Original Gordon Lightfoot Bassist John Stockfish Dead at 69
John Stockfish, the bassist responsible for the well-known riff that carried Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Sundown’ to success internationally, has died. According to the Windsor Star, the musician was buried in Mississauga today (Aug. 30) after dying in his hometown of Windsor, Ont. on Aug. 20 of natural causes.
John Lennon’s Killer Would Prefer to Stay in Prison
Last week, Mark David Chapman was denied parole for a seventh straight time since serving the minimum of his 20 year to life sentence for shooting Beatle John Lennon. That seems to be what he wants. The convicted killer says that if were granted parole he would “probably stay right where I’m at.”
Rare Beatles Album Sells For Five Figures
A rare edition of the first Beatles album to be released in the United States has just sold for slightly under $15K at auction on eBay. A private collector paid $14,999 for an “Ad-Back” copy of ‘Introducing … the Beatles’ in an auction that ended on July 12.
Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dies
Jon Lord, the founder and influential keyboardist of Deep Purple has died. According to his website, the 71-year-old suffered a pulmonary embolism on Monday (July 16), after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by family at the London Clinic at the time of his death.
Freddie Mercury Biographer Reveals Songs With Death Titles Were Attempt to ‘Kill Off the Old Freddie’
A new Freddie Mercury biography written by journalist and friend-to-Queen Lesley-Ann Jones dives deep into the man the lead singer became within seconds of walking off stage. In ‘Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury’ Jones further reveals the humble, quiet man who was conflicted sexually but capable of controlling thousands of fans with a sweep of his hand.
Janis Joplin Biopic Casts Lead Role, Announces Filming Schedule
It’s taken producer Peter Newman over a decade to bring the sad final months of Janis Joplin‘s life to the big screen, but now it seems he’ll get his chance. Deadline announced today that ‘Joplin,’ a film focused on the singer’s last six months, will begin filming early next year and star Tony Award winning actress Nina Arianda.
Paul Stanley of Kiss on Ace Frehley and Peter Criss: ‘I Was Never Really Friends With Them’
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says former bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley became “impossible” and “intolerable” and that he hasn’t talked to either in years. If fans were hoping for another reunion, it’s not going to happen.
Jimmy Page Upset by London Olympics Snubbing
Imagine how Jimmy Page — who generously promoted the 2012 London Olympics during closing ceremonies for the 2008 games in Beijing — felt when he learned that the Who‘s Keith Moon was invited to perform before he was. The Led Zeppelin guitarist says he’s very upset about being completely left off the lineup.
Faces Preparing to ‘Cause Havoc’ at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Unlike one artist being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night, the the Faces / Small Faces are embracing the honor. Sometime today (Friday, April 13) the rockers will rehearse the three songs they’ll play at the ceremony the next night, although it’s anyone’s guess which three songs that will be.
Rolling Stones Join the List of Bands Who Won’t Play the Olympics
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has put another nail in the coffin of plans for the legendary band to play the London Olympics this summer. The 70-year-old tells the London Telegraph that he was never a fan of that idea. Pink Floyd and the surviving members of the Beatles have also shot down rumors of their potential reunions at the worldwide sporting competition over the past months. Read Mo
Rolling Stones Release Videos from New ’81 Archive Live Album [VIDEO]
The Rolling Stones‘ official YouTube page has unlocked four new videos from a 1981 show the band filmed for Pay-per-view at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia. It’s the same show from which they recently released their second archival downloadable live album, a look a the rock band in their prime, and a highlight reel of at least one of the more talked about moments in Stones’ history.
Jimmy Fallon Combines David Bowie and Tim Tebow to Form ‘Tebowie’
A strange and vaguely familiar character was introduced during last night’s episode of ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.’ The talk-show host married the looks of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and early-70s David Bowie into one, glamorous yet reverent character called “Tebowie.”