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ABBA, Stooges, Genesis Enter Rock Hall of Fame

Star-studded NYC bash also honors Jimmy Cliff, Stooges

(Newser) - ABBA, the Stooges, the Hollies, Genesis, and Jimmy Cliff made their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. "I'm very angry that Madonna got in before us," joked ABBA’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad; she and ex-husband Benny Andersson attended the New York ceremony while their... More »

5 Rockers Who Beat Drugs

Maybe Scott Weiland will take a cue from former bandmate Slash

(Newser) - In honor of a new book by Scott Weiland’s ex recalling the couple’s drug-fueled rock and roll escapades, Fox News takes a look at musicians who fought addiction and won:
  • Slash, Guns N’ Roses: Addicted to heroin, booze, and women; was scared straight after running down the street
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Phish Comes Back Strong at Bonnaroo

(Newser) - Phish, the Beastie Boys, Animal Collective, and Public Enemy highlighted a gorgeous day for Bonnaroo yesterday, write Troy Carpenter and Jeff Vrable in Billboard, after a sadly sodden opening on Thursday. In the first of their two days as festival headliners, Phish announced their comeback after a 5-year hiatus with... More »

Cops Nab $1.2M in Drugs at Phish Show

Cops also nab $68K cash, arrest 194

(Newser) - Phish fans came prepared to the band’s reunion weekend, but many left empty-handed. Police seized about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash during the three-night event in Virginia, AP reports; they also arrested 194 fans, mostly for drug possession, use, and distribution.... More »

Phish Dives Back Into Limelight

Vermont foursome have still got it after all these years

(Newser) - Despite the 5-year gap since Phish last jammed in their trademark style, last night’s reunion concert in Virginia was well worth the wait, Kevin O’Donnell writes in Rolling Stone. “It was like hanging out with friends you haven’t seen in years,” writes O’Donnell. “... More »

Phish Goes Back on Tour

Jam band will play three shows in Virginia in 2009; more to come

(Newser) - Phish is getting back together. The Vermont-bred jam band, which disbanded in 2004, is planning three dates next March in Hampton, Virginia. A notice posted on the band's website says Phish will play March 6-8 at the Hampton Coliseum and that more 2009 dates will be announced later. More »

Rock N' Roll's Worst Lyricists

Heavy-handed metaphors, Hallmark sentimentality and pompous mysticism about in these 40 icons of rotten rhymes

(Newser) - Just because you can play a guitar doesn't mean you know how to string a sentence together. Blender looks back at rock's cringe-worthy lyricists:
  1. Sting
  2. Neal Peart, Rush
  3. Scott Stapp, Creed
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