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45 Years Ago: Kiss Play Their First Concert
On Jan. 30, 1973, less than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y.
Guns N’ Roses Confirm Two Coachella Shows, Slash and Duff Hint at Return
Guns N' Roses have confirmed that they will perform two concerts at this year's Coachella festival, on April 16 and 23.
Guns N’ Roses Reunion Rumors Reignited by Website Update
Guns N' Roses' official website has undergone a potentially prophetic – or possibly meaningless – update.
2015’s Nastiest Rock Feuds
We look at the nasty verbal battles that took place between Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Kiss, Twisted Sister and other classic rock bands.
UPDATE: Scott Weiland, Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer, Dead at 48
Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has died at the age of 48.
The History of Aerosmith vs. Philadelphia, Round Two
A year after an Aerosmith concert in Philadelphia was cut short when a cherry bomb thrown onstage injured both Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the group gave the City of Brotherly Love another chance.
Brad Whitford Says Aerosmith Feel a ‘Little Bit Abandoned’ by Steven Tyler
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford says the group feels "a little bit abandoned" by Steven Tyler's decision to nix the band's planned 2016 North American tour.
Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Yes, Steve Miller and Chicago Among Rock Hall of Fame …
Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Yes, Steve Miller and Chicago are among the acts newly nominated for possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
32 Years Ago: Kiss Complete a Hail Mary With ‘Lick It Up’
Kiss take off their makeup and throw a Hail Mary on Sept. 18, 1983 with 'Lick It Up.'
That Time Guns N’ Roses Cut ‘Use Your Illusion’ in Half
Guns N Roses trim 30 songs down to 12 for swearing-averse retailers.