Chris M. Junior
Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers Booked for Kids Rock Free Fundraiser in California
Give Paul Rodgers credit: When he gets behind a good cause, the Bad Company singer lends not only his time and money but his powerful voice as well. On July 28 in Corona, California, Rodgers will perform a benefit show for Kids Rock Free, a music education program he’s been supporting since 2003.
Keith Richards Talks Up His Jack White Recordings, Possible Rolling Stones Sessions
They’ve famously shared the concert stage, strumming guitars side by side at New York’s Beacon Theatre in the 2006 Rolling Stones concert film, ‘Shine a Light.’ But the collaborative relationship between Stones guitarist Keith Richards and indie-rock stud Jack White also extends to the studio — and Richards has no problem with the recordings they made three years ago reaching the public.
Heart Unveils Cover Art and Details for New Album ‘Fanatic’
Some of Heart’s best-known albums — among them 1976’s ‘Dreamboat Annie’ and 1977’s ‘Little Queen’ — feature only band mainstays Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson on the cover.
Rush’s Alex Lifeson Credits Longevity for Band’s Recent Pop-Culture Surge
When it comes to Rush‘s recent wave of TV and movie exposure — most notably the 2009 big-screen comedy ‘I Love You, Man’ — Alex Lifeson admits he and band mates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart “still scratch their heads over this whole thing.”
Florence + the Machine Go Acoustic for Their Cover of Talking Heads’ ‘Wild Wild Life’
Interesting attire and visuals were Talking Heads trademarks, and the band was anything but predictable when it came to recording outside material. This way of doing things seems to have rubbed off on Florence + the Machine.
Peter Gabriel To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of ‘So’ With 2012 Tour
Technically, he’s a little late, but Peter Gabriel‘s fans probably don’t mind at all. On June 29, Gabriel will launch his ‘Back to Front’ tour, marking the belated 25th anniversary of his superstar-making fifth solo album, 1986′s ‘So.’
David Lee Roth Calls Out Trash-Throwing Van Halen Concert-Goer
In the bizarre world of David Lee Roth, apparently there’s nothing wrong with trashing hotel rooms — or trashing Sammy Hagar in print prior to their joint 2002 tour. But throwing trash onstage during a Van Halen show? That’s a no-no in the eyes of singer Diamond Dave, who recently singled out a fan for tossing rubbish in Roth’s direction at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Ex-Rolling Stones Guitarist Mick Taylor Books Six-Night Run at New York’s Iridium Club
So far, the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones hasn’t amounted to much — unless you count Ron Wood talking out of school about recording sessions and the rumored return of Bill Wyman to the band. Whether or not former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor will be included in any real anniversary activities remains to be seen. But this much is certain: Right now, he has the most concert dates in 2012 o
Former Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC Drummers Join John Bonham Tribute Concert
Led Zeppelin‘s John Bonham was always a drummer’s drummer, and more than 30 years after his death, “Bonzo”s beats are still leaving their mark on percussive musicians.
Deep Purple Teaming Up With Bob Ezrin for New Studio Album
In the past, Deep Purple often looked no further than each other when it came to selecting a producer. But for their forthcoming studio effort, guitarist Steve Morse and company have recruited someone with an impressive resume: Bob Ezrin, best known for his work with Kiss, Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd, among many other legendary rock bands.
Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Journey Songs Covered on ‘Rock of Ages’ Soundtrack
When Tom Cruise starred in ‘Risky Business,’ he only had to lip-sync the Bob Seger classic ‘Old Time Rock & Roll.’ But in the upcoming big-screen version of the Broadway hit ‘Rock of Ages,’ Cruise actually sings hits by Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard — and those renditions are part of the movie’s soundtrack, due June 5.
Jackson Browne Maps Out Summer 2012 Solo Acoustic Tour
Since about 2005, Jackson Browne has been no stranger to the solo acoustic format, not only hitting the road for guitar/piano shows but also releasing two stripped-down concert collections of fresh and familiar material. This summer, Browne will launch his latest solo acoustic tour, and the 20-date trek is scheduled to begin July 14 in Charlotte, N.C. and wind up Aug. 15 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio