Rod Stewart Working on Sequel to ‘Gasoline Alley?’
It appears as though Rod Stewart‘s trek through the Great American Songbook has come to an end. After spending much of the past decade giving watered-down versions of classics by the likes of the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart and Irving Berlin, Stewart is returning to rock n&CloseCurlyQuot…
New Book Celebrates Abbey Road Studios, Home of the Beatles, Pink Floyd
It’s one of the most famous recording studios in music history, with people coming from all over the world on a daily basis to walk across the famous intersection depicted on the brilliant album that bears its name. Now, a new book will celebrate the history of London&CloseCurlyQuote…
Peter Gabriel’s ‘So’ to Be Subject of ‘Classic Albums’ Documentary
Peter Gabriel‘s 1986 smash hit record ‘So’ will be featured in the next installment of Eagle Rock Entertainment’s popular ‘Classic Albums’ series. The documentary, which aired on the BBC in March, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray o…
The History of Rock Guitar Told in 12 Minutes
Everybody who has ever pulled out a guitar at a party to impress people can stop now. The ultimate guitar trick has been achieved by Alex Chadwick, an employee at the Chicago Music Exchange, who tore through 100 rock guitar riffs in the span of a 12-minute video.
Beatles Producer George Martin Documentary to be Released on DVD
In 2011, Sir George Martin, who signed the Beatles to his Parlophone label and produced all but one of their albums, was the subject of a BBC documentary, ‘Produced by George Martin.’ The film will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on Sept. 11, 2012.
AC/DC Wine to Become Available in the U.S.
Last year, AC/DC launched their own brand of wine in their native Australia. The response was so good that, in February, they were able to begin exporting it to the U.K. Now, they look to conquer an even bigger market, with the product soon to hit select stores in America.
Elvis Costello Announces Fall 2012 ‘Centenary Shows’
It’s rare that musicians are around to celebrate their 100th birthday with the rigors of a concert tour. Elvis Costello, who was born in 1954, is fully aware of this and has announced six solo concerts in California for this fall that he is calling “2054 – The Centenary S…
Chicago and Doobie Brothers Announce 2012 Tour
For the fifth time in their careers, Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will tour together. The two classic rock bands will be on the road playing mostly sheds and amphitheaters for 25 dates across the country between July 11 and August 26. Chicago are the headliners, but the show promises to have both…
Jimmy Fallon Recalls Famous Blue Oyster Cult / ‘More Cowbell’ Saturday Night Live Skit
Before he started whipping his hair with Bruce Springsteen, late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon made his name as a member of NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ where he often had difficulty keeping a straight face. In a new interview, Fallon recalls why he broke up…
Jimi Hendrix ‘Flying Eyeball’ Poster Sells for More than $7,000 on eBay
An original poster advertising the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s four-night stand at the Fillmore and Winterland in San Francisco in February 1968 has sold for $7,104.10 on eBay.
More Photos of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix Emerge
Shooting of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘All is by My Side,’ is currently underway, with Dublin filling in for London in the mid-1960s. The film, which stars Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 from the hip-hop group Outkast, as the guitar hero.
Autographed Copy of Neil Peart’s ‘Far and Away’ Sells for $187
Neil Peart of Rush is not only one of rock’s most unique lyricists, but his verbal dexterity translates to prose, as well. Since 1996, he has written five books detailing his travels, both on tour and his personal journeys. An autographed copy of his most recent book, 2011′s &l…