I.R.S./UMe A two-night benefit concert series celebrating the 40th anniversary of R.E.M.‘s 1982 debut EP, Chronic Town, will take place in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia, this December. The lineup for both shows includes Black Crowes co-founders Rich and Chris Robinson, Hootie and the Blowfish‘s Darius Rucker, Patti Smith guitarist LennyRead More →

ABC Audio Among the many highlights of the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts last month was Wolfgang Van Halen playing the riffs of his late father, Eddie Van Halen, as he ripped classic Van Halen tunes, including “Hot for Teacher” and “Panama.” However, if you thought that performance might be a catalyst toward gettingRead More →

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic If you went to a concert over the weekend, you may have seen one of a few high-profile onstage collaborations. On Friday, the first night of Eddie Vedder‘s Ohana Festival in Dana Point, California, the Pearl Jam frontman made a surprise appearance during Steve Nicks‘ headlining set. VedderRead More →

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson has released a new song called “Amigo Amiga” that pays tribute to her friend, late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. The melancholy tune, which Wilson began writing on the night that Hawkins died, got its premiere Monday at Consequence.net along with a lyricRead More →

Warner Records Red Hot Chili Peppers have premiered a new song called “Eddie,” a track off their upcoming album, Return of the Dream Canteen. The track, which is available now via digital outlets, is a tribute to late Van Halen icon Eddie Van Halen, who died in October 2020. “SometimesRead More →

Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images KISS member Gene Simmons may have millions of fans who adore his music, but in a new interview with Goldmine, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer admits that, besides one exception, he has no friends. “Even today as I sit here, other than Paul [Stanley], andRead More →

Courtesy of Live Nation It seems safe to call Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard‘s Stadium Tour a success. The outing, which also featured Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on the bill, took in a total of $173.5 million from 1.3 million tickets sold, according to Billboard. Since BillboardRead More →

Dey Street Books AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson‘s autobiography, The Lives of Brian: AC/DC, Me, and the Making of Back in Black, which originally was scheduled to be published in October 2021, will finally be released October 25. In the memoir, Johnson shares the story of his journey from growing upRead More →

Van Halen in 1978; David Tan/Shinko Music/Getty Images A performance stage at a new park in Pasadena, California, the city where Alex Van Halen and the late Eddie Van Halen grew up, will be named after the brothers’ famous band at a dedication ceremony Saturday, September 10. According to PasadenaRead More →

Per Ole Hagen/Redferns Here’s wishing a very happy and very rocking birthday to longtime Def Leppard guitarist and former Dio member Vivian Campbell, who turned 60 Thursday. In honor of the milestone, Def Leppard is encouraging fans to donate to the Little Kids Rock music-education charity. Those who contribute toRead More →