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Paul Rodgers Takes ‘The Royal Sessions’ Front and Center on PBS

British rock singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm) performed the Memphis music that has been a life-long inspiration to him at a special concert filmed in New York last summer. That event was filmed for the PBS Front … Continue reading

Joe Perry’s Autobiography Is A Top Ten New York Times Bestseller

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is sitting in the top ten on the prestigious New York Times Bestseller List.  In the autobiography – Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith – the guitarist shares – with total candor and without apology … Continue reading

Metallica Announces Late Late Show Residency

Metallica have announced that they’ll do a week-long residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson next month. The band will join the CBS late night host for an interview and perform each night the week of November 17th. … Continue reading

Best Classic Rock Radio Stations Announced

After a period of online voting, Team Rock Ltd, Classic Rock Magazine and KMG Networks have announced the winners of the Best Classic Rock Station in Large, Medium and Small Market categories. The radio station honors are part of the … Continue reading

Watch The Allman Brothers Band Pay Tribute to Jack Bruce

In their final run of shows at The Beacon Theatre on Saturday night, The Allman Brothers Band paid tribute to the late Jack Bruce. The Allman Brothers performed the Cream cover, “Politician” in honor of the band’s bassist, who died … Continue reading

Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71

Jack Bruce, singer and bassist from the British rock band Cream has died at the age of 71. Bruce’s passing was announced by his family via a statement on Facebook and on his website. “It is with great sadness that … Continue reading

Elton John Extends Vegas Show for 3 More Years

Elton John will stay in Las Vegas for another three years, Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live announced this week. The pop-icon’s Million Dollar Piano show, which features iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton John’s five-decade career, has … Continue reading

Career-Spanning Cream Box Set To Be Released

A box set containing Cream’s four studio albums as well as two live albums will be released later this year. The six-LP set includes Fresh Cream (1966), Disraeli Gears (1967), Wheels of Fire (1968) and I’m So Glad (1969), as … Continue reading

Brian Setzer Donates Gretsch Guitar to Smithsonian

Brian Setzer has donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  The replica guitar is evocative of Setzer’s original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, for which he raided his Monopoly game for two … Continue reading

Billy Joel On Why He Why He Won’t Be Making A New Album

In a new interview with The New Yorker, Billy Joel has opened up about why there probably won’t be any new albums in his future. “Some people think it’s because I’m lazy or I’m just being contrary,” the Piano Man … Continue reading

Judge Rules Against Led Zeppelin in First Hearing of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin has encountered several copyright claims over their music in their years as a band, but the latest claim may be one they can’t escape. Earlier this year, the friends and estate of the late Randy California claimed Led … Continue reading

Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer Opens Up About Health Issues

In August,TMZ reported that Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer was requiring heart surgery after suffering heart issues in the past. The news came shortly after the band cancelled a California tour date due to “an illness” in the band. But Aerosmith chose … Continue reading

Jimmy Page Discusses New Autobiography

In a new video clip released by Genesis Publications, Jimmy Page discusses his new photographic autobiography, released earlier this week. The book, simply titled Jimmy Page, features over 600 photographs from Page’s archive and the story of Led Zeppelin’s rise to … Continue reading

Preview Steve Miller’s Cover of Paul McCartney’s ‘Junior’s Farm’

Steve Miller is just one of a handful of A-list artists paying tribute to Paul McCartney on the upcoming release, The Art of McCartney. Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard, Paul Rodgers, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Chrissie Hynde, … Continue reading

Queen’s Brian May Tells The Story of His ‘Red Special’ Guitar

In a recent interview with Absolute Radio, Brian May tells some of the story behind his Red Special guitar. Check out the video below. May’s book, Brian May’s Red Special: The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen And The … Continue reading

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