Brad Whitford Reveals Aerosmith Approached Sammy Hagar About Replacing Steven Tyler
How close did the other members of Aerosmith actually come to replacing Steven Tyler (under a new band name) when they found out the singer was going to be spending part of his time judging ‘American Idol?’ Close enough to call Sammy Hagar, apparently.
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.
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.
Kiss and Motley Crue Donate $100,000 to Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Victims
During their Aug. 8 joint concert in Denver, Kiss and Motley Crue announced that they will be donating $100,000 to a relief fund set up to help victims of the July 20 movie theater shootings in nearby Aurora, Colo.
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.
The Who Announce 2012/2013 ‘Quadrophenia and More’ Tour
The Who will embark on a 37-date North American tour entitled ‘Quadrophenia and More’ this fall. Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform the 1973 album in its entirety, along with other popular songs from their catalog.
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.
Motley Crue Announce Release Date for New ‘Sex’ Single
Motley Crue has announced that their brand new single, entitled ‘Sex,’ will be released on July 17, and will debut four days before on SiriusXM. The band’s summer tour with Kiss kicks off on July 20 in Bristow, Va.
Stevie Nicks ‘Devastated’ by Death of Fleetwood Mac Alumnus Bob Welch
Stevie Nicks has expressed her sadness and surprise at reports that her former Fleetwood Mac alumnus Bob Welch died yesterday (June 7), calling the news “devastating.”
Foreigner Keyboardist Michael Bluestein Diagnosed with Cancer
Foreigner keyboardist Michael Bluestein, who has also performed with Stevie Nicks and Boz Scaggs, has been diagnosed with cancer, and will take an indefinite leave of absence from the band as he undergoes treatment.
Queensryche Publicist Responds to Reports of Geoff Tate Attacking, Pulling a Knife on Bandmates
Queensryche‘s publicist has issued a statement in the wake of wild (and unconfirmed) reports stating that singer Geoff Tate physically attacked and threatened two of his bandmates during a recent soundcheck, allegedly even brandishing a knife at one point.