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♫ Flash! Ah-aaaah… you nearly never heard it! ♫ Brian May explains how movie producer hated Queen's music – and reveals he'd have loved to join AC/DC if Freddie's band had failed…

Queen axeman reveals ambition to join Angus Young's band - and admits horror when Flash Gordon producer hated theme music

Tony Iommi ends chemotherapy programme and reveals cancer fight hasn't stopped him working on new Sabbath album…

Sabbath icon grateful to bandmates Osbourne and Butler for their continued support as he reveals they've managed to keep working

Does rock make you racist? The authors of this study claim it does…

US researchers say they've proved listening to harder music makes white people favour other whites over blacks, latinos and Arabs

Ronnie Montrose "chose his own exit," say friends, after he dies following long battle with cancer…

Guitarist "chose own exit" after cancer battle that stopped him playing for two years, saying he'd enjoyed life of joy

Kiss to play one-off show in the UK at Sonisphere, where Queen will be fronted by Adam Lambert, and Faith No More will be third headliner…

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History repeats itself as prog giants dismiss Benoit over health problems - just as they did with predecessor Jon Anderson

Killswitch Engage have replaced their website landing page with a new band photo including former singer Jesse Leach…

Rumour: UK newspaper The Star says Queen will headline the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth this summer, with Adam Lambert fronting the band…

The Cult's Ian Astbury stands up for Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu collaboration… Journey drummer pleads not guilty to court charges… and much more in our news roundup section…

Astbury defends Lulu collab, Castronovo court plea plus AC/DC, Bleeding Through, Staind, Alice in Chains, Zakk Wylde, Megadeth and more

Bill Ward says he's getting the "cold shoulder" after refusing to agree "unsignable" Black Sabbath contract…

Drummer Bill says he's in "lousy and lonely" position after waiting a year for "signable" contract over metal giants' reunion

An interview with officially-licensed Genesis trib act The Musical Box, currently touring Europe with their re-enactment of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway…

Prog Blog: Genesis trib act The Musical Box recreate 70s shows faithfully..
Singer Johnson reveals Aussie giants are waiting for a band member to recuperate - but say won't say which one
Riot founding guitarist Mark dies at age of 56 without regaining consciousness after a near lifelong battle against Crohn's Disease

Journey's Deen Castronovo jailed in girlfriend assault charges…

Castronovo spends night behind bars then posts $52k bail over string of charges after cops are called to domestic dispute