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The Who's 'Tommy' Returning to Broadway in 2021

The Who ’s Tommy is returning to Broadway in 2021. The show that helped prove rock operas work on-stage originally ran for two years starting in 1993 and is being reworked by original director Des McAnuff . “Our new production of Tommy will be a reinvention aimed directly at today,” he said in a...
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Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has revealed he is battling stage four pancreatic cancer. The 67-year-old had been missing some gigs since his April 17th diagnosis, and says he needed to let fans know why. “The original prognosis was very scary. I had quite a battle on my hands and it took a lot...
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Not Creepy: Rock Legends Get Spiders Named After Them

If Rick Allen , Bruce Dickinson and Klaus Meine ever formed a supergroup, they could call themselves The Spiders. A Brazilian biologist who likes to rock has discovered four new spider species and named them after the Def Leppard drummer, Iron Maiden singer and Scorpions singer. Christina Rheims...
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Eddie Vedder Peforms With The Who in Front of Wife and Daughter

If The Who are in Seattle, you can count on Eddie Vedder being close by. One of the band’s biggest fans and friends joined them on-stage during their performance at T-Mobile Park. The Pearl Jam frontman, sporting a Union Jack blazer, joined Roger Daltrey , Pete Townshend and company towards the end...
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Pat Benatar, Doobie Brothers, Soundgarden Take Early Lead in Rock Hall Fan Voting

If music lovers have anything to say about it, Pat Benatar , The Doobie Brothers and Soundgarden can start making plans to be in Cleveland next year. The three artists have jumped out to an early lead in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote. With more than a million ballots already cast,...
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Slash, Ozzy, Lemmy Reminisce About Legendary Rock and Roll Hangout

“The history of rock and roll is in here,” Lemmy Kilmister says to begin the trailer for a new documentary about one of the most legendary hangouts in music. The late Motörhead frontman should know, because he had his own bar stool at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, CA. “I used to...
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Guns N' Roses First to Reach 1 Billion YouTube Views on Video From the 80s

One of the biggest rock songs of the 80s still has momentum. The video for Guns N’ Roses ’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” just became the first clip from the decade to achieve one billion views on YouTube. The black and white video depicts a band that’s about to explode rehearsing. All of the band members’...
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Metallica's Lars Ulrich Offers Health Update After James Hetfield Enters Rehab

In a new interview, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered an update on the health of frontman James Hetfield , who re-entered rehab last month to address his struggle with addiction. “He's doing what he needs to,” Lars tells USA Today . “He's in the process of healing himself." "I feel bad for...
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Soundgarden, Whitney Houston, Doobie Brothers Among First-Time Rock Hall Nominees

The class of 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees are out, and it’s an eclectic list of artists. Nine of them are on the ballot for the first time: Dave Matthews Band , The Doobie Brothers , Whitney Houston , Motörhead , The Notorious B.I.G. , Pat Benatar , Soundgarden , T. Rex and Thin Lizzy...
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Are the Black Crowes Reuniting for a Big Anniversary?

One of the most intense sibling rivalries in rock history may be easing enough for an epic reunion tour to happen. There’s speculation of a Black Crowes get-together in time for the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker . According to the Wall Street Journal , Chris and Rich Robinson are in...
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