In an effort to promote Revel, a new $2.4 billion casino, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has publicly asked Bruce Springsteen to meet him in Atlantic City during Labor Day Weekend. Gov. Christie made the request after touring the casino on Tuesday (March 27).
Queen remain content to perform limited dates, such as the 2012 Sonisphere Festival and a night at Moscow’s Olympic Arena, with Adam Lambert standing in for Freddie Mercury. However, drummer Roger Taylor has taken on the role of serving as producer and musical director for the Queen Extravaganza, an “Official Queen Tribute Show,” which will hit clubs and theaters across North America this summer, the band announced today (March 28).
With a new album, ‘In Your Dreams,’ coming out on May 3 and high-profile tour with Rod Stewart this summer, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Stevie Nicks in the very near future, particularly on television. Not only will she have a cameo on the NBC sitcom ‘Up All Night’ on Thursday (March 29), but she’ll be working with the remaining nine contestants on ‘American Idol’ tonight (March 28).
Today, we learned when Aerosmith will announce their upcoming tour, congratulated Heart’s Nancy Wilson on her upcoming nuptials and read that Rod Stewart will join his old bandmates when the Faces are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Touring behind an album that mostly featured other musicians could be a challenge for most bands. In a recent interview, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren discussed how Bruce Springsteen‘s side men and women are handling the songs from ‘Wrecking Ball‘ on their current tour.
On May 8, Glenn Frey of the Eagles will release his first solo album since 1992. To promote ‘After Hours,’ Frey spoke with Rolling Stone, who are always willing to give some high-profile press one of their legacy artists. After a few cursory questions about the new album, which is a collection of standards from the ‘Great American Songbook,’ reporter Andy Greene asked him how, or if, the Eagles are planning to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Classic rock fans may not be getting the Guns N’ Roses reunion that they were hoping for at next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but one long-disbanded group will be reuniting. The Faces, who were living the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll lifetstyle before any of the Gunners had gotten their first tattoos, will perform for the first time together since 1993.
The long wait is almost over for Aerosmith fans. On Wednesday (March 28) the band will announce the dates for its upcoming North America tour. The press conference is scheduled to take place at the fountain at The Grove, a shopping mall in Los Angeles, at 11:30AM.
Today, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by voting for our favorite Irish rocker, learned when the details about the upcoming Kiss and Motley Crue tour will be announced and read an old interview with Jimmy Page.
All the news in recent weeks about the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones – including an upcoming documentary, a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall and a book – has led us to research the origins of that legendary band. While perusing the web with our old vinyl copies of ‘England’s Newest Hit Makers’ and ’12 x 5,’ we came across an anniversary that not only relates to the Stones, but to much of rock history.
Every day the staff of Ultimate Classic Rock scours through our favorite artists’ sites looking for the latest news to bring you. This morning, a keen eye noticed a countdown ticker on the top of Kiss’ website. Then, the plucky lad went to Motley Crue‘s site and found a similar ticker on the splash screen. Both tickers are set to expire on Tuesday, March 20 at 5PM Eastern Daylight Time.
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