As expected, Aerosmith and ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash revealed on Tuesday that they will hook up for a major joint North American trek this summer. The Let Rock Rule tour will kick off with a July 10 show in Wantagh, New York, and is scheduled to run all the way through a September 12 concert in Sydney, Nova […]
Three classic Who songs written by Pete Townshend have been used as the themes to CBS’ trio of CSI crime-drama series, but now, for the first time, Townshend has helped create a song specifically for a TV show. Billboard reports that a tune titled “It Must Be Done” co-written and performed by the legendary rocker will be featured in the April 30 […]
They might as well rename it “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fallon.” The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week will celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2014 by featuring some of the new honorees and one veteran Hall member who is performing at this year’s induction ceremony. On Monday, Hall & Oates singer John Oates will […]
Bruce Springsteen is known for being a prolific songwriter and ruthless editor of his own work, often leaving great recordings behind when assembling an album. Springsteen’s latest collection, High Hopes, gives an airing to some of those previously discarded songs in new recordings presented alongside a slew of covers. The album is the subject of a new, […]
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Jeff Beck and ZZ Top will hit the road together for the first time this summer for a U.S. tour that kicks off August 8 in Missoula, Montana, and runs for five weeks with stops in L.A., Las Vegas, Boston and New York City. Each tour date will feature Beck and ZZ Top performing separate full sets before […]
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While only KISS’ four original members will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 in Brooklyn, New York, nearly all the musicians who played with the band over the years will be in attendance at this year’s ceremony. Founding singer/bassist Gene Simmons revealed to Rolling Stone that he and longtime band mate Paul Stanley have invited […]
The late blues-rock guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and his backing band, Double Trouble, are among the inaugural honorees for the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. According to Austin360.com, the induction ceremony will take place April 26 at the University of Texas’ Austin campus, and is being held in celebration of the PBS performance series Austin City Limits‘ 40th anniversary. Other […]
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have nearly completed a new studio album that should hit stores within the next few months. Rolling Stone reports that the record is titled Hypnotic Eye, and the band has tentative plans to release it before the end of the summer. Petty recently played the collection’s 11 tracks for Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke, who describes […]
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In KISS’ new cover story in Rolling Stone, Ace Frehley calls himself “lazy,” but here’s a contradiction: The band’s former lead guitarist has just announced the forthcoming arrival of a new studio album. Called Space Invader, the collection of songs will hit stores on June 24 and will feature nine Frehley originals and a cover of the Steve Miller Band classic, “The […]