Beatles-Themed Cruise to Launch in 2013
With music festival cruises being all the rage these days, it makes sense that there would be a cruise dedicated to the most popular group of all-time. In March 2013, the Cruise for Beatles Fans will sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on the sea of green for a week-long floating celebration of all thing…
Ace Frehley’s Wobbly First Meeting with Keith Richards
We all have our fantasies about meeting our favorite rockers. They usually involve telling our heroes about how much their music has meant to us and gotten us through hard times. In turn, the rocker is so overwhelmed by the praise and asks us to join the tour as a member of the band’…
Paul Simon to Release ‘Live in New York City’ Concert Film
On Sept. 18, Paul Simon will release ‘Live in New York City,’ a document of his June 2011 performance at historic Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The set, which aired on PBS last December, will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and a 2 CD/1-DVD package.
Slash Issues Rules For Potential Interviewers
One of the toughest things a classic rock artist has to deal with is working up a new batch of songs only to have the press focus exclusively on your past. Slash has found a way to ensure that the focus is on his most recent work and not Guns N’ Roses, by limiting discussion about it…
New DVD Examines the History of Bob Dylan and the Band
On Sept. 25, MVD will released ‘Down in the Flood,’ a documentary that looks at the storied history of Bob Dylan and the Band.
Ted Nugent Drummer Mick Brown Pleads Not Guilty to Drunken Golf Cart Joyride Charges
Last month, we reported that Mick Brown, the former Dokken drummer currently playing with Ted Nugent, had been arrested in Bangor, Maine for taking a joyride on a golf cart. Yesterday (Aug. 15) his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty to the charges at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Brown was not pre…
The Doors’ 1968 Hollywood Bowl Concert Gets Tricked-Out Audio and Video Re-Releases
For the first time ever, fans of the Doors will be able to hear the entirety of their famous concert at the Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968. On Oct. 23, the band will release ‘Live at the Bowl ’68′ in both video (DVD, Blu-ray, digital) and audio (CD, LP, digital) formats.
Was Kiss’ Original Lineup a Victim of Their Own Success?
Few bands in rock history have had critical appeal in disproportionate amounts to their commercial success as Kiss. However, two writers, J.M. Blaine and Chuck Klosterman, have long treated the band with genuine love and seriousness, and recently got together to talk about their face-painted heroes.
Joe Perry Ready to Tell His Version of the Aerosmith Story
Few people have lived out the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll lifestyle — and come out of it with his coolness intact — as thoroughly as Joe Perry. Now, the Aerosmith guitarist is planning to tell the world about what it’s like to be him. In a new interview, Perry revealed that he recently signed a deal…
ZZ Top to Receive Living Legend Awards
Rock legends ZZ Top will be honored with the Living Legends award at Classic Rock magazine’s Roll of Honour awards ceremony. The event will take place at London’s Roundhouse Theater on Nov. 13.
Elton John Responds to ‘Nikita’ Plagiarism Lawsuit
Back in April we learned that a songwriter named Guy Hobbs was suing Elton John and Bernie Taupin in an Illinois court for allegedly stealing the words to Hobbs’ song ‘Natasha’ for their 1985 hit ‘Nikita.’ TMZ is now reporting that John has…
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Salutes Olympian Bradley Wiggins
Over the last month, cyclist Bradley Wiggins has become a hero in his native Great Britain. In July, he became the first Briton to ever win the Tour de France and won his fourth career Olympic gold medal, and seventh overall, to become his country’s all-time most successful olympian.