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SIGNATURE JIMMY PAGE 'DRAGON' TELECASTER COMING IN 2019

Jimmy Page's iconic "1959 "dragon" Fender Telecaster will be released as four signature models in 2019 to celebrate Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary. Page, who was gifted the guitar in 1967 by his-then Yardbirds bandmate Jeff Beck, played the guitar in the final days of the band before it became his...
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FLASHBACK: THE ROLLING STONES DEBUT ON 'THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW'

It was 54 years ago tonight (October 25th, 1964) that the Rolling Stones made their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Stones' debut was nothing like the Beatles' celebrated first appearance the previous February, when they performed five songs. The Stones, who were already on their second U.S...
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GEDDY LEE: 'ZERO PLANS' FOR RUSH TO TOUR AGAIN

Geddy Lee maintains that Rush will never hit the road again. Back in January, guitarist Alex Lifeson shocked fans when he revealed that the band had no plans to record or tour anymore. Rush played their last show to date on August 1st, 2015 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Geddy Lee remains...
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DEF LEPPARD RELEASING CAREER SPANNING HITS COLLECTION & 'HYSTERIA' SINGLES BOX

Coming on November 30th is Def Leppard's new double-disc greatest hits compilation, entitled The Story So Far - The Best Of. In addition to Leppard's best-loved hits and album favorites, the set features three new songs, including the official studio recording of the band's recent live cover of...
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LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM SUES FLEETWOOD MAC

Lindsey Buckingham filed suit on Tuesday (October 9th) against the members of Fleetwood Mac -- Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie -- "for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage," among other...
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The latest teaser from the long-awaited Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody 

The latest teaser from the long-awaited Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has hit the Internet, featuring behind the scenes interviews with Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury. The film, which opens on November 2nd, also stars Gwilym Lee from The Tourist portraying guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy...
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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT MINTS AC/DC COINS IN HONOR OF BAND'S 45TH ANNIVERSARY

AC/DC's 45th anniversary is being commemorated by the Australian government through the release of a new collection of coins. The Royal Australian Mint -- the government agency which is the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coinage -- has partnered with Questacon, the National Science and...
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JIMI HENDRIX REMEMBERED

It was 48 years ago today (September 18th, 1970) that Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27, about two months shy of his 28th birthday. Nearly five decades later, the events surrounding his death remain sketchy at best, with the only clear fact being that the coroner report stated that Hendrix had...
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NIKKI SIXX CONFIRMS NEW MOTLEY CRUE SONGS ARE FOR 'THE DIRT' MOVIE

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has confirmed that the band is recording four new songs for for the film adaptation of the group's biography, The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band. The movie, which is being helmed by Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa director Jeff Tremaine, was...
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I had a great opportunity to talk to a member one of the greatest bands, Def Leppard!  Vivian Campbell became a family member of Def Leppard in 1992 after the death of Steve Clark.  Vivian already had a long resume before joining Def Leppard with Dio, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and many more.  Now out...
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