Rolling Stones fans may not get the 50th anniversary tour that they were hoping for in 2012, but they can take consolation in knowing that they will get a different – and cheaper – glimpse of the band through a new documentary. The film, which has no official title yet, will have its premiere at the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations in September and will be released through Eagle Rock Entertainment.
The annual South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin kicked off proper today with a rousing keynote address from Bruce Springsteen. In an hour-long speech that was streamed at NPR Music, the rock legend prove that he learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. He spoke with depth, passion and humor about his roots and gave advice to the thousands of young musicians hoping to use the prestigious conference as a springboard in their careers.
Well, it’s official. Bruce Springsteen is still the Boss. Despite reports two days ago that first-week sales of his new album ‘Wrecking Ball‘ might not be good enough to knock Adele’s ’21′ out of the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, the magazine now says that Springsteen barely beat Adele to earn himself the best-selling album in America.
It’s often been said that the only two things that will survive a nuclear war are cockroaches and Keith Richards. However, it’s possible that the Rolling Stones guitarist might not be in good enough health to tour in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary this year, as had been reported last month.
New York’s Carnegie Hall may seem like a strange place for a tribute to those scrappy hoodlums known as the Rolling Stones, but the prestigious venue will get its rocks off on March 13 with ‘The Music of the Rolling Stones.’ Classic artists like Jackson Browne, Ian Hunter & The Rant Band and Art Garfunkel will join 18 other acts to perform all 21 songs on the Stones’ compilation, ‘Hot Rocks: 1964-1971′ album.
King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill is continuing his recovery from the heart atttack he suffered on Feb. 26. Gaskill remains in an undisclosed hospital for extended care. ”Jerry is progressing very well,” read a message posted to both his Facebook and Twitter accounts on March 11. “He’s weaning from the ventilator and going to start physical therapy soon!”
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason hadn’t listened to the band’s demos for ‘The Wall’ in over 30 years — but hearing those sessions again in preparation for the recently-released ‘Experience’ and ‘Immersion‘ box sets brought back a lot of memories.
Members of the Allman Brothers Band, Cheap Trick and other classic rock bands signed to Sony BMG will have reason to smile when they receive their next royalty statements. On Wednesday, a five-year lawsuit against the label was settled to the tune of $7.95 million and a three percent raise in their royalty rates on sales of digital music, Rolling Stone is reporting.
Rush fans who have waited five years for new pearls of wisdom from their favorite band will soon be satisfied. According to reports that have not been confirmed by their label, their new album, ‘Clockwork Angels,’ will be released on May 29 in the United States, Japan and their native Canada.
Duff McKagan isn’t sure if the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses will perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month, or even if everyone will show up. But, according to a new interview, he’s excited for the event.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band thrilled a capacity crowd of 1,500 people at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre with a special preview of his upcoming tour. The 20-song, two-hour and five-minute concert, a celebration of SiriusXM’s 10th anniversary and a fundraiser for WhyHunger, was broadcast over the satellite radio service’s E Street Radio station.
As Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band prepare to go back out on the road behind their new album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ guitarist Nils Lofgren has been doing a lion’s share of the press. In a recent interview with Washington D.C.’s WBIG radio, Lofgren spoke about how the concerts will be different following the death of saxophonist Clarence Clemons in June 2011.
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