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

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

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KISS postpones shows after band members test positive for Covid-19

KISS is postponing four tour dates after Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the band. Stanley’s illness was disclosed earlier this week and Simmons’ was disclosed on Wednesday. Simmons is said to be experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to a statement from the band. We are postponing the…MORE

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Man photographed as baby on ‘Nevermind’ cover sues Nirvana, alleging child pornography

LOS ANGELES — Spencer Elden, the man whose unusual baby portrait was used for one of the most recognizable album covers of all time, Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the nude image constituted child pornography. The album cover depicts Elden underwater in a swimming pool as a then-infant with his genitalia exposed.…MORE

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Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones Drummer, Dies at 80

Drummer Charlie Watts, whose adept, powerful skin work propelled the Rolling Stones for more than half a century, has died, according to his rep. He was 80. In August 2021, the  drummer abruptly withdrew from the Stones’ pandemic-postponed tour, citing the need to recover from a recent medical procedure; a statement from the band said…MORE

ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

ZZ Top’s longtime bassist, Dusty Hill, has died … TMZ has learned. Dusty passed away at his home in Houston, TX — this according to his bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. They write, “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.  We, along…MORE

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When Bruce Springsteen First Heard Himself on the Radio…

Bruce Springsteen recalled the emotional moment when he first heard one of his songs on the radio. The Boss said he remembered where he was and what he was doing when the notes of a song from his debut album Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., began ringing out one day in 1973. “I was in Connecticut,…MORE

Jethro Tull Confirm ‘The Zealot Gene’ Album for Early 2022

Jethro Tull confirmed they will release their upcoming album The Zealot Gene in early 2022 through new record label InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. The band has yet to announce a track listing or firm release date for the project, which bandleader Ian Anderson previously teased in March. The current lineup features the frontman (vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, harmonica) alongside guitarist Joe Parrish-James, keyboardist John…MORE

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Robert Plant Reportedly Prepping New Album With Alison Krauss

A new album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss is reportedly in the works. The duo famously collaborated on 2007’s Raising Sand, which earned platinum sales and took home five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. During a recent episode of the Everyone Loves Guitar podcast, Greg Leisz, the pedal steel guitarist who played on Raising…MORE

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Robert Plant Will Allow Unheard Music to be Released After Death

Robert Plant said he “itemized” his archive during lockdown but has no plans to release any of the rediscovered music until his death. The 72-year-old Led Zeppelin legend revealed that cassettes contained a wide range of recordings from abandoned projects, along with personal paperwork including a family feud note sent to him soon after he decided to pursue…MORE

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Paul McCartney Docuseries ‘McCartney 3, 2, 1’ Coming to Hulu

The six-episode Paul McCarney docuseries McCartney 3, 2, 1 will premiere on Hulu July 16. The series will see the legendary musician discussing his career – including the Beatles, Wings and solo work – with music producer Rick Rubin. “Never before have fans had the opportunity to hear Paul McCartney share, in such expansive, celebratory detail, the experience…MORE

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Todd Rundgren, Foo Fighters and Randy Rhoads Honored by Rock Hall

Todd Rundgren, Carole King, the Go-Go’s, Foo Fighters and Tina Turner will be part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 36th induction class. Randy Rhoads and Billy Preston have earned musical excellence awards. Preston was a trusted sideman with the Beatles and Rolling Stones while also charting with several solo hits. Rhoads was a…MORE

Bon Jovi Kicks Off Encore Drive-In Nights

  Bon Jovi Kicks Off Encore Drive-In Nights | 2021 Concert Series Exclusive May 22 Performance Broadcasting at Outdoor and Indoor Venues Around the World | Showing locally at BECKY’S DRIVE-IN IN WALNUTPORT FORT WORTH, APRIL 26, 2020 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Bon Jovi will kick off the Encore Drive-In Nights…MORE

Jim Steinman, Meatloaf Hitmaker and Rock Legend Dead at 73 .

TMZ REPORT: Jim Steinman, who wrote and produced huge hits for Meat Loaf, Air Supply, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, is dead … TMZ has learned. Steinman died Monday in Connecticut, according to the state’s medical examiner. The cause of death is unclear. We do know it appears it was sudden … there was a medical emergency call to…MORE

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Sammy Hagar Regrets ‘Angst’ About Van Halen in His Memoir…

Sammy Hagar says he regrets having written about his negative experiences with Van Halen in his memoir while he was still angry about that period of his life. The former frontman maintained that he’d been honest about the downside of his time with the band when he wrote Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, which…MORE

Remembering Randy Rhodes on the 39th Anniversary of his Tragic Death

Remembering super talented guitar genius, Randy Rhoads on the 39th anniversary of his tragic death. Rhoads was one of the original members of Quiet Riot and went on to become Ozzy’s lead guitarist. Rhoads was just 26 when he died in a plane crash while on tour for “Blizzard Of Oz” in 1982, and is…MORE

Alice Cooper gets Covid-19 vaccine and reveals past battle with coronavirus

Alice Cooper has received the Covid-19 vaccination alongside his wife, Sheryl, at an immunisation facility in Phoenix, Arizona. In a short video filmed after receiving the jab, the shock-rock icon also revealed that he and his wife previously battled coronavirus – but stressed the importance of getting vaccinated against it. “We already had Covid but…MORE

David Crosby and Phoebe Bridgers Spar Over Her Smashed ‘SNL’ Guitar

After Phoebe Bridgers destroyed her guitar during her Saturday Night Live debut on Feb. 6, classic rocker David Crosby called her move “pathetic,” unleashing a lively back-and-forth between the two that roped in Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea as well. It all started when someone asked Crosby what he thought of the thrashing Bridgers gave her Danelectro Dano ’56 guitar after her…MORE

Bruce Springsteen Busted for DWI in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen is in the middle of a DWI case after he was busted in his home state … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the Boss was arrested on November 14 at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, NJ. Springsteen was cited for DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a…MORE

2021 Rock Hall Nominees Announced – VOTE NOW

36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to take place this fall in Cleveland, Ohio. The 2021 Rock Hall nominees are out. My list of who I think might get in: Kate Bush, DEVO, Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, RATM, NY Dolls. While I’m a HUGE fan of the Foo Fighters, I think…MORE

Flashback: Joe Walsh, John Entwistle, and Keith Emerson Form Short-Lived Supergroup

Watch them playing “Reelin’ in the Years” at a 1990 show with Steely Dan’s Jeff “Skunk” Baxter In the summer of 1989, Ringo Starr proved that fading, under-employed rock stars like Levon Helm, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh, Dr. John, and Rick Danko could rise out of the casino and state-fair circuit by joining forces in a…MORE

New Eddie Van Halen mural set to be unveiled to mark late guitarist’s birthday

A new mural honouring Eddie Van Halen is set to be unveiled today (January 26) to mark what would’ve been the late guitarist’s 66th birthday. This latest tribute to Van Halen follows on from his passing in October following a battle with throat cancer. LA artist Robert Vargas is the creator of the mural, which has been completed ahead…MORE

Genesis share rescheduled reunion tour dates and new rehearsal video

Genesis have announced a series of rescheduled tour dates along with a new video from their rehearsals. You can watch it below. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks were due to hit the road this April to play a long awaited reunion alongside longtime live guitarist and bassist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’ son Nic on drums. However, those…MORE