Classic Rock News

Sammy Hagar Is Prepared To Die For The Economy

  There’s been a variety of responses to the ongoing coronavirus in how it’s impacted the world at large and concert business as a whole. But Sammy Hagar has taken it to another level. In an interview with Rolling Stone as part of a piece where they spoke to 14 artists about how they’re dealing with the…MORE

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

  Sir Paul McCartney is 78. The beloved former Beatle marks the milestone on Thursday and appears to be celebrating it in the US with wife Nancy Shevell. They were pictured together in affluent New York resort The Hamptons this week. Liverpool-born Sir Paul is one of the most influential figures in popular music and…MORE

Elvis’ Blinged-Out Jockstrap Is Up For Grabs

  You can own the King of all cups later this month when Elvis Presley’s custom bedazzled jockstrap goes up for auction. The rhinestone-studded athletic supporter complete with the King’s initials in blue diamonelles on the waistband is expected to fetch $36,000 when it goes on the block as part of the Elvis Presley Museum…MORE

Watch Led Zeppelin’s 2007 Reunion Concert Free This Weekend

Led Zeppelin announced that their 2012 concert movie “Celebration Day” – filmed during their one-off reunion in 2007 – will be available as a watch party for a limited time this weekend as part of coronavirus-lockdown entertainment. “Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena on Dec. 10, 2007, for the band’s first headline show…MORE

Doobie Brothers Postpone 50th Anniversary Tour

    The Doobie Brothers’ 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The North American tour will now begin in July 2021. Read MoreMORE

One of Rock’s Founding Fathers – Little Richard, Dead at 87

Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was cancer. Starting…MORE

The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ at 50!

Released on May 8, 1970, nearly a year and a half after it was recorded, Let It Be served as the Beatles‘ swan song. The record, and its accompanying documentary, began life as a project spearheaded by Paul McCartney to return to the band’s roots as a live rock ‘n’ roll group, with no overdubs…MORE

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S MESSAGE OF HOPE IN PANDEMIC

  Bruce Springsteen shared his vision of a bright future after the coronavirus pandemic, and revealed how the global emergency has affected his own outlook on life. Speaking on SiriusXM, where he hosted a show on the E Street Radio channel for the third time, the Boss admitted he’s having a drink every afternoon –…MORE

WATCH – Steve Perry Deliver a Stunning Rendition of ‘In My Room’

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry has posted a stunning a cappella rendition of the 1963 Beach Boys classic “In My Room.” “When I was a teenager, isolating in my room, this song gave me comfort,” he wrote in an attached note. “Stay safe.” Perry emerged from a long hiatus in 2018 with the release of…MORE

The Stones Keep Rolling w/ New Song!

  The Rolling Stones have released the brand-new song “Living in a Ghost Town” to tide fans over until they’re able to reschedule the upcoming leg of their No Filter tour.   read more, here. MORE

The Rolling Stones Are Postponing The “No Filter Tour 2020”

The Rolling Stones are the latest act to postpone their tour plans as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 North American leg of their No Filter tour, which was scheduled to start May 8 in San Diego and conclude in Atlanta on July 9, has been delayed indefinitely. “We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour,” the…MORE

Concerts are being postponed. Hold on to your tickets for rescheduled dates.

Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents, two of the world’s biggest concert promoters, have suspended all current tours through March amid fears over the coronavirus pandemic. The decision, reported by The New York Times and Rolling Stone, marks another significant blow to the industry following the cancellation of the South by Southwest and Coachella festivals. Most major tours from both…MORE

Led Zeppelin Wins Latest ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Fight

Led Zeppelin has once again prevailed in a long-running copyright dispute over whether the U.K. rock band infringed Spirit’s “Taurus” to create “Stairway to Heaven.” On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision of no copyright infringement after a jury in 2016 handed Led Zeppelin a win. Today’s decision comes after…MORE

DEF LEPPARD, BOWIE, PINK FLOYD LEAD RECORD STORE DAY ROSTER

This year’s slate of Record Store Day releases has been unveiled. Once again, classic rock artists are well represented. David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Def Leppard, Elton John, the Ramones, U2, the Grateful Dead and Paul McCartney are among the artists participating in this year’s Record Store Day, which will take place at independent record stores across the country on April 18. Among the many interesting exclusives…MORE

Gibson is donating guitars to musicians who lost instruments in Tennessee tornadoes

Nashville-based guitar maker Gibson wants to help musicians impacted by the deadly  tornadoes that struck Middle Tennessee earlier this week. Gibson Gives, a nonprofit wing of the global guitar brand, plans to donate guitars to players with damaged or destroyed instruments as a result of the early Tuesday storm, a news release said. “Guitars will be…MORE

KISS Honors Kobe Bryant at Staples Center Show

Last night, KISS brought their End of the Road to their adopted home of Los Angeles. Tearing through their catalog of hits shouldn’t have been a surprise — they generally play the same set every night. That includes wearing the same stage garb every night. However, they called a poignant audible that surprised the Staples…MORE

Chris Slade Has No Idea If He’s Still The Drummer Of AC/DC

Rumors of a new AC/DC record have been floating around for about a year now. From what we’ve heard, bassist Cliff Williams is involved with the band again for the first time since 2016, vocalist Brian Johnson is back after the same amount of time, and the new album is supposedly due out this month. The new record also might feature drummer Phil…MORE

Journey Fire Ross Valory, Steve Smith for Allegedly Trying to Take Control of Band Name

Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain have fired long-time bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith from the band after accusing them of trying to fund their retirement by wresting control of the band’s name. On Tuesday, lawyers for Schon and Cain filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Contra Costa County, California, alleging that Smith…MORE

Genesis Are Reuniting!

  So far only 10 shows are scheduled and they are all in the U.K. Titled The Last Domino Tour, it kicks off at Dublin’s 3 Arena on November 16  and winds up at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on December 11. It also includes dates in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle, plus two shows at…MORE

VIDEO: Roger Daltrey Smashes His Birthday Cake Into Sebastian Bach’s Face

Roger Daltrey celebrated his 76th birthday this past weekend by taking a birthday cake and planting it right into the face of Sebastian Bach. The smashing took place aboard the Rock Legends Cruise VIII, where the former Skid Row singer presented Daltrey with a cake, to which Daltrey responded, “Cakes and the Who are very dangerous.” Bach started to lead the crowd in…MORE

Kiss Planning Rock and Brews Casino Complex

Kiss are working on plans to open a casino complex named after their Rock & Brews restaurant chain, a partner in the project announced. Tom Moore of RAM Group said the development will open at the site of a previous casino in Biloxi, Miss., once owned by Jimmy Buffett and operated under his Margaritaville brand. The plans include a 3,000-capacity concert hall,…MORE

WATCH – David Byrne Returns to SNL after 31 Years!

David Byrne made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live since 1989 this past weekend and performed two songs and took part in a sketch. His opening musical spot featured a version of the Talking Heads‘ classic “Once in a Lifetime,” delivered in the style of Byrne’s American Utopia stage show. He followed it up with “Toe Jam”…MORE

Billy Idol, New York’s New Ambassador for Parking Violations

When the city of New York decided to initiate a new campaign to prevent trucks and buses from idling, it knew it wasn’t exactly the sexiest or most-pressing issue New Yorkers face. A new program unveiled Thursday encourages city residents to take cellphone footage of any idling vehicles and report them to the Department of Environmental…MORE

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood cover Jimi Hendrix hit ‘Voodoo Chile’

In 2008, while performing a sell-out show at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood delivered a mindbending cover of Jimi Hendrix hit ‘Voodoo Chile’. Winwood, who worked as a session musician for Hendrix in the late 1960s, famously provided the organ section of ‘Voodoo Chile’ on Hendrix’s famed Electric Ladyland album in 1968. While…MORE

Why February 27th Matters in Rock History

It’s February 27th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history: In 2010, U2 was named 2009’s biggest act in music in the U.S.. The Irish band made $109 million that year from touring, record sales and royalties. In 1971, just five months after her death, Janis Joplin began a nine-week run on top of the…MORE

Jon Bon Jovi will record a song with British royal Prince Harry

The Bon Jovi frontman recently discussed the unlikely collaboration in an interview on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show With Sky. Initial news of the partnership emerged earlier this week when the Duke of Sussex shared an imagined text conversation between the pair on social media. The team-up at London’s Abbey Road Studios will be for a re-recording of Bon Jovi’s…MORE

John Oates undergoes emergency gallbladder surgery

John Oates of the legendary duo “Daryl Hall & John Oates” underwent emergency surgery last week after experiencing pain under his right rib, according to a recent post on his official Instagram page. He described the experience as “frightening” and expressed his sincere appreciation for the staff at Vanderbilt’s Emergency Trauma and Surgical Critical Care…MORE

Need a Job? Work at Sir Paul McCartney’s Childhood Home

If you don’t mind a little housekeeping, the odd spot of gardening, and know a little bit about The Beatles, then Britain’s National Trust may have your dream job. The charitable organization is seeking a new custodian for Paul McCartney‘s Liverpool boyhood home, which the Trust calls “The Birthplace of The Beatles.” Applicants will care for the property at…MORE

Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes Asks Noisy Philly Crowd to ‘Shut the _____ Up’

After years of drama between the Robinson brothers, the Black Crowes finally announced a reunion tour in late 2019. The siblings are currently embarking on a mini-acoustic tour before the whole band hits the road this summer, but don’t talk too much if you attend. Singer Chris Robinson got pissed and called out the noisy crowd last week. The duo were playing…MORE

NEIL PEART Memorial Celebration To Be Held In His Former Hometown

Following the recent passing of Neil Peart, legendary drummer of the iconic Canadian rock band RUSH, fans from across the globe will have an opportunity to gather and celebrate his legacy. The event will be held in the late Peart‘s hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada on May 16 at the Meridian Centre and is being coordinated in…MORE

New Order and Pet Shop Boys Announce Co-Headlining Tour

When you think of ’80s synth-pop and alternative dance music, the first two names that should come up are New Order and Pet Shop Boys. Now in 2020, the two British bands are uniting for a summer tour for the first time in their respective careers. Previously in Electronic, which consisted of New Order’s Bernard…MORE

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