Dick Sims, Longtime Eric Clapton Keyboardist, Dead at Age 60
Keyboardist Dick Sims backed up two of the greatest classic rockers of all times, and a dozen others that were pretty dang good in his 60 years. The keyboardist died on Thursday, after a battle with cancer, prompting Eric Clapton to dedicate his Saturday show to his one time bandmate.
Jon Bon Jovi and ‘New Year’s Eve’ Gets No Mercy from Film Critics
Wednesday night’s New York City premiere of ‘New Year’s Eve,’ a megafilm starring just about every living Hollywood star and starlet available — and film co-star Jon Bon Jovi — went off without a hitch. But then the reviews started sh…
Queen Extravaganza Tribute Band Chosen by Roger Taylor
Queen‘s Roger Taylor has chosen the six young musicians pictured here in Brady Bunch fashion to serve as the band and singers for the 2012 Queen Extravaganza tour. (Guess that makes him “Michael,” huh?) After a nearly five-month long search for four musicians and tw…
Lou Reed Says ‘Lulu’ is for ‘People Who are Literate’
Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich may best understand where the notoriously cantankerous Lou Reed comes from. In an interview with his bandmates and Reed, Ulrich tells the Telegraph that the Velvet Underground legend enters each circumstance with suspicion.
Guns N’ Roses Perform ‘Civil War’ Live For First Time Since 1993
Guns N’ Roses fans in Nashville, Tenn. got a surprise on Sunday night as the band reached deep into their catalog to perform ‘Civil War’ for the first time since Slash was still on Axl Rose‘s Christmas card list. Rose’s recent inclusion of …
Bruce Springsteen Joins Bob Seger at Madison Square Garden Concert
Bob Seger seemed like the happiest man on the planet while introducing Bruce Springsteen during his set at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday night. The New Jersey native made the drive over to sing ‘Old Time Rock N’ Roll’ with his long time frie…
Tom Petty, ‘Kiss My Amps (Live)’ – Album Review
Sometimes great ingredients can make a pretty mediocre dish. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recorded seven gritty, powerful, electric-blues cuts for ‘Kiss My Amps Live’ but when played one after the other the album loses focus.
Jimmy Page Announces ‘Death Wish II’ Soundtrack Release Date
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is re-releasing a limited number of copies of the ‘Death Wish II’ soundtrack tomorrow (Dec. 1). Beginning at 10AM ET, fans of his or the movie (let’s be honest, it’s going to be fans of his) can get one of 30 aut…
Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Talk About ‘Some Girls’ Punk Influences
The Rolling Stones continue to revisit stories and memories from the making of ‘Some Girls’ in honor of the recent re-release of the 1978 album. In a new interview Mick Jagger and Keith Richards talk about how punk music influenced the project.
Chris Cornell Says New Soundgarden Album ‘Picked Up Where We Left Off’
Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell says the band’s first album in 16 years will stay true to the sound the band had crafted in the 13 years previous to ‘Down on the Upside.’ The untitled effort is expected to be available in 2012.
Freddie Mercury Biopic Still Scheduled to Star Sacha Baron Cohen
Film producer Graham King says he’s still planning on filming a biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 2012, and Sacha Baron Cohen is still planning on playing the lead role. It’d be a rare serious role for Cohen, best known for starring in films like ‘B…
Motley Crue Reportedly to Announce Las Vegas Residency
Motley Crue will apparently follow in the footsteps of fellow classic rockers Elton John and Rod Stewart when they begin a residency in Las Vegas next year. The Las Vegas Sun reports a deal with the Hard Rock Hotel will be announced before Thanksgiving.