Fad Diet Blamed for Eddie Van Halen’s Medical Woes
Eddie Van Halen believes alternative medicine cured his cancer — but if a new report is accurate, it also basically blew up his intestines.
Beatles Fans to Attempt New Guinness World Record in October
The Beatles already own at least a dozen Guinness World Records, including Most Recorded Song (‘Yesterday,’ natch), Most No. 1 Singles on the U.S. Chart (an even 20 between 1964-70), and Biggest All-Time Sales for a Band. And on Oct. 5, fans will gather in Liverpool to try and add one more record to the list.
Phil Lynott’s Mother Blasts Mitt Romney for Using Thin Lizzy’s Music at the Republican National Convention
If you heard Thin Lizzy‘s ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’ during the Republican National Convention last week and thought it was sort of a strange choice for a first-time presidential nominee, you aren’t alone. In fact, the mother of deceased frontman Phil Lynott has taken issue with presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s use of the song.
Paul McCartney Restores Historic Motown Piano
After decades of disrepair, the ebonies and ivories on a piano used by many of Motown’s biggest acts are living in perfect harmony again — thanks to a repair job paid for by Paul McCartney, who will play the instrument at a benefit gala later this month.
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Lead ‘Artists Against Fracking’
In a move that would probably make John Lennon proud — not to mention inspire him to crack a few dirty jokes about “fracking” — Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon brought their Artists Against Fracking coalition to a public forum yesterday (Aug. 29).
Classic Rock Will Rule ‘the Cloud’
Judging from the results of a recent poll, many Americans still have no idea how cloud computing actually works — but once they figure out how to use it, they plan on listening to a whole bunch of classic rock.
Art Garfunkel Overcomes Vocal Paralysis, Is ‘The Singer’ Once More
We’re all classic rock fans here, so we can probably pretty much all agree that the world would be an emptier place without the voice of the guy whose angelic tenor powered ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ But that’s a future that, until relatively recently, we faced thanks to the vocal paralysis that had plagued Art Garfunkel since 2010.
Vince Neil Explodes at Parking Attendants in Profanity-Filled Tirade
‘Shout at the Devil’ or ‘Scream at the Valet’? Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil is happy to do either, as shown by a new video obtained by TMZ.
Def Leppard Forced to Cut Show Short Due to Joe Elliott’s Vocal Issues
Lita Ford told us she was having “too much fun” on tour with Def Leppard, and it appears that all those good times finally caught up with Lep frontman Joe Elliott‘s vocal cords on Monday (Aug. 20).
Iron Maiden Help Out Ex-Drummer Diagnosed with MS
He hasn’t drummed for Iron Maiden since the early ’80s, but Clive Burr is still in his former bandmates’ thoughts. In fact, as bassist Steve Harris revealed during a recent interview, Burr has been the focus of some of Maiden’s main fundraising efforts.
Steve Vai Talks ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile,’ Van Halen Reunion, and More
It’s hard to believe, but David Lee Roth‘s ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ is more than 25 years old — and although Diamond Dave is back with Van Halen promoting the band’s latest album, ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ plenty of fans still have fond memories of Roth’s full-length solo debut. One such fan is guitarist Steve Vai, who played on the record, and shared some stories about the ‘Smile’ era during a rece
Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi End Decades-Long Hair Metal Feud
Good news, rock fans: After years of being forced to choose sides in the bitter war between Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi, you can finally rest easy with the knowledge that two of New Jersey’s most impeccably coiffed frontmen have buried the hatchet.