the Funk With Bombastic Meatbats | ARTICLE

    Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith — fresh off contributing to supergroup Chickenfoot and picking up a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — has just launched another project, the all-instrumental...

    September 24, 2009 11:02 AM ET
  • Bon Jovi Get "Back to Rock & Roll" On November Album

    Bon Jovi Get "Back to Rock & Roll" On November Album | ARTICLE

    Bon Jovi's last album, 2007's Lost Highway, saw the longtime Jersey tunesmiths veer off into Nashville territory. And while the album was a sizable hit with their fanbase, on the group's forthcoming album, guitarist Richie Sambora...

    August 18, 2009 12:18 PM ET
  • Bon Jovi's Sambora on Les Paul, "A Legend in His Own Lifetime"

    Bon Jovi's Sambora on Les Paul, "A Legend in His Own Lifetime" | ARTICLE

    As the rock world continues to mourn the passing of electric guitar groundbreaker Les Paul, one of his friends, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, offered to share his memories of this music legend. "He was obviously an...

    August 14, 2009 12:22 PM ET
  • Gibson CEO Remembers Les Paul, "The Father of the Modern Guitar"

    Gibson CEO Remembers Les Paul, "The Father of the Modern Guitar" | ARTICLE

    When news broke of guitar legend Les Paul's death, Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitars (which has been associated with the Les Paul model guitar since 1952), offered to reflect upon the man who was...

    August 13, 2009 5:52 PM ET
  • Original Faith No More Singer "Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food"

    Original Faith No More Singer "Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food" | ARTICLE

    Faith No More may have enjoyed their biggest commercial success with Mike Patton as their singer, but it was his predecessor, Chuck Mosley, who got the ball rolling with such alt-rock classics as 1985's We Care A...

    August 10, 2009 12:55 PM ET
  • Smokey Robinson's Motown Memories

    Smokey Robinson's Motown Memories | ARTICLE

    Smokey Robinson is practically synonymous with Motown. Not only did he pen some of the most enduring and instantly recognizable songs of the past five decades, but he served as the label's vice president for over...

    August 4, 2009 4:15 PM ET
  • Glover on Living Colour's Return With "The Chair in the Doorway"

    Glover on Living Colour's Return With "The Chair in the Doorway" | ARTICLE

    When Living Colour returned out of hibernation with their 2003 reunion release, Collideøscope, fans probably assumed the group would return to their previous record-tour-record cycle. But this didn't prove to the case, as the band — singer...

    July 30, 2009 2:08 PM ET
  • Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Talks New Riffs, Old Drama

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Talks New Riffs, Old Drama | ARTICLE

    Longtime Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine has never been afraid to speak his mind on record or in interviews. On the group's twelfth studio album overall, Endgame (due September 15th), the singer-guitarist continues to tackle subjects not...

    July 29, 2009 4:30 PM ET
  • Anvil's Story Rocks On: Band Hits the Studio, Nabs Slash for Book

    Anvil's Story Rocks On: Band Hits the Studio, Nabs Slash for Book | ARTICLE

    The improbable comeback story of Canadian metallists Anvil continues to get, well, more probable. On the strength of the much-talked-about Sacha Gervasi-directed rock doc Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the group — which is led by...

    July 29, 2009 10:51 AM ET
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