80's Rock: Newsroom

Bret Michaels Denies Celebrity Apprentice Meltdown

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Bret Michaels is fighting back at reports that he had a tear-filled meltdown after becoming the first boardroom casualty on Donald Trump's 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'.

"I don't remember having a bawling fit," the Poison rocker tells the New York Post. "I remember saying 'You guys f--ked me! I didn't cry on the show. I didn't cry in the boardroom."

The elimination, Michaels...

Motley Crue Singer Vince Neil Undergoes Surgery

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Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil underwent successful surgery to remove the kidney stones that forced the band's Sunday night (March 10) concert in Sydney, Australia to be cut short so the singer could be rushed to the hospital.

Bassist Nikki Sixx first revealed the news in real time (approximately 8:30PM ET) on Twitter: "@TheVinceNeil is in surgery right now. He's a true warrior." He...

Sammy Hagar's Atlantic City Bar & Grill will not Re-Open

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If you were hoping to visit Sammy Hagar's Beach Bar & Grill in Atlantic City this summer, you're out of luck. The Red Rocker has revealed that the bar will not be re-opening after suffering extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy in October.

Hagar posted the following update to his web site on Friday (March 8):

Following months of ongoing discussions, Sammy...

Motley Crue's Vince Neil Rushed to Hospital During Australian Concert

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Motley Crue's Sunday night (March 10) concert in Sydney, Australia was cut short when singer Vince Neil was rushed to the hospital for what is being described as an attack of kidney stones.

Bassist Nikki Sixx reported the news on Twitter, stating, "Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progress."

Nikki Sixx Says Motley Crue will Retire After One More Album and Tour

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It was just a few weeks ago that Nikki Sixx sounded like he was considering the idea of having Motley Crue call it quits after another album and tour. Now it seems as though he's made up his mind.

Sixx discussed the subject during a recent interview with the Australian site TheMusic (via Bravewords), reiterating that in the immediate future, he wants the band to "finish our movie" —

Slash Records Version of 'Angry Birds Space' Theme

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Few things kill a day's productivity for us more than a new update from one of the Angry Birds games. So as rock fans, we were thrilled to get a bit of a surprise today (March 7) when we saw that the latest version of Angry Birds Space features Slash, whom creators Rovio branded an 'honorary Angry Bird' in the update's notes.

The guitarist recorded a new version of the theme song that...

Journey Unlikely to Release Another Album, Says Johnathan Cain

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In addition to its always-packed tour schedule, Journey stayed pretty busy in the studio during the first decade of the new century, releasing four albums (2001′s 'Arrival,' 2005′s 'Generations,' 2008′s 'Revelation,' and 2011′s 'Eclipse') in a 10-year span. Sadly, however, it appears they might be finished recording for the foreseeable future.

Keyboard player Jonathan Cain...

Van Halen Working on New Songs

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All signs point not just to a full recovery and return to the road for Eddie Van Halen, but some forthcoming new music, as well. The guitarist, who was sidelined by a nasty case of diverticulitis last year, has posted a photo to Facebook of himself in the studio.

His son Wolfgang is promising fresh material, as well: "Oh, yeah, there's plenty of other ideas laying around," the younger...

Axl Rose Admits, 'I'm Not a Punctual Type of Person'

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You can add "Master of Understatement" to Axl Rose's long list of professional achievements. In a new interview the Guns N' Roses front man — whose penchant for either being late to the stage or canceling gigs altogether has become the stuff of legend — acknowledges, "I'm not a 'punctual' type of person."

The reclusive rocker gave a rare interview (via email) to Adelaide Now in...

Guns N' Roses Guitarist: 'Just Forget About a New Record'

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Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal knows what you're going to ask, and he's tired of answering the question. During a live chat (March 2), the question of when fans can expect to hear new music from the band came up again, and Thal didn't mince words: "You know what?! Just forget about a new record until it happens. I mean, I can't even begin...How long have we been talking about a...

Motley Crue Announce Four 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

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Just two weeks ago, Motley Crue announced an extensive run of dates in Canada. Now the band have announced a handful of shows in the U.S., all taking place at the end of May and centered around the Northeast.

The once and future kings of '80s glam metal added just four dates to their American schedule for 2013, beginning in Bethlehem, Pa. on May 20 and wrapping up five days later in...

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