Motley Crue and Other Band Origin Stories

Today (December 11) is Nikki Sixx's birthday, and to celebrate, we thought we'd look back on some of the pivotal moments in rock history that lead to the creation of Motley Crue and some of the biggest bands ever.  Enjoy!

Motley Crue and Other Band Origin Stories

Today (December 11) is Nikki Sixx's birthday, and to celebrate, we thought we'd look back on some of the pivotal moments in rock history that lead to the creation of Motley Crue and some of the biggest bands ever.  Enjoy!

U2, Rolling Stones Top Pollstar's Touring Artists of the Decade List

The 2010's were very kind to U2 and The Rolling Stones who topped Pollstar's Touring Artists of the Decade list. The bands ranked one and two on the top 20 list, with U2 grossing a staggering $1,038,104,132 and the Stones grossing $929,196,083. They weren't the only major rock acts to make the list. Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney,…

U2, Rolling Stones Top Pollstar's Touring Artists of the Decade List

The 2010's were very kind to U2 and The Rolling Stones who topped Pollstar's Touring Artists of the Decade list. The bands ranked one and two on the top 20 list, with U2 grossing a staggering $1,038,104,132 and the Stones grossing $929,196,083. They weren't the only major rock acts to make the list. Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney,…

U2 Release 'Ahimsa,' First New Song in Two Years

U2 has released "Ahimsa," their first new song in two years since the release of that last album 2017's Songs of Experience. The track is a collaboration with Indian artist A.R. Rahman, whose daughters, Khatija and Raheema, contribute vocals to the song. U2 will play India for the first time on December 15 as part of their continuing…

November 18, 1991: U2 Release 'Achtung Baby'

After the monumental success of The Joshua Tree and its subsequent tour, there was definitely a sense of "Now what?" with U2. The band, perhaps, didn’t know themselves, which made sense why Bono said at a show in Dublin on December 30, 1989 that, "We just have to go away and dream it all up again." That cryptic quote, a foreshadowing…

Bono Takes Epic Selfie Where He's Choking a Fan

Imagine you were just minding your own business after work at a nearby shopping/dining hub where you live, and then you look up and see one of the biggest rock stars in the world. That's what happened to Chris Key at Auckland, New Zealand's Britomart when he saw Bono leaving a bar. Per The New…

Paul McCartney, U2 Releasing Titles for Record Store Day Black Friday

Record Store Day Black Friday (RSDBF) is back, and this year, it features titles from Paul McCartney, U2 and many other artists which will help bring the masses out to independent record stores across the country. Sir Paul will be releasing a double A-side of two never-before-heard tracks - "Home Tonight" and "In A Hurry”…

8 Tracks That Should Be On Your “Breakup Songs” Playlist

Lindsey Buckingham celebrates his birthday today (October 3), and while his entire body of work should be celebrated, one song he wrote in particular often sticks out and remains one of the best breakup songs ever. That got us thinking about all of the other incredible breakup songs in the classic rock genre (and there…

Science Proves a Classic U2 Song is the Most Ideal Lullaby for Babies

Have a fussy baby that just won't go to sleep? You should consider playing them this U2 song. In a study from Durham University as reported by The Irish Post, U2's "One" was determined to be the "perfect lullaby." How was this determined? A number of researchers analyzed about 4,500 songs that were featured on various…