J. Geils Band Announce 2012 Houseparty Tour Without J. Geils
The J. Geils Band have announced their 2012 Houseparty Tour. Beginning Aug. 25 in Syracuse, N.Y., the veteran rockers will play nine dates in the Northeast, winding up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Sept. 22. More dates are expected to be added soon.
Rod Stewart Working on Sequel to ‘Gasoline Alley?’
It appears as though Rod Stewart‘s trek through the Great American Songbook has come to an end. After spending much of the past decade giving watered-down versions of classics by the likes of the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart and Irving Berlin, Stewart is returning to rock n&CloseCurlyQuot…
Bruce Springsteen Mocks London Police in Dublin
In his first concert following the forced ending of his show in Hyde Park on Saturday (July 14), Bruce Springsteen made fun of the incident on several occasions throughout the night.
The Story Behind Eddie Van Halen’s Public School Guitar Donation Revealed
Back in January, Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation for use in Los Angeles public schools. In a new interview, Felice Mancini, the foundation’s executive director, explains how the transfer took place.
Steven Van Zandt May Have to Miss Bruce Springsteen Concerts
Bruce Springsteen‘s current tour is scheduled to end on Sept. 22. However, there are already whispers of more dates being added in the fall. Should the tour extend into 2013, there is a good chance that Steven Van Zandt will have to miss some of the shows.
Allman Brothers Announce Full Lineup For Peach Music Festival
The Allman Brothers Band have gotten into the festival business. The inaugural Peach Festival will take place Aug. 10-12 at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pa. Today (July 12) the band announced the full lineup and ticket information.
Bon Jovi, Aerosmith to Play 2012 IHeartRadio Festival
Bon Jovi and Aerosmith are among the heavy hitters that will participate in the second annual IHeartRadio Music Festival. The event will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino’s Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 21-22.
Bruce Springsteen Joined by the Roots in Denmark
On Saturday (July 7), the Roots joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band onstage at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark for ‘The E Street Shuffle.’ Nearly 100,000 people witnessed the performance between the classic rockers and the hip-hop band.
Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Collaborate on Song for HBO’s ‘True Blood’
Generations of rock stars collide on a new song composed for HBO’s hit vampire drama, ‘True Blood.’ The episode that will debut July 8 will feature Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentno of indie band Best Coast duetting on ‘Let’s Boot and Rally.&Cl…
Scorpions to Finish Unreleased Tracks
Often when a band breaks up, they take a handful of years off, then get back together for a tour. If that works well, then they get back into the studio for a new album. The Scorpions have subverted that formula, first by deciding not to break up, but also by announcing that they are working on a ne…
Stephen Stills Closes the Door on Future CSN Albums
Stephen Stills, one-third of Crosby, Stills and Nash, has suggested that the legendary folk-rock trio are finished as a recording entity. The trio are currently on a massive tour together.
The History of Rock Guitar Told in 12 Minutes
Everybody who has ever pulled out a guitar at a party to impress people can stop now. The ultimate guitar trick has been achieved by Alex Chadwick, an employee at the Chicago Music Exchange, who tore through 100 rock guitar riffs in the span of a 12-minute video.