Chris M. Junior
Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers Booked for Kids Rock Free Fundraiser in California
Give Paul Rodgers credit: When he gets behind a good cause, the Bad Company singer lends not only his time and money but his powerful voice as well. On July 28 in Corona, California, Rodgers will perform a benefit show for Kids Rock Free, a music education program he’s been supporting since 2003.
Jackson Browne Maps Out Summer 2012 Solo Acoustic Tour
Since about 2005, Jackson Browne has been no stranger to the solo acoustic format, not only hitting the road for guitar/piano shows but also releasing two stripped-down concert collections of fresh and familiar material. This summer, Browne will launch his latest solo acoustic tour, and the 20-date trek is scheduled to begin July 14 in Charlotte, N.C. and wind up Aug. 15 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Sebastian Bach Recalls Testy Car Ride with Axl Rose and David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth wasn’t kidding when he sang, “Well, that liquor in the nighttime leaves strange memories” in the Van Halen classic ‘Take Your Whiskey Home.’ Ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach knows how true that lyric is, too, and he recently shared his vivid memory of when a Jack Daniels-fueled Roth wasted little time in getting under the skin of Guns N’ Roses leader Axl Rose.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Gets a Helping Hand From Ron Wood, Steve Winwood at London Charity Gig
Roger Daltrey continues to do what he can to make sure the kids are all right. On March 28, Daltrey performed Who and solo material as the headliner for a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. And he wasn’t alone: The concert’s impressive list of guest musicians included Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, as well as Steve Winwood and Paul Weller.
Queen’s Brian May Talks About His Concern for Wild Animals Prior to Benefit Performance in South Africa
In the section of his official Web site called Bri’s Soapbox, Queen guitarist Brian May writes often about his deep concern for the world’s wildlife. On March 22, May took to the radio airwaves in South Africa to further explain his animal interests, as well as promote his upcoming performance as part of the Pride of Cape Town event for the Born Free animal foundation.
Robert Plant Books First 2012 U.S. Show
Blues music has always been important to Robert Plant, and the same can be said of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Not only has Plant been there more than once to explore its deep blues history, he and fellow Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page honored the city by naming their 1998 joint studio effort ‘Walking Into Clarksdale.’ Clarksdale is where Plant will be in August when he headlines the 25th anniversary
U2′s Adam Clayton Seeking Millions in Misappropriated Funds Lawsuit
From early 2005 to late 2009, U2 grossed boatloads of money from their Vertigo Tour and every-bit-as-massive 360 Degree Tour. At the same time, bassist Adam Clayton claims he was losing big bucks, too. Clayton says his personal assistant back then misappropriated $7.5 million of his hard-earned money, and now Clayton is suing all of the parties believed to be involved.
Lemmy Kilmister Urges Motorhead Fans Not To Buy Band’s New Retrospective Collection
Packaged in a skull with eyes that light up in red, the new 15-disc Motorhead collection certainly grabs your attention. So does the retail price — and that has prompted frontman Lemmy Kilmister to urge his fans to steer clear of the ‘Complete Early Years Box Set,’ now in stores.
Ryan Adams Pays Tribute to Ronnie James Dio With Kind Words And A Cover Of ‘Holy Diver’ in Concert
After Ronnie James Dio died in May 2010, Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, Black Sabbath‘s Geezer Butler and other members of the hard rock/heavy metal community were quick to express their appreciation in public for the powerful, pint-size singer. A belated Dio tribute came from a rather unlikely source on Feb. 17 when alt-country star Ryan Adams busted out a solo acoustic cover of ‘Holy Diver’ during
Slash Announces Release Date for ‘Much More Cohesive’ Second Solo Album
A year ago, Slash was in Texas rocking out with pop stars the Black Eyed Peas and Usher as part of the Super Bowl XLV halftime show. This past weekend, he was a good 2,000-plus miles away from Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis — and for good reason. The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist was in Los Angeles wrapping up his second solo studio album, which is slated for a May 22 release on Slash’s own Dik
‘From Straight to Bizarre’ DVD Documents History of Frank Zappa’s Early Record Labels
When Frank Zappa parted ways with Verve Records in 1968, he knew what was best for his career moving forward, and that was starting his own label.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Receives Replicas of His Classic Guitar From Shop in England
Hard-core Black Sabbath fans know the significance of Tony Iommi‘s retired red 1965 Gibson SG guitar — easily identifiable by its cartoon monkey sticker — to the band’s catalog and touring history. As the reunited Sabbath moves forward with a new album and tour, Iommi will be armed with two new replicas of the trusty guitar made specifically for him by a craftsman in the band’s hometown of Birming