Bruce Springsteen is the author of a new illustrated book titled Outlaw Pete, based on the epic song of the same name from his 2009 Working on a Dream album, which will be published on Tuesday. In celebration of the book's arrival, the Boss was interviewed by The New York Times about his own literary interests, including his favorite books and authors.
One interesting...Read more
Metallica is planning deluxe reissues for their first and second albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning, and they're asking for fans to help them put it all together.
"We're back again hoping you can dip into your personal archives and find some gems from the Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning eras as we prep deluxe remastered versions of those two albums coming in 2015," reads a post on the band's website. "We're looking for anything and everything...audio, video, photos,...Read more
Sammy Hagar acrimoniously parted ways with Van Halen about a decade ago, but the Red Rocker says that under the right circumstances he would be willing to reunite with his old band mates.
"I would play with anybody that loves me and that I love. That would include Van Halen, but the love's not there right now," Hagar tells Rolling Stone. "I do love those guys, [although we] really bumped heads on the last tour."
Hagar says Van Halen's 2004 reunion...Read more
It's no secret that Bob Seger likes that old time rock 'n' roll, but did you know that he's also a big fan of Halloween? The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tells ABC News Radio that he and his family enjoy getting together to celebrate the holiday with all the little trick-or-treaters who come to their house for candy.
"My wife loves Halloween, and her mother comes over and her sister and [her] kid and our kids, and we just sit at the front door and watch all the great kid costumes and the parents from the neighborhood," says the Michigan rocker. "It's a fun time."
While Seger enjoys seeing other people dress...Read more
Tony Iommi is, of course, the legendary guitarist for Black Sabbath, which still keeps him busy, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have time for side projects. In a post on his Facebook page, Iommi says he's returning to the studio, and has recorded a piece for the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
"People have been asking what exactly I'm doing at the moment, well I'm getting back in the studio having...Read more
Gregg Allman and his manager, Michael Lehman, have been dropped from a civil lawsuit initiated by the family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed by a train during the filming of the Allman biopic Midnight Rider this past February.
Deadline reports that an attorney for Jones' parents announced Thursday that they were dismissing claims against Allman and Lehman, who were serving as co-producers of the movie, as well as against the Open...Read more
Bob Seger has scheduled several new concerts as part of the second leg of his recently-announced North American tour with his Silver Bullet Band in support of his latest album, Ride Out. Among the newly-added shows are performances on January 27 in Charleston, West Virginia; February 3 in Ft. Meyers, Florida; February 10 in Lafayette, Louisiana; and February 17 in Wichita, Kansas.
In addition, the venues for all of the concerts taking place during the trek's second leg have been revealed, except for Seger's final scheduled show on February 27 in Los Angeles. As previously reported,...Read more
The Eagles, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones are among the artists who will vie for honors at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, scheduled for November 20 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.
The Eagles are finalists in the Top Tour category, which acknowledges the highest-grossing tours of the year. The veteran band's The History of the Eagles trek is competing against tours by a couple of younger pop acts -- Justin...Read more
Former Yes frontman Jon Anderson has released a new charity single that he recorded with ex-Counting Crows bassist Matt Malley titled "The Family Circle." Proceeds raised by sales of the tune will benefit three organizations -- the Flutie Foundation, Sahaja Yoga ...Read more
A collection of memorabilia belonging to Todd Rundgren will go on the block during of a rock 'n' roll-themed auction that will take place November 7 and 8 in Beverly Hills, California. Among the items the eclectic singer/songwriter has contributed to the sale are a stage-played Italia electric guitar, an assortment of awards he's has received over the years, various shirts and jackets, a digital piano and a piece of artwork featured on the back cover of his 1991 2nd Wind album.
Proceeds raised by the sale will benefit the Spirit of Harmony...Read more
Great news for Slash fans. DIRECTV has partnered with Guitar Center to present a 90-minute concert special starring the famed guitarist.
The concert event, titled Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip, will give fans a front row seat to Slash and his band’s recent show at the iconic Hollywood venue, The Roxy.
The concert will feature songs from the guitarist’s recent album, World on Fire, along with tunes from his days with Guns ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver.
As recently reported, a new exhibition focusing on the extraordinary career of Paul Simon opens to the public today at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The exhibit, dubbed "Paul Simon: Words & Music," features an assortment of artifacts contributed by the singer/songwriter, including handwritten lyrics and letters, instruments, clothing items, Grammy Awards and more.
Graham Nash, who was at the Rock Hall this past weekend for an Everly...Read more
Genesis fans excited to get their hands on the home video version of the group's recent career-spanning documentary, Sum of the Parts, will have to be a little patient. DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film, which initially were supposed to be released in November, now are scheduled to hit stores on January 13, 2015.
Sum of the Parts, which premiered October 10 on Showtime, follows the band's journey from its formation in 1967 through its numerous lineup changes to the group's most recent tour in 2007 and beyond. The documentary also delves into the successful solo careers that several...Read more
Tuesday night at his annual New York City charity event for his AIDS Foundation, Elton John took the stage for a solo performance, but also spoke about the man he says is his "hero" -- Pope Francis.
Metallica is taking a page from the Foo Fighters' book. The legendary rock band has booked a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, from November 17 to November 21. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will perform together each night, and Craig will interview the band on November 17.
The residency will celebrate both the end of Ferguson's time as the host of The Late Late Show and the 10-year-anniversary reissue of Metallica's behind-the-scenes...Read more
A new exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland devoted to the life and career of Paul Simon will open its doors to the public on Thursday. The exhibit, dubbed "Paul Simon: Words & Music," features more than 80 artifacts, many of which come from the acclaimed singer/songwriter's personal archive.
In addition, the attraction boasts commentary from Simon, discussing various aspects of his life, songs and creative process, which was culled from a lengthy filmed interview he granted...Read more
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will bring a little bit of rock 'n' roll to the 2014 CMA Country Christmas special, which airs Monday, December 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Tyler and veteran country stars Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson have been added to the lineup for this year's event. They join the bill that already features pop singer Idina Menzel and such big-name country acts as Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles,...Read more
Before The Who launches its 50th anniversary tour, the legendary rock band's music will be celebrated at a unique benefit concert in London to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. The show will feature a variety of guest singers, including Rush's Geddy Lee and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, accompanied by the members of The Who's touring band.
The tribute concert will take place November 11 at the...Read more
From 1983 to 1988, R.E.M. recorded 11 singles with I.R.S. Records. Now, the band is releasing all of them in a new boxed collection of vinyl seven-inch singles titled 7IN -- 83-88, which will hit stores on December 9.
In addition to well-known tunes like "Radio Free Europe," "Driver 8" and "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," 7IN -- 83-88 also includes two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch debuts: "Finest Worksong"/"Time After Time" (live), and the double-pack single for "Wendell Gee" with "Crazy," "Ages of You," and "Burning Down."
Another band has joined the BitTorrent train. Last month, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released his new solo album via the file-sharing site, and now Alice in Chains has released the video for their song "Phantom Limb" through BitTorrent Bundle.
The seven-minute-long video is an eerie, violent thriller with a dash of Memento thrown in for good measure. With Halloween right around the corner, the creepy video could not have come...Read more
The frontmen of two of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s and '80s, Bad Company's Paul Rodgers and ex-Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, will lend their talents to a TV special featuring holiday-themed routines by some of the world's best ice skaters. The Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice special will air on ABC on Sunday, November 30, at 4 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.
Rodgers and Gramm will perform a mix of holiday tunes and classic songs by their famous bands at the event, which will take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial...Read more
Kinks guitarist Dave Davies released a new solo album this week titled Rippin' Up Time. The 67-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer describes the record as a "very energetic" and "ripping" collection of songs.
He tells ABC News Radio that many of the songs feature guitar tracks that were recorded on the first take, "'cause I like to keep things raw and as pure as possible." He adds, "I've had a great time making it and I'm very excited about it, and I hope people enjoy it."
Davies, who has long been...Read more
The Allman Brothers Band ended their remarkable 45-year career Tuesday night after performing the final show of their annual Beacon Theatre residency in New York City.
The band announced last June that it was calling it quits following an earlier revelation that guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks would be exiting the band before year’s end.
The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman.
Fittingly, the band’s final performance ended long after midnight, early...Read more
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis and Flea will be hosting the fourth annual Silverlake Conservatory of Music benefit. The event will feature performances by pop star Bruno Mars and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, as well as an auction that includes artwork from Rancid's Tim Armstrong and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon.
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a Los Angeles-based school with 700 students enrolled, 200 of whom attend for free.
Earlier this month, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson were invited to perform their song "Kick It Out" with the Foo Fighters during the latter band's residency on Late Show with David Letterman. Now, the Wilson sisters have returned the favor by covering the Foos' 2005 song "No Way Back" backstage with their band mates at Heart's show in Texas over the weekend.
"We wanted to give something back to them," Ann tells Rolling Stone. "Just to say thank you. It's the perfect HOOT song and worked well with the esoteric instruments we had around. It's...Read more
Queen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May have been performing with singer Adam Lambert on and off for the last few years, although the collaborators have never made their way into a recording studio. However, Taylor tells Billboard that he's totally open to making new music with the one-time American Idol finalist.
"I think it would be a very interesting experiment," Roger says....Read more
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, Clapton issued a statement...Read more
A limited-edition, officially sanctioned photo book celebrating The Rolling Stones' 50-year-plus career and signed by all four of the band's current members is set to be published in December, but it'll cost you a pretty penny. The tome, titled simply The Rolling Stones, will run you a cool $5,000 to purchase.
The book features more than 500 pages of photos from all eras of the band's history, and includes many images that haven't been seen before. Some of the pics...Read more
The mystery of "Storm" has been solved. It turns out that the new Soundgarden track, which was released Monday, will be part of a rarities compilation entitled Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path. The three-disc collection will be released November 24.
Each disc has its own theme -- "Originals," "Covers," and "Oddities." "Originals" includes B-sides, soundtrack and compilation selections, "Covers" contains Soundgarden's versions of songs by the artists like The Rolling Stones,...Read more
The second wave of Led Zeppelin releases as part of the ongoing reissue campaign of the band's entire catalog hits stores today. The latest installment includes remastered and expanded versions of the British rock legends' fourth and fifth studio albums, 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy.
As with the reissues of Led Zeppelin's first three albums, which came out in June, the new releases are available in a variety of formats. These include a single CD version; a deluxe edition that boasts a "companion" audio disc; vinyl versions of those two packages; and a...Read more