Paul Stanley of KISS is scheduled to be featured on Sunday’s edition of Oprah: Where Are They Now. In a preview posted on Youtube, shares his first impression of bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: “I didn’t like him,” Stanley confessed. “I thought he was full of himself, opinionated, brash, insulting. ” “Gene’s first comment to me was, […]
A new vinyl box set featuring all of Cream’s studio and live albums released during the 1960s and early ’70s will hit stores on November 24. Cream: 1966–1972 includes six albums in all: the British power trio’s 1966 debut, Fresh Cream; 1967’s Disraeli Gears; the 1968 chart-topping double LP, Wheels of Fire; the band’s 1969 […]
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A deluxe remastered edition of KISS’ sixth studio album, 1977’s Love Gun, will be released this Tuesday, October 27, in conjunction with the band’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The expanded two-CD collection will include a bonus disc containing a variety of previously unreleased live and demo recordings, as well as a 1977 interview with singer/bassist Gene […]
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Ringo Starr has been named the latest spokesperson for Skechers. The legendary drummer will endorse Skechers Relaxed Fit footwear in a campaign that will launch next spring with a new TV commercial. Skechers notes that until now, the Relaxed Fit footwear ads have focused on pro athletes. It says, “[W]e can’t wait for everyone to […]
Carlos Santana will perform an instrumental version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Saturday at Game Four of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals in San Francisco, a Fox spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Country singer Trisha Yearwood will perform the national anthem before Game One Tuesday in Kansas City. Singer Phillip Phillips has […]
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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released a new memoir titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith earlier this month, and he’s wrapping up a book-signing tour in support of the tome tonight in Los Angeles. In Rocks, Perry charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to becoming a driving force in one of America’s […]
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A U.S. district court judge has ruled against Led Zeppelin’s surviving members in their attempt to have a copyright-infringement lawsuit involving the band’s “Stairway to Heaven” either moved to a California court or dismissed completely. The suit, which claims that the opening of “Stairway” was cribbed from an obscure 1968 instrumental titled “Taurus” by the […]
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The Doors will be honored this November at the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards — the Classic Rock Roll of Honour. The band is this year’s recipient of the Inspiration Award. The annual event is hosted by the U.K.-based Classic Rock magazine. This year’s ceremony will be held in the U.S. for the first time […]