Songwriter Joe South Dies at Age 72
Songwriter Joe South, who played on Bob Dylan‘s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and whose song ‘Hush’ became a huge hit for Deep Purple, died at age 72 today (Sept. 5) of unspecified causes.
Early Recordings from Ringo Starr’s Pre-Beatles Band Unearthed
Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.
Rolling Stones Reportedly Set to Play Four Shows in 2012
The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger hinted earlier this year that “autumn” would be the next time he thought we’d see the band onstage. It now looks as though that prediction is pretty spot on, as Billboard reports that the band are in the process of lin…
Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is reportedly doing well after undergoing emergency surgery for diverticulitis. According to the band’s official Facebook page, the guitar great was suffering from a severe bout of the condition and underwent surgery to alleviate the pain.
Nikki Sixx Says Motley Crue Won’t Rush Back to Studio or Las Vegas
Motley Crue are doing things on their own terms these days, and that includes promotion, recording, and touring. Bassist Nikki Sixx says that while it’s been fun to have the ‘Sex‘ single out there for fans and to spend time with Kiss on tour, that doesn’t …
Joe Walsh Reflects on His Guitar Beginnings
The guitar has been pretty good to Joe Walsh over the years and Walsh has responded in kind with a number of memorable licks that stand with the best in rock history. Walsh took a few moments with Guitar World to reflect on the instrument that’s given him so much and what got him sta…
Rolling Stones 1965 Concert Film Release Plans Announced
What do the New York Film Festival and the Rolling Stones have in common? They’re both turning 50 this year, and the festival has decided to fall in line with everyone else saluting the Stones by announcing the world premiere and home video release of ‘The Rolling Stones: Charl…
Lynyrd Skynyrd Discusses U.S. Political State Ahead of Republican National Convention
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the Republican National Convention his week, marking the third such appearance in their career. With that being said, the group opened up a little bit about their thoughts on the state of America and where we’re at as a country in a new interview.
Geoff Tate Discusses ‘Out of the Blue’ Queensryche Ousting
Singer Geoff Tate was the guest on Saturday night’s (Aug. 25) ‘That Metal Show’ on VH1 Classic, and provided an open account of his ousting from Queensryche, with some speculation as to why it occurred.
Deep Purple ‘Machine Head’ + ‘In Concert ’72′ Vinyl Reissues Coming in October
There’s a lot of focus on Deep Purple at the moment. First off, it was revealed that an all-star tribute album was in the works to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s ‘Machine Head’ album. Then, it was revealed that the group&CloseCurlyQ…
Black Country Communion Name Third Album, Unveil Artwork
Black Country Communion has taken the next step toward releasing their latest effort. They’ve given their disc the title ‘Afterglow,’ secured an Oct. 30 release and revealed the artwork.
Pete Townshend Talks Makeup with the Spice Girls
The Who‘s Pete Townshend has penned a lengthy update on his summer activities, and reveals that arguably the band’s biggest moment of the summer months almost didn’t happen.