The Zombies recently expanded their plans for a U.S. summer tour. The veteran British group's initial series of stateside dates will visit the East Coast and the Midwest, kicking off June 13 in Englewood, New Jersey, and running through a July 7 show in Arlington, Massachusetts. The band also has a brief West Coast visit mapped out for late August and early Septmeber.
Among the events The Zombies have lined up is a free concert in New York City's Central Park on June 16. Prior to the show, founding Zombies members Colin...Read more
Last month, Rush and Heart finally were welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after each being passed over for the honor for more than a decade. One legendary rock band that continues to be overlooked by the Rock Hall, much to the chagrin of its rabid fans, is KISS.
The group's longtime frontman, Paul Stanley, also is apparently pretty frustrated by the snub, while pointing out that the powers that be behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shouldn't necessarily be considered the authorities in charge of choosing which artists deserve to be recognized.
The rock world is reacting to the news of the death of original Doors member Ray Manzarek. The keyboardist died Monday at age 74 at a medical clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, after a long battle with bile-duct cancer.
Joe Perry tweeted, “I am very saddened by loss of Ray Manzarek now he's with Jim. They mean as much to me today as they did 40 years ago."
Slash tweeted, “RIP Ray Manzarek...Read more
After 50 years together, The Rolling Stones are continuing to thrill audiences on their current 50 and Counting Tour. Fans can find out how it all began for the band by checking out the Crossfire Hurricane documentary, which hits stores on DVD and Blu-ray today. The film charts the history of the rock legends from their formation in the early 1960s through the arrival of guitarist Ronnie Wood in the mid-'70s.
The movie, which was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen,...Read more
Bon Jovi is currently out on the European leg of its Because We Can world tour, and the band has still got a long way to go. After Europe, the New Jersey rockers play the U.K., then return to the U.S. for summer stadium dates, and then they head to Brazil and Australia. But no matter where the band plays, the one thing that strikes Jon Bon Jovi about the fans in the audience every night is their ages: young, old and everything in between.
Describing Bon Jovi fans as "multi-generational," Jon tells ABC News Radio that he's proud of the group's broad appeal, especially...Read more
John Fogerty has unveiled the collaboration he and the Foo Fighters recorded for his upcoming album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, which includes new renditions of some of his classic Creedence Clearwater Revival tracks. Fogerty and the Foos' version of CCR's 1969 hit single "Fortunate Son" is now streaming at RollingStone.com.
Wrote a Song for Everyone is set to arrive at all of the usual outlets on May 28....Read more
Jon Bon Jovi has opened up about the day his 19-year-old daughter overdosed on heroin.
"It was horrible, a horrible moment. It was my worst moment as a father," he tells the British newspaper The Daily Mirror.
The 51-year-old rocker recalls getting a 2 a.m. call from his daughter Stephanie Bongiovi, who was phoning him from a hospital near her upstate New York college.
"The first thing she said, 'I'm all right,' but then she said this is what happened," Bon Jovi...Read more
Ray Manzarek, founding keyboardist of The Doors, died Monday at age 74 at a medical clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, after a long battle with bile-duct cancer. At his side was his wife of 45 years, Dorothy, as well as his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.
In a statement, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said, in part, "Ray Manzarek of the Doors was a gifted keyboardist and a founding member of one of the most influential and enduring groups of the ‘60s. He and his bandmates helped shape the sound of rock music, and...have...Read more
Stone Temple Pilots may be without a lead singer, but that hasn’t stopped the group from making new music. They've partnered with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington to create a new single, "Out of Time," which they debuted at an event on Los Angeles over the weekend. You can score a free download of the studio version of "Out of Time" at StoneTemplePilots.com.
"Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we've admired for a long time," said guitarist Dean DeLeo...Read more
Rod Stewart's latest album scored a #7 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, but it's made an even bigger splash on the other side of the pond. Time, the first full-length collection of original tunes the singer's released in more than 20 years, has topped the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart.
The milestone not only marks Stewart's eighth #1 album overall in his home country, it also gives him a U.K. record for the most years between chart-topping releases: 34. Rod's...Read more
One-time Derek and the Dominos drummer Jim Gordon, who's been in prison since killing his mother in 1983, was denied parole last month and won't be able to apply for it again until at least 2018. According to Rolling Stone, a transcript from the hearing reveals that a California parole-board panel considers the 67-year-old musician "a danger to society if released from prison," noting that he's unwilling to take court-ordered medication.
Gordon stabbed his 71-year-old...Read more
Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies' new album, I Will Be Me, won't be released until June 4, but the legendary rocker is giving fans the chance to preview the collection online now. All of the album's 13 tracks currently are streaming at Cleopatra Records' SoundCloud page.
I Will Be Me features guest appearances by an eclectic group of musicians, including veteran U.K. guitarist Chris Spedding, alt-country band The Jayhawks, punk group Anti-Flag,...Read more
A guitar once played by John Lennon and his Beatles band mate George Harrison sold at auction over the weekend for 408 thousand dollars.
The VOX guitar, featured in a Julien's Auctions sale in New York, was played by Lennon while recording a video for "Hello, Goodbye." Harrison used it to practice "I Am The Walrus" during the making of The Magical Mystery Tour project.
The instrument had been displayed in Ireland, the U.K. and New York prior to Saturday's sale.
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The Rolling Stones on Saturday night welcomed another special guest to their 50 and Counting tour: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
Grohl joined the Stones at their concert in Anaheim, California, sharing vocals with Mick Jagger on "Bitch," from the Stones' 1971 album, Sticky Fingers.
The Foo Fighters' official Twitter feed spoiled the surprise earlier in the day, writing, "Hey So Cal...Guess who's making a guest appearance at the @RollingStones show in...Read more
Elton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, is currently dealing with a DUI case.
The Santa Barbara Independent reports the 63-year-old Taupin was arrested May 5 on suspicion of DUI in Santa Ynez, California.
Authorities say he was arrested after striking a wooden fence while attempting to turn into a private driveway. His blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident has not been disclosed.
No court date has been set...Read more
Neil Young & Crazy Horse have lined up their first U.S. concert event of 2013. The band will be one of the headliners at the inaugural Interlocken Music Festival, scheduled for September 5-8 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Other acts on the initial bill include the Grateful Dead spinoff group Furthur, The Black Crowes, veteran jam band The String Cheese Incident, and country star Zac Brown.
The four-day event is being organized by HORDE festival founder David Frey and Peter Shapiro,...Read more
The 13th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash will be held Sunday night at New York City's Bowery Electric club, just up the block from where CBGB was located. The special show, which falls on what would have been the late Ramones frontman's 62nd birthday, will feature performances by late-era Ramones bassist CJ Ramone, Dictators ...Read more
Rock and Roll history was made on April 18 in Los Angeles when Heart, Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, late disco queen Donna Summer, late bluesman Albert King and producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can check out all of the highlights from the star-studded event by tuning in to HBO on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT to catch the 2013 ...Read more
Deep Purple has debuted a campy and creepy new promotional video for "Vincent Price," the last track on the band's recently released studio album, Now What?! The clip follows the adventures of an attractive young couple who enter a haunted-house attraction only to find themselves transported into an actual black-and-white horror movie.
Interspersed with segments of Deep Purple rocking out in the spooky mansion, the video shows the young man and woman being terrorized by a vampire, the Frankenstein monster and a mummy. During their...Read more
Rush's entire album catalog has been remastered specifically for iTunes to commemorate the band's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The catalog spans from the Canadian power trio's 1974 self-titled debut through last year's acclaimed concept record Clockwork Angels. All of the albums can be purchased now individually, while two newly created compilations that package together the prog-rock legend's work for the Mercury and Atlantic Records labels, respectively, also are available.
These bundles are titled The Complete Mercury Years and The...Read more
NBC's popular comedy series The Office came to an end Thursday night after nine seasons with a one-hour special that centered around the wedding of characters Dwight and Angela. During the reception, the party-goers were shown dancing to a variety of popular songs including Bruce Springsteen's "Rosalita." Well, apparently the Boss was paying attention because he posted a note on his Twitter account that read, "Rosalita! Good choice for Dwight & Angela's wedding reception."
Angela Kinsey,...Read more
Duff McKagan reports that Missionary Position vocalist Jeff Angell, the frontman for his new side project Walking Papers, had a chance to be lead singer for Velvet Revolver. The former Guns N’ Roses bassist tells Rolling Stone that Angell got a shot to try out for the supergroup before they chose former member Scott Weiland as their singer.
"I hoped at some point I would...Read more
Back in 1989, Sting starred in a Broadway musical: a revival of The Threepenny Opera. Now, he's trying to raise some cash to bring his own production to the Great White Way.
The New York Post reports that the former Police frontman and his producing partner are trying to raise $15 million to bring their musical, The Last Ship, to Broadway next spring. Based on his autobiographical album The Soul Cages, the musical tells the story of a family of shipbuilders...Read more
MTV's O Music Awards returns this year, and a number of veteran artists have scored nominations. Neil Young, David Bowie and Yoko Ono each will compete for one honor at the third annual ceremony, which will stream live at OMusicAwards.com on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET. MTV's O Music Awards honor various achievements in the arena of digital music.
Young is among the nominees for the Analog Genius Award. The folk-rock great received his nod because of his work on the high-quality digital-music service Pono. Bowie, meanwhile, is in the running for the Too Much Ass for...Read more
In the days leading up to the May 28 release of his new collaborative album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, John Fogerty will be all over the TV dial. In the next week alone, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has several appearances scheduled on various talk shows and specials.
On Sunday, the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman will be among the many musicians featured in the CBS concert special...Read more
Slayer is giving fans the chance to say goodbye to founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver.
In a posting on their Facebook page, Slayer reveals that a Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT. The event will be free and open to fans of all ages on a first-come, first-in basis.
Hanneman, who had been taking time off from the band since 2011 for...Read more
The American Academy of Arts and Letters held its annual induction ceremony on Wednesday at its New York City headquarters, and Bob Dylan became the first rock-era musician to be accepted into the respected institution. According to RollingStone.com, the folk-rock legend did not attend the ceremony.
Dylan did send a statement that read, "I feel extremely honored and very lucky to be included in this pantheon of great individual...Read more
Congratulations appear to be in order for Eric Clapton, who's expected to become a grandfather for the first time in the coming days. The Daily Mail reports that the guitar legend's oldest daughter, 28-year-old Ruth Clapton, is preparing to give birth to her first child later this month.
A friend of the Clapton family tells the newspaper, "The baby is due any day and Eric is ecstatic."
The 68-year-old rocker is said to have a close relationship with Ruth, whom...Read more
Former Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship singer Grace Slick may no longer be making music but she continues to follow her artistic muse as a prolific painter. Slick will pay a visit to four galleries in four separate California cities this week in celebration of a new display of her art titled "Once upon a Time."
Slick's appearances will take place tonight at the San Francisco Art Exchange in San Francisco, Friday at the Gordon Huether Gallery in Napa, Saturday at the Norcal Modern Gallery...Read more
Metallica already has plans for Through the Never to hit theaters in America this fall, but now they're bringing the 3D film to the Cannes Film Festival in the hopes of screening it overseas. According to Variety, the band has partnered with Exclusive Media to screen and shop the film at the French fest so they can find an international distributor for it.
"After wading through multiple international distribution options for our film, we are excited to be partnering up with the...Read more