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HBD Robert Plant! ~ Quiz Time !

Today (August 20th) is Robert Plant‘s 70th birthday. This December will mark 38 years since Led Zeppelin announced their breakup following the death of John Bonham. What was the event at which Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones took the stage together as Led Zeppelin for the first time after Bonham’s death? Stumped? Here are a few hints. It was televised worldwide. ... Read More »

EAGLES: Flying High at Number One and Three

The Eagles now have the first and third best-selling albums of all-time. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 has overtaken Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the number-one album after being certified 38-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Thriller is second at 33-million, and Hotel California is third at 26-million. In a statement, Don Henley says, “We are grateful for our ... Read More »

AEROSMITH: MTV …

Aerosmith will do something Monday the band hasn’t done since 1994 — perform on the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The five members of Aerosmith have a combined age of 337 and could be the grandfathers (at least) of the other stars on the show: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Panic! ... Read More »

ERIC CLAPTON: A Slowhand Christmas

Eric Clapton‘s next release will be a Christmas album in October. Happy Xmas mixes standards, lesser-known songs and one new original called “For Love on Christmas Day.” Clapton explains, “I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the ... Read More »

KISS, ARETHA: Gene Chokes Up During HLN Salute

Right at the top, KISS bassist Gene Simmons told HLN on Thursday that people may think he’s an odd choice to speak about the late Aretha Franklin, “but I loved Aretha like tens of millions of people.” Then he choked up for a few seconds before giving a very heartfelt and personal recollection of his own introduction to and, eventually, interactions with the Queen of Soul. ... Read More »

PEARL JAM: Vedder’s Rebel Rebel Rendition ….

Saturday’s first of two shows at Wrigley Field in Chicago gave Eddie Vedder a chance to indulge his passion for the city’s sports teams, particularly the Cubs and Bulls. Before covering David Bowie‘s “Rebel Rebel” for the first time ever, Vedder shared the Cubs-related back story to why they were performing the song. It turns out it has to do with ... Read More »