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How Tom Petty’s Security Guard Inspired ‘Nightwatchman’
Songwriter took direct inspiration from the man charged with guarding his life.
Hear the Black Keys’ New Single ‘Going Down South’
New song comes ahead of upcoming album of southern blues covers, 'Delta Kream.'
Talas Singer Phil Naro Dead at 63
In addition to his time in the Buffalo band, he worked alongside several other high-profile rockers.
The Unexpected Way David Lee Roth’s Guitarist Got the Job
In a new interview, John 5 recalls how he unexpectedly landed the the gig with the Van Halen frontman over 20 years ago.
Watch Metallica Attempt to Play ‘Enter Sandman’ Backward
Video shows band playing hit song in a way you've never heard before.
How Eagles Wrote ‘Tequila Sunrise’ in a Week
"That's one song I don't get tired of," Don Henley said of the 'Desperado' single.
Producer and Recording Engineer Al Schmitt Dead at 91
Prolific studio ace worked on albums by Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Jackson Browne, Neil Young and others.
Kiss Announce Two-Night A&E ‘Biography: Kisstory’ Documentary
Guitarist and singer Paul Stanley says he's "very proud" of upcoming film.
How Peter Frampton Found His Way Again After ‘Comes Alive’
Guitarist discusses album that made him a global star in new UCR interview.
35 Years Ago: ‘Captain Midnight’ Jams the HBO Signal
For one broadcast industry worker, $12.95 per month for the cable net was simply too much.
How ‘Xanadu’ and Village People Helped Birth the Razzies
The famous satirical awards show began as an impromptu post-Oscars party in 1981.
Rock Stars Who Were Nominated for Razzie Awards
Some of the biggest names in music have been "honored" by Hollywood's most notorious awards show.