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Revered Bruce Springsteen Fanzine Closes Over Ticket Pricing Fury

Revered Bruce Springsteen Fanzine Closes Over Ticket Pricing Fury

Martin Kielty (04/02/2023)

'Backstreets' ending after 43 years as editors feel "dispirited, downhearted and, yes, disillusioned" ahead of 2023 tour. Continue reading…

'Backstreets' ending after 43 years as editors feel "dispirited, downhearted and, yes, disillusioned" ahead of 2023 tour. Continue reading…

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50 Years Ago: 'Wattstaxx' Movie Expands on a Huge Cultural Moment

50 Years Ago: 'Wattstaxx' Movie Expands on a Huge Cultural Moment

Nick DeRiso (04/02/2023)

Unfortunately, the producers had a problem when it came to the industry's rating system. Continue reading…

Unfortunately, the producers had a problem when it came to the industry's rating system. Continue reading…

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25 Years Ago: Rob Halford Shocks Himself by Coming Out on MTV

25 Years Ago: Rob Halford Shocks Himself by Coming Out on MTV

Bryan Rolli (04/02/2023)

"I think that most people know that I've been a gay man all of my life," the Metal God told the network. Continue reading…

"I think that most people know that I've been a gay man all of my life," the Metal God told the network. Continue reading…

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Five Reasons Sheryl Crow Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame

Five Reasons Sheryl Crow Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame

Allison Rapp (04/02/2023)

From being Michael Jackson's backing singer to a nine-time Grammy winner, singer-songwriter has proven her status as a rock 'n' roll star. Continue reading…

From being Michael Jackson's backing singer to a nine-time Grammy winner, singer-songwriter has proven her status as a rock 'n' roll star. Continue reading…

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What Joe Elliott Learned From the Stadium Tour

What Joe Elliott Learned From the Stadium Tour

Martin Kielty (04/02/2023)

Def Leppard singer discovered Nikki Sixx's hobby, how many new songs are enough and the advantage of not going on last. Continue reading…

Def Leppard singer discovered Nikki Sixx's hobby, how many new songs are enough and the advantage of not going on last. Continue reading…

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Melinda Dillon, 'Close Encounters' Actress, Dead at 83

Melinda Dillon, 'Close Encounters' Actress, Dead at 83

Corey Irwin (04/02/2023)

Two-time Oscar nominee also appeared in the films 'Absence of Malice,' 'A Christmas Story' and 'Slap Shot.' Continue reading…

Two-time Oscar nominee also appeared in the films 'Absence of Malice,' 'A Christmas Story' and 'Slap Shot.' Continue reading…

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George R. Robertson, 'Police Academy' Actor, Dead at 89

George R. Robertson, 'Police Academy' Actor, Dead at 89

Corey Irwin (03/02/2023)

He played police chief Henry Hurst in six of the franchise's films. Continue reading…

He played police chief Henry Hurst in six of the franchise's films. Continue reading…

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REO Speedwagon Introduces Neal Doughty's Replacement

REO Speedwagon Introduces Neal Doughty's Replacement

Martin Kielty (03/02/2023)

Former Whitesnake, Foreigner and Rick Springfield keyboardist Derek Hilland helps band "survive a major personnel change." Continue reading…

Former Whitesnake, Foreigner and Rick Springfield keyboardist Derek Hilland helps band "survive a major personnel change." Continue reading…

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45 of Rock’s Biggest Grammy Winners

45 of Rock’s Biggest Grammy Winners

Corey Irwin (03/02/2023)

Who's taken home the most hardware? Continue reading…

Who's taken home the most hardware? Continue reading…

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40 Years Ago: 'The Greatest American Hero' Signs Off

40 Years Ago: 'The Greatest American Hero' Signs Off

Tyler Sage (03/02/2023)

TV show had a comedic sensibility and famous theme song that provides lingering memories of the '80s. Continue reading…

TV show had a comedic sensibility and famous theme song that provides lingering memories of the '80s. Continue reading…

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Listen to John Oates' New Single, 'Disconnected'

Listen to John Oates' New Single, 'Disconnected'

Allison Rapp (03/02/2023)

Accompanying music video was inspired by Taylor Swift's visual work. Continue reading…

Accompanying music video was inspired by Taylor Swift's visual work. Continue reading…

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L.A. Guns Share Zeppelin-esque New Single 'You Betray'

L.A. Guns Share Zeppelin-esque New Single 'You Betray'

Bryan Rolli (03/02/2023)

"Immigrant Song"-style rocker marks the first single off 'Black Diamonds,' out April 14. Continue reading…

"Immigrant Song"-style rocker marks the first single off 'Black Diamonds,' out April 14. Continue reading…

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How Sting Changed Gears With 'If I Ever Lose My Faith in You'

How Sting Changed Gears With 'If I Ever Lose My Faith in You'

Nick DeRiso (03/02/2023)

His last non-soundtrack Top 20 hit showed that some truths were easier to get at than others. Continue reading…

His last non-soundtrack Top 20 hit showed that some truths were easier to get at than others. Continue reading…

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Five Reasons Warren Zevon Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame

Five Reasons Warren Zevon Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame

Michael Gallucci (03/02/2023)

After nearly three decades of eligibility, the late singer-songwriter earned his first nomination in 2023. Continue reading…

After nearly three decades of eligibility, the late singer-songwriter earned his first nomination in 2023. Continue reading…

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Rock Hall Boss Calls 2023 Nomination List Exciting and Fun

Rock Hall Boss Calls 2023 Nomination List Exciting and Fun

Martin Kielty (03/02/2023)

Greg Harris hopes for chance to put Iron Maiden inflatable on display in year he says proves rock is "an attitude and a spirit." Continue reading…

Greg Harris hopes for chance to put Iron Maiden inflatable on display in year he says proves rock is "an attitude and a spirit." Continue reading…

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