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  • Week in Rock History: Pixies Break Up

    Week in Rock History: Pixies Break Up | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Rush became Canada's ambassadors of rock, the Sex Pistols sued Malcolm McLaren, the Pixies split, Victoria Beckham was nearly kidnapped and Gary Glitter left prison after serving a sentence for child pornography. January...

    January 9, 2012 10:05 AM ET
  • Week in Rock History: John and Yoko's 'Two Virgins' Is Seized as Pornography

    Week in Rock History: John and Yoko's 'Two Virgins' Is Seized as Pornography | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Johnny Cash performed at San Quentin, John and Yoko's album was seized by police, the Supremes recorded one of their biggest hits, Nirvana signed a fateful record deal and Pink got married...

    January 2, 2012 9:50 AM ET
  • Week in Rock History: James Brown Dies

    Week in Rock History: James Brown Dies | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, the Rolling Stones send out cheeky holiday wishes, Peter Tork bought himself out of the Monkees, two pairs of young rock celebrities tied the knot and James Brown and Dennis Wilson passed...

    December 28, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • 'X Factor' Duet Partners Revealed: Alanis Morissette, R. Kelly, Avril Lavigne

    'X Factor' Duet Partners Revealed: Alanis Morissette, R. Kelly, Avril Lavigne | ARTICLE

    The X Factor's judges promised "superstar duets" during their Monday press conference, and they have delivered. This afternoon, the show revealed this evening's lineup of guests who will sing with the final three contestants. Hip-hop...

    December 21, 2011 4:50 PM ET
  • Village People Frontman Backed by Songwriter Guild in Legal Battle

    Village People Frontman Backed by Songwriter Guild in Legal Battle | ARTICLE

    Victor Willis, the lead singer of the Village People, just gained a powerful ally: the Songwriter Guild of America, who have backed his legal efforts to regain control over his share of the copyright credit...

    December 20, 2011 5:52 PM ET
  • Jon Bon Jovi Responds to Death Rumors

    Jon Bon Jovi Responds to Death Rumors | ARTICLE

    Well, now Jon Bon Jovi knows for certain: he's wanted dead or alive. Yesterday, rumors abounded on Twitter and Facebook about the Bon Jovi frontman's sudden death from cardiac arrest, apparently sourced from a...

    December 20, 2011 12:25 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Nikki Sixx Declared Dead for Two Minutes

    Week in Rock History: Nikki Sixx Declared Dead for Two Minutes | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, the first couple in ABBA separated, Nikki Sixx died and was revived, the Smiths took the stage for the final time, Joe Strummer passed away and Jack White turned himself into Detroit...

    December 19, 2011 10:05 AM ET
  • Count Yer Lucky Stars

    Count Yer Lucky Stars | ALBUM REVIEW

    What, was Spray Davies already taken? On their second record, this amiable Atlanta quartet borrow the keenly stacked harmonies and unpolished yet precise pop licks of the Beatles' Cavern Club days, but their newfound psychedelic, meandering impulses nudge them...

    December 14, 2011 12:32 PM ET
  • Gambling Site Converts Michael Jackson's Hair into Roulette Ball

    Gambling Site Converts Michael Jackson's Hair into Roulette Ball | ARTICLE

    In today's macabre Michael Jackson news: a gambling website has purchased some of the singer's hair and plans to convert it into a roulette ball. Championed in a press release under the heading "The King of...

    December 13, 2011 1:30 PM ET
  • Metallica Releases Outtakes EP

    Metallica Releases Outtakes EP | ARTICLE

    The 30th-anniversary celebration continues for Metallica. Last week, the metal giants commemorated their three decades together with a four-night residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco open exclusively to fan club members. Today, they unveiled four...

    December 13, 2011 11:30 AM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Elvis Costello Defies 'Saturday Night Live'

    Week in Rock History: Elvis Costello Defies 'Saturday Night Live' | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Elvis Costello angered Saturday Night Live bigwigs, Don McLean struck gold with "American Pie," Band Aid ruled the U.K. charts with "Do They Know It's Christmas?," Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne released a...

    December 12, 2011 9:50 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga Visits White House to Discuss Born This Way Foundation

    Lady Gaga Visits White House to Discuss Born This Way Foundation | ARTICLE

    Miss Gaga went to Washington Tuesday to further her anti-bullying efforts. The 25-year-old pop star visited the White House to brief staffers on her burgeoning non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, set for launch in...

    December 7, 2011 10:49 AM ET
  • Ben Kweller Forms Record Label

    Ben Kweller Forms Record Label | ARTICLE

    Ben Kweller can now add "record label boss" to his resumè. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter has announced the formation of the Noise Company, his new independent imprint based in Austin, Texas. It will release all of his future...

    December 5, 2011 12:50 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Altamont Ends in Tragedy

    Week in Rock History: Altamont Ends in Tragedy | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form a supergroup, the Altamont Festival ended in violence, Bob Dylan hosted "Night of the Hurricane" and John Lennon and Roy Orbison passed away.  December 7, 1968:...

    December 5, 2011 12:30 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: David Bowie and Bing Crosby Share a Strange Duet

    Week in Rock History: David Bowie and Bing Crosby Share a Strange Duet | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Pink Floyd’s inflatable pig went on a joyride, David Bowie and Bing Crosby shared a bizarre holiday duet, Neil Young’s record label sued him, George Harrison passed away and Joey Ramone was...

    November 28, 2011 12:25 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Mick Jagger Marries Jerry Hall

    Week in Rock History: Mick Jagger Marries Jerry Hall | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Chuck Berry's novelty song reached Number One, the Band taped The Last Waltz, Mick Jagger married Jerry Hall, Freddie Mercury passed away and the Zombies reunited briefly. November 25, 1972: Chuck Berry reaches...

    November 21, 2011 11:40 AM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Elvis Makes His Film Debut

    Week in Rock History: Elvis Makes His Film Debut | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Elvis Presley made his film debut, Diana Ross begged for racial understanding before the Queen of England, Nirvana recorded their MTV Unplugged set, George Harrison’s attacker was found not guilty by reason...

    November 14, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: The Monkees' 'Head' Movie Bombs

    Week in Rock History: The Monkees' 'Head' Movie Bombs | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, the Monkees bombed in theaters, Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers died in an eerily familiar accident, Dave Matthews Band released their debut album, Paul McCartney outraged fans by switching Beatles songwriting...

    November 7, 2011 1:20 PM ET
  • Alicia Keys Enlists Usher, Will.i.am, Norah Jones for Charity Tribute to George Harrison

    Alicia Keys Enlists Usher, Will.i.am, Norah Jones for Charity Tribute to George Harrison | ARTICLE

    No one could ever accuse Alicia Keys of skimping on star power for her annual Black Ball, a benefit for her Keep a Child Alive Foundation. Last night's event at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom was...

    November 4, 2011 2:25 PM ET
  • Week in Rock History: Carly Simon and James Taylor Tie the Knot

    Week in Rock History: Carly Simon and James Taylor Tie the Knot | ARTICLE

    This week in rock history, Carly Simon and James Taylor got hitched, George Harrison began his disastrous solo tour of the States, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys parted ways, Prince launched the Purple Rain tour and...

    October 31, 2011 5:25 PM ET
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