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ABC Randy Holmes; ABC/Travis BellMetallica, Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden are among the nominees for the 2019 Kerrang! Awards, hosted by U.K. rock magazine Kerrang! Metallica and the Foos are up for the Best International Act prize, along with Slipknot, Panic! at the Disco and Rammstein. Metallica also is nominated for the Best International Live […]

Terry McGinnis/WireImageCourtney Love is calling out the fashion label Vetements for selling a new t-shirt very similar to the “Corporate Magazines Still Suck” one Kurt Cobain famously wore on the cover of a 1992 issue of Rolling Stone. The Vetements shirt features the “Corporate Magazines Still Suck” slogan, accompanied by the phrase “a lot.” It […]

VertigoZakk Wylde‘s Black Sabbath cover band Zakk Sabbath is re-recording Ozzy Osbourne and company’s self-titled debut album in honor of its 50th anniversary. In order to mimic the conditions of the original Black Sabbath, which was recorded in a single day in 1969, Zakk Sabbath will record their version, “live in a fully analog studio, direct […]

Courtesy of Max Weinberg Max Weinberg, longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band, will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree this Saturday, May 25, from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Weinberg says Lafayette was his first choice of a college to attend but he wasn’t accepted for admission. However, in 1974, he wound […]

Credit: Nick McCabeCreedence Clearwater Revisited, the spinoff group led by founding Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford and bassist Stu Cook, recently announced plans to retire from the road after completing its next touring cycle. Clifford tells ABC Radio that he and Cook, who both turned 74 last month, have multiple reasons for wanting […]

ABC/Photo courtesy of Bethel MuseumJohn Fogerty will appear in interview segments featured in a new episode of the ABC documentary series 1969 titled “Generation Woodstock,” which airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The program will focus on two historic 1969 events, the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in upstate New York and the Stonewall Uprising, […]

Credit: Frank MelfiRobert Plant and his backing group, The Sensational Space Shifters, have added a new festival performance to their upcoming North American tour. The founding Led Zeppelin singer and his current band will perform at the CityFolk festival, scheduled from September 12 through September 15 at Landsdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada. According to CBC […]

ABC/Ida Mae Astute Jon Bon Jovi received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Pennsylvania on Monday. The Asbury Park Press reports that the rocker was bestowed with the degree for not only his musical achievements, but his humanitarian endeavors as well — such as his Soul Kitchen community restaurants in New […]

Credit: Neil ZlowzowerZZ Top is joining the ranks of rock artists whose songs have been used as the inspiration for a jukebox musical. A stage production titled Sharp Dressed Man currently is in development and it’s expected to open next year in Las Vegas. The show is described as “an outrageous, bawdy musical romp” that […]

NBCUniversal Sting is among the artists who have been added to the lineup of performers on the fifth annual Red Nose Day Special, which will air Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Josh Groban and John Legend also have joined the list of artists performing on show, along with the previously announced […]


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