Classic Rock News

Ozzy Blasts Geezer Butler for Not Giving Him ‘One F—ing Phone Call,’ Butler Fires Back

Ozzy Osbourne’s ongoing medical woes have been widely publicized, so you’d think that just about anyone who’s ever been close to him would’ve reached out by now. According to Ozzy, however, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has yet to phone him, and Geezer has since disputed his former bandmate’s accusation. In the latest issue of Rolling Stone UK, Ozzy dove…MORE

Rush’s Geddy Lee scores top five placing on the Sunday Times Bestseller List with My Effin’ Life memoir

Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee joins Britney Spears, Jeremy Clarkson, Billy Connolly and late Friends star Matthew Perry at the summit of the UK’s best-selling books chart. Rush vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee has scored a solo chart hit, by debuting at number five on the Sunday Times Bestseller List (General Hardbacks) with his newly-publisher memoir My Effin’ Life.  The book sold 6,635 copies…MORE

Paul Stanley on Flu Battle: ‘I Was Wondering if It Was My Time’

Kiss returned to the stage Saturday night, after frontman Paul Stanley‘s battle with the flu forced them to cancel three of the last eight shows on their farewell tour. The band performed their typically explosive, stunt-filled set at Indianapolis’ Gainbridge Fieldhouse after missing shows scheduled for this past week in Ottawa, Toronto and Knoxville. “I’ve done everything possible to…MORE

Randy Meisner, a Founding Member of the Eagles, Dies at 77

The group’s original bass player, he was with the band from 1971 to 1977 but was uncomfortable with fame. Randy Meisner, a founding member of the Eagles whose broad vocal range on songs like “Take It to the Limit” helped catapult the rock band to international fame, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Los…MORE

Judas Priest to Replace Ozzy Osbourne at Power Trip

Judas Priest will replace Ozzy Osbourne as a headlining performer at this year’s Power Trip festival, set to take place Oct. 6-8. in Indio, California. This is Judas Priest’s only scheduled concert of 2023 so far. Read More: Judas Priest to Replace Ozzy Osbourne at Power Trip |

Cheap Trick Announces Fall 2023 North American Headlining Tour

Cheap Trick is in the throes of a monthslong North American tour, and they show no signs of stopping. The road warriors just announced new headlining dates that will keep them on the move through late October. The newly announced tour leg begins on Oct. 2 in Springfield, Missouri, and ends on Oct. 22 in Reno, Nevada.…MORE

Journey Guitarist Takes Sad Shot At Motley Crue

Mick Mars has filed a lawsuit against his Mötley Crüe bandmates, alleging the band is screwing him over financially. Journey’s guitarist Neal Schon has now weighed in on the matter. Furthermore, Mars came up with bold claims about bassist Nikki Sixx about “gaslighting” him about getting worse at guitar despite Sixx not “playing a single…MORE

Peter Gabriel has announced North American tour dates including Philly

Peter Gabriel has announced North American tour dates in support of his upcoming album, i/o. The former Genesis singer will appear in Quebec City on Sept. 8, followed by appearances in three more Canadian cities: Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. He’ll then head stateside where he’ll perform his first U.S. concert of the tour in Boston on Sept. 14. Read More:…MORE

Listen to Billy Squier’s New Song, ‘Harder on a Woman’

Billy Squier has released “Harder on a Woman,” his first new single in 25 years. “Harder on a Woman” arrives 25 years after his last album, Happy Blue, was released in 1998. Squier assembled an ensemble of performers for the new track, enlisting G.E. Smith (from Bob Dylan and Hall & Oates‘ groups) to play additional guitars and help assemble a…MORE

Alex Van Halen Shares His Sammy Hagar And David Lee Roth Comparison

Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen shared his thoughts about David Lee Roth’s chemistry with the band and compared his time as Van Halen’s frontman versus the one who replaced him, Sammy Hagar. In a recent interview with Modern Drummer, which was conducted before Eddie Van Halen’s death, Alex was asked on how important it was to…MORE

50 Genuinely Horrible Albums by Brilliant Artists

Dylan, Lennon, Bowie, Outkast — even the greatest of greats screw up sometimes. These are the epic duds that diehard fans would like to pretend never happened. “THERE IS NO great genius without a touch of madness.” Greek philosopher Aristotle made this observation roughly 2,300 years ago, long before legit geniuses like Bob Dylan, John Lennon,…MORE


Sammy Hagar said Metallica still owes him $200 for a bet he placed with the thrash icons in 1988. In a recent Instagram post, the former Van Halen singer shared a press photo taken ahead of the Monsters of Rock ’88 tour — which featured Van Halen, Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica and Kingdom Come — and explained the wager he’d placed on Metallica’s future success. “This…MORE

Vinyl Records on Display

Rock was one of the best products sold on vinyl. Who are the top 20 Classic Rock Artists: the Definitive List Music is one of those fields that can´t be left outside of dispute, but in a good way, far from heated discussions, most of the time musicians tend to have interesting, and well argumentative…MORE

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters says he has re-recorded ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Here’s a development that will surely smooth over the current squabble between former Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour. Not. Waters has re-recorded Pink Floyd’s classic rock epic “The Dark Side of the Moon,” without the help of any of the band members that originally helped create the album with him, the musician said in a Feb. 4 interview with the German newspaper…MORE

2022 Was a Great Year For Music

Photo: Dane Deaner Did You Miss Some Music in 2022? Here´s a List of What Last Year Brought to the Table The last two to three years have been quite hard for most human beings, but if there´s something that brings hope to the table is music. That´s why many experts in social behavior are…MORE

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels All Shows, Can No Longer Tour Following Spinal Injury

“Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way.” Ozzy Osbourne is calling time on touring due to crippling injuries which, despite several surgeries, have rendered the rocker “physically weak.” The legendary Black Sabbath frontman, now 74, can no longer do the miles, though his singing voice is “fine.” “This is probably one…MORE

David Crosby, founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, dies at 81

Singer-songwriter-guitarist David Crosby, a founding member of   two popular and enormously influential ’60s rock units, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), has died. He was 81 years old. His wife released a statement to Variety, writing, “It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David…MORE

Pink Floyd confirm Dark Side Of The Moon 50th anniversary box set for March

Pink Floyd have confirmed the release of a Dark Side Of The Moon 50th anniversary box set, which will be available through Warners on March 24. At the same time, the band have revealed that the CD edition and first ever vinyl issue of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 will be released independently.…MORE

Jeff Beck, Rock’s Quiet Guitar Virtuoso, Dead at 78

Hall of Fame musician and former Yardbird guitarist dies following short bout with bacterial meningitis. Jeff Beck, the blues-rock innovator and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who revolutionized how the guitar is played, died Tuesday at the age of 78. Beck’s family confirmed the former Yardbirds guitarist’s death Wednesday. “On behalf of…MORE

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler accused of sexual assault of minor in new lawsuit

Steven Tyler, the frontman of the classic rock band Aerosmith, has been accused of sexual assault of a minor in a new lawsuit. Julia Misley, the woman, alleged in a lawsuit filed under the California Child Victims Act that she was sexually abused by Tyler when she was a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit was filed…MORE

Brian Johnson Refuses to Discuss AC/DC’S Future

Brian Johnson said he’s been told not to discuss AC/DC’s future and accused SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk of “getting tabloidy” when the question was pursued. The singer was forced to bow out of the band’s Rock or Bust tour in 2016, although he returned to appear on the 2020 album Power Up. He’s been working with hearing experts on a technological solution to his…MORE

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Dead at 79 Following ‘Short Illness’

Fleetwood Mac wrote in a statement that Christine McVie “was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure” Christine McVie, whose bluesy vocals and keyboards helped provide the signature sound of the influential rock band Fleetwood Mac, died on Wednesday after a brief illness. She was 79. The musician’s family announced her death on social media, writing that…MORE

Kymberly Herrin, ZZ Top ‘Legs’ Video Star, Dead at 65 

Kymberly Herrin, the model and actress who grabbed rock fans’ attention in ZZ Top’s 1984 music video for “Legs,” has died at the age of 65. A cause of death has not been announced. An obituary published in the Santa Barbara News-Press simply stated that she “passed away peacefully” on Oct. 28. After graduating from high school in…MORE

Paul McCartney and Elton John Star in Abbey Road Studios Movie

Paul McCartney, Elton John, Roger Waters and others appear in the trailer for an upcoming documentary movie about Abbey Road Studios that marks its 90th anniversary. The iconic London complex is celebrated in If These Walls Could Sing, directed by McCartney’s daughter Mary, who says in the clip, “Abbey Road Studios has been a part of my life for…MORE

John Mellencamp Shares Unreleased ‘Scarecrow’ Track ‘Smart Guys’

John Mellencamp has shared a previously-unreleased track from the upcoming extended version of his 1985 album Scarecrow. A lyric video for the song, titled “Smart Guys,” can be seen below. Mercury/UMe will reissue the record in a range of editions on Nov. 4, including a super deluxe box set containing a 2CD version of the remastered LP plus outtakes…MORE

Motley Crue Guitarist Mick Mars to Retire From Touring

Motley Crue guitarist and founding member Mick Mars will no longer tour with the band, although he will continue as a member, a rep for the musician tells Variety. The full statement reads: Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to…MORE

Former REO Speedwagon bassist Gregg Philbin has died

Former REO Speedwagon bassist Gregg Philbin, who played on the band’s first six studio albums and appeared on 1977’s Live: You Get What You Play For, has died. Singer Kevin Cronin paid tribute to his former bandmate in a statement shared by the band. “No one should underestimate the Philbin Factor in the evolution of REO Speedwagon,” Cronin wrote.…MORE

Brian Johnson ‘Would Love To’ Make More Music With AC/DC

In a new interview with Billboard, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson referred to the band as “still a working entity of sorts” but didn’t reveal any future touring or recording plans. “I would love to do music again,” Johnson said, “whether it’ll be guesting with somebody, whether it be actually playing live with the boys. I’ve heard that term ‘hell freezes over’ a…MORE

Listen to Bruce Springsteen Cover Commodores Classic ‘Nightshift’

The song was originally released in 1985 to honor Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye and will appear on the singer’s upcoming album ‘Only the Strong Survive’ Bruce Springsteen has shared the video for his cover of the 1985 Commodores hit “Nightshift,” which will appear on his upcoming soul covers called “Only the Strong Survive”, out…MORE

Queen release rediscovered song featuring Freddie Mercury

Queen released a rediscovered song featuring Freddie Mercury on Thursday, the band’s first new track with the late frontman’s instantly recognisable vocals to come out in more than eight years. Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor first told fans about the existence of “Face It Alone” during an interview in the summer. The track…MORE

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


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


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


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