Classic rock fans may not be getting the Guns N’ Roses reunion that they were hoping for at next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but one long-disbanded group will be reuniting. The Faces, who were living the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll lifetstyle before any of the Gunners had gotten their first tattoos, will perform for the first time together since 1993.
Rolling Stones fans may not get the 50th anniversary tour that they were hoping for in 2012, but they can take consolation in knowing that they will get a different – and cheaper – glimpse of the band through a new documentary. The film, which has no official title yet, will have its premiere at the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations in September and will be released through Eagle Rock Entertainment.
The annual South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin kicked off proper today with a rousing keynote address from Bruce Springsteen. In an hour-long speech that was streamed at NPR Music, the rock legend prove that he learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. He spoke with depth, passion and humor about his roots and gave advice to the thousands of young musicians hoping to use the prestigious conference as a springboard in their careers.
Well, it’s official. Bruce Springsteen is still the Boss. Despite reports two days ago that first-week sales of his new album ‘Wrecking Ball‘ might not be good enough to knock Adele’s ’21′ out of the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, the magazine now says that Springsteen barely beat Adele to earn himself the best-selling album in America.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason hadn’t listened to the band’s demos for ‘The Wall’ in over 30 years — but hearing those sessions again in preparation for the recently-released ‘Experience’ and ‘Immersion‘ box sets brought back a lot of memories.
Members of the Allman Brothers Band, Cheap Trick and other classic rock bands signed to Sony BMG will have reason to smile when they receive their next royalty statements. On Wednesday, a five-year lawsuit against the label was settled to the tune of $7.95 million and a three percent raise in their royalty rates on sales of digital music, Rolling Stone is reporting.
Rush fans who have waited five years for new pearls of wisdom from their favorite band will soon be satisfied. According to reports that have not been confirmed by their label, their new album, ‘Clockwork Angels,’ will be released on May 29 in the United States, Japan and their native Canada.
Duff McKagan isn’t sure if the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses will perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month, or even if everyone will show up. But, according to a new interview, he’s excited for the event.
While Bruce Springsteen’s leftist political beliefs has long been reflected in his music, including his new release, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ the views of his bandmates are less well-known. However, in a recent interview, guitarist Nils Lofgren railed against what he considers to be a lack of seriousness on the part of the Republican presidential candidates towards the main issues facing America today.
Every once in a while here at Ultimate Classic Rock, we see a story that causes us to scratch our head and think, “How did this not happen sooner?” Today’s dose comes from Las Vegas, where Motley Crue singer Vince Neil plans to open a strip club called, naturally, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ The club will be located on Tropicana Avenue about a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip.
It’s been a few years since the Osbourne family were a regular presence on America’s television screens, and even longer since we were even remotely interested in anything they had to say. But that hasn’t stopped Sharon Osbourne from continuing her efforts to tarnish her husband’s musical legacy stay famous. Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios is producing ‘The F’n Osbournes,’ a 20-episode stop-motion animated series starring the family, C21 Media is reporting.
Levon Helm, the drummer-singer-mandolinist for the Band, is crying tears of rage today, as a Manhattan court ruled on Thursday (March 1) against him in a lawsuit he filed concerning the use of the Band’s song, ‘The Weight’ in an advertisement.
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