In the 1983 film The Hunger, Susan Sarandon portrays a doctor who has an affair with a female vampire played by French actress Catherine Deneuve, but it turns out Sarandon had a real-life hunger for one of her other co-stars -- David Bowie. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the Academy Award winner reveals that she had a fling with the rock legend, who she says was one of ...Read more
Billy Joel has finally succeeded in his long quest to sell his mansion in the village of Sagaponack in New York's ritzy Hamptons area. The New York Post reports that the oceanfront bungalow-style residence, which the Piano Man first put on the market about five years ago, was bought recently for a bit under its $19.95 million asking price.
As previously reported, Joel bought the home, which originally was owned by late Jaws star Roy Scheider, in 2007....Read more
Even though Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was once a member of Exodus, he's never appeared on a proper recording by the San Francisco Bay-area metal band -- until now.
Hammett tells Rolling Stone that he's contributed a guitar solo to a song called "Salt in the Wound," which will be included on a forthcoming Exodus album.
"It felt really casual, really cool -- just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back...Read more
Elton John's upcoming movie biography Rocketman will cover the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's life story "from birth to rehab." That's according to Lee Hall, the man who's writing the film.
Hall, who also penned the movie Billy Elliot and then worked with John to turn it into an ultra-successful musical, tells the BBC that Rocketman will be "an absolutely huge, crazy Technicolor affair." While also dealing with Elton's childhood and his rise to fame, Hall says, it won't shy away...Read more
Even with a resume that includes membership in The Firm -- Jimmy Page's post-Led Zeppelin band -- as well as backing Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, drummer Chris Slade still had to try out circa the late 1980s for AC/DC.
The 67-year-old Slade tells Music Radar he auditioned for the hard-rock band along "with 100 top players" and thought he'd done "terribly."
"I called my wife and told...Read more
Peter Frampton has announced some interesting new additions to his 2014 tour itinerary. The veteran guitar whiz, who recently wrapped up a series of co-headlining shows with The Doobie Brothers. will begin a run of late-summer solo dates on July 30 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, before launching a new installment of his Frampton's Guitar Circus concerts on August 21 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Blues great Buddy Guy will appear at all eight 2014 Guitar Circus events, while Frampton's other special...Read more
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' latest album, Hypnotic Eye, arrives in stores this Tuesday, July 29, but fans can check out the record in its entirety from now until Monday at Amazon.
The album is available in a variety of configurations, including a standard CD, standard vinyl LP, high-quality FLAC digital download, Blu-ray Audio, and limited-edition two-LP set on 180-gram vinyl. Most versions of the release feature 11 tracks, but the Blu-ray Audio...Read more
Doobie Brothers singer/guitarist Tom Johnston has revealed some new details about the upcoming collaborative album featuring reinterpretations of many of the band's classic songs by various country artists. In a recent interview with LagniappeMobile.com, the veteran rocker reported that the record will be titled Southbound, and that it's scheduled for a November 4 release.
Among the many country stars featured on the album are Brad...Read more
Courtney Love would rather not be the one to decide who gets to portray her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, in a forthcoming biopic she says will begin filming "within the next year or so."
"Let's leave that to the agents," she recently told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. "I have great agents now. But I will have a say in it."
Love says others who were close to Cobain also...Read more
KISS and Duran Duran are among the famous acts that will celebrate the connection between style and music when they perform at this year's Fashion Rocks concert. CBS will air the event live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 9. Other stars on the bill include Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Usher, Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry.
Ryan Seacrest will host the bash, and more...Read more
Mr. Big has announced some unfortunate news about one of its founding members. Pat Torpey, the pop-metal band's longtime drummer, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will not be able to continue his normal duties with the group when the rockers head out on their tour in support of their upcoming album, …The Stories We Could Tell.
"I've been dealing with Parkinson's symptoms for the past couple of years and only recently received a confirmed diagnosis as symptoms worsened," reveals Torpey in a statement. "I intend to fight the...Read more
Two of the rock world's biggest stars came together recently for a very interesting studio collaboration. Aerosmith's Joe Perry revealed to the Chicago Sun-Times in a phone interview earlier this week that he did a recording session "with Paul McCartney a month and a half ago for a private thing."
The guitar great explained that he'd previously met the Beatles...Read more
Eric Clapton's star-studded JJ Cale tribute album The Breeze won't be released until this Tuesday, but you can preview a couple of tracks from the collection now at different locations on the Internet.
GuitarWorld.com is hosting the exclusive premiere of "Train to Nowhere," which features contributions from ex-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler and longtime Cale bandmate Don White....Read more
When Jason Newsted was still Metallica's bassist, he tried to get his Echobrain side project off the ground, but it was reportedly frowned upon by frontman James Hetfield.
There appears to be more freedom these days within the Metallica camp to pursue outside interests, as current bassist Robert Trujillo will be reviving his band Mass Mental? later this summer for two concerts.
Tickets for the first Mass Mental? show, taking place August 26 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, are on sale now...Read more
The Doors' Robby Krieger lent some of his trademark flamenco-style guitar licks to "Her Bullets Energy," a new song by John Garcia, founding lead singer of the stoner-rock group Kyuss. The track closes out Garcia's upcoming self-titled debut solo album, which will be released on August 5.
Garcia tells Rolling Stone that the idea to get Krieger to contribute to "Her Bullets Energy" came from producer...Read more
Stevie Nicks hinted earlier this year that she might release some older songs that had never seen the light of day. Now, she's making good on that tease: her new album 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault is due October 7.
According to Stevie, the album features mostly songs written between 1969 and 1987, with two that were written in 1994 and 1995. "Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story," she says in a statement. "They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the...Read more
This year's Farm Aid benefit show will take place on September 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the lineup includes all the usual suspects, plus one new face: Jack White.
White will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young on the bill at the event, which takes place at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale August 1 at 10 a.m. ET. Others on the bill include country star Jamey...Read more
Aerosmith is scheduled to be out on tour with Slash through a September 12 show in Nova Scotia, Canada, but guitarist Joe Perry says fans will have quite a bit to look forward to after he and his band mates wrap up their 2014 itinerary.
As previously reported, Perry will be releasing his autobiography, Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith, on October 7, and he reveals to...Read more
Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton says the band may be getting a second wind.
Tipton tells tells Powerline that the addition of guitarist Richie Faulkner has "injected a lot of enthusiasm into the band," and as a result, there seems to be a renewed enthusiasm about Priest's future on the concert stage and in the studio.
It was assumed that Priest was in the process of winding down when it was announced in late 2010 that the Epitaph tour would be the metal...Read more
The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood has four grown children and is a grandfather eight times over, but his wife of two years, Sally Humphreys, says she'd like to have her own kids with the 67-year-old rocker.
"There's no plans but there's no non-plans, if you see what I mean," the 36-year-old theater producer tells U.K. newspaper The Telegraph. "As time ticks on, I would like children. I don't...Read more
Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has released 10 solo albums so far. If you don't already have them all, on October 7, his best-known solo material will be available in a variety of packages, all dubbed Memoirs of a Madman.
There are three audio-only editions of the compilation: a single CD, a double-vinyl set and a limited-edition double-vinyl picture disc. Each edition will contain 17 songs spanning 30 years of Osbourne solo efforts. The Memoirs of a Madman track list includes:
Blondie will be one of the music stars whose tunes will be profiled in the upcoming third season of Ovation's Emmy-nominated documentary series, Song by Song.
The Song by Song episodes featuring Blondie will premiere in November and will focus on such hits by the influential New Wave band as "One Way or Another," "Heart of Glass," "Call Me," and "Rapture." The shows will include interviews with founding ...Read more
It's become a regular event: At least once per baseball season, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch of a home game played by his beloved Chicago Cubs.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Vedder will continue the tradition in 2014 by performing the song Thursday night, when the Cubs host the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field.
Prior to Thursday's game, Vedder will...Read more
Before his sudden death on July 16 while on tour in Zurich, Switzerland, blues guitar legend Johnny Winter had been scheduled to hit the road next week with his brother Edgar and other stars for a new edition of the annual Rock'n'Blues Fest tour. Now, Edgar Winter has announced that the trek will go ahead as planned, as a tribute to Johnny.
The third annual edition of the outing features a total of 12 dates, running from a July 31 show in Clarkston, Michigan, through an August 24 concert ...Read more
The surprise death in April of Bob Geldof's daughter, 25-year-old British TV presenter, model and journalist Peaches Geldof, was caused by a heroin overdose, a coroner has ruled.
According to the BBC, the inquest into Geldof's death turned up extremely pure heroin in a bag inside her house, as well as syringes, burnt spoons, and a pair of knotted pantyhose -- all evidence of drug use. A syringe was also found in a box next Geldof's bed. The level of heroin in her body was in a "fatal range," according to...Read more
Ted Nugent's penchant for speaking his mind has gotten him into hot water again. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has canceled the "Motor City Madman's" August 4 appearance at its casino in Idaho.
A statement on the casino's Facebook page states that the show was canceled after "Nugent's history of racist and hate-filled remarks was brought to the Tribal Council's attention."
Chief Allan, chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, says in the statement that the tribe it "has always been about...Read more
ZZ Top announced on Monday that it has to postpone the start of its U.S. summer tour because bassist Dusty Hill needs surgery to remove a pair of kidney stones. Now, Hill has issued a statement poking a little fun at his ailment.
Referencing to a classic song by late blues legend Robert Johnson, the 65-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer quipped, "I got stones in my passway," then added, "...but my doctor says not for long." ZZ Top has canceled six upcoming concerts because of Hill's condition, which is expected to put him out of action for about two weeks. The band...Read more
It's a month into KISS' 40th anniversary tour -- a co-headlining outing with Def Leppard -- and a source for the trek tells ABC News Radio, "It's been an amazing few weeks." The sheer magnitude of the stage shows is enormous, requiring dozens of trucks, buses and assorted vehicles to cart around the sets and equipment from amphitheater to amphitheater.
Because it's a summer tour, the venues are outdoors. Paul Stanley joked that although KISS tries "to be observant of low-flying planes when we're outdoors, [being outside] doesn't change anything because what...Read more
Aerosmith's Joe Perry made a surprise appearance at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards on Monday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, where he presented his friend and current tour mate, Slash, with the Guitar Legend Award.
Introducing the former Guns N' Roses star, Perry noted, "He came up in a generation after mine, but he always had great respect for the musicians who came on before him. To his own generation he became a superstar, and deservedly so. Now, to all generations, he's become a model of great...Read more