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Review: INXS celebrate their legacy with 'All The Voices', a 10 LP boxset

The legendary Australian rockers are to re-release all their original albums, painstakingly remastered and repackaged, on vinyl and on CD.

Op-Ed: Supernatural Carlos Santana

Sunday, July 20 is the birthday of one of the greatest musicians, songwriters and bandleaders of our time - Carlos Santana. No other artist in the history of multicultural American society has been as adept at blending rock, blues, tejano and jazz music.

Interview with Scott Holiday from Rival Sons Special

The guitarist with the frenetic rock 'n' roll upstarts discusses the band's storming new album 'Great Western Valkyrie' and also talks about their ubiquitous 'classic rock' tag.

Interview with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason Special

The celebrated musician and former member of one the most popular bands of the 1960s speaks to Digital Journal about his new album and tour.

Interview with Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith Special

The bass player and occasional songwriter with Boston's finest export discusses the band's upcoming US tour, among other things, with Digital Journal.

Interview with Paul Woseen Special

A founder member of long-running Australian rock band, The Screaming Jets, Woseen released his first solo album, the critically-acclaimed 'Bombido', late last year. Digital Journal sought to find out more.

Interview with John Brewster of The Angels Special

As the legendary Aussie rockers celebrate their 40th anniversary, Digital Journal talks to one of their founding members.

Queen + Adam Lambert announce more tour dates

Thanks to the incredible response to the initial tour announcement on March 6th and resulting ticket sales that began on March 10th, Queen has announced that additional shows have been added to the tour.

Rock bigger than pop in the U.K.

In the U.K. last year rock music outsold pop music for the first time in several years. Putting aside the fact that the distinction between pop music and rock music can be a little blurred, rock music outsold its bubblier cousin in the U.K.

Interview with former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell Special

The German musician remembers his time with the iconic band and talks to Digital Journal about his current professional activities.

Review: Scott Stapp from Creed rocks on solo project 'Proof of Life' Special

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the rock band Creed, released his latest solo album "Proof of Life" on November 5, via Wind-Up Records.

Review: Muse rocks Toronto Special

Toronto - I’ve always used a musical troupe’s grand entrance as the litmus test for how powerful their live show will be and what kind of band are they exactly? It’s the ultimate gauge for how a band understands how to set a tone for the entire night.

Colorado rock band takes fun seriously, drops third album soon Special

Tucson - It wasn’t the money that drew Brad Jones to rock music. After all, the current lead electric guitarist for Left Foot Green had made plenty of that, while playing six string and ukulele for a lucrative folk band.

Review: Dull Neil Young autobiography cries out for a ghostwriter Special

As Canada's top ambassador of rock, folk and country, veteran superstar Neil Young should have a lot to offer as a storyteller. Too bad his recent autobiography, “Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream”, is far more square than the title suggests.

White power pop music duo has change of heart

Kalispell - Lamb and Lynx Gaede, collectively known as the dynamic and controversial white power pop music band, Prussian Blue, once sang racist songs of white pride but now sing the praises of racial diversity since renouncing their white nationalist beliefs.

Carnival At Our Lady Of Angels In West Park, Ohio Special

Cleveland - Perhaps one of the most favorite memories of childhood is going to the carnival. Then again, its pretty magical for us big kids as well.

Op-Ed: Aldo Nova: The best kept secret in Canadian rock

Rouyn - If you haven't heard the name Aldo Nova, there is a good reason for that; although he has been making class music since the early 80s, the Bon Jovi lookalike is the best kept secret in Canadian rock.

Op-Ed: 'Weak Patrol' brings high energy rock to 'The Rock'

As any Van Islander will tell you, locals affectionately refer to living on Vancouver Island as living on “The Rock.” Lately, there is an entirely new reason for the rock terminology when discussing Vancouver Island.

Guitar legend Bert Weedon goes to the great gig in the sky

Beaconsfield - Bert Weedon has died at the age of 91. If the name isn't familiar to you, ask Hank Marvin, Eric Clapton or even Brian May who he was.

Jim Marshall creator of the legendary Marshall Amp dies at age 88

London - Jim Marshall, the genius behind Rock 'n' Roll amplification and creator of the famed "Marshall Stack" died Thursday morning after losing his year-long battle with cancer.

Review: 'Pulled Apart By Horses' Unleash Emphatic Second Album

Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 with their very unique blend of hammering, emphatic alternative rock, Leeds four-piece Pulled Apart by Horses have taken the UK music scene by storm.

Review: English rock band Kasabian hit a bland spot with Velociraptor!

Kasabian has now cherished the UK rock scene for almost 15 years. The band's latest offering is their fourth release entitled Velociraptor!

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi undergoes cancer treatment

Los Angeles - Tony Iommi, guitarist with the rock group Black Sabbath, is to undergo treatment for cancer after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

Rock Hall of Fame nominates Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

Cleveland - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its list of musicians and non-performers to be inducted at the annual ceremony in 2012. Topping the list this year is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Donovan and Small Faces.

Seattle planning Jimi Hendrix park

Seattle - Legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix will be commemorated next year in Seattle when a park will be opened and named in his honor. Organizers hope to have the park open in time to mark what would have been the rock star's 70th birthday.

Dave Grohl wanted to ‘quit’ Nirvana in 1993

A new biography about the life of the Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl says Dave almost left the band in 1993, after overhearing Cobain's criticism, during a flight from Seattle to Los Angeles.

Rock music used to find autistic boy lost in National Forest

San Bernardino - Deputies leading a search for a missing autistic boy, who ran away from his school in Twin Peaks, California, played his favorite rock and country music over a loudspeaker to calm the boy so he wouldn't be afraid to be found by searchers.

Severe storm collapses stage at Ottawa Bluesfest

Ottawa - Talk about Rock the House Down! No sooner did Cheap Trick start performing at Ottawa’s Bluesfest before an audience of 15 to 20 thousand strong, when a strange storm started brewing, and high winds caused the stage to collapse, severely injuring one man

Catalina Island Museum holds rock star exhibit until July 31

Former wife of Eric Clapton and George Harrison, Pattie Boyd exhibits Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Clapton as photographed by Pattie Boyd, through July at the Catalina Island Museum, California.

Lou Reed and Metallica announce collaborative album

Metallica and former-Velvet Underground rock legend Lou Reed have teamed up for a joint record which is nearing completion.
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Rival Sons (with Scott Holiday second from right).
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The ’Mike Grassi Beyond Tomorrow Band’ provided live entertainment with a food buffet below the stage.
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