Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam full of rock ’n’ roll party favors

Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam full of rock ’n’ roll party favors
Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters headlined a joyous little shindig called Cal Jam upon the panoramic desert grounds of the Glen Helen Regional Park on Saturday. Joining them were Grohl’s bromantic companion Josh Homme and his Queens of the Stone Age, Cage …

Rock 101 : New Guided By Voices
then write them a song… — from “Cheap Buttons” (on August By Cake) By now many of you know that Guided By Voices (GBV) — led by singer and main songwriter Robert Pollard — are a prolific band of merry music makers, (seemingly) year-after-year …

Hard Rock Live Tickets
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‘Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar’ Renewed For Season 3 By AXS TV

‘Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar’ Renewed For Season 3 By AXS TV
AXS TV has picked up a 12-episode third season of its hit series Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, for premiere in early 2018. Production began this month. The upcoming season will feature Hagar traveling the country to interview and often perform with some of …
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We’re Looking for the Best Rock ‘n’ Roll Photos. What’s in Your Collection?
Now Smithsonian Books is inviting anyone who has taken a picture of their favorite artist to send it in to be included in a massive crowd-sourced site of live rock ‘n’ roll performances, to be seen alongside some of the most familiar images of rock …

Tupac, Journey, and Joan Baez are being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for the class of 2017. Tupac Shakur has made it onto the official Hall of Fame list, in a move that will signal that hip-hop has been further endorsed by the powers that be in the music industry.
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Lil Uzi Vert & Marilyn Manson Team Up for Rock Album

Lil Uzi Vert & Marilyn Manson Team Up for Rock Album
Fresh off the chart-topping Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert is plotting a rock album with his idol, Marilyn Manson. The rock icon revealed the news during an interview with Consequence of Sound, confirming that he and producer Tyler Bates will be joining the …
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Review: Defiant Kid Rock thumps protesters in LCA-opening show
Review: Defiant Kid Rock thumps protesters in LCA-opening show Push-pull between artist vs. rebel on display as he launches 6-show gig Check out this story on
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For Foo Fighters, new producer, same rock
This is thrilling, heroic rock, and even harder than the blistering, Grammy-winning single “White Limo” from 2011. “Make It Right” finds the Foos doing their best ’70s stomping rock impersonation and it goes down well. “La Dee Da” is a jolt …
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5 People Cheated Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

5 People Cheated Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If we’ve ever made you laugh or think, we now have a way where you can thank and support us! Everyone knows that giving awards for art typically results in disaster. Just look at all the great movies that never won Best Picture or all the Grammys Led …

The Dirty Thrills: Blues, Politics, and good old-fashioned rock’n’roll
As Louis James discovered back in 2015, Classic Rock has readers in high places. “Joey Tempest hand-picked us to support Europe because he saw us in the magazine,” the Dirty Thrills frontman says, smiling. “That was our first proper taste of being …

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces nominations
The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 have been released, and it’s an interesting list. Ballots will be sent out to over 500 voters, who will choose the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
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Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock

Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock
The first bassist I ever took real notice of was Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris. I was still in my single digits and truly hadn’t yet developed my listening skills. In other words, if you had asked me to signal out specific parts of songs, I wouldn’t have …

Who are the most innovative bassists?
Which bass players really redefine the instrument? I tend to think of bass players a existing along a spectrum, with soulful/funk bassists like Bootsy Collins (and James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Flea, etc.) on one end and technical bassists like Steve …

Prizes Awarded at American International Society of Bassists Competition
American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International Society of Bassists Competition American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International …


Gods of Alternative to rock Sonic Boom 2014

Gods of Alternative to rock Sonic Boom 2014
The multi-talented Jack White will headline the sixth annual Sonic Boom festival, now expanded to three … White, a God of the sort of alternative rock celebrated by the festival producers at Sonic 102.9 FM radio, will be touring behind his forthcoming …
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Sister Hazel to headline Rock-n-Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Sister Hazel, a popular alternative rock band, is to headline the 2016 Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon finish line festival at the 17th Street beach stage on September 4. The half marathon takes place in partnership with the American …
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Tori Amos: Alternative rock’s wild child turns 50
August 3, 2014, 2:35 AM | Elizabeth Palmer travels to Ireland for an at-home visit with one of the world’s most provocative singer-songwriters, who talks about her latest album, “Unrepentant Geraldines,” and of being a mother.
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WSUP plays more classic rock to please faculty

WSUP plays more classic rock to please faculty
With the nearest alternative rock radio station 38 miles away, WSUP decided to take the leap and change their current format of playing alternative rock music all day, even if it would mean losing listeners. Fortunately for the University of Wisconsin …
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iHeart Sweeps Top Classic Rock Station Award Picks.
The top classic rock stations in large, medium and small market categories have been announced by Team Rock, Classic Rock Magazine and KMG Networks. The three stations to be feted at the Classic Rock Awards Nov. 11 in Tokyo are all iHeartRadio properties …

Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazines to be saved from closure
Metal Hammer, Prog and Classic Rock magazines have been saved from closure, after being purchased by Future Publishing for the price of £800,000. 73 staff were put out of work and reportedly told they would not be paid for the month of December, when …
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Latest Classic Rock News

Classic rock band ‘Styx’ coming to Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Classic rock band Styx are bringing their tour to the Bell Auditorium for one night only in 2017. According to the Augusta Entertainment Complex, the show will be on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, December …
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Classic Rock presents AOR: Issue 6 (and LAST!)
Kiss on cover – covering their 80s output. However….will be the last issue. I’m told AOR will return… “bigger and better than ever, in a giant-sized Yearbook/Bookazine format. Likely on-sale date will be September.” Wow. Massive disappointment there.

Rocking classic rock
Today Lazie J, a classic rock band based in Bangalore, will be performing at the Muse Room in the Russian Cultural Centre. For music buffs, it might be just another concert, one of the first, among tens of art and cultural performances in the year ahead.
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Latest Alternative Rock News

Jane’s Addiction Ushered in the Alternative-Rock Era and Continues at Riot Fest
When Jane’s Addiction released its debut studio album, Nothing’s Shocking, in 1988, it was a watershed moment in what came to be called alternative rock, though at the time, there wasn’t such a clumsy genre tag for it. Still, Jane’s Addiction didn’t really …
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Alternative rock returns to 101.1 FM
Alternative rock reclaimed its longtime home on 101.1 FM this morning, offering a rude awakening for some listeners, and relief for its long-suffering fans. The station, which had been programming adult hits, flipped the switch Friday morning, bringing …
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Alternative Rock
In the early `80s, something called “alternative rock“ was born, and the rest of the pop-music universe pretty much ignored it — until now. The “alternative“ label originally applied to underground rock bands that were aggressively anti-commercial in …
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Latest Alternative Rock News

105092277An alternative history of ‘90s rock
In the early ‘90s alternative music was embraced by the media and the masses, marking the start of an exciting and confusing period for artists and fans, writes Craig Schuftan. Looking back on the era, was there a revolution or did bands simply sell out?
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The Amazing Journey of the Different Alternative Rock Bands
The Feelies, Violent Femmes, and R.E.M. were the very first popular alternative rock bands American had seen. Let’s take a look at the alternative rock bands’ journey so far. Alternative rock music is a subgenre of rock music wherein there are more …
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From down under: Former Men at Work singer Hay coming to State College
Hay is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Jan. 22 at The State Theatre. The concert also will feature Chris Trapper, front man for the late 1990s alternative rock band The Push Stars and whose music today is considered roots-pop. “Colin Hay appeals to a wide …
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