Rush Ask Judge to Help Stamp Out Bootleg Merchandise
The members of Rush may choose free will, but they expect to get paid fair market value for their concert souvenirs. The Canadian progressive rockers have asked a judge in Pittsburgh to direct federal marshals to help crack down on unlicensed merchandise at their upcoming concerts.
Metallica’s James Hetfield Says Some Bands Need to Die
Metallica front man James Hetfield has never been one to mince words, and in a new interview with Artisan News Service, he says there are too many bands in the contemporary marketplace. The guitarist then suggests natural selection as an obvious way of leveling the playing field.
Queen Announce ‘Freddie For a Day’ Party Competition
Attention Freddie Mercury fans! The members of Queen have come up with a nifty new solution for your party planning needs. The group have announced the ‘Freddie For a Day’ party pack, which allows you and your friends to enjoy a Freddie-themed party and share the results for the chance to win some prizes.
AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson Launching U.K. Radio Show
AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson will marry his two main passions when he hosts the upcoming radio show ‘Brian Johnson’s Rockers and Rollers’ on BBC Radio 2. The program will run for six weeks and feature Johnson playing a wide selection of his favorite music, as well as a lot of talk about cars.
Fan Video of Black Sabbath’s Lollapalooza 2012 Performance Leaks Online
The reunited Black Sabbath (well, almost) performed at Lollapalooza on Aug. 3 in Chicago, and now a number of fan-filmed videos (branded by Jason Jude) have gone online at YouTube to mark the occasion.
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Night Ranger’s Jack Blades Lend Their Voices to the 2012 Republican National Convention
Rock music is often perceived as a hotbed of liberal attitudes, but a couple of prominent classic rock acts will be on hand to perform at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay this coming week.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith ‘Don’t Really Know’ Who Their New Album Will Appeal to
Aerosmith have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on ‘Music From Another Dimension,’ which the band claim is a return to their roots. The group reunited with classic Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas for their first new album in 11 years, and they’ve been talking it up in the press, but now that it’s nearing release, guitarist Joe Perry says he’s not sure how radio or audiences will res
ZZ Top Reveal Street Date, Cover Art and Full Tracklist for New Album ‘La Futura’
Legendary blues rockers ZZ Top are set to release a new album titled ‘La Futura’ on Sept. 11 through American Recordings, the group announced today.
Rolling Stones Documentary to Air on HBO This Fall
The Rolling Stones will be the subject of an exhaustive new documentary that is slated to air on HBO in the fall. The self-proclaimed “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World” gave their full cooperation to the film, whose air date has not been announced.
Joe Walsh to Run for Congress?
Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh has often joked about running for office, announcing a tongue-in-cheek presidential campaign in 1980 and throwing his name in the hat for vice president in 1992. But in a new interview to promote his solo album ‘Analog Man,’ the musician reveals he’s considering a real-life bid for political office.
Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ Turns 25
When Def Leppard began to write for the follow-up to their 1984 multi-platinum breakthrough ‘Pyromania,’ the group had no idea what a monumental task lay ahead of them. The album would eventually survive through four long years of changes, re-writes, re-recordings and personal traumas to become the defining album of the band’s career.
Grateful Dead Unveils Limited Edition Spring 1990 Box Set
The Grateful Dead may be no more, but their music will live on forever in a series of archival releases that seem to have no end in sight. The Dead have announced the upcoming release of ‘Spring 1990,’ a massive 18-disc box set that spotlights six performances from the group’s 25th Anniversary tour, which many fans have dubbed their “last great tour.”