Classic Rock News

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