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 […]
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A new eBook based on a long-out-of-print authorized biography of Fleetwood Mac was recently released via Apple’s iBooks store and iTunes. Before the Beginning: A Personal and Opinionated History of Fleetwood Mac, by author Sam Graham, tells the band’s story from its late-’60s origins as a U.K.-based blues outfit through its Rumours-era heyday as one […]
Gregg Allman has made a legal maneuver in an attempt to protect himself from liability in lawsuits brought against him in the wake of the fatal accident that took place this past February during the filming of a scene for Midnight Rider, the film based on his life story. Variety reports that the Allman Brothers Band frontman filed a claim against […]
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The Prince of Darkness is officially being promoted to Icon of Darkness. Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with the Global Icon Award at this year’s MTV European Music Awards. Over his career, both as the frontman for Black Sabbath and as a solo artist, the three-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has sold […]
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Queen Forever, the upcoming compilation that features three previously unreleased Queen tracks, doesn’t hit stores until November 10, but you can hear segments of a number of the tunes now in a new trailer for the album. The two-minute, 18-second clip can be viewed at the band’s official YouTube channel. The video includes snippets of all three unreleased […]
The next wave of releases in the ongoing Led Zeppelin reissue campaign includes a expanded version of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV, which features one of the all-time great rock anthems, “Stairway to Heaven.” In a new BBC News video feature, guitarist Jimmy Page discusses how the epic song was written as he listens to the remastered vinyl version of the track. […]