New York’s Carnegie Hall may seem like a strange place for a tribute to those scrappy hoodlums known as the Rolling Stones, but the prestigious venue will get its rocks off on March 13 with ‘The Music of the Rolling Stones.’ Classic artists like Jackson Browne, Ian Hunter & The Rant Band and Art Garfunkel will join 18 other acts to perform all 21 songs on the Stones’ compilation, ‘Hot Rocks: 1964-1971′ album.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason hadn’t listened to the band’s demos for ‘The Wall’ in over 30 years — but hearing those sessions again in preparation for the recently-released ‘Experience’ and ‘Immersion‘ box sets brought back a lot of memories.
While Bruce Springsteen’s leftist political beliefs has long been reflected in his music, including his new release, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ the views of his bandmates are less well-known. However, in a recent interview, guitarist Nils Lofgren railed against what he considers to be a lack of seriousness on the part of the Republican presidential candidates towards the main issues facing America today.
It’s been a bad week for controversial radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Following offensive comments he made after Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s testimony before Congress, more than 35 companies have pulled their advertising from his syndicated radio show. Earlier in the week, Peter Gabriel demanded that his songs not be used by Limbaugh, and now Rush has joined Gabriel.
Every once in a while here at Ultimate Classic Rock, we see a story that causes us to scratch our head and think, “How did this not happen sooner?” Today’s dose comes from Las Vegas, where Motley Crue singer Vince Neil plans to open a strip club called, naturally, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ The club will be located on Tropicana Avenue about a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip.
We got some rough news out of England this morning when we learned that Meat Loaf developed an as-yet undisclosed illness and was forced to cancel a British television appearance. The incident took place backstage minutes before he was scheduled to appear on the talk show, ‘Loose Women,’ and shortly after he was seen goofing around with a banana on his head to the delight of the show’s staff.
Bruce Springsteen Week on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ got off to a rousing start last night, with the Boss and the E Street Band performing two songs from their upcoming album, ‘Wrecking Ball.’ the single, ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’ and the title song. ‘Wrecking Ball’ will be released March 6.
The seventh track from Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming album is now being streamed, and it’s the title track, ‘Wrecking Ball.’ The stream will be available for today (Feb. 27) only, then it will be replaced by the next song in ‘Wrecking Ball’s’ sequence, ‘You’ve Got It.’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ the album will be released on Tuesday, March 6.
Once again, the hard rock world will spend Memorial Day Weekend converging on Pryor, Okla. for the seventh annual Rocklahoma Festival. Earlier today, AEG Live, the promoters of the festival, announced the lineup for the three-day event. As usual, this year’s roster brings together many top present and classic hard rock and metal acts from May 25-27.
In the latest installment of What Might Have Been, Paul McCartney disclosed that the Beatles occasionally discussed the idea of reuniting. Unfortunately, talks never got past the preliminary stage due to what McCartney called a lack of “passion behind the idea” and fears over whether their newer work together could approach the standards set by their brilliant catalog.
If you were Motley Crue‘s notoriously decadent singer Vince Neil, where else would you want to celebrate your birthday but Las Vegas? Neil’s 51st birthday on Feb. 8 coincided neatly with the band’s residence at Sin City’s Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, which runs through Feb. 19, and his bandmates commemorated the occasion in style.
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