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See Foo Fighters Cover Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’
Frontman Dave Grohl steps back as bandmate sings lead on classic song.
See Eddie Van Halen Play ‘Amsterdam’ Years Before 1995 Release
Finished version of song appeared nearly a decade later on 1995's 'Balance.'
Black Crowes Announce Rescheduled 2021 North American Tour
More than a year after the shows' postponement, the band is finally reuniting and hitting the road again.
Hear the Black Keys’ New Single ‘Going Down South’
New song comes ahead of upcoming album of southern blues covers, 'Delta Kream.'
That Time Orson Welles Got Drunk Filming a Wine Commercial
A series of inebriated outtakes featuring the legendary filmmaker have circulated for decades.
New Book Revisits the History of Hair Metal and Hard Rock
A new oral history details one of rock's most rowdy and wild decades.
Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Soundtracks New Ford Commercial
Collaboration is only the second time classic song has been used for a worldwide promotion.
Van Halen Wouldn’t Let Crystal Pepsi’s Super Bowl Ad Rip Them Off
Band members recall deal with Pepsi, who used their song "Right Now" for a Super Bowl commercial.
July 2020 Recap: Rock Controversy Erupts Over Masks and Concerts
Musicians voiced their opinions and called for action as the pandemic continued through the summer.
March 2020 Recap: Coronavirus Arrives, Rock’s Plans Go Haywire
Tour cancellations and coronavirus diagnoses took over the world this month.
65 Years Ago: Marty McFly Invents Rock ‘n’ Roll
'Back to the Future' time traveler went to the past to push music forward.