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).
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.
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.
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 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 had helmed the band’s first five albums, positively affected the sessions, in particular the mindset of singer Jim Morrison.
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.
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 the real Slash, there’s really only one answer, isn’t there?
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 any other way.
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.
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.
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