When Dwayne Johnson sold the idea for a TV comedy about his colorful and challenging early life to NBC a year ago, he was delighted to tell his parents that a version of their family was bound for the small screen

Ever since Tool's fifth studio effort Fear Inoculum came out Aug. 30, the band has been topping charts and breaking records left and right. Now, the title track from the album has hit No. 1 on the active rock radio chart.

When the members of the rock band Greta Van Fleet put their last touches on their first full-length album, they didn’t celebrate with a round of beers or a fancy dinner. They immediately started working on new songs.

As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.

‘Saturday Night Rock’ returns

December 18, 2018 10:36 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: ‘A night of Originals’ was held at the Shisha Bar, Thamel on Saturday. The show ‘Saturday Night Rock’ has been an initiation by the management to showcase the rock bands of the capital to their audience. ‘Hermeneutics of Suspicion’ also called HoS started the show with their debut performance.

Actor Vanessa Kirby will join the cast of the Fast and Furious spin-off along with actor Jason Statham and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Nepathya to rock Tokyo

July 3, 2018 09:35 am

After a successful two city US tour, Nepathya is set to embark on a single show tour of Japan. According to the press statement released by Nepa-laya, the band was scheduled to perform on Saturday at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Tokyo Dome is known for its state of the art technical excellence, where international musical establishments like Bob Dylan, Cold Play, and Mr Big have already performed.

OUAGADOUGOU, Mar 2: Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso’s capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists.

CHARIKOT, Jan 29: A Chinese engineer hired from the under-construction Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project died after being hit by a falling rock at around 11:00 am on Monday.

Wonders of rock climbing

November 17, 2017 10:10 am

As Astrek Climbing Wall Pvt. Ltd gears to host another series of Nepal’s biggest climbing competition, Climbmandu, along with North Face and Black Diamond, there is a certain buzz about rock climbing. Often touted as a sport for thrill seekers, rock climbing clearly has a huge potential in a mountainous country like Nepal.

Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military of treason, prompting frenzied speculation of a coup.

Ruslan Wave Rock Tour 2017

November 11, 2017 10:34 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Popular Nepali Rock band Albatross is gearing up for ‘Ruslan Wave Rock Tour’. The tour aims at travelling to various parts of Nepal from November 11 to November 19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has found itself between a rock and a hard place, with the smaller parties in the so-called democratic alliance showing little sign of compromise in seat adjustments for the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

Oct 3: aTom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,′ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” has died. He was 66.

Nepathya performed their first ever concert in the Kiwi Island at the Sky City Theatre in Auckland on Friday. According to the press statement released by Nepa-laya, after the concert, the audience thanked the band for bringing the gift of folk taste from Nepal.

Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia pretty early

DAMASCUS, July 2: A series of car bomb explosions rocked Syria’s capital Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding 12, as officials claimed to have foiled a plot to target crowded areas during the first morning commute after a Muslim holiday.

LITTLE ROCK, July 1: Police said 17 people were hurt in a shooting early Saturday after a dispute at a downtown Little Rock nightclub. The city’s police chief said officers suspect multiple people fired weapons but that the incident was not terror-related.

MISSOURI, March 19: Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and lyricists, creating raucous anthems that defined the genre's sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90.

NEW YORK, Dec 16: The year 2016 began with David Bowie releasing one of the most acclaimed albums of his vast career, a sign of new creative energy from the rock legend. Two days later, he was dead, from an undisclosed battle with cancer.

NEW YORK, Nov 16:  Former WWE champ Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can add People's "Sexiest Man Alive" title to his list of accomplishments.

After parleying a professional wrestling career as “The Rock” into leading roles in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson is entertaining the idea of jumping into the political ring, including perhaps even a run for the White House someday.

Rock legend Leon Russell passes away

November 14, 2016 16:29 pm

Leon Russell, who performed, sang and produced some of rock ‘n’ roll’s top records, has died. He was 74. Russell’s wife, Jan Bridges, said in a statement that her husband died in his sleep Sunday at their Nashville home. She said Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and had been planning on resuming touring in January.

'Rock On 2': Not rocking enough

November 12, 2016 14:29 pm

A sequel to the 2008 film, "Rock On!!", which was about the coming together of a band called Magic, this one is more than the reinforcement of the band.

As the much-awaited trailer of his upcoming film Rock On 2 unveils in Mumbai, the team of the film gave the audience a better insight of the film with their performance.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name — not because she's a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, nor for her work running a girl's school and a hospital for kidney patients.

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct 15: Battered by sordid new accusations of sexual misbehavior, Donald Trump fought back in ever-more-remarkable fashion Friday, acting out one woman's allegation onstage and suggesting another was not attractive enough to merit his attention. He defiantly denied a week's worth of accusations that have all but consumed his presidential bid just over three weeks before the election.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name — not because she's a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, nor for her work running a girl's school and a hospital for kidney patients.

‘Rock on!!2’ teaser poster released

September 3, 2016 19:00 pm

MUMBAI, Sept 3: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who on Friday released the teaser poster of his film "Rock on!! 2" says making the sequel was exciting but also living up to the expectations of the first part is a big challenge.

In recent news Dwayne, ‘The Rock’ Johnson slammed his Fast 8 male co-stars in a social media rant, calling them ‘candy asses’ for being unprofessional.