Van Halen Announce Japanese Tour Plans, Hint at More American Dates in 2013
They’ve recently had to cancel a portion of their latest tour, thus restarting the rumor mill that’s spun almost incessantly around the band for the last 15 years, but Van Halen is doing just fine — at least, if you believe Edward and Wolfgang Van Halen, who recently sat with USA Today for a rare joint interview.
Paul McCartney Visits John Lennon’s Alma Mater
The Liverpool College of Art, the college where John Lennon and original Beatles bassist Stu Sutcliffe studied in the ’50s, has been purchased by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (or LIPA), a UK arts program co-founded by Paul McCartney — and McCartney himself paid a visit recently to tour the grounds.
Rod Stewart Reportedly Takes Fill-In Gig on ‘The X Factor’
We’re not quite sure how it happened, but all of a sudden, accepting a judges’ position on a reality competition series is the hippest thing to do — and with everyone from Steven Tyler to Britney Spears getting in on the action, Rod Stewart has decided to join the fun by filling in for Kelly Rowland on the U.K. version of ‘The X Factor.’
Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Pink Floyd’s 2011 Reunion
In 2005, the members of Pink Floyd set aside their decades-long feud with exiled founding member Roger Waters and came together for a momentous (and, as it turned out, final) performance at Live 8.
Gregg Allman Regrets His Final Conversation with Duane
Gregg Allman has been sober for years, but even though he’s left his bad habits behind, he’s still troubled by some memories of the old days — including the final conversation he had with his brother and bandmate Duane, the morning before a motorcycle accident took the legendary guitarist’s life at the young age of 24.
Slash Says Axl’s Letter Inspired Guns N’ Roses’ Hall of Fame Performance
What, you thought we were finished talking about Guns N’ Roses and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Not a chance. You’re in a jungle of Slash and Axl quotes, baby, and you’re gonna be here ’til you die.
Steven Tyler Visits the Playboy Mansion for the First Time
We know, we know. We didn’t believe it either when we read the headline. But it’s apparently true — unless a previous trip to the building is one of the things he doesn’t remember about the ’70s and ’80s, Steven Tyler recently made his very first visit to the Playboy Mansion.
Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart Announce Movie Musical
After watching the film version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ you’d think Ringo Starr would have no love for rock movie musicals, but think again — the Funny Beatle is teaming up with erstwhile Eurythmic Dave Stewart to write and executive produce a project for Paramount.
Kiss Battles ‘The Avengers’ in Fake Movie Trailer
It hasn’t even arrived in theaters yet, but Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ is the undisputed blockbuster to beat this summer. And while some fans of the comics have been impatiently waiting for an ‘Avengers’ movie since the first issue was published in September of 1963, this fake trailer demonstrates why we’re fortunate it took this long — and shows us what the guys in Kiss might have looked like as sup
Watch a Clip from Paul Simon’s New ‘Graceland’ Documentary
It’s technically arriving a year late, but Paul Simon‘s landmark 1986 album ‘Graceland’ is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with a deluxe box set reissue and a new retrospective documentary, ‘Under African Skies.’ In a new clip from the film, Simon discusses the creative process behind the album.
Eddie Van Halen Reveals His Biggest Lie
Eddie Van Halen doesn’t do a lot of interviews. In fact, during much of the last decade, he developed a reputation for being something of a recluse. But now that Van Halen is back on the road promoting its first new album in years, he’s feeling a little chattier — as evidenced by the way he opened up for a recent in-depth profile with Esquire.
Mel Gibson Rumored to Say of John Lennon: ‘I’m Glad He’s Dead’
Just when we thought Mel Gibson might have exited the “rage-o-holic crazybags rumors” phase of his career, yesterday came word that his latest film project, a biopic about the Old Testament warrior hero Judah Maccabee, had fallen apart — and out of that mess came a letter from the movie’s would-be screenwriter, Joe Eszterhas, that paints a picture of Gibson as a guy who’s angry at… well, pretty mu