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thewho-103009.jpg Roger Daltrey's throat infection has led the Who to cancel its London dates. The band was slated to perform at the O2 Arena on December 17 and 18. Those shows have been moved to March 22 and March 23 to allow Daltrey to recover and rest his voice. A statement from the band explained, "The band and their management wish to sincerely apologise to all ticket holders."

BobSeger-032811.jpg Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band took to the stage of the Late Show With David Letterman to perform the track "All Of the Roads" earlier this week. In addition to performing the track, taken off of his Ride Out album, Seger sat down with show host David Letterman to discuss a number of topics.

BackTracks-09292009.jpg AC/DC has already sold out their Wembley Stadium concert scheduled for next summer with all 72,500 tickets selling in under 60 minutes. The band will play Wembley as part of three United Kingdom dates in London, Glasgow and Dublin next year. They will also play Glasgow's Hampden Park on June 28 and Aviva Stadium in Dublin on July 1.

kiss-110209.jpg KISS drummer Eric Singer has admitted he doesn't want to play in the band without Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. "Everybody has broached that subject — meaning, like, fans," Singer told The Cassius Morris Show. "I'm sure you guys have heard comments through the years, the past few years, by people saying, 'Oh, I can see Kiss without Gene and Paul.'"

randy-121614.jpg Bachman Turner Overdrive's Randy Bachman has announced the impending release of a solo album called Heavy Blues. Randy says the record will reflect his "love of classic '60s blues rock." He adds that the record will feature "a blistering sound" as well as "a fierce and fearless collection of Bachman originals."

JoanJett-012413.jpg Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are among the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the institution welcomes the 2015 class on April 18. Jett will be joined at the ceremony by fellow inductees Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day and Lou Reed.

Yardbirds-121614.jpg The Yardbirds are no more, according to drummer Jim McCarty, who announced the band's disbanding in a Facebook post. "The Yardbirds as a band has continued to evolve through the years with great musicians playing all around the world," McCarty wrote in the post. "The current lineup of the group will be parting ways at the end of the year, and I will be working on solo ventures."

judaspriest-120209.jpg Judas Priest and Steel Panther took to the stage together for a tandem performance of the latter's timeless "Living After Midnight" during a recent tour stop. The performance, which can be seen online, happened at the tour-concluding Tacoma, Washington stop on November 22. crowd at their Pittsburgh stop, "Judas Priest has sold 50 million records."

CarlosSantana-103009.jpg Carlos Santana explains why he believes music is a healing force in a new exclusive interview with Ultimate Classic Rock. He also talks about reuniting with his original band. "Music is a healing force because it reminds people on a molecular structure of your own divinity — your own luminosity," he tells Ultimate Classic Rock.

PinkFloyd.jpg David Gilmour made a cameo at the show of indie band Bombay Bicycle Club on Saturday, joining the group for a rendition of the Pink Floyd classic, "Wish You Were Here." The gig marked the final show ever at famed Earls Court Arena in London. "This man gave me my first guitar," Bombay Bicycle Club guitarist Jamie MacColl said, introducing Gilmour.

RollingStones-110409.jpg Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood joined British boy band One Direction in a surprising performance on the U.K. version of The X Factor on Monday, December 14. The legendary ax man joined 1D to add some bluesy licks to their cut "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" "Really enjoyed tonight,playing live with the boys was so much fun @zaynmalik @Harry_Styles . . ."

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie shot down the opportunity to perform with Coldplay, according to the band's fronter Chris Martin. Speaking in a testimonial that aired on the BBC Music Awards, Martin said Bowie chided him for writing a bad song. "One time I sent him a song to ask him to sing on it. He called me and said, 'It's not one of your best,'" recalled Martin.

BackTracks-09292009.jpg AC/DC have announced the European dates of their 2015 support tour for Rock or Bust, the band's 16th studio album. The trek kicks off May 5 at Arnhem, Netherland's Gelredome and wraps July 25 at Warsaw, Poland's National Stadium. Drummer Phil Rudd will not be on the tour due to ongoing legal troubles, while guitarist Malcolm Young will also miss it due to bad health.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Steven Tyler hooked up with Nuno Bettencourt to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize conert in Oslo on Thursday, December 11. The pair played "Dream On," "More Than Words" and "Living on the Edge." "We are thrilled to have these great artists at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert," said Geir Lundestad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

EddieVanHalen-092809.jpg David Lee Roth is jumping on the Christmas bandwagon with the release of a new holiday themed track. The as-yet-untitled track is done in the style of Woody Guthrie's talking blues, as popularized by Bob Dylan. Its lyrics depict a dream in which Santa Claus comes by Dave's place to have a drink with the former Van Halen singer.