Fad Diet Blamed for Eddie Van Halen’s Medical Woes
Eddie Van Halen believes alternative medicine cured his cancer — but if a new report is accurate, it also basically blew up his intestines.
Beatles Fans to Attempt New Guinness World Record in October
The Beatles already own at least a dozen Guinness World Records, including Most Recorded Song (‘Yesterday,’ natch), Most No. 1 Singles on the U.S. Chart (an even 20 between 1964-70), and Biggest All-Time Sales for a Band. And on Oct. 5, fans will gather in Liverpool to try and add one more record to the list.
Phil Lynott’s Mother Blasts Mitt Romney for Using Thin Lizzy’s Music at the Republican National Convention
If you heard Thin Lizzy‘s ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’ during the Republican National Convention last week and thought it was sort of a strange choice for a first-time presidential nominee, you aren’t alone. In fact, the mother of deceased frontman Phil Lynott has taken issue with presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s use of the song.
Def Leppard Forced to Cut Show Short Due to Joe Elliott’s Vocal Issues
Lita Ford told us she was having “too much fun” on tour with Def Leppard, and it appears that all those good times finally caught up with Lep frontman Joe Elliott‘s vocal cords on Monday (Aug. 20).
Alice Cooper Celebrates 40 Years of ‘School’s Out’ with Advice for Students
Four decades ago this month, Alice Cooper released the song that would help define his career — and become an annual staple on rock radio, not to mention graduation playlists, for years to come. We’re talking about ‘School’s Out,’ of course, and Cooper helped celebrate his signature work’s latest anniversary with a Huffington Post editorial titled ‘A Rock Star’s Guide to Coping After Not Getting Y
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Looks Back on ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ Talks Band’s Future
Don’t look now, metal fans, but another one of the genre’s classic records just celebrated a once impossible-seeming milestone: Judas Priest‘s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ which gave the band its big commercial breakthrough in the U.S., turned 30 last month.
Ted Nugent Says President Obama Represents ‘Everything Bad About Humanity’
Getting Uncle Ted riled up about politics has become the reporting equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel, but when the Nuge sat down for an interview with the Broward-Palm Beach New Times, the writer couldn’t resist — and Rev. Theodocious Atrocious was all too happy to oblige.
Sharon Osbourne Claims NBC Wrongfully Fired Her Son Jack, Quits ‘America’s Got Talent’
Sharon Osbourne, quit her post as a judge and while blasted the NBC for allegedly discriminating against Jack after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
London Exhibit Planned for Jimi Hendrix’s 70th Birthday Celebration
When Jimi Hendrix arrived in London in 1966, he was just another would-be rock star with a few pennies to his name. Within a few months, he’d become an international phenomenon — and cemented an association with Britain that remains a cause for celebration in the UK today.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Debuts New Syfy Series ‘Haunted Highway’
Syfy’s latest show claims to depict teams of paranormal investigators conducting “first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads.” All of which would sound odd enough if it weren’t for the fact that Ozzy Osbourne‘s son Jack is one of the people doing the investigating.
Steven Tyler Explains Aerosmith Album Delay
They’ve had over a decade to get things just right, so why are Aerosmith bumping back the release date of their long-awaited new album ‘Music From Another Dimension’? According to Steven Tyler, there’s a relatively simple — albeit disappointingly un-rock ‘n’ roll — explanation.
Roger Waters: ‘Radio K.A.O.S.’ Turns 25
Roger Waters is touring behind ‘The Wall’ this summer, but there’s an under-rated effort from Waters’ catalog that’s celebrating an important milestone.