Classic Rock News

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


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

The Doors’ Robby Krieger Preps First Solo Album in 10 Years

The Doors’ Robby Krieger will release his first solo album in 10 years this spring, The Ritual Begins at Sundown. Ahead of the LP’s arrival, the guitarist also shared the first single “The Drift.” Krieger’s first album since 2010’s Singularity was influenced by another classic rock icon, Frank Zappa: The Ritual Begins at Sundown was co-written and produced by Zappa collaborator Arthur Barrow,…MORE

Bob Seger Drops 40th-Anniversary ‘Against the Wind’ Video

Bob Seger dropped a lyric video for the title track to Against the Wind, which turns 40 years old Friday. The clip follows the lyric video for “Night Moves,” on his newly launched YouTube channel. Classic Seger imagery — animated horses, motorcycles, and vast American highways — flash across the screen with each line of the track. “It seems like…MORE

KISS movie biopic set for release in summer 2021

KISS’s manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that a KISS movie biopic is in the works and it will tentatively be released in July 2021 to coincide with the band calling it quits. Doc McGhee, who has helmed KISS’s career since 1995, recently sat down for a chat with Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, and he…MORE

The Rocks 2020 winners revealed

Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, The Who and Slash are among the big winners at The Rocks 2020! The brainchild of Wyatt, The Rocks – Planet Rock’s seventh annual celebration of the greatest British and international rock music – is a direct response to the pop-obsessed award ceremonies that often ignore rock and metal music. Instead of being…MORE

David Byrne to return to ‘Saturday Night Live’, 31 years after last appearance

The Talking Heads frontman last appeared on the show in support of his debut solo album, ‘Rei Mono’. That episode, which aired in 1989, was hosted by Woody Harrelson and saw Byrne perform two songs from his debut. Byrne will appear on the show on February 29 alongside comedian John Mulaney. His appearance on the show…MORE

BON JOVI To Release ‘2020’ Album In May; ‘Limitless’ Single Now Available

A new BON JOVI song titled “Limitless” can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “2020”, which will be released on May 15. The effort will be made available as a CD, gold vinyl and as a digital download. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi said about the album’s title: “The meaning behind it — there’s the obvious. It’s…MORE

Primus to Play Rush’s ‘A Farewell to Kings’ in Its Entirety on New North American Tour

This summer, Primus will pay homage to prog-rock group Rush by playing Rush’s classic 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety, in addition to their own music. The cross-country tour will be titled A Tribute to Kings and will kick off in May. Rush’s “Geddy [Lee], Alex [Lifeson] and Neil [Pert] had been superheroes to Larry [Lalonde], Herb [Tim…MORE

Rare David Bowie Live Album Coming on 2020 Record Store Day

The posthumous David Bowie bounty will continue on April 18 with the the releaese of a special Record Store Day rarity live album. I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) pulls together previously unreleased tapes from shows in Nashville and Detroit in 1974. The new album joins another upcoming Record Store Day release, ChangesNowBowie, and, according to Parlophone Records, the live album…MORE

Ozzy Osbourne cancels North American tour

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his “final” North American tour to seek treatment for health problems. “I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” he says in a statement. Ozzy continues, “unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks. I don’t want…MORE


CORONA CHORES! No help? – 4/8/20

CORONA CHORES! No help? – 4/8/20

Spring cleaning season is here and it just so happens to coincide with the global Coronavirus pandemic. Chances are you’ve been doing lots of picking up around the house and maybe you’re not getting enough help from your significant other like Rick and Joel discussed this morning…  

The Nasty Hawk Fridge… 4/8/20

The Nasty Hawk Fridge… 4/8/20

Joel was recently tasked with cleaning out the NASTY HAWK FRIDGE that probably has NEVER been cleaned out in the 20 years that the station has been around. What did he find and what gets the trophy for grossest item? Rick and Joel discuss this morning…  

Creative Corona Face Masks! 4/7/20

Creative Corona Face Masks! 4/7/20

I am glad some folks are adhering to social distancing, wearing gloves and now face masks in public while they are shopping and getting supplies. If you’ve ventured out, chances are you’ve also seen some creative replacements for masks… Rick and Joel discuss this morning.

Joel’s National Beer Day Test… 4/7/20

Joel’s National Beer Day Test… 4/7/20

Today is National Beer Day and Rick has come up with a little bet. Can Joel answer a few simple Elementary School questions? If so, he’ll win a fridge full of BEER!