On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 … [Read the full story]

Pussy Riot member on hunger strike

Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina has been hospitalised a week into her hunger strike. The incarcerated member of the punk collective started the hunger strike after she was refused the right to attend her parole hearing last week. Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova told the Associated Press that Alyokhina was transferred … [Read the full story]

What else did Marilyn influence Avril to shave?

Avril Lavigne has revealed Marilyn Manson convinced her to shave her head last year. The Canadian singer revealed she decided to chop her locks while spending time with Manson and his band during her stay in France last year. “I had wanted to shave the side of my head for quite some time and I … [Read the full story]

Christopher Lee to release heavy metal album

Christopher Lee, who is 90 years old, and has featured in films such as The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars, will release ‘Charlemagne: The Omens of Death’, the follow-up to 2010′s ‘Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross’, on May 27, his 91st birthday. The man who made Dracula come alive is … [Read the full story]

Genius, Ray Manzarek dies of cancer

Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboardist of 1960s rock group The Doors, has died at a medical clinic in Germany at age 74 following a battle with cancer. Manzarek, who lived in Northern California’s Napa Valley wine country for the past decade, had been seeking treatment in Germany for bile duct cancer. He died … [Read the full story]

Noel Gallagher tells David Beckham to write songs

Noel Gallagher has suggested that David Beckham should take up songwriting now that he has retired from football. The former England and Manchester United player confirmed that he will stop playing football at the end of this season having rejected a chance to continue playing with Paris St Germain into 2014. When asked what David … [Read the full story]

Jeff Hanneman died after years of body abuse

A coroner has confirmed that Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, died of alcohol-related cirrhosis. The guitarist, and founding member of Slayer, died at the age of 49 last week in a California hospital. “While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close … [Read the full story]

Half of The Smiths reunite for a song

Two of The Smiths reunited to play, ‘How Soon Is Now?’ at a show in Brooklyn. Johnny Marr invited Andy Rourke onto the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and told the crowd: “When I was 15, I formed one of the first bands with my best friends. He was at that … [Read the full story]

Daft Punk new single is something special

Fatboy Slim is coming in his pants over the French band, Daft Punk’s new comeback single, ‘Get Lucky’. He reckons that by teaming up with Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Giorgia Moroder on ‘Random Access Memories’ they have created the last, great supergroup album. He said: “I’m so impressed by them. It’s a breath … [Read the full story]

Beware Of Mr Baker

A documentary about Cream drummer, Ginger Baker, is to be released on DVD in May this year. Directed by Jay Bulger, ‘Beware Of Mr Baker’ captures the 73 year-old rock legend reflecting on his life from his South African home and follows him as he embarks on a 30-date sold-out European tour. The film also … [Read the full story]

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