Aug. 14 will see the release of ‘Songs Of The Century: An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp‘ from Cleopatra Records. The album will feature the “All-Star Prog Collective,” which is comprised of members of Yes, Asia and XTC, and many others performing 11 classics by the popular British band.
After the news two weeks ago that four members of the J. Geils Band would be touring without their namesake, John Geils, we should have seen this coming. Geils has filed suit against the other men, citing trademark infringement and deceptive business practices.
As they rose to mega-stardom in the ’80s, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s four-hour concerts became a part of his own mythology. However, the concerts weren’t actually four hours long. In reality, they ran about three-and-a-half hours of music, with a 20-25 minute break in the middle.
Major arena tours provide great opportunities for old friends to reunite in the for of special guest appearances. Tuesday night (July 24) at the IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, N.J., Aerosmith were joined onstage by Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniel of Run-D.M.C., who sat in with the band on ‘Toys in the Attic.’
As Bruce Springsteen‘s career skyrocketed in the early ’80s, he struggled with depression and self-isolation stemming from his complex relationship with his father. This news, and many others, are revealed in an extensive piece in the new issue of the New Yorker.
The J. Geils Band have announced their 2012 Houseparty Tour. Beginning Aug. 25 in Syracuse, N.Y., the veteran rockers will play nine dates in the Northeast, winding up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Sept. 22. More dates are expected to be added soon.
It appears as though Rod Stewart‘s trek through the Great American Songbook has come to an end. After spending much of the past decade giving watered-down versions of classics by the likes of the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart and Irving Berlin, Stewart is returning to rock n’ roll.
Back in January, Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation for use in Los Angeles public schools. In a new interview, Felice Mancini, the foundation’s executive director, explains how the transfer took place.
Peter Gabriel‘s 1986 smash hit record ‘So’ will be featured in the next installment of Eagle Rock Entertainment’s popular ‘Classic Albums’ series. The documentary, which aired on the BBC in March, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 18.
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