John Waite Calls Out Journey as ‘Super White Music’
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
Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball Tour Broken Down By Numbers
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.’
J. Geils Sues Former Bandmates for the Rights to the Name ‘J. Geils Band’
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.
Bruce Springsteen Performs ‘Jungleland’ for the First Time Since Clarence Clemons’ Death
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.
Author Admits to Fabricating Bob Dylan Quotes
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.
Bruce Springsteen Reveals Bouts Of Depression
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.
Ringo Starr Joined by Joe Walsh and Others for All-Starr Finale
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.
Alice Cooper to Debut New Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood
Alice Cooper is a man of many hats: pioneering shock-rocker, golfer, patriot, humanitarian, advice columnist. He is also a theme park ride creator. For the second year in a row, he will be creating an attraction for Universal Studios’ ‘Halloween Horror Nights‘ promotion this fall.
Beatles Release ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ Digital Compilation
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.’
J. Geils Band Announce 2012 Houseparty Tour Without J. Geils
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.
Tom Petty, John Fogerty + Mick Fleetwood Featured in Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Trailer
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.
Bruce Springsteen Mocks London Police in Dublin
In his first concert following the forced ending of his show in Hyde Park on Saturday (July 14), Bruce Springsteen made fun of the incident on several occasions throughout the night.