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17 Years Ago: Kiss’ Original Lineup Reunites (But Not Really) for New Studio Album
On Sept. 28, 1998, the original lineup of Kiss released their first studio album together in about 20 years. Well... sort of.
35 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Their Last Concert With John Bonham
On July 7, 1980, the original members of Led Zeppelin performed together for the final time at Eissporthalle in Berlin, Germany.
Jon Anderson Mourns Chris Squire: ‘He Was Still My Brother’
Former Yes singer Jon Anderson has penned a touching tribute to Chris Squire.
Guitarist’s Hair Catches on Fire During London Arena Show
Guitarist Michael Clifford's hair caught on fire during a show in London on June 13, 2015 when he got too close to the on-stage pyrotechnics.
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.'
17 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘III’ With New Singer Gary Cherone
On March 17, 1998, Van Halen's recording career hit its first (and so far only) road bump with the release of III, an album that debuted their third singer, former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone. After decades of amazing success with two very different frontman -- flamboyant original belter David Lee Roth and his more straight-ahead successor Sammy Hagar -- Van Halen found themselves estranged from
Toto Bassist Mike Porcaro Dies at 59
Toto bassist Mike Porcaro died in March 2015 after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Rock Star Vs. President Songs
10 classic rock songs about various Presidents of the United States of America.
Tenacious D Win (Another Botched) Best Metal Performance Grammy
Comedy duo Tenacious D beat out Mastodon, Anthrax, Motorhead and Slipknot to win the Best Metal Performance Grammy.