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Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones (L-R) of the band Led Zeppelin attend the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on December 2, 2012

LED ZEPPELIN KICKS OFF YOU TUBE BAND HISTORY SERIES

Led Zeppelin has uploaded the first "episode" of the ongoing YouTube series titled "Led Zeppelin History." The first offering doesn't amount to much, featuring un-synched concert footage with quotes from the band appearing across the screen over the commercial audio of "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You."...
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Musician Eric Clapton performs at The Forum on September 18, 2017

ERIC CLAPTON PERFORMS FIRST ELECTRIC VERSION OF 'LAYLA' IN YEARS, JAMS WITH JOHN MAYER

Eric Clapton shocked fans on Saturday night (April 13th) with his first full band electric version of "Layla" in years. Clapton, who kicked off a five-night run at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Arena, performed the 1970 classic written about his long-unrequited love for George Harrison's then-wife Pattie...
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Guns N' Roses Confirms First Live Date Of 2019

Guns N' Roses is the first act to be announced for the return of the Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center from Friday, September 27th, through Sunday, September 29th. This will mark the first live appearance for Guns since they...
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Ozzy Osbourne

OZZY OSBOURNE will postpone all his 2019 tour dates

OZZY OSBOURNE will postpone all his 2019 tour dates , inclusive of shows in North America and Europe , as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy® Special...
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Sammy Hagar

SAMMY HAGAR HAPPY TO HAVE INHERITED 'VAN HAGAR' MATERIAL

Sammy Hagar posted a video on his official RedRocker.com website saluting Van Halen's 5150 album -- which was released on March 24th, 1986. Ultimate Classic Rock transcribed Hagar's thoughts on the set, which marked the first of five albums Hagar recorded with the band. Hagar talked about the...
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Elton John performs during his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour'

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELTON JOHN!

Happy Birthday to Elton John, who turns 72 today (March 25th)!!! Elton remains busier than ever; he's currently in the midst of his three-year "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" and his biopic,Rocketman, which was written by Lee Hall and directed by Dexter Fletcher, opens on May 31st. According to...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd Plotting New Studio And Live Sets

Lynyrd Skynyrd has a new studio album pretty much ready to go. Frontman Johnny Van Zant spoke to MadnessTo Creation.net, and touched upon the band's ongoing "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour," and Skynyrd's first new studio album since 2012's Last Of A Dyin' Breed: "We have an album in...
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Def Leppard performs on the opening night of 'VIVA Hysteria!,

DEF LEPPARD GETTING EXCITED FOR ROCK HALL INDUCTION

Joe Elliott is finally getting excited about Def Leppard's Rock Hall induction later this month. After being passed over for 14 straight years, Elliot is totally embracing the fact that Leppard will be joining their heroes in the Hall. Blabbermouth transcribed a chat with WFSB's local Better...
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1/1/2018 - Review of the Year 2017: July: A graffiti artist works on a huge mural of John Lennon as he takes part in Upfest, a street art and graffiti festival in Bristol.

'JOHN & YOKO: ABOVE US ONLY SKY' DOC PREMIERES ON A&E TONIGHT

Fans will get an in-depth and behind the scenes look at the making of John Lennon's 1971 chart-topping Imagine album tonight (March 11th), with the U.S. premiere of John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky. The doc, which is airs on A&E at 9 p.m., spotlights the sessions for the legendary album...
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PAUL McCARTNEY LOOKS BACK AT 1975 NEW ORLEANS SESSIONS

In his online monthly newsletter, called "What's That You're Doing" on his official website (PaulMcCartney.com), Paul McCartney looked back to Wings' February 1975 recording sessions for Venus And Mars down in New Orleans. McCartney has just announced the April 5th re-release of Live On The Queen...
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