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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.
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.
Ringo Starr Spews Details on Dealing With Preshow Jitters
There’s always a spring to 71-year-old Ringo Starr‘s step when he hits the concert stage, and the reason why is not something the former Beatles drummer acknowledges with pride. It turns out that Starr, even with 50-plus years of concert performances under his belt, still suffers from stage fright. But Starr’s regular case of preshow jitters involves much more than just trotting out to his designa
Queen’s Brian May Talks About His Concern for Wild Animals Prior to Benefit Performance in South Africa
In the section of his official Web site called Bri’s Soapbox, Queen guitarist Brian May writes often about his deep concern for the world’s wildlife. On March 22, May took to the radio airwaves in South Africa to further explain his animal interests, as well as promote his upcoming performance as part of the Pride of Cape Town event for the Born Free animal foundation.
Bad Company ‘Can’t Wait to Hit the Stage’ for First Tour of Mainland Europe Since 1975
Since 2008, the surviving members of the classic Bad Company lineup have occasionally regrouped to play shows in select parts of the world, such as the United States and Japan. Mainland Europe was not part of Bad Co.’s itineraries — until this year. Starting June 9 in Sweden, singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke will launch a brief tour of continental Europe, their fi
Robert Plant Books First 2012 U.S. Show
Blues music has always been important to Robert Plant, and the same can be said of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Not only has Plant been there more than once to explore its deep blues history, he and fellow Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page honored the city by naming their 1998 joint studio effort ‘Walking Into Clarksdale.’ Clarksdale is where Plant will be in August when he headlines the 25th anniversary
Rolling Stones Jagger & Richards Remember Stage Crasher from ’81 Concert
When you’ve toured as much as the Rolling Stones, it can be really hard to differentiate one show from another. But the band’s gig on Dec. 18, 1981, in Hampton, Virginia — now available as ‘Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981),’ the second official Stones concert bootleg — was certainly memorable for Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
George Harrison Guitar iPad App on the Way
Throughout his career, George Harrison played a variety of guitars, among them a psychedelic-looking Fender Stratocaster, a “fireglo” Rickenbacker 360 12-string and a black Gretsch Duo Jet (which he considered to be his first real decent guitar). Those particular instruments — and many more — are part of a new Harrison guitar app for the iPad that will be available via the Apple iTunes store start
Star-Studded Experience Hendrix Tour Adds More Dates
As the lineup for the 2012 Experience Hendrix tribute tour has expanded, so has the number of dates for the annual concert trek honoring the late, great Jimi Hendrix. This year’s edition is now up to 21 dates, including recently added concert stops in Florida and Colorado, plus a second show in Austin, Texas.