Dick Sims, Longtime Eric Clapton Keyboardist, Dead at Age 60
Keyboardist Dick Sims backed up two of the greatest classic rockers of all times, and a dozen others that were pretty dang good in his 60 years. The keyboardist died on Thursday, after a battle with cancer, prompting Eric Clapton to dedicate his Saturday show to his one time bandmate.
Bruce Springsteen Joins Bob Seger at Madison Square Garden Concert
Bob Seger seemed like the happiest man on the planet while introducing Bruce Springsteen during his set at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday night. The New Jersey native made the drive over to sing ‘Old Time Rock N’ Roll’ with his long time frie…
Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Talk About ‘Some Girls’ Punk Influences
The Rolling Stones continue to revisit stories and memories from the making of ‘Some Girls’ in honor of the recent re-release of the 1978 album. In a new interview Mick Jagger and Keith Richards talk about how punk music influenced the project.
Motley Crue Reportedly to Announce Las Vegas Residency
Motley Crue will apparently follow in the footsteps of fellow classic rockers Elton John and Rod Stewart when they begin a residency in Las Vegas next year. The Las Vegas Sun reports a deal with the Hard Rock Hotel will be announced before Thanksgiving.
Rolling Stones Officially Release ‘The Brussels Affair’ Bootleg
The Rolling Stones have officially opened an online archive of photos, video and unreleased music, and their first offering is amongst the most coveted pieces of Stones memorabilia not really available. ‘The Brussels Affair’ is now officially for sale at StonesArchive...
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page to be Knighted, if British MP Gets Her Way
If one member of the British Parliament has her way, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page could soon share something in common with Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Mix-A-Lot. That is, something in common other than being British and a pretty decent musician.
Queen Extravaganza Competition Moves on to Fan-Voting Semi-Finals Stage
Queen drummer Roger Taylor is taking his search for the best Queen wannabees (Queen-bees?) to the next level. The semi-final round of the Queen Extravaganza competition begins on Nov. 9, with fan voting ultimately deciding who moves on to the finals in December.
The Who’s Pete Townshend Calls iTunes a ‘Digital Vampire’
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend would like to see digital retailer iTunes do more to help artists, especially new artists. During the inaugural John Peel Lecture on Monday night Townshend, as promised, questioned if music could survive the cyber world.
Keith Richards Says He’s Proud of His Cartoonish Personality
Keith Richards didn’t think he’d live this long either. In an recent interview the Rolling Stones‘ guitarist agrees with the New Yorker book reviewer’s assessment that he hasn’t paid the price for knowing life’s ev…