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Brian Johnson, Angus Young of AC/DC (Photo credit  Sara Johannessen/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Rudd on AC/DC: ‘We’ll All Have to Be Dead Before It Stops’

Despite the health problems that have forced AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young out of the band’s lineup, the band will not break up anytime soon.

4 hours ago

Ace Frehley-KISS (Photo credit should read Lien, Kyrre/AFP/GettyImages)

Q&A: Ace Frehley Would Like To Be a Stand-Up Comedian

It’s almost surprising to hear Ace Frehley speak. Even after years of watching his interviews, you still kind of expect that the former KISS guitarist, “Space Ace,” would sound a bit more… spacey.

4 hours ago

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) Minimation: The Who Can’t Escape Their Fans

On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. This installment is taken from a 1979 interview with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who. This Minimation was created for by Max Werkmeister.

4 hours ago

Brad Wilk (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine Shares His 5 Favorite Drum Solos

If you’re an up-and-coming drummer looking for a role model, you could do a lot worse than Brad Wilk. He’s a pretty low-key guy, happy to let the vocalists (and guitarists) in his band do the bulk of the interviews and press. He’s also happy to let his sticks do the talking on record and on the stage.

4 hours ago

Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks of Genesis (Photo by Darryl James/Getty Images)

Genesis, Peter Gabriel Prepare Fall Box Collections

Genesis is one of the best selling bands of all time with approximately 130 million albums sold, worldwide.

4 hours ago

Henry Rollins (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Henry Rollins on Robin Williams, Suicide: ‘I No Longer Take This Person Seriously’

Henry Rollins‘ weekly column for LA Weekly is causing a stir, and not because of the title, “F–K Suicide.”

5 hours ago

Bob Wier and Phil Lesh, grateful Dead (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Classic Rock Almanac August 22, 2014

Former Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux celebrates her 67th birthday today. Godchaux and her late husband Keith were in the Dead during most of the 1970s. What was the first Dead studio album they appeared on?

6 hours ago

ZZ Top (Photo by Christian Alminana/Getty Images)

New Music to Know: With a Washboard and Spoon, the Ben Miller Band Go Their Own Musical Way

A washboard miked up and plugged in to be used as an electric instrument is not something you’d expect to see at a rock concert. But for the Ben Miller Band it’s a regular staple — and crowd pleaser — at their live shows.

10 hours ago

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Boston’s “More Than A Feeling” – In The Route Rewind

In The Route Rewind, afternoon host Tommy gives you some facts about one of the greatest hits of all time.

15 hours ago

Steve Tyler (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Steven Tyler Contributes Vocals to ‘Sin City’ Soundtrack: Hear ‘Skin City’

If you were thinking of using an iconic hard rock artist from the ’70s for the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For soundtrack, the obvious choice would probably be AC/DC. It would be an easy fit, as they have a classic song called “Sin City,” from their 1978 album, Powerage.



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