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Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Robert Trujillo of Metallica (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images for F1 Rocks in India with Vladivar)

Metallica Unleash ‘Enter Sandman’ on Fourth Night of ‘Late Late Show’ Residency: Watch

So far, this week Metallica has played their 1984 Ride the Lightning track “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” their 1983 debut Kill ‘Em All track “Hit the Lights” and the 1997 standout “Fuel.”


Paul McCartney and John Lennon (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

New Apps Let You Sing with John Lennon, Sit with Paul McCartney

Two new apps released earlier this week (Nov. 20) allow you to experience solo classics by two of the Beatles in unique new ways.


Queen- Freddie Mercury, John Beacon, and Brian May (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Every Queen Song, Ranked

We’re betting this is the second sentence you’ll read after first scrolling down to see what we picked for our #1 track. And chances are, you’re not going to be surprised by what you see.



Try New Fruit Vines Bites At Wal-Mart In Hesperia!

Look for 103.1 The Route this Saturday at Wal-Mart at 13401 Main Street in Hesperia from 12pm to 1pm to get your free samples of Fruit Vines Bites – new soft chewy fruit candy from [...]


Mike Nichols (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Art Garfunkel Remembers Mike Nichols

The death of Mike Nichols at the age of 83 has sparked a lot of tributes and memories, both of the man and of the films he directed, from Biloxi Blues to The Birdcage.


John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Photo by Anthony Cox/Keystone/Getty Images)

Yoko Ono, Flaming Lips Turn ‘Merry Xmas (War is Over’ Psychedelic: Listen

Yoko Ono is back with a new version of she and late husband John Lennon’s Christmas classic “Merry Xmas (War is Over)”—with a little help from her fwends, one might say.


Neil Peart of Rush (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Watch Rush’s Neil Peart Give a Tour of His Drum Set

If you’ve had the experience of seeing Rush live in concert, or perhaps you’ve just seen them on one of the many live performances included on their recently released R40 box set, you may have thought to yourself, “Wow, Neil Peart’s drum set sure has a lot of drums.” Or you may have wondered, “Does he really need all of those drums?” Or, “What are they all for?”


Stewart Copeland (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Q&A: Stewart Copeland of the Police Speaks on the Gaza Strip Conflict, ‘Fancy Friends’ Jam Sessions, Sting

Recently, reported on a new compilation called 2 Unite All, a benefit album produced by an organization called Project Peace on Earth, to raise funds for humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. Since publishing the article, reached out to Copeland, who has more insight into the conflict in the region than most rock stars…or most Americans. That’s because he grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, and spent much of his childhood in the Middle East.


Mavis Staples (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Arcade Fire, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, Eric Church Among Artists Celebrating Mavis Staples at Chicago Concert

People turning 75 years old often have birthday parties to celebrate. Few, though, have a party like the one thrown for Mavis Staples last night (Nov. 19) in Chicago.


Gregg Allman (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Parents of Sarah Jones Reach Settlement with Most of Gregg Allman Biopic Crew

Earlier in the year, Sarah Jones was killed while working as a camera assistant on the film Midnight Rider, a biopic based on the life of Gregg Allman, after being struck by a train. The incident saw a lawsuit filed by the parents of Jones, as well as a suit from Allman himself, asking for the film to be stopped altogether.



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