Eric Clapton has recorded a heartfelt tribute song he wrote for his Cream band mate Jack Bruce, who died Saturday at the age of 71. The song, titled “For Jack, is posted on Clapton’s official website and Facebook page, and features Clapton humming a mournful tune as he accompanies himself on acoustic guitar. Following Bruce’s passing, […]
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An authorized documentary about The Grateful Dead will be truckin’ onto screens in conjunction with the jam band’s 50th anniversary. Martin Scorsese will serve as an executive producer on the as-yet-untitled film, which will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, whose credits include such critically acclaimed docs as The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That […]
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NEW YORK (AP) – Joan Jett’s philosophy for young rock-stars-to-be: count your blessings, welcome challenges, find your passions, honor your parents and be kind – but don’t take any guff from anyone. Jett was honored as Rocker of the Year at the Little Kids Rock educational fundraiser in New York Thursday. Jett says parts of […]
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LONDON (AP) – Eric Clapton says Cream singer-bassist Jack Bruce was “a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration.” Drummer Ginger Baker says he’s very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man. Bruce died Saturday of liver disease at his home in Suffolk, England, at the age of 71. Bruce wrote […]
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 […]