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    While the first rock song she ever memorized was "Bohemian Rhapsody" at age six, Erica credits AC/DC as the band that made her the rock and roll chick her friends and family know and love today. It should also be noted that the first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels and that she'll never be your beast of burden.

 

WATCH: Making Of Pop Evil’s New Album

Good news Pop Evil fans: The band has wrapped production on their upcoming fourth studio album! Read more...

Writer Mick Wall Offers Insight On Bill Ward/Black Sabbath Rift

Mick Wall, whose rock journalism career is as storied as the bands he’s written about, has seen it all, and very early in his career, he worked as a publicist for Black Sabbath, who’ve been in the news as of late because of the war of words between Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward. Read more...

New Blues Rock Band With Phil Collen, Robert DeLeo Releasing Album June 23

Def Leppard’s new album is a bit of a ways off from being released, but Phil Collen is launching a new blues rock project this summer that features a number of very interesting names. Read more...

Hetfield Wanted To Sing Like…Chris Isaak?!

When you think of James Hetfield, the absolute last thing that comes to mind would be the sweet, sweet falsetto of Chris Isaak, but when Metallica were recording “The Black Album,” Hetfield was aiming to sound a little different. Read more...

Scott Weiland Announces New Wildabouts Guitarist

After the sudden passing of guitarist Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts said that they would continue on with their tour plans as scheduled. For those wondering who would step in on lead guitar, your questions have been answered. Read more...

Now You Can Stay In Kurt & Courtney’s Old L.A. Apartment!

With the May 4th HBO premiere of the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck inching ever closer, it was only a matter of time before stories like these cropped up. Read more...

Corey Taylor Reflects On How Slipknot Stole The Masters Of Their Debut Album

Most bands wouldn’t resort to stealing the master tapes of their own album so they could mix it to their liking, but then again, Slipknot has never been “most bands,” even on their debut release. Read more...

FFDP, Papa Roach Having Fans Vote On Fall Tour Dates

Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach will be hitting the road together this Fall, but they’re letting their fans decide where exactly they’ll be playing. Read more...

Oops! U2 Fans Find Tool EP In Special Record Store Day Release

Many music fans the world over lined up this past Saturday (April 18th) to get their hands on exclusive titles in celebration of Record Store Day, but some fans in the U.K. who picked up the special vinyl pressing of U2’s Songs of Innocence got a huge surprise after their purchase. Read more...

Motley Crue Add Final 21 Dates To “Final Tour”

For Motley Crue, it’s the final announcement of their final dates for their “Final Tour.” (Are you sensing the theme here?) Read more...