NEW YORK (AP) – Angus Young of AC/DC says they have not been in touch with drummer Phil Rudd since he was accused of threatening to kill and drug possession last week. Young says they had problems with Rudd during the making of their “Rock or Bust” album. He says it was hard to get […]
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UNDATED (AP) – Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell says he is done with his cancer treatments for the moment. Campbell posts on his Facebook page it’s “time to recover/recuperate and grow some hair.” He says he’s “glad that’s over” and thanks fans for the love. Campbell is battling Hodgkins lymphoma and had gotten a stem […]
Robert Plant’s publicist says a report claiming that the singer turned down a hugely lucrative offer from U.K. mogul Richard Branson for Led Zeppelin to play a series of reunion shows is untrue. According to U.K. newspaper The Guardian, the rep called the report, which was published in British tabloid The Mirror, “rubbish.” The Mirror […]
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Undated (AP) – Bret Michaels is recovering from kidney surgery and is still keeping his tour schedule. His guitarist, Pete Evick, writes on Michaels’ website Michaels had two stents put in and still played his show in Memphis on Halloween. Evick says he argued with Michaels about not doing the next show in Knoxville, but […]
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WASHINGTON (AP) – A tiny tree frog discovered in the Amazon has been named for Ozzy Osbourne. National Geographic reports the creature nicknamed the “bat frog” has been named Dendropsophus ozzyi (den-DRUH’-suh-fus AH’-zee-eye). It’s less than an inch long and has a shrill, batlike call. Pedro Peloso, one of the frog’s discoverers, says they kept […]
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LAS VEGAS (AP) – Carlos Santana had no difficulty writing about the darker aspects of his life in his new book because he had already dealt with those demons long ago. That includes the man who molested him as a child. Santana says he had the opportunity to confront the man. He says he knew […]
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NEW YORK (AP) – Billy Idol had an out-of-body experience when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1990. Idol says he went into “a red dimension of love” where there were humans who had passed on who spoke in his mind that they loved him. Idol says he doesn’t know how long he […]
UNDATED (AP) – New Zealand prosecutors have done an about-face and dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. Officials tell The Associated Press the charge has been dropped due to issues with the sufficiency of the evidence against Rudd. Three lesser charges against Rudd remain. Those include threatening to kill and possession of […]