classic rock

Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has revealed he is battling stage four pancreatic cancer. The 67-year-old had been missing some gigs since his April 17th diagnosis, and says he needed to let fans know why. “The original prognosis was very scary. I had quite a battle on my hands and it took a lot...
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Not Creepy: Rock Legends Get Spiders Named After Them

If Rick Allen , Bruce Dickinson and Klaus Meine ever formed a supergroup, they could call themselves The Spiders. A Brazilian biologist who likes to rock has discovered four new spider species and named them after the Def Leppard drummer, Iron Maiden singer and Scorpions singer. Christina Rheims...
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Eddie Vedder Peforms With The Who in Front of Wife and Daughter

If The Who are in Seattle, you can count on Eddie Vedder being close by. One of the band’s biggest fans and friends joined them on-stage during their performance at T-Mobile Park. The Pearl Jam frontman, sporting a Union Jack blazer, joined Roger Daltrey , Pete Townshend and company towards the end...
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Pat Benatar, Doobie Brothers, Soundgarden Take Early Lead in Rock Hall Fan Voting

If music lovers have anything to say about it, Pat Benatar , The Doobie Brothers and Soundgarden can start making plans to be in Cleveland next year. The three artists have jumped out to an early lead in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote. With more than a million ballots already cast,...
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Slash, Ozzy, Lemmy Reminisce About Legendary Rock and Roll Hangout

“The history of rock and roll is in here,” Lemmy Kilmister says to begin the trailer for a new documentary about one of the most legendary hangouts in music. The late Motörhead frontman should know, because he had his own bar stool at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, CA. “I used to...
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Guns N' Roses First to Reach 1 Billion YouTube Views on Video From the 80s

One of the biggest rock songs of the 80s still has momentum. The video for Guns N’ Roses ’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” just became the first clip from the decade to achieve one billion views on YouTube. The black and white video depicts a band that’s about to explode rehearsing. All of the band members’...
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Soundgarden, Whitney Houston, Doobie Brothers Among First-Time Rock Hall Nominees

The class of 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees are out, and it’s an eclectic list of artists. Nine of them are on the ballot for the first time: Dave Matthews Band , The Doobie Brothers , Whitney Houston , Motörhead , The Notorious B.I.G. , Pat Benatar , Soundgarden , T. Rex and Thin Lizzy...
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Are the Black Crowes Reuniting for a Big Anniversary?

One of the most intense sibling rivalries in rock history may be easing enough for an epic reunion tour to happen. There’s speculation of a Black Crowes get-together in time for the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker . According to the Wall Street Journal , Chris and Rich Robinson are in...
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Kirk Hammett Has 'Really Kick-A**, Great' Material for Next Metallica Album

Kirk Hammett has talked openly about being more than ready to contribute to a new Metallica album, and he’s not backing off that claim at all. There will be an 11th studio LP sometime in the next few years, and Hammett hopes to play a major role in it. The guitarist hopped in the passenger seat for...
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Eddie Van Halen Flies to Germany for Throat Cancer Treatments: Report

Eddie Van Halen was declared cancer-free in 2002 after having a third of his tongue removed, but he has been flying to Germany to get treatment for throat cancer for some time, according to a new report by TMZ. The celebrity site has sources who say the 64-year-old has been receiving radiation...
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