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How AC/DC Brought Their Live Show to the Studio for ‘Let There Be Rock’
It seems hard to believe all these years later, but AC/DC were dropped by their U.S. record label prior to the release of their fourth album, Let There Be Rock, in June 1977.
Robert Plant Reigns at Mountain Jam
Can we all agree that Robert Plant is the king of classic rock yet?
42 Years Ago: Kiss Perform Their First Concert
On Jan. 30, 1973, less than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y.
U2’s Bono Needs Surgery After Bike Accident
U2 singer Bono reportedly needs surgery after a New York City bike accident.
The Story of the Banning of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ Album Cover
In November 1968, a handful of British record stores banned the Jimi Hendrix Experience's new album from their shelves due to its cover art.
AC/DC Offer Sneak Peek at ‘Play Ball’ Video
AC/DC have shared behind-the-scenes photos from the filming session for their new song 'Play Ball.'
AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Charged With Attempting to Hire a Hitman to Kill Two Men
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure a murder.
16 Years Ago: Kiss’ Original Lineup Reunites (But Not Really) for A New Studio Album
On Sept. 28, 1998, the original lineup of Kiss released their first studio album together in about 20 years. Well... sort of.
32 Years Ago: Kiss Remove Their Makeup
On Sept. 18, 1983, an unthinkable event in Kiss-story took place: the world's most famous masked band removed their makeup and revealed their true faces.
Ace Frehley Clears Up Kiss Myths
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has cleared up some rather funny misconceptions about his past in a newly released 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' interview.
Kiss Performs With Caleb Johnson on ‘American Idol’
Kiss performed 'Love Gun' and 'Shout it Out Loud' with 'American Idol' finalist Caleb Johnson on the nationally televised karaoke show last night.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Responds to Super Bowl Miming Controversy
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has issued an open letter admitting that the band wasn't playing their instruments live during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, and explaining why they chose to accept the gig despite their views against pre-taped performances.