A truck carrying pyrotechnics for Kiss and Motley Crue was involved in an accident in Ohio while en route to tonight’s scheduled show at the DTE Energy Music Theater near Detroit, Mich. A joint statement on Kiss’s website includes the pictures below while announcing that tonight’s show has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Sept. 6).
Proving once again that fans will buy anything if there’s a possibility that an artist has touched it, Guns N’ Roses have put their old clothes dryer on eBay. The Kenmore electric dryer is one of 21 items being sold “to make room for new stuff.” We hear the new front-loading washers are nice.
This fall the Rolling Stones will re-release a significant portion of their hits catalog with a muli-disc greatest album called ‘Grrr!’ The band announced three-disc and four-disc options, allowing fans to snag up to 80 of their most important and best known works, plus two new songs cut specifically for this project.
John Stockfish, the bassist responsible for the well-known riff that carried Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Sundown’ to success internationally, has died. According to the Windsor Star, the musician was buried in Mississauga today (Aug. 30) after dying in his hometown of Windsor, Ont. on Aug. 20 of natural causes.
An unobstructed look at the Rolling Stones‘ 50 year career is what director Brett Morgen is promising with ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ a biopic set to debut on HBO this fall. Footage from early road trips and interviews from the group’s formative years will help create the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the life and lifestyle of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company.
The Rolling Stones have begun recording music — presumably new music — to mark their 50th anniversary. Mick Jagger tweeted a photo on Thursday of him sitting on a drum stool, holding a telecaster in front of a few racks of guitars and amplifiers. The band was also photographed entering or leaving a recording studio in Paris two days earlier.
Ted Nugent, a fully-automatic machine gun, a helicopter and an overpopulation of feral hogs … one can pretty much figure out what that combination leads to. In the trailer for an episode of ‘Pigman: The Series’ an announcer explains why the hogs are dangerous before Nugent and Brian “Pigman” Quaca take to the sky.
Lynyrd Skynyrd released a new album on Tuesday (Aug. 21). ‘Last of a Dyin” Breed is being called a return to the classic Skynyrd sound, and the recently released title track backs up that claim. The album title could refer to guitarist Gary Rossington, who is indeed the last of a dying breed. He’s the only remaining original member of the legendary rock group. Critics have wondered how he can justify carrying on with a lineup of “replacements.” Rossington says he’s not trying to fool anybody.
For the seventh time since being convicted of killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. The New York Department of Corrections announced the ruling this morning, meaning the man who shot the Beatle on December 8, 1980 will serve at least two more years in jail.
If you want more guitars, more ‘Legendary Child,’ more of the much-hyped Jack Douglas sound of Aerosmith‘s rockin’ ’70s, then their new single is not going to satisfy. You might be better off checking out the band’s other new song, ‘Lover Alot,’ instead.
‘What Could Have Been Love’ is the AC radio hit the group needs to reach a wide audience and sell a ton of copies of ‘Music From Another Dimension‘ on Nov. 6.
The price of sarcasm is high in one teacher’s classroom. The prof. (and obvious Ultimate Classic Rocker) was ticked that her student left an answer blank, but even more upset that he went on to quote the Who’s ‘Behind Blue Eyes,’ attributing the song to Fred Dust of Limp Bizkit.
Flower power pop-rock singer Scott McKenzie was found dead in his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (Aug. 19). The 73-year-old is best known for his 1967 hit ‘San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),’ and as a long time friend of John Phillips from the Mamas and the Papas.
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