It’s one of the most famous recording studios in music history, with people coming from all over the world on a daily basis to walk across the famous intersection depicted on the brilliant album that bears its name. Now, a new book will celebrate the history of London’s Abbey Road Studios.
Bon Jovi and Aerosmith are among the heavy hitters that will participate in the second annual IHeartRadio Music Festival. The event will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino’s Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 21-22.
In 2011, Sir George Martin, who signed the Beatles to his Parlophone label and produced all but one of their albums, was the subject of a BBC documentary, ‘Produced by George Martin.’ The film will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on Sept. 11, 2012.
For the fifth time in their careers, Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will tour together. The two classic rock bands will be on the road playing mostly sheds and amphitheaters for 25 dates across the country between July 11 and August 26. Chicago are the headliners, but the show promises to have both bands on stage for the finale playing some of their biggest hits.
Last year, AC/DC launched their own brand of wine in their native Australia. The response was so good that, in February, they were able to begin exporting it to the U.K. Now, they look to conquer an even bigger market, with the product soon to hit select stores in America.
After a layoff of nearly 30 years, Thin Lizzy are currently working on a new studio album. Despite maintaining a steady touring schedule since reforming shortly after the 1986 death of original frontman and primary songwriter Phil Lynott, the Irish rockers have not released any new material since their initial breakup following 1983′s ‘Thunder and Lightning.’ They have, however, released several live albums.
It’s rare that musicians are around to celebrate their 100th birthday with the rigors of a concert tour. Elvis Costello, who was born in 1954, is fully aware of this and has announced six solo concerts in California for this fall that he is calling “2054 – The Centenary Show.”
There’s nothing better at a concert than hearing the lead singer say something like, “We’d like to bring out a special guest to help us out tonight.” You can feel the excitement in the venue as the crowd tries to figure out who will appear from the wings, knowing that you’re getting something special and unique.
The film ‘Rock of Ages‘ may have had a bad opening week at the box office, but the tour of the same name featuring Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford fared a little better last night (June 20) as it got underway at the USANA Amphitheater in West Valley City, Utah.
Back in February, Bruce Springsteen met with the European press in Paris to talk about his new album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ which had yet to be released. Director Thom Zimny, who has worked with Springsteen on his videos and concert DVDs, has taken highlights from that press conference and made a 22-minute documentary, ”Wrecking Ball:’ A Conversation with Bruce Springsteen,’ complete with several songs from the album and other video footage. The film premiered yesterday on CNN’s website.
Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills recently held the estate auction of guitarist and innovator Les Paul. The two-day auction brought in nearly $5 million for the Les Paul Foundation, a charity founded by the legend to support music education, engineering, innovation and medical research.
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