See the Music You Missed – The Who and The Kinks Olympic Performances
As we reported earlier, fans of the Who and the Kinks‘ Ray Davies were quite disappointed to find out they’d sat through two and a half hours of the pomp that was the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, only to be denied the chance to watch their heroes perform at the big event.
The Who, Queen Highlight Rock-Heavy Olympic Closing Ceremony
The Who and Queen performed in person at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics tonight (Aug.12), putting a fitting capper on what was a classic rock-heavy evening of music and fireworks.
Marshall Tucker Band Guitarist Stuart Swanlund Dies
Stuart Swanlund, longtime member of the Marshall Tucker Band, died Saturday (Aug. 4) of natural causes. The slide guitar specialist joined the band in 1985, touring and recording with the group until unspecified health problems forced him off the road recently.
Bob Dylan Reveals Release Date, Cover Art for New Album ‘Tempest’
Bob Dylan will mark his 50th anniversary as a recording artist by releasing a new studio album, ‘Tempest,’ on Sept. 11. The record will feature 10 original songs from the legendary musician.
Elton John Hospitalized, Forced to Cancel Concerts
Elton John was hospitalized yesterday (May 23) in Los Angeles as a result of a serious respiratory infection, and has been forced to cancel four concerts in order to facilitate his recovery.
Van Halen, ‘China Town’ – Song Preview
We’re very pleased to bring you an exciting clip of perhaps the heaviest song to emerge so far from the new Van Halen album, ‘China Town.’ The full version of the track will arrive Feb. 7 along with the rest of ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ the group’s first album with original lead singer David Lee Roth in 28 years.
Steven Tyler Braves the High Seas of Mediocrity on ‘American Idol’
Steven Tyler boarded an aircraft carrier for tonight’s (Jan. 22) episode of ‘American Idol,’ but not before complaining that he was about to “listen to 40 different people sing the same Adele song for six %$#$ hours.”
Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Issues Statement on Lymphoma Diagnosis
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has issued a thankful and optimistic statement regarding his recent lymphoma diagnosis via his official website. Earlier this week the guitar legend revealed the news through a band-issued press release, prompting an outpouring of support and concern from fans and peers alike.
Van Halen Announce 2012 Tour
Van Halen have announced that they will tour in 2012, with the first tickets going on sale Jan. 10, 2012. How’s that for a slightly-late-but-we’ll-take-it Christmas present?