Rolling Stones Launch Archives

The Rolling Stones have unlocked the door to their archive, full of music, film and memorabilia from their almost 50-year career.

The band has launched, a site where fans can listen to unheard music, view unseen photographs and films, and look at rare merchandise. Stones fans also have the opportunity to buy items, such as signed lithographs, deluxe box sets, even personalized merchandise and tour gear in the shop.


Motley Crue to Get Las Vegas Residency?

According to Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun, Motley Crue will become the first hard rock band to sign a short-term residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The Crue is rumored to be playing a nearly monthlong series of three-and four-night concerts a week at the off-Strip casino starting at the end of February. Expect the official announcement just before Thanksgiving prior to the band's U.K. tour with Def Leppard and Steel Panther.


Doyle Bramhall Dies at 62

Austin, Texas, drummer and songwriter Doyle Bramhall died suddenly at home on Sunday. He was 62. The exact cause of death is not known and Bramhall's family will request an autopsy, according to, one of the first news websites to break the story.
Bramhall was a fixture on the Austin scene and wrote or co-wrote several songs performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, including "Dirty Pool," "Life by the Drop," "The House is Rockin'," "Tightrope" and "Change It."


Rammstein Announces North American Tour

Rammstein, the Berlin-based band known for its incendiary live performances, will bring its brand new live production to North America this spring for 21 dates kicking off April 20 in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets for the tour, promoted by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, November 18 and will be available at and


Brian Johnson Forced to Cancel Solo Tour

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is going to have surgery on his wrist in February. The procedure has led to the cancellation of his U.S. solo tour, which was planned for the same month, according to Blabbermouth.

In support of his new book, Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir, Johnson was scheduled to do a batch of solo dates featuring “stories and music.” The tour, which was set to begin February 7 in Knoxville, Tennessee, was going to feature Skid Row members Rachel Bolan (bass) and Scotti Hill (guitar) backing up Johnson.

Below are the canceled tour dates:


Les Paul Inducted to Music City Walk of Fame

Guitar great Les Paul was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville on Sunday. Les Paul was among a group of music industry notables honored with a star on the sidewalk in Nashville's Music Mile at Walk of Fame Park.


Judas Priest Being Sued by Former Manager

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, other band members, and the band's management team are being sued for breach of contract by longtime manager John Baxter to the tune of around $50 million.