The Eagles’ Don Felder Thought ‘Hotel California’ Would Flop
Artists are rarely the best judges of their own material. How many times have we cringed when a classic group we love releases a new album they claim is among their best ever? And how often are we privileged to hear outtakes that cause us to smack our heads, in disbelief that they were left off the original record?
The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour’ to be Released on DVD and Blu-ray
‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ the Beatles‘ 1967 made-for-TV film, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide on Oct. 8 and in North America on Oct. 9, which, coincidentally, would have been John Lennon’s 72nd birthday. The movie will also have a limited theatrical release on Sept. 27.
Beatles-Themed Cruise to Launch in 2013
With music festival cruises being all the rage these days, it makes sense that there would be a cruise dedicated to the most popular group of all-time. In March 2013, the Cruise for Beatles Fans will sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on the sea of green for a week-long floating celebration of all things John, Paul, George and Ringo.
The Runaways Remember Being Treated Badly by Rush
Being an opening act is rarely fun for an up-and-coming band. Bruce Springsteen‘s experiences opening up for Chicago and Black Oak Arkansas in the early days of his career is why he’s never toured with a support act.
Paul Simon to Release ‘Live in New York City’ Concert Film
On Sept. 18, Paul Simon will release ‘Live in New York City,’ a document of his June 2011 performance at historic Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The set, which aired on PBS last December, will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and a 2 CD/1-DVD package.
Ted Nugent Drummer Mick Brown Pleads Not Guilty to Drunken Golf Cart Joyride Charges
Last month, we reported that Mick Brown, the former Dokken drummer currently playing with Ted Nugent, had been arrested in Bangor, Maine for taking a joyride on a golf cart. Yesterday (Aug. 15) his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty to the charges at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Brown was not present at the hearing.
Bruce Springsteen Honors Red Sox Legend at Fenway Park Concert
It hasn’t been a good season for the Boston Red Sox. Despite a $175 million payroll, the team remains mired in fourth place in the American League East, 12.5 games behind the hated New York Yankees. However, some joy was finally brought to Fenway Park in the form of Bruce Springsteen, who began a two-night stand at the 100-year old stadium last night (Aug. 14).
ZZ Top to Receive Living Legend Awards
Rock legends ZZ Top will be honored with the Living Legends award at Classic Rock magazine’s Roll of Honour awards ceremony. The event will take place at London’s Roundhouse Theater on Nov. 13.
Journey’s Neal Schon to Release Solo Album, ‘The Calling’
Every once in a while Neal Schon takes a break from being Journey‘s guitarist and explores a different side of his creativity. The latest fruits of his labor, ‘The Calling,’ his seventh solo album, will be released on Frontiers Records on Oct. 23.
New Jimmy Page Book Compiles Interviews with Led Zeppelin Legend
Throughout his career, rock legend Jimmy Page has never been much for publicity. However, journalist Brad Tolinski has been fortunate enough to interview the guitar god many times over the past 20 years and has compiled those chats into a new book, ‘Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page.’
Neil Young Joins All-Star Lineup for Central Park Benefit Concert
The Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park will play host to a massive rock concert on Sept. 29, with the likes of Neil Young and Foo Fighters headlining. The Global Festival hopes to raise awareness and funds to end global poverty.
Beach Boys Documentary to be Released on DVD and Blu-ray
A documentary celebrating the Beach Boys‘ 50th anniversary will soon be available. ‘The Beach Boys: Doin’ it Again’ will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 28.