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  1. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  2. How Whitney Houston's Death Changed the Grammys Chronicled in New Doc

    June 12, 2012 11:19 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Grammy Awards producers learned of Whitney Houston's death less than 24 hours before the live telecast, they scrapped parts of the script, added performances and puzzled over how best to honor the Grammy-winning singe ...

  3. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Attending Induction

    April 11, 2012 6:03 PM EDT Fed up with "reunion lies" and looking to avoid awkward situations with ex-bandmates, Axl Rose has decided to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Guns N' Roses this Saturday (Apr. 14), and has asked to ha ...

  4. Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Developing FX Comedy About Band in Therapy

    February 02, 2012 6:55 PM EST FX is adding another rock star to its potential lineup. The male-skewing cable network is developing a half-hour comedy with Foo Fighters' singer-songwriter Dave Grohl and comedian Dana Gould that would revolve around a rock band on the verge ...

  5. Updated: Queen Talking With Adam Lambert For Additional Concerts

    December 06, 2011 6:27 PM EST While Queen drummer Roger Taylor is at the finish line in creating a band-authorized Queen tribute band, he and his bandmates have begun discussions with Adam Lambert to front Queen in concert. The former "American Idol" star sang with T ...

  6. Matt Jones: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Matt Jones Co-Founder, CrowdSurge; Founder, SPC Live Matt Jones, 25, describes his business as "collapsing the distribution chain and creating more value for the artist and the fan." CrowdSurge reports ticket sales of 250,000 in 2010, wi ...

  7. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefan i , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, country singe ...

  8. Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney Receive Kennedy Center Honors Salute

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Wash ...

  9. E! Series To Follow Real Wives Of Rock Stars

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The spouses of rock stars will step into the spotlight for a docu-series on E!. The network is teaming with "Real World" producer Bunim-Murray Prods. For "Married to Rock," which stars three women married to members of famous b ...

  10. 'Borat' Star To Play Freddie Mercury In Movie

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play flamboyant rocker Freddie Mercury in a dramatic feature focusing on his glory days as the frontman of Queen. The untitled film is being written by Peter Morgan, the British scribe behind &quo ...

  11. Ex-Guns N' Roses Bassist Leaves Jane's Addiction

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction has parted ways with its latest bass player, former Guns N' Roses member Duff McKagan, five months after announcing his addition to the oft-vacated post. McKagan performed a few concerts with the band, and worked on new ...

  12. Keane Unveils U.K. Forest Tour, New EP

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. melodic rock act Keane has announced a series of outdoor live shows to take place next summer as part of the Forestry Commission Live Music (FCLM) series, following the global release of a new 8-track EP entitled "The Night Train" o ...

  13. Them Crooked Vultures Set Release Date For Debut

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures will release its debut album Nov. 17. Bandmates Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) will put the self-produced and self-titled release out on ...

  14. Red Hot Chili Peppers To Reunite In October

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With another Chickenfoot tour and the first release of his instrumental side band Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats looming, the drummer has October circled on his calendar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' return to active duty. "That&# ...

  15. War Child Postpones 'Heroes' Release

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. "We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to t ...

  16. Lordi To Launch Album At Popkomm

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Monster rock band Lordi will launch its new album at this year's Popkomm. The Finnish act releases "Deadache" (Sony BMG) internationally on Oct. 27. The international music and entertainment business trade show takes place in Berlin ...

  17. Queen + Paul Rodgers Plan Int'l Trek

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. The 28-date "Cosmos Rocks Over Europe" arena t ...

  18. The Son Remains The Same

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Will Led Zeppelin tour in 2008? The legions of fans that didn't make it to their successful Dec. 10 reunion show at the O2 Arena in London certainly hope so. Jason Bonham, who took his father John Bonham's seat at the drums with the band ...

  19. Queen Guitarist May Named University Chancellor

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brian May, lead guitarist from rock band Queen who has just completed a doctorate in astrophysics, was on Monday named as the next chancellor to Liverpool John Moores University. May, who will take up the role early next year, became an honorary f ...

  20. Led Zeppelin Postpones Reunion Concert

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin have postponed a one-off comeback concert in London because guitarist Jimmy Page has broken his finger, the promoters said today (Nov. 1). The concert will now take place on December 10 and all tickets for the original concert on Nove ...

  21. Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26. Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is organizing the show, promises a full ...

  22. Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion just refuses to go away. Billboard reported in July that the band may get together for a proposed tribute to the late producer/record mogul Ahmet Ertegun at the O2 in London in November (Billboard, Aug. 4). Now on le ...

  23. Velvet Revolver Sets July Date For 'Libertad'

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After scrapping the original May 29 release date, Velvet Revolver has settled on July 3 to unveil its second RCA album, "Libertad." Impacting in mid-May, the first single from the set will be "She Builds Quick Machines," one of ...

  24. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi collected a record-setting number of It's something most Eurovision fans ...

  25. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi collected a record-setting number of It's something most Eurovision fans ...

  26. Flea Speaks Out On Chili Peppers Album Leak

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pleads with fans not to download album illegally. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has taken to the band's Web site to plead with fans not to download the group's upcoming album from file-sharing sites. Due May 9 via Warner Bros., &quo ...

  27. Flea Speaks Out On Chili Peppers Album Leak

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has taken to the band's Web site to plead with fans not to download the group's upcoming album from file-sharing sites. Due May 9 via Warner Bros., "Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist F ...

  28. Auf der Maur

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hole, Smashing Pumpkins veteran Melissa Auf der Maur takes center stage with her solo debut. Hole, Smashing Pumpkins veteran Melissa Auf der Maur takes center stage with her solo debut. News Melissa Auf der Maur ...

  29. GNR Denied 'Greatest Hits' Injunction

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday (March 15) cleared the way for Geffen Records to release a greatest hits album next week from Guns N' Roses, despite the objection of lead singer Axl Rose and A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday ( ...

  30. Guns N' Roses Sues Geffen Over Compilation

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Original Guns N' Roses members W. Axl Rose, Slash (real name Saul Hudson) and Duff McKagan have sued Geffen Records, claiming that the imminent release of a GNR hits compilation constitutes a breach o Original Guns N' Roses members W. Ax ...