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Steven Tyler Misses 'American Idol'

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Aerosmith made a lot of fans happy when they ended a long hiatus by going back into the studio to make last year's 'Music From Another Dimension!' album, but now that he's been back in the saddle with his bandmates, it sounds like Steven Tyler is missing his former 'American Idol' coworkers.

During a recent interview with FasterLouder (via ABC), Tyler reflected fondly on his time as an...

'Hair I Go Again' Documentary Fundraising Campaign Ending Soon

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The final push is on to raise $35,000 to go towards completion of the documentary film Hair I Go Again. Donations to help with the final stage of the film's production can be made HERE.

Hair I Go Again producer and musician Kyle Kruger states, "We are pleased to announce that...

Tesla and Jackyl to Headline Rockin' the Rivers Festival

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Rockin' the Rivers, one of America's longest running multi-day rock festivals, is pleased to announce this year's lineup. 12 national bands, including headliners Tesla, Rick Springfield and Jackyl, will all appear at the festival, slated for August 9-11 at the festival grounds in Three Forks, Montana.

Friday's line-up features classic rock stalwarts and festival favorites Tesla, along...

Guns N' Roses Release Trailer for 3D Concert Film

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This summer, Guns N' Roses will release 'Appetite for Democracy,' a 3D concert film shot during their similarly titled residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last fall. The trailer, which has just been released, is embedded above.

The three-and-a-half minute clip shows the band tearing through a handful of hits, including 'Welcome to the Jungle,' 'Sweet...

Eddie Van Halen Offers Fans a Positive Update on Health

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Eddie Van Halen gives an update on his health, while David Lee Roth shows off his command of the Japanese language, in a video greeting for Van Halen fans posted by Tokyo-based concert promoter UDO.

The Van Halen News Desk reports that the clip, which can't be embedded but can be viewed on YouTube, was filmed "just a few days ago" during rehearsals for Van Halen's on-going tour. The...

Baby Sings Bon Jovi - Video of the Week

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Eight-month-old Sydney may still be in diapers, but the girl knows great classic rock when she hears it. Her dad is starting her off young in this video, playing and singing the Bon Jovi classic 'Wanted Dead or Alive' (which generally isn't widely considered a lullaby) when the budding rocker joins in, singing along in a series of...

Michael Anthony Flattered by David Lee Roth's Van Halen Reunion Suggestions

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Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony says he was flattered by comments his former bandmate David Lee Roth made about wanting him back in the famous group recently. As he jokingly noted, "He never used to talk like that when we were all playing together."

In an interview with Eddie Trunk, Anthony touched on a number of topics, including the possibility of joining his Chickenfoot...

Jon Bon Jovi's New York Penthouse Hits the Market for $42 Million

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If you've got $42 million burning a hole in your pocket, a beautiful five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath, 7,400-square foot New York penthouse could be yours! Bon Jovi front man Jon Bon Jovi recently listed his SoHo duplex for $42 million, a full $18 million more than what he bought it for a short six years ago.

As if buying a home from one of rock's biggest stars isn't enough, Bon...

Jon Bon Jovi Says Richie Sambora Left Tour on His Own

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The story that Richie Sambora was kicked off the Bon Jovi tour is bunk, according to Jon Bon Jovi. In a new interview, the singer said that the decision was made entirely by Sambora.

"I think Richie's doing all right, [but] I haven't spoken to him," he told the Austin American Statesman. "We were surprised. It was 3:30 on show day on Tuesday and we got a phone call that he wouldn't be...

Richie Sambora Reportedly Kicked Off Bon Jovi Tour for Drinking

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We're starting to learn more details — or at least, hear some depressing theories — about the "personal issues" that led to Richie Sambora's departure from the current Bon Jovi tour. According to one source, the decision was the result of Sambora's continuing issues with alcohol.

"Jon has been trying to get rid of him," the unnamed insider told the New York Post. "He drinks...

Iron Maiden Return to the US for 'Maiden England' 2013 Tour Run

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Good news for fans that missed out on Iron Maiden last summer when they brought their Maiden England tour to North America for a few months — they're coming back!

Maiden just revealed that they'll return to the States in September for a handful of shows leading up to their headlining gig at Brazil's Rock in Rio Festival on Sept. 22 in front of a sold out crowd of over 70,000...

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