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Music Review: Van Halen Plays Mini-Gig at Cafe Wha?

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As press briefings go, it rocked. On Thursday night, Van Halen took to the stage of the venerable Cafe Wha? on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, capacity 250. “Last time I stood on a stage this low, we had to have the car back by midnight,” said the singer David Lee Roth. The objective was to prove Van Halen is alive and amicable for an arena tour that starts Feb. 18 in Louisville, Ky.,after the Feb. 7 release of a new album, “A Different Kind of Truth.” It’s to be Van Halen’s first full album with Mr. Roth as lead singer since the band fired him in 1985, although they have done previous reunion tours.


Musician John Walker, 67, dies of liver cancer

John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers, one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock `n' roll, has died at age 67....


Jim Morrison may win indecent exposure pardon 40 years on

Jim Morrison may win indecent exposure pardon 40 years on

Jim Morrison died in Paris in 1971 while his appeal against the conviction was pending. The charismatic but unpredictable lead singer of American rock band The Doors could be about to receive a posthumous pardon almost 40 years after being convicted of exposing himself on stage.


Keith Richards says Mick Jagger enraged him

Keith Richards says the Rolling Stones almost imploded because Mick Jagger thought he was "bigger than the Stones."


Keith Richards on His Remarkable New Memoir, ‘Life’

Keith Richards on His Remarkable New Memoir, ‘Life’

The following is an excerpt of an article from the October 28, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. This issue is available tomorrow on newsstands, and Friday, October 15 online via Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan "I don't think I looked for it," Keith Richards says in a low, even growl. ...


Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury

''Borat''/''Bruno'' star announced in lead role for biopic about the flamboyant and dynamic lead singer of Queen.


Bret Michaels back on stage with vigor

Bret Michaels back on stage with vigor

He had the signature red bandana and cowboy hat and the old chest-pump move. The set list rocked, and the sell-out crowd went wild.


Bret Michaels' Doctors Hopeful for a 'Full Recovery'

The rocker is in "good spirits" after the brain hemorrhage he suffered last week, but doctors say his recovery may take weeks or even months.


Source: Bret Michaels was in bad pain

As Bret Michaels continues to be watched closely by his doctors, a source reveals the rocker's excruciating moments before he was taken to the emergency room.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts New Members

After years of being named finalists to enter the hall of fame, then getting outvoted, the Stooges were finally inducted this year. Iggy Pop declared, “Roll over, Woodstock. We won.”


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