Geoff Tate Announces New Solo Album, Queensryche Anniversary Tour
Now fans can pick a Queensryche, any Queensryche they like. The summer split of the longtime rock band has left singer Geoff Tate touring as the “Voice of Queensryche,” and the rest of the band touring as Queensryche. Paul Rodgers and Bad Company even find the arrangement confusing.
Rick Allen from Def Leppard Makes His First Post-Accident Concert Appearance: 26 Years Ago Today
The only thing more awe inspiring than Rick Allen’s physical recovery from a car accident that left him with one arm is the way that the Def Leppard drummer overcame immeasurable mental anguish in order to return to the stage on Aug. 16, 1986. Allen never allowed himself the time to roll around in the stink of self-pity. Today, he is trying to teach others — including wounded war veterans — how to
Robert Plant Lends Voice to New Song on Amy Cook Album
One-time Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant imposed himself on singer-songwriter Amy Cook recently, not that she objected. Cook is releasing her new album ‘Summer Skin’ on Aug. 28, and it will feature a track with Plant called ‘It’s Gonna Rain.’
Peter Gabriel Plans Five Disc Box Set to Celebrate ‘So’ Album’s 25th Anniversary
Peter Gabriel has remastered his 1986 album ‘So’ and added live footage and bonus tracks to create a five-disc boxset to be released in October. ‘So (25th Anniversary Immersion Box)’ will be available on Oct. 23, according to Amazon.
Johnny Depp Joins Aerosmith to Play ‘Train Kept A-Rollin’ in Los Angeles
Johnny Depp proved he’s more than just a living room, MTV wannabe during a performance with Aerosmith on Monday night. The actor had a number of opportunities to blaze through solos as the band played the blues standard ‘Train Kept A-Rollin” at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Queen Keyboardist Hints at ‘Big Tour’ in 2013
During a promotional video for Korg keyboards, Queen keyboardist Spike Edney may have revealed more than he intended. Now speculation is running wild that the band will tour the world with Adam Lambert as their singer in 2013.
Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum Defends Repetitive ‘November Rain’ Tom Fill
Perhaps ex-Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy was being sincere with his curiosity when he questioned the drumming on one of Guns N’ Roses most famous songs. Last weekend Portnoy asked his 175K followers a question that GNR drummer Matt Sorum gets often.
Elton John Calls Madonna a ‘Fairground Stripper’
Elton John is holding nothing back in his opinion of Madonna. The famous pop singer took a swipe at John’s son Zachary’s godmother, and he hasn’t forgotten about it. “She’s been so horrible to Gaga,” he told an Australian television show called ‘Sunday Night‘ on Sunday night, referring to Lady Gaga.
Rare Beatles Album Sells For Five Figures
A rare edition of the first Beatles album to be released in the United States has just sold for slightly under $15K at auction on eBay. A private collector paid $14,999 for an “Ad-Back” copy of ‘Introducing … the Beatles’ in an auction that ended on July 12.
Author of New Mick Jagger Book Says Eric Clapton ‘Begged Him’ Not to Steal His Girlfriend
Mick Jagger‘s sexual exploits have been the topic of conversation lately, as a new book called ‘Mick: the Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger’ details his many affairs with famous women, and men. The book’s author, journalist Christopher Andersen, tells Washington D.C. radio station Big 100.3 that the Rolling Stones singer made romance a competition.
The Rolling Stones Confirm They Are Rehearsing for a Tour
Rollings Stones guitarist Keith Richards is once again talking about the potential of a full tour for the band, without giving away too many details. He confirms reports that the Stones have been rehearsing with an eye on their 50th anniversary — which is today (July 12) — but they don’t have dates just yet.
Freddie Mercury Biographer Reveals Songs With Death Titles Were Attempt to ‘Kill Off the Old Freddie’
A new Freddie Mercury biography written by journalist and friend-to-Queen Lesley-Ann Jones dives deep into the man the lead singer became within seconds of walking off stage. In ‘Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury’ Jones further reveals the humble, quiet man who was conflicted sexually but capable of controlling thousands of fans with a sweep of his hand.