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How Much Do Rock Bands Make at Concerts?

If you're in a huge rock band, then everybody thinks that you must be swimming in dough. But how much money are they actually making? Thousands? Millions? We glanced at Billboard's Boxscore report , and Metal Injection's earnings report for a little more insight. Keep in mind, these numbers are...
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25 Years Ago: Alice In Chains Debuts 'Facelift'

That's right. 25 years ago today, Alice In Chains , a grunge/metal band stemming out of Seattle, WA introduced their album Facelift to the world. The music world was in a strange stasis in the summer of 1990. Pop was still on top, heavy metal was on the way out, and grunge was a mere sapling that...
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Lady Gaga Wants to be the Next Iron Maiden

Not many people could have pictured pop star Lady Gaga as big fan of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden . In an interview with CR Fashion Book, she explains why she would rather be seen as the new Iron Maiden than the queen of pop Madonna . "They're one of the greatest rock bands in history, in my...
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Gene Simmons' Home Searched by LAPD Child Crimes Investigators

KISS member Gene Simmons had his home investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD had a warrant to search Simmons' home, but neither Gene nor any members of his family are considered suspects in their investigation. "The Simmons...
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10 Ugly Band Breakups

Recently, the dating website for married people who want a little side-action AshleyMadison.com was hacked and the emails of all 37 million of its subscribers were leaked. Because of this, we imagine that the divorce (possibly murder) rate will slightly increase. Breakups can get ugly sometimes...
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How Dee Snider Lost Everything, and Got It All Back

The 1990's were not kind do Dee Snider . The upsurge of the grunge movement put the '80s hair metal bands on the back burner, including Twisted Sister . In an interview on "Breakfast Television" a talk show in Toronto, Snider spoke of the '90s saying "Grunge rock was, like, the cure for 'hair metal...
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Axl Rose was Late because of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has garnered quite the reputation of arriving hours late to his own shows. According to reports from a radio DJ in Tampa, Florida, during the "Use Your Illusions" tour, the reason why Axl was late for his show on December 28th, 1991 was because he was busy watching...
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Watch Alice In Chains Perform with the real 'Rooster' Jerry Cantrell's Father

Most of us have heard Alice In Chains ' hit song "Rooster". For those who did not know, the song was written by guitarist Jerry Cantrell about his father Jerry Cantrell Sr , a vietnam war veteran. Earlier this month at the band's show at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK, Jerry Cantrell...
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"Mission to Lars" Documentary Hitting Select Theaters and On Demand

Mission To Lars Trailer from spicerandmoore on Vimeo . Almost everyone has a favorite rock star, actor, sports figure, etc. that they would want to meet. But how many of us would actually make it our mission to sit down and have a conversation with said person? That's where we meet Tom Spicer , a...
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5 Amazing Supergroups

Rock bands come and go. They break up. They get back together. Sometimes they'll even form supergroups! You may ask, "What is a supergroup?" According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary: SUPERGROUP (noun) : a rock group made up of prominent former members of other rock groups; also : an extremely...
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