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Black Sabbath ‘Too Fast’ for Ellen DeGeneres in Super Bowl Commerical
Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' has turned up in a 2014 Super Bowl commercial starring talk show host Ellen DeGeneres as a modern-day Goldilocks looking for dance music.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played journalist Lester Bangs in the acclaimed 2000 rock film 'Almost Famous,' was reportedly found dead today in his New York City apartment.
Motley Crue ‘Not Breaking Up,’ Says Vince Neil
Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the announcement of Motley Crue's final tour, it seems one important fact has been overlooked: the band is not actually breaking up.
41 Years Ago: Kiss Perform Their First Concert
On Jan. 30, 1973, fewer than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y. According to bassist Gene Simmons, the group was paid $50 for performing two sets that evening.
Motley Crue Announce ‘The Final Tour’
Motley Crue have officially announced 'The Final Tour,' a 72-date farewell trek across the U.S. and Canada that will feature Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band is expected to spend the next two years circling the globe before hanging it up for good.
When an All-Star Grammy Finale With Lindsey Buckingham Got Cut Short by Ads
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham joined two modern day rock bands for an abbreviated appearance at the 2014 Grammys.
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath Win Rock, Metal Grammys
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin each won an award at the Grammys' annual Pre-Telecast Ceremony this evening. Which is something that probably should have happened in 1974, but whatever we'll take it.
Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones Win Packaging, Surround Sound Grammys
The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney each won awards for their big packages at the Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony today. Hang on, it's not as dirty as it sounds...
The Beatles Presented with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
The Beatles were presented with a long-overdue Lifetime Achievement Award at a special pre-Grammy Special Merit Award ceremony held on Saturday afternoon.
‘Community’ Uses Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ to Say Goodbye to a Cast Member
The NBC comedy 'Community' said goodbye to one of its cast members last night, and they used a new version of Styx's 1977 smash 'Come Sail Away' to send him off properly.
Motorhead Cancel Another Tour Due to Lemmy’s Health Issues
Motorhead have announced the cancellation of a European tour that was due to start Feb. 13 in Glasgow. This is just the latest in a series of setbacks caused by the well-documented health issues plaguing frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
Rush, Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney Lead Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
With two weeks of voting down and three still to go, Rush, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath and Paul McCartney have taken early leads in various categories of the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards.