With a new album, ‘In Your Dreams,’ coming out on May 3 and high-profile tour with Rod Stewart this summer, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Stevie Nicks in the very near future, particularly on television. Not only will she have a cameo on the NBC sitcom ‘Up All Night’ on Thursday (March 29), but she’ll be working with the remaining nine contestants on ‘American Idol’ tonight (March 28).
On May 8, Glenn Frey of the Eagles will release his first solo album since 1992. To promote ‘After Hours,’ Frey spoke with Rolling Stone, who are always willing to give some high-profile press one of their legacy artists. After a few cursory questions about the new album, which is a collection of standards from the ‘Great American Songbook,’ reporter Andy Greene asked him how, or if, the Eagles are planning to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
The annual South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin kicked off proper today with a rousing keynote address from Bruce Springsteen. In an hour-long speech that was streamed at NPR Music, the rock legend prove that he learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. He spoke with depth, passion and humor about his roots and gave advice to the thousands of young musicians hoping to use the prestigious conference as a springboard in their careers.
It’s often been said that the only two things that will survive a nuclear war are cockroaches and Keith Richards. However, it’s possible that the Rolling Stones guitarist might not be in good enough health to tour in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary this year, as had been reported last month.
New York’s Carnegie Hall may seem like a strange place for a tribute to those scrappy hoodlums known as the Rolling Stones, but the prestigious venue will get its rocks off on March 13 with ‘The Music of the Rolling Stones.’ Classic artists like Jackson Browne, Ian Hunter & The Rant Band and Art Garfunkel will join 18 other acts to perform all 21 songs on the Stones’ compilation, ‘Hot Rocks: 1964-1971′ album.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason hadn’t listened to the band’s demos for ‘The Wall’ in over 30 years — but hearing those sessions again in preparation for the recently-released ‘Experience’ and ‘Immersion‘ box sets brought back a lot of memories.
While Bruce Springsteen’s leftist political beliefs has long been reflected in his music, including his new release, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ the views of his bandmates are less well-known. However, in a recent interview, guitarist Nils Lofgren railed against what he considers to be a lack of seriousness on the part of the Republican presidential candidates towards the main issues facing America today.
It’s been a few years since the Osbourne family were a regular presence on America’s television screens, and even longer since we were even remotely interested in anything they had to say. But that hasn’t stopped Sharon Osbourne from continuing her efforts to tarnish her husband’s musical legacy stay famous. Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios is producing ‘The F’n Osbournes,’ a 20-episode stop-motion animated series starring the family, C21 Media is reporting.
Every once in a while here at Ultimate Classic Rock, we see a story that causes us to scratch our head and think, “How did this not happen sooner?” Today’s dose comes from Las Vegas, where Motley Crue singer Vince Neil plans to open a strip club called, naturally, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ The club will be located on Tropicana Avenue about a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip.
“Bruce Springsteen Week” on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ concluded on Friday (March 2) with Springsteen performing three songs, two from his upcoming album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ and a third from deep in the Springsteen archives that turned Studio 6B at 30 Rock into a joyous house party.
The ninth song from Bruce Springsteen‘s forthcoming album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ is streaming today, and only today, over at NPR Music. While ‘Rocky Ground’ has a handful of elements that seem unusual and could potentially alienate many longtime fans, after a few listens its beauty sinks in, and is possibly his most powerful track since ‘My City Of Ruins’ closed out 2002′s ‘The Rising.’
Bruce Springsteen Week on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ got off to a rousing start last night, with the Boss and the E Street Band performing two songs from their upcoming album, ‘Wrecking Ball.’ the single, ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’ and the title song. ‘Wrecking Ball’ will be released March 6.
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