Role of Keith Richards Cast in Jimi Hendrix Biopic
We’ve been closely following the news coming out about ‘All Is By My Side,’ the upcoming biopic about Jimi Hendrix, from the beginning of its filming to drummer Kenny Aronoff‘s work on the soundtrack to the lack of support given it by Hendrix’s estate.
Rush’s ‘Clockwork Angels’ Slated for High Chart Debut
Rush look to have its highest charting album in nearly 20 years. Billboard is reporting that ‘Clockwork Angels‘ will likely debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 when the chart is released on Wednesday (June 20).
Midnight Rambles Carry On Without Levon Helm
The Midnight Ramble, the intimate concerts Levon Helm of the Band held in his Woodstock, N.Y. barn, are continuing, even though the drummer and singer passed away on April 19. The shows resumed May 26, with the second taking place on June 8.
Beatles Poster Sells For More Than Most New Cars
A poster advertising a performance by the Beatles at Liverpool’s Cavern Club yesterday (June 12) sold at Christie’s auction house in London for the staggering price of $42,515, according to whatsellsbest.com.
Alice Cooper on Today’s ‘Testosterone-Free’ Rock Bands: ‘Where is the Fire?’
Alice Cooper doesn’t see much in rock today that interests him. In a new interview, he railed against what he perceives to be a lack of fire and a desire many bands have to be image-free.
Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones Among Most Collectible Records of All Time
Who knows what rare and valuable records could be sitting on your shelves. A list on New York radio station WCBS-FM’s website uncovers some classic albums and singles that may look like they are run-of-the-mill, but are actually worth a good chunk of change.
The Doors’ Robbie Krieger Speaks About ‘L.A. Woman’ Sessions
The long-lasting appeal of the Doors is evident in the 40th anniversary edition of their album ‘L.A. Woman’ that was released earlier this year. In a new interview, guitarist Robbie Krieger spoke about how having longtime engineer Bruce Botnick produce the record instead of Paul A. Rothchild, who ha…
Keith Richards and Joe Perry Featured in Blues Documentary
A documentary that looks at the history of the blues through someone who saw its birth will soon be released on DVD. ‘Honeyboy and the History of the Blues‘ looks at the career of David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, who passed away in Chicago on August 29, 2011 at the age of 96.
Slash Joins Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler to Perform Black Sabbath Classic
Let’s see. You’re Slash, and you’ve got six weeks off before the next leg of your tour in support of ‘Apocalyptic Love.’ Do you spend that time recharging your batteries by resting on some beach somewhere, or do you grab your guitar and jam with one of your idols? For t…
Joe Walsh: "The Eagles Are Alive and Well, and I’m Back"
Yesterday (June 5) Joe Walsh released ‘Analog Man,’ his first solo album since 1992′s Songs for a Dying Planet.’ Produced by Jeff Lynne, ‘Analog Man’ features everything we expect from the veteran rocker, and, in a new interview, he says he wouldn’t have it …
Slash Remembers His First Guitar
You never forget your first. Of course, we’re talking about guitars. Did you think we meant something else? The nerve of some people. Either way, in a new interview, Slash discusses the instruments on which he got his start.
Black Sabbath, The Beatles Cited On Worst Album Covers List
You can’t judge a book by its cover, an old saying goes. The same is true for albums. The FW has recently created a list of the 50 Worst Album Covers, and we here at Ultimate Classic Rock were shocked to discover three of our favorite artists had made the final cut.