There’s little we like more, especially on a lazy Friday summer afternoon, than the beginnings of a good, old-fashioned musician slap-fight. And while it’s not a shock that the newest one involves Journey, it is surprising that it isn’t between past and former members of the band. Instead, it came out of nowhere, with John Waite, late of Bad English and the Babys, firing the first shot at the rock legends.
Have you ever gone to a stadium concert and wondered just how many people were responsible in putting the show on and making it run smoothly? Thanks to a new letter from Bruce Springsteen‘s tour director, we’ve learned that it’s a lot more complex than Jackson Browne described in ‘The Load Out.’
After the news two weeks ago that four members of the J. Geils Band would be touring without their namesake, John Geils, we should have seen this coming. Geils has filed suit against the other men, citing trademark infringement and deceptive business practices.
Of all the songs in Bruce Springsteen‘s extensive catalog, the one that could have expected to be permanently retired following the death of Clarence Clemons was ‘Jungleland.’ Its defining characteristic – a two-minute, 20-second saxophone solo — was Clemons’ career highlight, capturing all the characters’ emotions as it headed into the finale.
A major scandal has broken out in journalism today (July 30), and rock legend Bob Dylan has been unwittingly caught in the middle. In his new book, ‘Imagine: How Creativity Works,’ New Yorker journalist Jonah Lehrer attributed a quote to Bob Dylan that rock’s poet laureate never said.
As Bruce Springsteen‘s career skyrocketed in the early ’80s, he struggled with depression and self-isolation stemming from his complex relationship with his father. This news, and many others, are revealed in an extensive piece in the new issue of the New Yorker.
The most recent tour of Ringo Starr‘s All-Starr Band concluded on Saturday (July 21) at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. For the finale, ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ Starr, um, got by with a lot of help from his friends.
Back in 1976, when Capitol was looking for new ways to re-package the Beatles catalog to their millions of fans, the label released the two-volume ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Music.’ The LPs consisted of the some of the most raucous cuts from their incredible catalog and put hits like ‘Twist and Shout’ with lesser known songs like ‘I’m Down.’
The J. Geils Band have announced their 2012 Houseparty Tour. Beginning Aug. 25 in Syracuse, N.Y., the veteran rockers will play nine dates in the Northeast, winding up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Sept. 22. More dates are expected to be added soon.
One of Los Angeles’ most famous studios is the subject of a documentary directed and produced by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. ‘Sound City‘ will tell the distinguished history of the studio with some help from some classic rockers who made some of their most famous works there.
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