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New Music Releases – April 2014
The list of new music releases for April 2014 is dominated by a flood of limited-edition vinyl being released on Record Store day, including previously unreleased or long out-of-print titles from Jimi Hendrix, the Doors and Bruce Springsteen.
UPDATE: Two Dead, 23 Injured as Police-Chased Car Hits SXSW Music Festival Crowd
Two people are dead and 23 injured after a car reportedly smashed through a crowd of people outside a music venue at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas early this morning.
The Answer, ‘New Horizon’ – Video Premiere
We are pleased to present the premiere of 'New Horizon,' a new video from the Answer. You may recognize the group from their opening performances on AC/DC's most recent world tour.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Responds to Super Bowl Miming Controversy
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has issued an open letter admitting that the band wasn't playing their instruments live during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, and explaining why they chose to accept the gig despite their views against pre-taped performances.
Bob Dylan Testifies for Chrysler in Super Bowl Ad
We all knew that Bob Dylan's music would appear in two Super Bowl commercials this year, but what we didn't know was how strongly -- and clearly -- he would verbally testify on behalf of the American auto industry in one of them.
Loverboy, Dee Snider Lead ’80s Riot in Radio Shack Super Bowl Ad
Loverboy's 'Working for the Weekend' and Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider are among the '80s stars leading an attack on a Radio Shack store in a new Super Bowl commercial.
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.
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.
New Music Releases – February 2014
For the year's shortest month, the new-music release list for February 2014 actually features a surprisingly respectable amount of audio and visual treats for classic-rock fans.
Album of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
The 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards kick off with one of the most important categories -- Album of the Year. There was a diverse field of legendary artists in 2013 who reached back to their golden eras or tried on new styles to create some of their most acclaimed efforts in years...
Gene Simmons Wages One-Man War on Twitter’s CAPS LOCK Rule
Nobody tells the God of Thunder how to type. Gene Simmons is confusing, angering and amusing his Twitter followers by brazenly defying social media convention and writing exclusively in capital letters. And to answer your first question, Yes, it is a slow news day.
‘Despicable Me’ Minions Perform a Kiss Classic – Video of the Week
The Kiss Army has just added some new Minions to its ranks. Two stars of the hit 'Despicable Me' movies can be seen singing the band's classic 'Rock and Roll All Nite' in an impressive and entertaining new fan-made video short.