Author Claire Holton

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Happy Birthday, Muddy Waters!

Arguably the most important Blues artist of all time, the legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Muddy Waters was born today in 1915! Read more...

Happy Birthday, Eric Clapton!

“Clapton is God!” proclaimed a piece of London subway graffiti in 1965. Since then, that phrase has stuck and so has his presence in rock. Read more...

Happy Birthday, Paul Kantner!

As the longest lasting member of The Jefferson Airplane, rocker Paul Kantner knows a thing or two about sticking around in the music industry. Read more...

Heart's Nancy Wilson Celebrates a Birthday!

As one half of the hard rock duo Heart, Nancy Wilson has plenty of heart! Read more...

"This is Spinal Tap" Celebrates 30 Years!

“In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, an ancient race of people... the Druids. No one knows who they were or what they were doing...” Read more...

Happy Birthday, Roger Daltrey!

Behind his blue eyes, Roger Daltrey of The Who is an all-around talented performer, and on his birthday today, we’d like to take a look back on his accomplishments! Read more...

Happy Birthday, Johnny Winter!

Master of the blues rock guitar Johnny Winter, who celebrates his birthday today, started out in 1962 as one half of the fledgling rock band Johnny & The Jammers with equally talented brother Edgar Winter. Read more...

Happy Birthday, Vince Neil!

With his long blonde hair, screeching heavy metal vocals, and fondness for the rock 'n’ roll lifestyle, Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil is always one to entertain! Read more...

Happy Birthday, Dave Davies!

Pioneering Kinks guitarist and wildman Dave Davies turns 67 today, so let’s take a moment to look back on this vastly underrated UK rocker’s achievements. Read more...

Top 5 Classic Rockers with Advanced Degrees

Unlike in other fields, a college degree isn’t required for a career in rock, yet some of our favorite artists still put their genius to work and dedicated themselves to scholarly pursuits.  In honor of graduation season, we give you our Top 5 Classic Rockers with College Degrees!     Read more...

Black Sabbath Announces 20 North American Tour Dates


Following the launch of their worldwide tour in New Zealand on April 20, Black Sabbath have just announced an additional 20-city North American tour in support of their forthcoming LP 13. Read more...

Record Store Day Reaches Record High Numbers for 2013



Record Store Day (April 20) was a huge success this year, especially when it came to vinyl. Read more...

Bruce Springsteen Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences


Bruce Springsteen
and folk singer Pete Seeger are among the newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Read more...

Upcoming Eagles Tour Could be the Band's Last


Following the release of the Showtime documentary “The History Of The Eagles: The Story Of An American Band,” The Eagles announced a series of July tour dates in support of the film.  However, according to guitarist Glenn Frey, the band’s touring days may be numbered.  Read more...

Rush to Release Two New Digital Download Collections


The Canadian prog-rock trio Rush, fresh off their recent induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and “Rock Album Of The Year” Juno Award win, will release two digital-only collections on May 14, according to fan site RushIsABand.com. Read more...

Bon Jovi Live Stream Final US Show of Because We Can Tour


Fans from around the world can tune in tonight (April 25) to see the last US show of Bon Jovi’s 2013 Because We Can tour. Read more...

Styx Live Two-Disc Set Due Out On May 7


A live performance of two iconic Styx albums, 1977’s The Grand Illusion and 1978’s Pieces Of Eight, will be available as a 2CD set entitled The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live on May 7. Read more...

Recap of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Classic rockers Rush and Heart were among the inductees at last night’s 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Read more...

Rod Stewart to Play Small Stage at L.A.’s Troubadour Theatre


Rod Stewart
has just announced he will play the iconic Los Angeles’ Troubadour theatre in an intimate and free concert, in support of his upcoming album Time, on April 25. Read more...

5 Classic Rockers Discuss the First Album They Ever Purchased

It seems like everyone can remember the experience of buying their very first record. And for the rockers on this list, first records are especially important as they can be some of their earliest musical influences.  In honor of Record Store Day on April 20, we give you the Top 5 first albums bought by some of our favorite Classic Rock stars! Read more...