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Revolver Magazine Dubs Amy Lee of Evanescence as the Hottest Chick in Hard Rock for 2011
Four years after being named Sexiest Female at the Kerrang! Awards, singer Amy Lee of Evanescence has been honored by fellow heavy-music magazine Revolver as its Hottest Chick in Hard Rock for 2011. She graces the cover of the current issue, available now at newsstands.
The Killers, Depeche Mode and Others Cover U2′s Entire ‘Achtung Baby’ Album
To mark the 20th anniversary of U2‘s ‘Achtung Baby,’ The Killers, Depeche Mode, The Fray and other notable artists have contributed to a start-to-finish reinterpretation of the classic album. ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered,’ also featuring a remix of U2′s original version of ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing,’ will be included in Q magazine‘s 25th anniversary issue, which hits newsstands October 26. Rea
Former Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Zakk Wylde Likes Mellowing Out to Elton John, Neil Young and the Eagles
Loud and heavy music defines Zakk Wylde. He works out to Ministry, loves Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and was Ozzy Osbourne‘s longtime guitarist. He also serves as the leader of Black Label Society. But during those long stretches of travel while on tour, Wylde likes to dial it down and listen to mellower tunes by some notable old-school artists.
Courtney Love Tells Vanity Fair She’d Kill Kurt Cobain If He Came Back to Life
Maybe Hole singer Courtney Love should just stay away from Vanity Fair writers. Love, who in a 1992 VF story apparently gave the impression she used illegal drugs while pregnant, has now raised an entirely different kind of ruckus. When asked recently by the magazine whether she’s still angry about late husband and Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain committing suicide in 1994, Love was candid and specific
Rod Stewart’s Autobiography Is Expected Next Fall
Rod Stewart has lived quite the rock ‘n’ roll life, fronting two revered bands, compiling a long list of solo hits and walking down the aisle more than once (usually with a model). That said, he has more than enough material to fill an autobiography, and Stewart is in fact working on one that’s due in stores next fall from Crown Archetype, a division of Random House.
Queen’s Brian May Contacts Lady Gaga About Fronting the Band
Queen is looking to fill the void left by the late Freddie Mercury, and Lady Gaga is being considered for it. Guitarist Brian May previously reached out to Bad Company leader Paul Rodgers, but now it looks as though the pop diva is at the top of the list.
Warrant’s Jani Lane Died from Alcohol Poisoning
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office announced Wednesday that ex-Warrant singer Jani Lane died as a result of “acute ethanol intoxication,” otherwise known as alcohol poisoning.
CJ Ramone Nixed Chance to Replace Jason Newsted in Metallica
When CJ Ramone was approached a decade ago about possibly replacing Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, he declined the chance even though he took Dee Dee Ramone’s spot in the final years of the legendary punk band the Ramones. Ramone’s reason was simple: Touring with the metal band would not have been beneficial to his family, specifically his son Liam, who had been diagnosed with autism.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Beatles’ Widows Attend Premiere of New George Harrison Documentary
Ex-Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended the U.K. premiere of the documentary ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’ in London on October 2, as did the widows of their late band mates Harrison (Olivia Harrison) and John Lennon (Yoko Ono). Their presence sent a loud and clear message about their love and respect for the so-called quiet member of the Fab Four. Other music notables
Kid Rock Focuses on Giving His All During Upcoming Club Tour
Having fun both offstage and with his music still matters to Kid Rock. But as he gets older, Rock gives much more thought to when it’s best to act like his younger self. Thanks in part to his scaled-back partying, Rock says he’s been more consistent singing and playing on tour — and that should be a plus for fans who will be attending his fall club dates.
Sting Celebrates 60th Birthday with Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and More at New York Concert [VIDEO]
Late last month, Sting joined Lady Gaga onstage in Las Vegas during her iHeartRadio Music Festival set. On Saturday, Gaga returned the favor, dropping by New York’s Beacon Theatre for a show that marked Sting’s 60th birthday and his 25 years as a solo artist. But Gaga wasn’t the only star who showed some love for Sting: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Black Eyed Peas main man Will
Kiss Will Hit the High Seas for a Five-Day Kiss Kruise
The official Kiss fan club is known as the Kiss Army, but when the band’s most loyal supporters set sail with the band, do they become the Kiss Navy? Perhaps that question will be answered on Oct. 13. That’s when the first-ever Kiss Kruise — featuring two performances by the group, social activities with select members and more — departs from Miami and heads to the Bahamas and back.