Paul McCartney was one among the first winners at the 2012 Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles, snagging the Best Historical Album honor during the pre-Grammy telecast. McCartney won as a compilation producer for the deluxe Paul McCartney Archive Collection edition of his former band Wings’ classic 1973 album, ‘Band On The Run.’ McCartney shared the honor with mastering engineers Sam Okell and Steve Rooke.
‘American Idol’ alum Adam Lambert has blasted a reports that he has signed on to tour with Queen this summer. On Friday (Feb. 3), British newspaper The Daily Star claimed that the the legendary rockers would hit the autobahn for a headlining spot on this summer’s touring Sonisphere festival in Europe, with Lambert filling in for the late, great Freddie Mercury. But on Saturday, Lambert took to Twitter to say that the news wasn’t true and was the result of a simple misunderstanding.
Motley Crue kicked off their much-hyped residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last night, two months after announcing it during an appearance on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight.’ Sin City was so excited that yesterday was declared “Motley Crue Day” there, while fans likely from around the globe flooded into town for the kickoff of the stand, which will cover a dozen dates through Feb. 19.
Former Mountain guitarist Leslie West heroically rolled onto the stage of New York’s BB King Blues Club Tuesday night (Jan. 31) to perform in public for the first time since he was forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications.
The Rolling Stones have issued the second concert from the Rolling Stones Archives, an official online portal to ”listen to unheard music, view unseen photographs and films, and look at rare merchandise” that the band created late last year. The latest offering, which was posted online today (Jan. 31), is ‘Hampton Coliseum: Live 1981,’ a digital-only collection that documents the band’s Dec. 18, 1981, concert at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va.
When Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1999, he entered as a solo artist and without any members of his long-running backing cohorts, the E Street Band. It wasn’t really considered much of a slight at the time — the Boss, after all, certainly deserves to be in there on his own.
But more than a dozen of years have now passed without the band joining the hallowed and frequently controversial Hall, and some fans are beginning to wonder if they’ll ever make it — and if Bruce should’ve turned down the honor until E Street was at his side.
Former Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters has already announced a bunch of dates for his ‘The Wall’ North American summer trek, which is scheduled to kick off May 1 in Houston and run through a July 14 gig in Philadelphia. But one show that has not yet been revealed is a much-rumored stop at Boston’s Fenway Park, where ‘The Wall’ would fit in quite nicely next to the ballpark’s famed 37-foot-tall wall in left field known as the Green Monster. It almost seems like destiny that ‘The Wall’ would be performed next to the wall.
Are Aerosmith going retro on their new album, the as-yet-untitled platter that’s due to surface later this year? If ’Smith guitarist Joe Perry‘s recent comments are any indication of the direction the album is taking, that question could be answered with a resounding “yes.”
Credits for that mind-blowing, 38-minute long mysterious jam session that popped up on Neil Young‘s website Saturday morning (Jan. 28) have been posted on the site. The track is titled ‘Horse Back’ and, as expected, it was the work of Young and his longtime backing band, Crazy Horse.
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that the British rockers plan to mount a U.S. tour this summer, although cities and dates have not yet been revealed. “We’re gonna go out again this summer,” Campbell recently told Frankie DiVita, radio personality for 96.7 KCAL. “We don’t know the exact details yet, but we’ll be out in America this summer.”
Another day, another round of goodies for all you Van Halen fans out there! About nine days before the band’s ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ album hits stores, brief snippets of each and every track from the much-hyped comeback album have surfaced online. The clips, which feature the first 30 seconds of all 13 tracks included on ‘Truth,’ recently were posted on a Dutch website offering the two-disc deluxe edition of the album for sale in Europe.
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