With today's passing of 'American Bandstand' and 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' host Dick Clark, tributes have been pouring in via Twitter for the man dubbed “The World's Oldest Teenager.” The testimonials are coming from friends, fellow music business impresarios, artists who appeared on his shows and those who grew
Following his recent controversial statements about President Barack Obama, Ted Nugent will be questioned by the Secret Service on Thursday. Nugent, who has in some circles become more famous for his politics in the last 20 years than his music, said at a National Rifle Association convention that, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Finally, some good news in the world of classic rock. Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were recovered Tuesday (April 17). The instruments had been reported missing since Friday, when they were taken from the Culver City, Calif. soundstage where the band was rehearsing for its upcoming tour, which begins Wednesday night in Broomfield, Colo.
For a guy who waited 15 years to unleash ‘Chinese Democracy’ on the public, Axl Rose is sure writing a lot these days. However, it’s not new songs producing, but rather another open letter to his fans clarifying his much-publicized decision to decline his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend.
You’d think being in a major rock band, especially one with Steven Tyler, means that you would never need a jolt of caffeine, but Joey Kramer believes otherwise. The Aerosmith drummer has launched Rockin’ & Roastin,’ which sounds like it could be a ‘Draw the Line’ outtake but is really Kramer’s new brand of coffee.
Legendary rocker Carlos Santana will be hitting the road this summer for seemingly the 236th time in his illustrious career. Last week, he announced the first series of dates in support of his upcoming album, ‘Shape Shifter,’ which will be released on May 15 on his own Starfaith label.
Well, apparently there are things that last shorter than a Kardashian marriage, yet are every bit as contentious: stories about the Rolling Stones getting back together. Ron Wood is now claiming he was misquoted when he said last week the Stones were going back into the studio to “throw some ideas around.”
Mick Rock, dubbed “The Man Who Shot The ’70s,” is having his famous photographs of such rock legends as David Bowie, Queen and Iggy Pop displayed across the country in a traveling show called, fittingly, ‘Rocked.’ The show is being produced and hosted by the W Hotel chain.
Despite the series taking place in the ’60s, rock music has barely featured in the stories of AMC’s ‘Mad Men.’ But on Sunday (April 1) night’s episode, the world’s greatest rock and roll band were an integral part of one of the subplots.
During his concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday (March 29), Paul McCartney got by with a little help from his friends (officially the 1,587,204th time someone has referenced that song in an article about a guest appearance at a concert by a Beatle). Ronnie Wood, Roger Daltrey and Paul Weller sat in with McCartney’s band for a performance of the Beatles 1969 hit,’Get Back.’
With a major tour this summer and a new release coming in July (hopefully), Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is beginning to do some press to promote the projects. In an interview, the 61-year old guitarist discu
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