Chris M. Junior
Heart Unveils Cover Art and Details for New Album ‘Fanatic’
Some of Heart’s best-known albums — among them 1976’s ‘Dreamboat Annie’ and 1977’s ‘Little Queen’ — feature only band mainstays Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson on the cover.
Jackson Browne Maps Out Summer 2012 Solo Acoustic Tour
Since about 2005, Jackson Browne has been no stranger to the solo acoustic format, not only hitting the road for guitar/piano shows but also releasing two stripped-down concert collections of fresh and familiar material. This summer, Browne will launch his latest solo acoustic tour, and the 20-date trek is scheduled to begin July 14 in Charlotte, N.C. and wind up Aug. 15 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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
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.
Alice Cooper, Kiss + Others Contribute to Forthcoming Paul McCartney Tribute Album
Paul McCartney has given his stamp of approval to an upcoming tribute album that will feature Alice Cooper, Kiss, Billy Joel, Steve Miller and other stars performing their versions of Beatles, Wings and McCartney solo material.
Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Witnessed Led Zeppelin’s 2007 Reunion Show – As a Roadie
Maybe security didn’t recognize him as someone who had played with one of British rock’s most successful bands. Or maybe a clipboard-holding gatekeeper stopped him cold at the entrance and said in a monotone voice, “Sorry, you’re not on the list.” Whatever the reason, ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett resorted to an everyman move in December 2007 so he could enter London’s O2 Arena for a special
‘From Straight to Bizarre’ DVD Documents History of Frank Zappa’s Early Record Labels
When Frank Zappa parted ways with Verve Records in 1968, he knew what was best for his career moving forward, and that was starting his own label.
Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir Guitars Are Part of a New Grateful Dead Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
When Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh first sang the memorable ‘Truckin’ lyric “What a long, strange trip it’s been,” the Grateful Dead had only been together for about five years. Of course, the Dead’s rich musical journey continued for another 25 years, effectively ending with Garcia’s death on Aug. 9, 1995. This spring, Deadheads can look back on the band’s storied career in a new exhibit c
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
Dio Tribute Album Will Feature Judas Priest, Deep Purple Stars
Since early 2011, there’s been plenty of talk about a star-studded Ronnie James Dio tribute album. Well, it looks like 2012 will be the year it finally arrives. And the list of artists lined up to honor the late solo singer and onetime Black Sabbath and Rainbow frontman is quite impressive: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana an
Robert Plant, Alfie Boe ‘Song to the Siren’ Clip Debuts
He sings just one line, and he doesn’t even appear onscreen. But former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant certainly makes his presence felt in the video for English opera star Alfie Boe’s new version of the Tim Buckley tune ‘Song to the Siren.’
John Fogerty on Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion: ‘If Someone Started Talking, I’d Sit Down Long Enough to Listen’
As John Fogerty gears up to perform entire classic Creedence Clearwater Revival albums from start to finish at select solo concerts in November, he continues to ponder the possibility of someday reuniting with surviving CCR members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford.