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Max Weinberg considers post-‘Conan’ options

A big band is in Max Weinberg's future now that the big show is over.

Eminem, Jay-Z tour ‘won’t be a competition’

Less than a week before the start of his Home and Home tour series with Jay-Z, Eminem is staying tight-lipped about his plans for the stadium shows, which commence Sept. 2-3 at Detroit's Comerica Park before switching to New York's Yankee Stadium on Sept. 13-14.

Blondie’s first album in 7 years due in 2011

Blondie is planning a staggered release for "Panic of Girls," the band's first set of new material since 2003's "The Curse of Blondie."

‘Zeppelin Experience’ A Family Affair

Jason Bonham knows better than to promise a Led Zeppelin reunion as part of his "Led Zeppelin Experience" that goes on tour this fall. But he's certainly not opposed to the idea.

R&B guitarist Phelps ‘Catfish’ Collins dies

R&B guitarist Phelps "Catfish" Collins, a veteran of James Brown's J.B.'s, Parliament-Funkadelic and his younger brother William "Bootsy" Collins' Rubber Band, died of cancer last Friday at his home in Cincinnati. He as 66.

REO plans ‘Hi Infidelty’s’ 30th anniversary

Though REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin says that he's "not one for nostalgia," he's enthusiastic about the band's two-year plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its biggest-selling album, 1980's "Hi Infidelity" -- which includes a deluxe reissue and possibly a tour playing the full album.

KISS tour focuses on youth, says frontman

KISS for Kids could well be the theme of the iconic rock group's just-started North American tour.

Beach Boys ponder anniversary reunion

The Beach Boys will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first single in 2011, but Mike Love says that any specific reports about how they'll do that are premature.

Guns N’ Roses alumni front separate tours

The current incarnation of GNR, led by frontman Axl Rose, has just announced an appearance on Aug. 13 at the Rock 'N Rev Festival in Sturgis, S.D.

Serj Tankian to tour for ‘Imperfect Harmonies’

Serj Tankian "wanted to achieve a whole different sound" on his third solo album, "Imperfect Harmonies," mixing rock, electronic, orchestral and jazz elements into its 11 songs

The Who consider 2011 tour

The Who are hoping to hit the road in 2011, with "a new show," says Roger Daltrey, or possibly a retooled version of "Quadrophenia."

Iron Maiden set to release 15th studio album

Speed and warmth are the hallmarks of "The Final Frontier," Iron Maiden's 15th studio album, set for release August 16.