Category Archives: Classic Rock News

Peter Gabriel Attended Genesis’ Final Show

As the man himself would probably say, so? Genesis performed their final show as a band on Saturday night, giving one last invisible touch to their five decades of spellbindingly intricate prog rock and even more wildly catchy pop. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and synth smokeshow Tony Banks captivated the audience at London’s O2 Arena, but it was someone…MORE

Pete Townshend Is Ready to ‘Moan’ About Keith Moon Biopic…

Pete Townshend said he was ready to “moan” in public about the upcoming Keith Moon biopic if he didn’t like it but noted that he couldn’t see a situation where he’d block its development. The project has been fostered by the Who‘s singer, Roger Daltrey, for many years, and it was recently confirmed to be going into production. In a new interview with Rolling Stone,…MORE

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett announces his debut solo release, four-song EP Portals

Kirk Hammett details four-song instrumental EP, Portals, as his debut solo release on Metallica’s Blackened Recordings label. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will release his first solo record, Portals, on the band’s own Blackened Recordings label on April 23. Hammett’s ’people’ say of the recording, “Portals is a collection of gateways to myriad musical and psychic destinations. Recorded in multiple locales…MORE

Toto Replaces Ailing Billy Idol on Upcoming Journey Tour

Toto will replace Billy Idol on Journey’s upcoming Freedom Tour, running from February through May. Idol had to regrettably pull out of the tour to undergo surgery for a chronic sinus infection. “I am absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to perform the upcoming dates with Journey as planned,” said Idol in a statement.…MORE

Bethlehem Native Daniel Roebuck set to Play Grandpa Munster in new Rob Zombie Directed Film!

Just in time for Halloween, Rob Zombie has shared the first photo of “The Munsters” cast, confirming Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Dan Roebuck as Grandpa Munster. The filmmaker wrote, “Since Halloween is rapidly approaching I thought it was the perfect time to MEET THE MUNSTERS! Direct from the…MORE

Paul McCartney says the Rolling Stones are ‘a blues cover band’

London (CNN)in the latest installment of a friendly rivalry between two of the world’s biggest music groups, Beatles legend Paul McCartney has dubbed the Rolling Stones “a blues cover band.”McCartney, who is currently promoting a new book, made the comment in an interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick, published Monday.”I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues…MORE

Mick Jagger goes unnoticed at N.C. bar on night before Rolling Stones concert

Mick Jagger went unnoticed at a North Carolina honky tonk Wednesday night, just about 24 hours before the Rolling Stones performed in Charlotte. On Thursday night, Jagger, 78, shared a photo of himself outside Thirsty Beaver Saloon, in a cap and sipping a beer, with the caption “Out and about last night in Charlotte, NC.” Fans had…MORE

Michael McDonald to Miss Reunion Concerts with The Doobie Brothers Due to COVID-19

Fans have waited 25 years for Michael McDonald to reunite with The Doobie Brothers. And while a few lucky concert goers got to see them together in August, the rest of us will have to wait a little longer, because as the band has indicated, he’s come down with COVID-19. McDonald pulled out of the August 31st concert…MORE