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LED ZEPPELIN: Went In Through the Out Door 40 Years Ago

On December 4th, 1980, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones announced in a press release that they decided not to continue as Led Zeppelin in the wake of the death of drummer John Bonham just over two months earlier. “We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together…read more »

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AC/DC: Plugged Back In

AC/DC return to the record bins this Friday with PWR/UP (Power Up) their first new studio album in six years. Angus Young on how AC/DC came to record their new album, PWR/UP. Some of the riffs and ideas that Angus and his late brother Malcolm had — for songs that ended up on PWR/UP — date back to the early 2000s. Angus Young on the…read more »

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OZZY OSBOURNE: An Animated “Train”

There’s a new video for “Crazy Train” for the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz. The clip, which is on YouTube now, is animated and features black and white drawings of Ozzy plus his Blizzard of Ozz-era band. There’s a couple of more things on tap for Ozzy this weekend to mark Blizzard’s…read more »

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JERRY GARCIA: Captain Trips Tripped Away 25 Years Ago

The music world was dealt a big blow 25 years ago today August 9th, 1995, when at 4:23am PT,Jerry Garcia was found dead in his room at the Serenity Knolls residential treatment facility in Forrest Knolls, California, eight days after his 53rd birthday. Garcia, who had a long history with substance abuse, diabetes, smoking and a poor…read more »

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All Aboard the Apple Cart NYC the Stones on flatbed truck

Ronnie Wood‘s first performance with The Rolling Stones was 45 years ago, on May 1st, 1975, when the band announced their Tour of the Americas from the back of a moving flatbed truck in New York City. (Ronnie’s first full concert with the Stones took place on June 1st, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which was also his 28th birthday.)   Ronnie…read more »