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Photos and flowers are placed in Central Park's Strawberry Field to commemorate John Lennon's death

John Lennon's Killer Says He Feels Shame

It was one of the most stunning events in music history: the murder of John Lennon in 1980. Now, the man who pulled the trigger is expressing remorse. Mark David Chapman told a parole board he feels “more and more shame” every year for killing the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment. It... Read More
Kirk Hammett of Metallica performing

Classic Rock Almanac November 18, 2018

ANNIVERSARIES 2004-Bono and The Edge play at the dedication of the Bill Clinton Presidential Center and Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. 1998-Metallica is certified 11-times platinum, Master of Puppets is certified five-times platinum, Reload is certified triple-platinum and Live Binge and Purge... Read More
David Bowie.

Classic Rock Almanac November 17, 2018

ANNIVERSARIES 2009-Them Crooked Vultures, a supergroup consisting of Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Queens of the Stone Age singer-guitarist Josh Homme and Dave Grohl on drums, releases a self-titled debut album. 1999-Paul Rodgers receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the LA Music Awards... Read More
Billy Idol performs during SunFest in 2018

Billy Idol Becomes A U.S. Citizen

It took 62 years, but rock icon Billy Idol is a United States citizen. The sexagenarian raised his right hand, clutched an American flag and took the oath of citizenship in Los Angeles this week. Someone at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is apparently very familiar with Idol’s highly... Read More

Queen Concert Topless Girls

On this day in 1978, Queen hit the stage at Madison Square Garden and put on an epic performance that would go down in history. I'm not talking 'Live Aid' epic, no. I'm talking epic as in controversial, risqué and, well, just plain sexy. The group hired some beautiful women to get on stage and ride... Read More

Fat Bottomed Girls Queen

Video of Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls (Official Video) Topless women on bicycles joined Queen onstage as the band performed "Fat Bottomed Girls" at New York's Madison Square Garden on this day in '78. ALBUM: Jazz YEAR: 1978 WRITER: Brian May LYRICS: Oh you gonna take me home tonight Oh down beside... Read More

Piranha Plants Sing Queen In Store

So a video game store in York, England posted this video on twitter and it has to be one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen. It's all hand puppets of the piranha plant from the Mario games lip syncing Bohemian Rhapsody and I can honestly say I've watched it more than a dozen times in the... Read More

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rehearsal Review

Having your own personal TSO concert is a unique experience, but that's just what happened for 'NCX contest winners Bill and Sheila Rapp . I joined them last weekend in Omaha, Nebraska for the final dress-rehearsal for the East Trans-Siberian Orchestra troupe. After meeting both East and West TSO... Read More
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne

Classic Rock Almanac November 16, 2018

ANNIVERSARIES 2014-Bono is seriously injured in a bicycle-riding accident in New York's Central Park. U2 is forced to cancel its week-long residency on The Tonight Show and postpone a planned world tour until he recovers. 2010-After years of negotiations, The Beatles catalog finally makes it to... Read More