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  • AC/DC friend confirms health issues facing guitarist Malcolm Young

    While contradictory reports continue to surface about a possible announcement regarding the retirement of rock legends AC/DC, a friend of the band has confirmed some of the health issues facing guitarist Malcolm Young. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Choirboys frontman Mark Gable says he believes the 61-year-old founding guitarist is unable to perform anymore and will probably never record

  • Nirvana bassist comments on Rock Hall induction

    Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is sharing his thoughts on the band’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week in New York. The Seattle band entered the Hall in their first year of eligibility, which is 25 years after the debut recording by an artist; in their case, it was based on the 1989 release of “Bleach.” “I am so happy about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event and how it

  • VIDEO: In the studio with Slash

    Part 8 of the “Real To Reel” series brings fans into the studio with Slash for the recording of his new album, due out later this year. The latest episode sees the guitarist, singer Myles Kennedy and producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette talking about the sessions for the follow-up to 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love.” Slash and the band will be on the road this summer across North America with Aerosmith

  • REPORT: AC/DC to retire after guitarist suffers stroke

    As rumors continue to swirl of out of Australia about a possible announcement regarding the retirement of music legends AC/DC, a new report indicates guitarist Malcolm Young recently suffered a stroke that has left a blood clot on his brain. Australian music journalist Darryl Mason reports the stroke happened about three weeks ago, just prior to the band reuniting at the start of April to

  • KISS: Ace Frehley criticizes Paul Stanley’s Rock Hall induction speech

    Following the induction of the original KISS lineup into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week, guitarist Ace Frehley has criticized Paul Stanley’s acceptance speech at the event. "I really didn't like some of the things Paul Stanley said in his speech, because obviously he's a little aggravated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Frehley tells ABC News Radio. "I know he wanted to get

  • Former KISS guitarist raves about band’s Rock Hall induction

    Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is sharing his thoughts in a new post about the induction of the band’s original lineup into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week. “Now that I'm back in LA, unpacked and exhausted, it is time to share my thoughts and experiences from my day with KISS at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony,” writes Kulick on his website. “Why is my head still

  • Sebastian Bach releases Taking Back Tomorrow lyric video

    Sebastian Bach has released a lyric video for “Taking Back Tomorrow”, a track from his forthcoming album, “Give ‘Em Hell.” Bach recently issued “Temptation” as the lead single from the project – see the video and check out behind the scenes footage about the album here. Due April 22 in North America, “Give ‘Em Hell” will feature guest appearances by Duff McKagan, John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob

  • Rolling Stones confirm rescheduled Australian and New Zealand shows

    The Rolling Stones have confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for the postponed Australian and New Zealand leg of their 14 On Fire Tour. The original seven shows were postponed last month following the sudden death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott. Two new shows have been added to the rescheduled dates: one at Perth Arena on November 1 and the other at Hope Estate in the

  • Rolling Stones release Postcard From Asia video

    The Rolling Stones have released a new video entitled “Postcard From Asia.” The clip features behind the scenes footage from the recent Asian leg of the 14 On Fire tour, complete comments from each of the band members. “There’s not that many people that’s still alive in rock n’ roll that’ve been 50 years doing it — still doing it,” said Mick Jagger. “We’re lucky that people still want to come

  • RUMOR: AC/DC retirement announcement pending

    A rumor of out of Australia suggests AC/DC may announce their retirement from recording and touring as early as Tuesday. News Talk 3AW Melbourne reports a source tells the station’s entertainment reporter Peter Ford that the rock legends will announce the news on Tuesday, although a formal press event has not been revealed at press time. "The suggestion being put to me is that that tour will

  • Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd team up for summer tour dates

    After a successful run of shows together last year, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd are teaming up again for a series of summer tour dates across North America. The two classic rock acts will pair up for a two-week trek starting July 10 in Bangor, Maine before wrapping things up in Detroit on July 25. "Last year's tour with our friends in Skynyrd was a fantastic time for all," said Bad Company

  • The Black Keys release title track to new album Turn Blue

    The Black Keys have released the title track from their forthcoming album, “Turn Blue”, as the project's second single. Due May 13, the project was recorded last summer and co-produced by Danger Mouse and the band. Drummer Patrick Carney said the album title could refer to several things: "A: Suffocation B: Sadness C: Numbness from extreme cold D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s

  • KISS slam Rock Hall cofounder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner

    Following the induction of the original lineup of KISS into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York on Thursday, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons vented their frustration about the band’s alleged treatment at the event in a series of tweets slamming Rock Hall co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner. “Our treatment at the RRHOF confirmed my worst suspicions,” tweeted

  • David Lee Roth hints at secret Van Halen project in new episode of The Roth Show

    In the latest episode of his series The Roth Show, David Lee Roth says he has been working on a secret Van Halen project. “Doing some catching up here, a little bit of a scrapbook,” begins the singer. “We’ve been doing a lot of travelling. [I’ve been] working on a great Van Halen project - can’t announce anything or I’d have to come find you and swear you to secrecy.” The rocker also talks

  • Van Halen tops the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week

    Van Halen tops the hennemusic Hot 10 for a second straight week. Upgraded, vintage concert footage of Van Halen live in Fresno, California over two shows in 1978 and 1979 has surfaced online. Check out the video and read all about it in this week’s top story! The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers. For a full list of hennemusic Hot 10

  • AUDIO: Led Zeppelin stream unreleased live track from reissue project

    Led Zeppelin are streaming a live version of “Good Times Bad Times” from the forthcoming reissue of their 1969 debut album, “Led Zeppelin I.” The remastered debut album package features the band recorded in concert at the L'Olympia in Paris on October 10, 1969. “This is how we started off the set at Olympia," said Jimmy Page in a released statement. "And you can just feel the energy on this.

  • VIDEO: Aerosmith’s Dream On tribute to Boston Marathon victims

    Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry recorded a new arrangement of the band’s 1973 classic, “Dream On”, to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and a video preview of their performance with the Southern California Children’s Chorus is available. The tribute aired Saturday on ABC as part of the ESPN special, “Dream On: Stories From Boston’s Strongest.” Part of the E:60 news

  • Megadeth to fly born-deaf woman to Las Vegas for her first concert

    Megadeth will launch their 2014 Super Collider world tour in Las Vegas on Thursday, and the band are flying a born-deaf woman who received hearing implants to the show so she can experience her first rock concert. Sarah Churman received her first hearing implant in 2011; a YouTube video of the then-29-year-old hearing for the first time was an internet sensation, eventually racking up almost 21

  • VIDEO: Duff McKagan plays Bolivia with Guns N’ Roses

    Duff McKagan played his third full show with Guns N’Roses in 17 years on Saturday at Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz, Bolivia, and video from the concert has surfaced. McKagan has rejoined GNR for five dates to fill-in for bassist Tommy Stinson, who is playing previously scheduled shows the Coachella Festival this month with The Replacements. “Gracias LA Paz! Great f*cking crowd,” tweeted