After weeks of speculation, Axl Rose has written an open letter to fans stating he will not be attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Saturday, April 14, in Cleveland, where his band Guns N’ Roses are set to be enshrined. Moreover, he has asked that his own induction be retracted.
Motley Crue and KISS held a press conference today (March 20) to officially announce details of their co-headlining 2012 North American summer tour. The two-month trek is scheduled to kick off July 20 in Bristow, Va., and run through a Sept. 23 show in Hartford, Conn.
Def Leppard have unveiled the first leg of dates for their upcoming North American summer tour with Poison. In addition, they’ve revealed that metal goddess Lita Ford will be joining them for the ride.
St. Louis rockers Cavo are gearing up to drop their new album, ‘Thick as Thieves,’ on April 10. In advance of its release, Loudwire is presenting the exclusive premiere of the music video for the disc’s second single, ‘Celebrity.’
Legendary rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose passed away on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 64. The veteran musician founded the band Montrose with Sammy Hagar in the early ’70s. While an exact cause of death has not been announced, the guitarist did battle prostate cancer in recent years.
King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack Saturday night, according to a Facebook post from singer-bassist DUg Pinnick. The veteran prog-rock band’s stickman (far right in above photo) apparently is in stable condition after being operated on at a hospital.
On his late-night talk show Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon channeled Eddie Vedder to sing a tribute to New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. Fallon reworked the lyrics to Pearl Jam‘s classic ‘Jeremy’ to reflect the ‘Linsanity’ that has taken over the NBA the past few weeks.
Today (Feb. 20, 2012) would have marked the 45th birthday of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, a man who changed the face of music in the early ’90s and whose influence is still heard on rock radio today.
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