Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist with the legendary rock group simply known as the Band, died today (April 19) at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. His wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted the news of his imminent exit on his official website earlier this week.
Steven Van Zandt, he of the E Street Band, ‘the Sopranos’ and the ‘Underground Garage,’ made time to find his way to Cleveland to induct the Small Faces & the Faces into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last Saturday evening (Apr. 14). His speech was a bubbling spiel delivered by an obvious fan of the band(s) he was inducting.
Keith Moon was capable of many things. He could drive cars into swimming pools, destroy hotel rooms in a single night, create havoc whenever needed, and most importantly, play the hell out of a drum kit. One thing our beloved Moonie cannot do, however, is rise from the dead and take part in this year’s London Olympics.
You can never go home again. But you can go back into the studio with the tried and true producer from your glory days, provided you are Dave Grohl and Krist Novocelic. Butch Vig, the man behind the board on their landmark Nirvana album ’Nevermind’ recently hit that Twitter thing saying “The last 24 hours have been surreal! Had a great gig at the El Rey last night, and spent today recording with Dave, Krist and special guest!”
To quote Ian Anderson, “If someone had suggested that I might release a prog-concept album in the year 2012, I would have thought him seriously, dangerously even, off his trolley. But that is precisely what happened.”
Davy Jones, one fourth of the most famous made for TV rock and roll band ever, the Monkees, has died today (Feb. 29) of a heart attack. The Martin County, Fla. medical examiner’s office confirmed the story to ABC News, saying they “are currently evaluating whether or not the medical examiners office will take jurisdiction.”
As if that weren’t enough, now he’s found time to talk about … nipples. Well, one in particular: that of Tyler’s ‘Idol’ co-star Jennifer Lopez, who had a near-mishap in the wardrobe department on Oscar night.
Ring, ring, why don’t you give me a call? Ring, ring, the happiest sound of them all. The Beatles have entered the world of ringtone-mania! As of today, Feb 22, 2012, all you Beatle people can now add the Fab Four to your cell phone via an exclusive deal with iTunes. There will be 27 songs to pick from, all taken from their ’1′ collection.
Iron Maiden fans get ready! The mighty metal rockers will once again be hitting the U.S concert circuit this summer. Using their legendary ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’ tour and it’s concert video ‘Maiden England’ as a model, the tour will kick off June 21 in Charlotte, N.C. and wrap up August 18 in Houston, Texas.
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