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‘Dynasty’ No More: When the Wheels Came Off the Kiss Empire
Even though they saw it coming, Kiss were unable to stop the wheels from coming off their careers starting with the release of 1979's disco-influenced 'Dynasty.'
Defending ‘Unmasked,’ the Kiss Album Even Paul Stanley Says Is ‘Crappy’
To their loyal fans' horror, Kiss went even deeper into the pop world for their eighth studio album.
25 Years Ago: Kiss Release Live LP Without Makeup, ‘Alive III’
The non-makeup version of Kiss got their one and only shot at strutting their stuff on a live album with the release of 1993's Alive III.
Van Halen Tear Through ‘Panama’ at the Billboard Music Awards
Van Halen successfully hit it and quit it by kicking off the Billboard Music Awards with a sharp performance of "Panama."
Meet the Flame-Throwing Heavy Metal Guitarist from ‘Mad Max’
Watch out, Nikki Sixx! There's another flame-throwing axeman invading the music world, courtesy of the new movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'
Ringo Starr Closes Out Rock Hall Ceremony With Paul McCartney, Green Day, Joe Walsh + Othe…
Ringo Starr closed out the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony with a little help from his friends.
Joan Jett Joined by Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance
Joan Jett kicked off the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight with an energetic three-song set featuring guest appearances by Dave Grohl and pop sensation Miley Cyrus.
Bill Ward Blasts Black Sabbath: ‘I’ve Listened to Nothing but Insults and False Remarks’
Exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has lashed out at his former bandmates for attacking him with "nothing but insults and false remarks" since his contentious separation from the group back in 2012.
Defending Van Halen’s Much-Maligned ‘Diver Down’
Van Halen's fifth studio album is often dismissed as a hodge-podge of hastily assembled covers. Here's what's wrong with that line of thinking.
AC/DC Play First Post-Malcolm Young Show at Coachella: Setlist, Video, Photos
AC/DC performed their first full concert since the health-related departure of founding guitarist Malcolm Young on April 10th at Coachella.
Metallica, Paul McCartney Confirmed for Lollapalooza 2015
Paul McCartney and Metallica will be among the headliners of Lollapalooza 2015.
Toto Bassist Mike Porcaro Dies at 59
Toto bassist Mike Porcaro died in March 2015 after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.