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Pearl Jam Invite All Drumming Alums to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

When Pearl Jam were named as one of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, there were many who were surprised not to see drummer Dave Abbruzzese’s name mentioned among the inductees, including the drummer himself, who has been vocal about his exclusion. But Pearl Jam are hoping that Abbruzzese, along with all of the band’s drumming alums, will join them at the ceremony when they enter the Rock Hall, reports LoudWire.com.. ...Read Full Story

Insane Clown Posse Dish Out Unique Spin on Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful’

We know you’re anxious for the weekend to start and instead of idly watching the hands of the clock slowly tick by to release you for a couple days, we’ve got something better you can pass the time with. That’s right, it’s time for a little Friday fun with Insane Clown Posse‘s unique take on the Christina Aguilera hit “Beautiful.”, reports LoudWire.com.. ...Read Full Story

PEARL JAM Donating Proceeds From Merch Sales To Planned Parenthood

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM is donating 100 percent of T-shirt proceeds and 25 percent of all goods sold on the band’s official web site through March 12 to Planned Parenthood Federation Of America. The goal is to help ensure equal health care for everyone, especially in states where clinics have been or might be defunded. The band is also donating proceeds to Planned Parenthood Global in support of health care partners across Africa and Latin America impacted by the recently reinstated global gag rule, reports BlabberMouth.net. ...Read Full Story

SCOTT STAPP Says SCOTT WEILAND’s Death Was A Warning To Him

According to The Pulse Of Radio, ART OF ANARCHY frontman Scott Stapp told Music Radar in a new interview that he was very careful to let the members of the band know that they would not have the same experience with him that they had with the late Scott Weiland, who sang on the group’s first album. Stapp explained: “Scott Weiland left the band prior to his death. They had a falling out and never toured. So the way he affected me was in my approach, knowing that these guys had had a relationship go sour, so I wanted to go out of my way to show these guys I was a humble guy, a team player and to give them a positive influence as well.” – reports BlabberMouth.net. ...Read Full Story

20 Years Ago: U2 Switch Gears Again With ‘Pop’ Read More: 20 Years Ago: U2 Switch Gears Again With ‘Pop’ | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/u2-pop/?trackback=tsmclip

There’s so much baggage when it comes to U2’s Pop album that it’s difficult to know where to start unpacking. The band’s 1997 record, with its embrace of dance rhythms and sampling, and its accompanying tour, with its arch (literally), post-modern posturing, have become so reviled as missteps that it’s not simple to get to the heart of the music, reports UltimateClassicRock.com. ...Read Full Story

Inside George Harrison’s Newly Expanded Memoir

Nearly 15 years after his death, the legacy of George Harrison and his fellow Beatles continues to reveal itself. At the moment, it’s in the form of a rare black-and-white photograph in the hands of Olivia Harrison, wife of the late singer-guitarist: It shows the early Beatles posing with their instruments in a barren stretch of Liverpool, England, dressed in matching suits but still looking tough behind their smiles, reports RollingStone.com. ...Read Full Story