Classic Rock News

Tom Petty Tribute Album To Feature Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson & More Country Stars

A new Tom Petty tribute album, titled Petty Country, which is set to arrive later this year on BMLG, will feature Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and several other country stars. Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Margo Price, and former Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench are among the other acts that will feature on the upcoming……MORE

Duff McKagan Expected To Join AC/DC As Bassist On 2024 World Tour

In a recent update regarding AC/DC’s highly anticipated 2024 tour, comedian and avid fan of the band, Dean Delray, shared some noteworthy news. Delray, known for covering the band’s music and conducting interviews with its members, revealed that bassist Cliff Williams will not be part of the tour this year. READ MOREMORE

Ozzy Osbourne explains social media tirade against Kanye West: “It’s wrong if you don’t say anything about him.”

The Black Sabbath frontman lambasted Ye’s unapproved sampling of Iron Man earlier this month, following a series of antisemitic comments made by the rapper Ozzy Osbourne has explained his recent social media tirade against Ye (formerly Kanye West), which stemmed from the rapper’s uncleared sampling of Black Sabbath song Iron Man and his string of antisemitic comments. Ye made the offensive remarks…MORE

Wolfgang Van Halen and Michael Anthony Share Hug at Reunion

Wolfgang Van Halen and Michael Anthony celebrated their friendship when they met at Mammoth WVH’s concert in Las Vegas on Friday (Dec. 9). It was the first time the original Van Halen bassist had met his replacement in two decades, the older man reported afterwards. The lineup change had taken place in 2006, when Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolf was 15. Read…MORE

Denny Laine, co-founder of bands Wings and The Moody Blues, dies

Denny Laine, co-founder of bands Wings and The Moody Blues and longtime collaborator of Paul McCartney, died on Tuesday morning, according to Laine’s wife Elizabeth Hines. He was 79. Hines wrote in a post on Laine’s official Instagram account that Laine had “been in ICU on a ventilator this past week.” She said Laine had Interstitial Lung Disease…MORE

Myles Goodwyn Dies: Leader Of Rock Group April Wine Was 75

Myles Goodwyn, a singer/songwriter for multi-platinum rock band April Wine, died today at age 75. No further details on cause of death, location, or funeral details will be disclosed, according to a spokesman. April Wine has sold more than 10 million recordings worldwide. Goodwyn and the other members of April Wine were inducted into the Canadian…MORE

Peter Gabriel Releases New Single “LIVE AND LET LIVE”;

Out now is the final track to be revealed from Peter Gabriel’s new album, i/o. This final song, the last to be written for the album, is called “Live And Let Live”. In a break from previous months, all three mixes are released simultaneously, the Bright-Side Mix by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, the Dark-Side Mix by…MORE

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