Paul McCartney to Receive France’s Legion of Honor
Here at Ultimate Classic Rock we always root for the underdog, and we love it when artists who have gone under-appreciated for years finally get their due, especially when it occurs in their lifetime. Today we learned of one such case when we saw the news that the French government has awarded the Legion of Honor to a little-known singer from Liverpool, England, Sir Paul McCartney.
Bob Dylan Re-Opens Famous Theatre
The town of Port Chester, N.Y., located 35 miles north of New York City, may seem like an unusual place for a famous rock venue, but the Capitol Theatre boasts a history few stadiums can match. The long-dormant theater re-opened last night (Sept. 4) with a performance by Bob Dylan.
Duff McKagan Risks Cerebral Edema Climbing Mt. Ranier
The life of a rock n’ roller may be grueling, what with all the constant travel, long hours in the studio and non-stop partying, but, as Duff McKagan found out, it’s nothing compared to mountain climbing. The former Guns N’ Roses bassist recently risked his life attempting to scale Mt. Ranier, which has an elevation of 14,409 feet, and wrote about the experience in his column at Seattle Weekly. Re
Eddie Van Halen Issues Health Update
Yesterday (Aug. 31) Eddie Van Halen took some time out from his recuperation to issue an update on his health. Van Halen recently spent three weeks in the hospital after needing emergency surgery for diverticulitis.
Paul McCartney to Return Catalog to Streaming Services
Back in February, Paul McCartney pulled his entire solo and Wings catalog from streaming services such as Rhapsody and Spotify. However, he appears to have had a change of heart. Seattle Weekly is reporting that several of his albums are currently available to subscribers at two of the most popular sites around.
Woman Arrested for Blasting AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’
Epping, N.H. can no longer be described as a “sleepy little town,” mainly because nobody has been able to get to sleep thanks to Joyce Coffey. The 53-year old woman was arrested three times in one day earlier this week for blasting music, which included AC/DC‘s ‘Highway to Hell,’ according to the Union Leader.
Slash Once Caught His Mom Naked with David Bowie
Many therapists have gotten rich hearing stories about how their patients, at an impressionable age, caught their parents in the throes of passion. Of course, it’s only natural that Slash can pretty much top everybody’s own story of seeing their parents in flagrante delicto, because he’s Slash. In a new interview, he reveals that he once walked in on his mother and David Bowie.
Bob Dylan Debuts Video for ‘Duquesne Whistle’
The video for Bob Dylan‘s new single, ‘Duquesne Whistle’ has debuted over at Rolling Stone’s website, and it’s hard to recall the last time we’ve seen a video this dark and contradictory to the song’s tone, while at the same time being thoroughly entertaining.
Neal Schon Open to Reuniting with Steve Perry for Journey Farewell Tour
Could Journey be calling it quits? Maybe not, according to guitarist Neal Schon, but he’s definitely had thoughts about how he wants to go out on a sustained high note. In a new interview, he reveals that he’s open to having former lead singer Steve Perry join them band for one last go-round.
John Fogerty’s New Album Postponed Until 2013
We’ve been looking forward to ‘Wrote a Song for Everyone,’ the upcoming album from former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer, because the record has been postponed from its original Oct. 9 release date until an unspecified day in early 2013.
Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh Highlight Levon Helm Tribute Concert
An all-star collection of talent from across the musical spectrum will pay tribute to Levon Helm of the Band, who died on April 19 following a lengthy bout with cancer. “Love for Levon” will take place at the IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, N.J. on Oct. 3.
The Who to Release ‘Live in Texas ’75′ DVD
A classic concert by the Who previously available only on bootleg will soon get an official release. ‘The Who Live in Texas ’75,’ a document of their Nov. 20, 1975 concert at the Summit in Houston, will be out on DVD and digital video on Oct. 9 — which, coincidentally, would have been bassist John Entwistle’s 68th birthday.