The members and fans of Swedish hard rock band Nasty Idols suffered a nasty shock on Dec. 5, when singer Andy Pierce passed away suddenly after suffering a brain hemorrhage at the age of 45.
The pages of rock history are full of nasty band breakups, and the Eagles' -- whose 1980 split included the infamous concert during which Don Felder and Glenn Frey agreed to meet backstage for a beatdown -- was acrimonious enough that few fans expected to ever see a reunion. But on Dec. 6, 1993, hell started freezing over, all thanks to country superstar Travis Tritt.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Nelson Mandela's death on Dec. 5 inspired a number of heartfelt reactions from members of the rock community. While many lamented the loss of an inspiring figure and world leader, others felt Mandela's passing on a more personal level -- including U2 frontman Bono, who was fortunate enough to count the legendary activist among his friends.
Jim Morrison would have turned 70 on Dec. 8, and while it's impossible to imagine what he might have done over the past few decades if he hadn't passed away in 1971, he'd probably have Internet access if he were still alive -- which he could use to stream a trio of free Doors films from Qello.
Ex-husbands and ex-wives have been calling each other liars ever since divorce was invented. But when the former spouses in question each have their own book to promote, things tend to get interesting.