Eddie Van Halen Spent Three Weeks in the Hospital
According to a new report, Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen spent three weeks in the hospital following his recent emergency surgery for diverticulitis, and will now need four to six months at home to recover from the procedure.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed’ – Album Review
Lynyrd Skynyrd place one foot in their past and one in the present, with mostly positive results, on their new album ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed.’
The Rolling Stones Tease ‘Big News’ With Newfangled App
The Rolling Stones have promised to reveal “big news” to the world shortly, and apparently they’re going to do it via a new mobile device app named uView.
Unaired Olympics Performances from The Who and Ray Davies Emerge Via Internet
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.
Blue Oyster Cult Announce 17-Disc ‘Columbia Albums Collection’ Box Set
Blue Oyster Cult will release a 17-disc box set entitled ‘The Columbia Album Collections’ through Sony Legacy on Oct. 30 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.
Guns N’ Roses Announces 2012 Las Vegas Residency
Guns N’ Roses will perform a 12-show residency, entitled ‘Appetite for Democracy,’ at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fun kicks off on Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 24.
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.
Pink Floyd Alumni To Perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony
At least one and possibly two members of Pink Floyd will perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 12.
Peter Frampton Injured in Car Crash
Guitar hero Peter Frampton was injured in a car accident yesterday (July 31), but luckily, not badly enough to stop the ’70s icon from breaking the news himself via his Twitter account.
Aerosmith’s ‘Rock in a Hard Place’ Turns 30
‘Rock in a Hard Place,’ the aptly-named 1982 album that found Aerosmith recording without founding guitarist Joe Perry for the first time, celebrates its 30th birthday this month.
Robert Plant Releases New Live Album Featuring Sensational Space Shifters Band
Robert Plant has released a new live album featuring the second-ever show from his newest band, Sensational Space Shifters. The 15-track set was recorded barely two weeks ago — July 12 at the HMV Forum in London.
Metallica, Chickenfoot, Iron Maiden Join Deep Purple Tribute Album
Metallica, Chickenfoot, and Iron Maiden are among the stars joining forces for an upcoming Deep Purple tribute album, ‘Re-Machined: A Tribute to ‘Machine Head.” As you can guess from the title, every song from the band’s landmark 1972 album is covered at least once on this record.