The Rock History Report for December 27th

1975 - The Four Seasons released "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)."...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 26th

1968 - Led Zeppelin set out on their first U.S. tour in Boston....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 25th

1959 - Then 18, Richard Starkey, who the world would later come to know as Ringo Starr, received a drum set for Christmas....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 24th

1973 - The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession in Visalia, California....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 23rd

1974 - George Harrison released "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" as a holiday single....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 22nd

1978 - Faces drummer Kenney Jones replaced Keith Moon in the Who. Moon had died a couple of months earlier....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 21st

1968 - Crosby, Stills and Nash made their first public performance together....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 20th

1975 - Joe Walsh became a member of the Eagles, replacing original member Bernie Leadon, who left the band to pursue a solo career....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 19th

1974 - Ronnie Wood joined up with the Rolling Stones....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 18th

1975 - Rod Stewart made the announcement that he was leaving Faces to pursue a solo career....Read more

The Hobbit Enjoys Record $84 Million Debut

The Hobbit made an expected trip to number one at the box office over the weekend. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened in first place, earning an estimated 84.8 million dollars. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 17th

1986 - In Palo Alto, California, the Doobie Brothers reunited for a benefit concert. The gig would inspire the band to hit the road for a reunion tour the following year....Read more

VIDEO: Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Not many frontmen did it better than the late Freddie Mercury, whose charisma and killer vocals helped launch Queen to megastardom in the 1980s. Watch the classic video for "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" now....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 16th

1993 - Nirvana's New York Unplugged performance was first aired by MTV....Read more

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Now in Theaters

After much anticipation, the first film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy opens this Friday, December 14th....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 15th

1977 - The U.S. denied the Sex Pistols visas to enter the country, just two days prior to their scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 14th

1972 - New York's department store Alexander's stayed open past normal business hours to allow Alice Cooper to do his Christmas shopping....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 13th

1974 - George Harrison sat down at the White House for lunch with President Gerald Ford. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 12th

1970 - Steven Stills released "Love The One You're With."...Read more

Strange News: Recession Kills Two Million Dollar Jaguar

Jaguar has decided to scrap its most advanced -- and expensive -- car to date, and the recession is to blame. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 11th

1988 - Don Henley, Tom Petty, Graham Nash and Bonnie played a benefit show in tribute to Roy Orbison at the Wiltern Theatre....Read more

Skyfall Tops Box Office with $11 Million

The James Bond film Skyfall climbed back into the top spot at the box office over the weekend. Skyfall, which debuted at number one last month, led all movies with an estimated gross of 11 million dollars....Read more

Strange News: Monkey Dressed Like People Picked Up at IKEA

A little monkey wearing a tiny shearling coat and diapers was spotted scuttling around the parking lot of an IKEA in Toronto Sunday afternoon...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 10th

1971 - Frank Zappa was shoved off a London stage by a fan's jealous boyfriend. The musician suffered a broken leg and ankle and fractured skull, and consequently spent months recovering in a wheelchair....Read more

Gerard Butler Film Playing For Keeps Opens

Only one movie opens in wide release this weekend: Playing For Keeps....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 9th

1967 - Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested during a concert in New Haven, Connecticut. Police charged the singer with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest....Read more

This Week's Funniest Tweets: Week of December 7

This week's most hilarious tweets centered around Kate Middleton's pregnancy, the Pope's Twitter account, the holidays, Honey Boo Boo and the Victoria's Secret fashion show. See what tweeters had to say. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 8th

1980 - John Lennon was shot to death in New York City by Mark David Chapman....Read more

Strange News: Chicago Restaurant Promotion Gives Twinkies Away to Customers

Thousands of Hostess fans showed up at two restaurants in south suburban Chicago Wednesday for a Twinkie promotion. The restaurants were handing out Twinkies to customers with every purchase...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 7th

1964 - The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown while on a flight from L.A. to Houston. His poor mental state would lead to Wilson's decision to stop touring with the group....Read more

GALLERY: The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!! 2012

LL Cool J and Taylor Swift co-hosted The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!! in Nashville. Check out what went down at the event in our photo gallery....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 6th

1995 - Joni Mitchell was honored with the Billboard's Century Award....Read more

Strange News: Restaurant Unveils World's Hottest Burger

For chili-heads looking for some burn with their beef, look no further than the Atomic Burger restaurant in Bristol, England....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 5th

1968 - Graham Nash left the Hollies, and three days later announced the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash....Read more

Strange News: Serial Swiper Going Grinch on Neighborhood Decorations

An unidentified man was caught by surveillance cameras last weekend swiping the holiday decorations from lawns in San Antonio, Texas....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 4th

1980 - Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones announced that they would not continue as a band following the death of drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham....Read more

VIDEO: ELO - Mr. Blue Sky

While Electric Light Orchestra released the awesomely uplifting "Mr. Blue Sky" back in 1977, we're pretty sure this video is a recent addition to their repertoire....Read more

Final Twilight Film Edges Skyfall for Another Box Office Win

The final Twilight film won the box office for the third weekend in a row, earning an estimated 17.4 million dollars. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 3rd

1973 - Ringo Starr issued "You're Sixteen," a song that would become his second straight number one single....Read more

Strange News: Fire Crews Repeatedly Dispatched to Battle Yule Log Fire Footage

Everyone loves the sight of a roaring fireplace, except, apparently, residents of Regina, Saskatchewan, in Canada....Read more

The Rock History Report for December 2nd

1973 - The Who, along with some friends and crew, spent the night in jail after causing $6,000 worth of damage to a hotel room after a concert....Read more

This Week's Funniest Tweets: Week of November 30

This week's most hilarious tweets centered around Lindsay Lohan’s arrest and poor performance in Liz & Dick, Chris Brown’s Twitter feud, Powerball, Jessica Simpson’s second pregnancy and Christmas. See what tweeters had to say. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for December 1st

1982 - Michael Jackson's classic album Thriller was released by Epic Records....Read more

The Collection, Killing Them Softly Open

Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday, November 30th, including Brad Pitt's Killing Them Softly....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 30th

1965 - The government of Colorado declared it to be Rolling Stones Day....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 29th

1968 - The Who's first concert record, The Who Sell Out, was released....Read more

Strange News: Chicken and Waffles Syrup: It's Now a Thing

What started as an April Fool's prank from a San Francisco-based seller of syrups and sauces sparked a Internet phenomenon, and now and actual product: a syrup that tastes like that Southern food...Read more

The Rock History Report for November 28th

1984 - Prince's album Purple Rain scored another hit with fourth single "I Would Die 4 U."...Read more

Strange News: Real-Life Grinch Arrested After Telling Kids Santa Isn't Real

A teenager taking a horseback riding lesson in Virginia last week was lucky to be wearing a helmet, not because of a mishap of with the horse, but because of a chicken....Read more

Twilight Tops Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

Moviegoers feasted on the latest Twilight and James Bond films during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 27th

1967 - The Beatles'Magical Mystery Tourwas released by Capitol Records in the U.S....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 26th

1973 - The New York Dolls rocked out in their debut performance, playing a London restaurant....Read more

Strange News: Confidential Cop Docs Used as Thanksgiving Parade Ticker Tape

Some sharp-eyed revelers at last week's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade noted there was something odd about the tiny scraps of ticker-tape cascading along the parade route. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for November 25th

1966 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their London debut at the Bag O' Nails Club....Read more

This Week's Funniest Tweets: Week of November 23

This week's most hilarious tweets centered around Channing Tatum, Kim Kardashian's visit to the Middle East, Jessica Simpson's weight loss, Thanksgiving and Twinkies. See what tweeters had to say....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 24th

1991 - Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS at the age of 45....Read more

Rise of the Guardians, Red Dawn, Life of Pi Open

Three movies open Wednesday, November 21st, in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here's a closer look....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 23rd

1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested outside the gates of Graceland after showing up for the second time that night and shouting, waving a pistol in the air and demanding to see the King....Read more

VIDEO: Cut Thanksgiving Cleanup in Half

Howcast makes your holiday cleanup easy as pumpkin pie with this entertaining how-to video. Ease your cleaning stress in just seven simple steps!...Read more

The Rock History Report for November 22nd

1967 - Arlo Guthrie released the classic Alice's Restaurant....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 21st

1990 - Mick Jagger married Jerry Hall in Bali, Indonesia. ...Read more

The Rock History Report for November 20th

1995 - A new song from the Beatles, "Free As a Bird," hit the airwaves. The previously unreleased tune debuted in an ABC television special the night before....Read more

VIDEO: How to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table

Bring the look of autumn inside for your Thanksgiving celebration....Read more

Strange News: Life Savings Accidentally Donated in Goodwill Shoe

A Galveston, Texas, man found out at the worst possible time that his wife chose an old shoe to squirrel away their life savings: after he had donated the shoes to goodwill....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 19th

1993 - Nirvana recorded their MTV Unplugged show in New York City....Read more

Final Twilight Film Opens with $141 Million

The final Twilight film broke through the competition and cruised to an easy box office victory over the weekend....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 18th

1972 - Danny Whitten, a singer/songwriter and member of Neil Young's band Crazy Horse, died in Los Angeles after suffering a heroin overdose....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 17th

1990 - David Crosby broke his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 16th

1978 - The film version of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band opened, with the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston all making their acting debuts in the picture....Read more

Final Twilight Film Now in Theaters; Lincoln Expands

Your local movie theater will be packed with teens all weekend long, because the fifth and final Twilight film has made its debut...Read more

Strange News: Man Makes 95 Grand a Year Playing Bar Trivia Games

Forty-year-old Christian Drummond found it difficult to get a job, even with an English lit degree from Sussex University in England. But he's found an innovative way to make some serious cash during the recession: bar trivia games....Read more

This Week's Funniest Tweets: Week of November 16

This week's most hilarious tweets centered around the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez split, Snooki's new hair color, Channing Tatum, the Petraeus scandal and Texas attemping to secede from the union. See what tweeters had to say. ...Read more

Strange News: Customs Sweep Snaps Up 600 Snakes

A customs stop in Thailand on Tuesday turned up 600 smuggled cobras secreted in the back of a pickup truck. A security official made the potentially deadly find....Read more

The Rock History Report for November 15th

1969 - Janis Joplin was arrested after a concert in Tampa, Florida. The singer was brough up on charges of using "vulgar and indecent language.” The charges were later dropped....Read more

Strange News: Man's Breakfast Cereal Comes with a Dead Bat

A German man sat down for the most important meal of the day at his home in Stuttgart recently, only to have a dead bat flop out of the box and into his cereal bowl....Read more

Strange News: Klutzy Dancer Sues Club After Chair-Dancing Mishap

A 30-year-old woman who fell off the chair on which she was dancing at a New York City club last July is suing the nightspot's owners....Read more

VIDEO: Aerosmith - Legendary Child

Music From Another Dimension, Aerosmith's first album of new tunes in 11 years, won't hit stores until November 6, but now fans both old and new are getting their first taste of the fresh tunes. ...Read more

Skyfall Earns U.S. Debut-Record $87.8 Million

The sky was the limit for the new James Bond film at the weekend box office. The 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, opened with an estimated 87.8 million dollars from Friday, November 9th, through Sunday, November 11th, a U.S. debut record for the franchise....Read more

LISTEN: Peter Gabriel Reflects on 25th Anniversary of 'So'

Peter Gabriel recently sat down In The Studio to talk about celebrating the silver anniversary of his critically-acclaimed album So. Listen to the interview here....Read more

Strange News: Australian Student Gets Detention for Hugging

A school in Australia is being criticized for giving a 12-year-old student detention for "hugging," reports The Daily Telegraph. ...Read more

VIDEO: The Rolling Stones - "Doom and Gloom"

The World's Greatest Rock Band have proved again why they have been such an unstoppable force in music all these years, as they unveiled their latest single "Doom and Gloom" to the public this week. ...Read more

New James Bond Film Skyfall Opens; Lincoln Debuts in Limited Release

After much anticipation, the new James Bond film, Skyfall, opens Friday, November 9th. Daniel Craig reprises his role of Agent 007....Read more

VIDEO: Aerosmith - What Could Have Been Love

The Bad Boys from Boston have finally put aside some of their differences to create a brand new album, Music From Another Dimension. Watch the video for "What Could Have Been Love" here. ...Read more

Strange News: Boy Spends Parents' Life Savings on Candy

When a 9-year-old Ukrainian boy came across the equivalent of nearly 4 thousand bucks in his family's couch, he did what most kids might: he didn't think where it came from, he just blew it on candy. ...Read more

Strange News: Company Selling Sushi Cologne

Millions of people love sushi, but a boutique perfumier is betting people like the raw fish dish so much the company has launched a Sushi-scented cologne....Read more

Strange News: Live Shark Found on Dry Golf Course

On Monday, a golf course employee at San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, California was stunned to see a two-foot-long leopard shark laying on the 12th hole's tee box....Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Heart Does Zep

Heart played our REAL concert series in Los Angeles. Each day this week we'll feature another video from this incredible performance. Today's video: Heart performs "Even It Up." ...Read more

LISTEN: Van Morrison Interview

The prolific Van Morrison is releasing his 34th studio album this week, Born To Sing: No Plan B. Listen to the legendary Irish singer/songwriter talk about the new disc in a new installment of In The Studio...Read more

VIDEO: Slash - "You're a Lie"

Slash has released a video for a new track from his upcoming solo album Apocalyptic Love. "You're a Lie" features Slash doing his thing alongside Myles Kennedy on vocals. ...Read more

VIDEO: Green Day - Oh Love

Green Day is back this Fall and Winter with a trio of new discs, and the appropriately-titled first offering, Uno! is coming our way with lead single "Oh Love." If you're into slick guitar licks or scantily clad women, you're gonna love the video. ...Read more

VIDEO: Van Halen - Tattoo

Van Halen's new single "Tattoo" has hit the web, and features a video showcasing the current lineup brandishing their new material onstage. Watch it now....Read more

VIDEO: Foo Fighters - These Days

Fighters are trying hard to keep Rock n' Roll alive. Watch the band's video for "These Days" now. ...Read more

Gallery: John Lennon

Take a look back at the life and times of John Lennon as we mark the 31st anniversary of his death. ...Read more