Unaired Olympics Performances from The Who and Ray Davies Emerge Via Internet
As we reported earlier, fans of the Who and the Kinks‘ Ray Davies were quite disappointed to find out they’d sat through two and a half hours of the pomp that was the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, only to be denied the chance to watch their heroes perform at the big ev…
Did a Bad Hot Dog Inspire Eddie Van Halen to Write ‘Jump’?
Getting Eddie Van Halen to talk about the inspiration behind any of his songwriting efforts is rather difficult, in part because he refuses to take much credit for his work. “I’ve said plenty of times, I can’t claim to ever have really written anything. Because …
Kiss and Motley Crue Donate $100,000 to Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Victims
During their Aug. 8 joint concert in Denver, Kiss and Motley Crue announced that they will be donating $100,000 to a relief fund set up to help victims of the July 20 movie theater shootings in nearby Aurora, Colo.
New Music Releases – September 2012
The September 2012 New Music Releases calendar finds some of rock’s biggest bands helping to get the autumn off to a busy start at your local record store.
Muddy Waters + the Rolling Stones, ‘Checkerboard Lounge – Live Chicago 1981′ – DVD Review
The Rolling Stones pay homage to their blues roots alongside one of their heroes on the newly unearthed live DVD ‘Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981.’
Pink Floyd Alumni To Perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony
At least one and possibly two members of Pink Floyd will perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 12.
Aerosmith’s ‘Rock in a Hard Place’ Turns 30
‘Rock in a Hard Place,’ the aptly-named 1982 album that found Aerosmith recording without founding guitarist Joe Perry for the first time, celebrates its 30th birthday this month.
Peter Frampton Injured in Car Crash
Guitar hero Peter Frampton was injured in a car accident yesterday (July 31), but luckily, not badly enough to stop the ’70s icon from breaking the news himself via his Twitter account.
Metallica, Chickenfoot, Iron Maiden Join Deep Purple Tribute Album
Metallica, Chickenfoot, and Iron Maiden are among the stars joining forces for an upcoming Deep Purple tribute album, ‘Re-Machined: A Tribute to ‘Machine Head.” As you can guess from the title, every song from the band’s landmark 1972 album is covere…
The Who Announce 2012/2013 ‘Quadrophenia and More’ Tour
The Who will embark on a 37-date North American tour entitled ‘Quadrophenia and More’ this fall. Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform the 1973 album in its entirety, along with other popular songs from their catalog.
Judas Priest’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ Turns 30
Judas Priest‘s best-selling and highly influential album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ — best known for the breakthrough hit ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin” — turns 30 years old today (July 17).
Steven Tyler Quits ‘American Idol’
Steven Tyler has announced that he will not return for a third season as a judge on ‘American Idol.’ Instead of spending another year hosting a bland televised singing competition, the Aerosmith frontman will focus on what we all know he was put on this earth to do.