Eddie Money Sells ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ in New GEICO Commercial
It’s known that before he was Eddie Money, Rock Star, he was Eddie Mahoney, New York Police Officer. Apparently things have gotten so bad in his singing career that he’s had to go back to a day job, running his own travel agency — and he’s loving it.
Eddie Van Halen Issues Health Update
Yesterday (Aug. 31) Eddie Van Halen took some time out from his recuperation to issue an update on his health. Van Halen recently spent three weeks in the hospital after needing emergency surgery for diverticulitis.
Iron Maiden to Re-release Early Albums on Limited Edition Vinyl
This fall, British metal legends Iron Maiden will reissue the first eight albums of their career on limited edition vinyl, the band announced on its website. As befits a band known for their visual element, the records will released as picture discs.
Ringo Starr, Phil Collins Top List of World’s Richest Drummers
Drummers are the Rodney Dangerfield of rock. From jokes like, “What did the drummer get on his IQ test?” (answer: drool) to the mock tragedies that befell Spinal Tap’s myriad timekeepers, drummers get no respect. However, a new list shows that many of them are laughing all the way to the bank.
Neal Schon Open to Reuniting with Steve Perry for Journey Farewell Tour
Could Journey be calling it quits? Maybe not, according to guitarist Neal Schon, but he’s definitely had thoughts about how he wants to go out on a sustained high note. In a new interview, he reveals that he’s open to having former lead singer Steve Perry join them band for one last go-round.
Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh Highlight Levon Helm Tribute Concert
An all-star collection of talent from across the musical spectrum will pay tribute to Levon Helm of the Band, who died on April 19 following a lengthy bout with cancer. “Love for Levon” will take place at the IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, N.J. on Oct. 3.
The Runaways Remember Being Treated Badly by Rush
Being an opening act is rarely fun for an up-and-coming band. Bruce Springsteen‘s experiences opening up for Chicago and Black Oak Arkansas in the early days of his career is why he’s never toured with a support act.
New DVD Examines the History of Bob Dylan and the Band
‘Down in the Flood,’ a documentary that looks at the storied history of Bob Dylan and the Band will be available on September 25th.
Joe Perry Ready to Tell His Version of the Aerosmith Story
Few people have lived out the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll lifestyle — and come out of it with his coolness intact — as thoroughly as Joe Perry. Now, the Aerosmith guitarist is planning to tell the world about what it’s like to be him.
Journey’s Neal Schon to Release Solo Album, ‘The Calling’
Every once in a while Neal Schon takes a break from being Journey‘s guitarist and explores a different side of his creativity. The latest fruits of his labor, ‘The Calling,’ his seventh solo album, will be released on Frontiers Records on Oct. 23.
New Jimmy Page Book Compiles Interviews with Led Zeppelin Legend
Throughout his career, rock legend Jimmy Page has never been much for publicity. However, journalist Brad Tolinski has been fortunate enough to interview the guitar god many times over the past 20 years and has compiled those chats into a new book, ‘Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page.’
Judas Priest Excited to Write Songs with New Guitarist
Having recently gotten off the road from their ‘Epitaph’ world tour a few months ago, Judas Priest will soon begin the process of writing and recording the follow-up to 2008′s ‘Nostradamus.’