Fender Projects Post-IPO Value of $395 Million
The iconic Fender logo may need to be upgraded to include a few dollar signs thanks to a healthy IPO — Initial Public (Stock) Offering — that looks to raise as much as $160.5 million, putting the venerable guitar maker’s value in the neighborhood of $395 million.
Meat Loaf Sues Impersonator for Cybersquatting
As a musician, you sort of know you’ve arrived when the touring market can support someone else charging people to watch their own performances of your hits — but there are definitely drawbacks to having your own celebrity impersonator. Just ask Meat Loaf, who’s…
The Story Behind Led Zeppelin’s ‘Swan Song’ Revealed
Led Zeppelin boasts one of the most impressive — and successful — discographies of the rock era. But the songs that made it to their albums don’t necessarily tell the whole story, as evidenced by a feature in a recent issue of Classic Rock Magazine that traces the evoluti…
Ringo’s All-Starr Band Reveals Their Favorite Beatles Albums
It’s summer, and Ringo Starr is back on the road with another lineup of his long-running All-Starr Band — all of whom recently sat down with Rock Cellar Magazine to share their favorite Beatles albums.
Steven Tyler Explains Aerosmith Album Delay
They’ve had over a decade to get things just right, so why are Aerosmith bumping back the release date of their long-awaited new album ‘Music From Another Dimension’? According to Steven Tyler, there’s a relatively simple — albeit disappoin…
Beatles Still Blamed by Russian Officials for ‘Recreational Drug Use Increase’
According to a Russian health official, the youth of his country have a major drug problem — and it all goes back to those darn Beatles.
Graham Nash Announces Upcoming Memoir
He’s had one of the more interesting — and successful — careers in rock. And now, Graham Nash will share his story in an autobiography, scheduled to be published in the fall of 2013.
Jackson Browne Announces Fall Tour Dates
Jackson Browne must be pretty sure he’s going to have a good time on the road with Nickel Creek member-turned-solo star Sara Watkins this summer, because the duo has already extended its run of tour dates into the fall.
2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival to Pay Tribute to the Doors
The fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, scheduled for Aug. 16-18 in Los Angeles, will pay tribute to the legacy of the Doors with a three-day celebration featuring performances from an eclectic array of well-known artists.
Randy Bachman Ponders Rock Hall Snub: ‘Why, Because We’re Canadians?’
Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are out promoting their new live album and concert film ‘Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC,’ hitting stores soon. Bachman tells 97.1 WASH FM how he and Turner ended up getting back together, and didn’t mince words when asked how he…
Paul McCartney Visits John Lennon’s Alma Mater
The Liverpool College of Art, the college where John Lennon and original Beatles bassist Stu Sutcliffe studied in the ’50s, has been purchased by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (or LIPA), a UK arts program co-founded by Paul McCartney — and McCartney himself p…
Pete Townshend Sets Release Date for ‘Who I Am’ Autobiography
After more than a decade in development, it sounds like Pete Townshend is finally ready to release his long-discussed memoir. In fact, it’ll be on bookstore shelves in time for Christmas.