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Bon Jovi helps open JBJ Soul Homes for low-income and formerly homeless residents in Philly

PHILADELPHIA - Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes opened in the Francisville neighbourhood after about 18 months of construction. Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex, which he hopes will offer tenants the support they need to get back on their feet.

AC/DC guitar stolen in dirty deed from B.C. restaurant: RCMP

WHITE ROCK, B.C. - It was a theft that played out like the lyrics of the AC/DC song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Mounties in White Rock, B.C., are asking for the public's help in finding a unique guitar stolen from a display case in a local restaurant. The guitar is a 1961 Gibson SG Les Paul re-issue in a cherry finish, signed by Angus and Malcolm Young of the band AC/DC. Police say it appears the break-in was done specifically to obtain the piece. The guitar is easily recognizable by a distinct cartoon picture of an Angus devil on the front.

AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young. "After 40 years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health," the group said on their website, without disclosing the nature of his illness. "Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support." The statement added: "The band will continue to make music."

AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young. "After 40 years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health," the group said on their website, without disclosing the nature of his illness. "Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support." The statement added: "The band will continue to make music."

AC/DC rock on without lead guitarist

Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing guitarist Malcolm Young. "After 40 years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health," the group said on their website, without disclosing the nature of his illness. "Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support." The statement added: "The band will continue to make music."

Guns N'Roses puts on a show to remember for fans in Bolivia

La Paz, Apr 13 (EFE).- The iconic U.S. rock band Guns N'Roses, headed by Axl Rose, charmed thousands of their fans on the weekend in the main stadium in La Paz, where they played for the first time on a Latin American tour. Rose opened his performance with "You could be mine," followed by "You're Crazy," "Chinese Democracy," "Estranged" and "Rocket Queen" along with well-known hits "Welcome to the Jungle," "Live and Let Die" and "Civil War," interspersed among which were a number of guitar solos.

KISS, Nirvana, Hall and Oates inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Flamboyant rockers KISS, singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, grunge band Nirvana and chart-toppers Hall and Oates entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday but the original KISS quartet did not perform. Also inducted were country rock star Linda Ronstadt, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and did not attend, and Cat Stevens, the British musician known as Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam and shunning the stage for decades.

Rock group Kiss tackles tricky spectacle of indoor football

By Eric Kelsey ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band Kiss put down their instruments, wiped away the face paint and unveiled their own arena football franchise on Monday, promising to pair the niche sport with the pyrotechnic theater of their concerts.

Rockers Motley Crue announce retirement tour

Veteran US rockers Motley Crue announced their retirement on Tuesday, unveiling plans for one last tour before they thrash into the sunset next year. The Los Angeles-based band, together for over three decades, will play 72 dates in North America starting in July before continuing the appropriately named Final Tour internationally next year. "Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll," said Rick Franks of tour promoters Live Nation, announcing the tour with Alice Cooper as special guest.

Rockers Motley Crue announce retirement tour

Veteran US rockers Motley Crue announced their retirement on Tuesday, unveiling plans for one last tour before they thrash into the sunset next year. The Los Angeles-based band, together for over three decades, will play 72 dates in North America starting in July before continuing the appropriately named Final Tour internationally next year. "Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll," said Rick Franks of tour promoters Live Nation, announcing the tour with Alice Cooper as special guest.
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