Classic Rock

Monkee Business.

"Hey hey, we're The Monkees, people say we monkey around. But we're too busy singin', to put anybody down!" For music fans of a particular age, you'd recognize the lyrics (and be able to sing along) to the theme song for The Monkees TV show from the 1960's. The formation of the band was not what...
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METALLICA To Receive Sweden's Polar Music Prize!

The Swedish News site, The Local has announced that Heavy Metal Icons (and all around swell dudes) METALLICA will receive this year’s Polar Music Prize ! The Polar Music Prize is often considered ‘Music’s Nobel Prize,’ and The Metallicats join a very distinguished group of previous winners that...
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JUDAS PRIEST'S Rob Halford Addresses Glenn Tipton's Departure.

Fans of Heavy Metal Icons JUDAS PRIEST are still reeling from the recent announcement that long time guitarist GLENN TIPTON will "step back" from the band due to the advancing effects of Parkinson's disease on his performing and playing. Tipton had been diagnosed with early onset of the...
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OZZY OSBOURNE: "I'd Like to Make A New Solo Album."

OZZY OSBOURNE , who famously mounted a 'No More Tours' trek back in 1992, is back on the road for the 'No More Tours-2' tour that will take the legendary singer around the world to play for his legion of fans one last time. Ozzy is quick to point out that the current tour is NOT the end of his...
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ROBERT PLANT's North American Tour Kicks Off in Raleigh NC

ROBERT PLANT and The Sensational Shape Shifters started their brief (11 dates) North American tour in Raleigh, NC the other night with a stunning 15-song set. A full third of the songs performed were Zeppelin classics, now bearing Robert's regular creative and imaginative 're-interpretations.'...
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Health Issue Forces Judas Priest Guitarist GLENN TIPTON From Tour.

JUDAS PRIEST has just shared some very disappointing news about guitarist GLENN TIPTON , namely, the band's long-time axe man has been forced to withdraw from the legendary metal band's upcoming tour. Tipton has Parkinson's disease, and although the original diagnosis of the degenerative illness...
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The BEATLES '68 Trip to India Subject of New Film.

In early 1968, The Beatles took their now famous trip to India to learn Transcendental Meditation, and to work on some spiritual enlightenment with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles visit to Rishikesh provided some very fertile creative ground, and it was there that many of the songs that...
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John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist & Political Activist Dies at 70.

John Perry Barlow, the long-time songwriting collaborator with the GRATEFUL DEAD 's Bob Weir, and a political activist in the last 3 decades has died at age 70. The announcement was first made by film director, Amir Bar Lev, who was the man behind the cameras for the recent Grateful Dead movie, '...
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(Original) METALLICA Bassist Cliff Burton Honored By His Cali Hometown.

Although original METALLICA bass player CLIFF BURTON died tragically some 32 years ago, he is still very much in the hearts and minds of the people in his homeotwn of Castro Valley, California. So much so, that the late musician's birthday of February 10th has officially been designated 'Cliff...
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Hard Rockin' DOKKEN's (Brief) 2016 Reunion Tour Spawns New 'Live' Set.

DOKKEN 's well publicized but very brief 'Reunion' Tour from 2016 will be released as a live set as early as Spring this year, according to the band's label, Frontiers. 'Return To The East' features Dokken's classic line-up of Don Dokken, George Lynch, Mick Brown, & Jeff Pilson, who reunited...
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