Def Leppard Will Tour America This Summer, Says Guitarist Vivian Campbell
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that the British rockers plan to mount a U.S. tour this summer, although cities and dates have not yet been revealed. “We’re gonna go out again this summer,” Campbell recently told Frankie DiVita, radio personality for 96.7 KCAL. “We don’t know the exact details yet, but we’ll be out in America this summer.”
Audio Snippets of Every Song From New Van Halen Album Surface Online
Another day, another round of goodies for all you Van Halen fans out there! About nine days before the band’s ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ album hits stores, brief snippets of each and every track from the much-hyped comeback album have surfaced online. The clips, which feature the first 30 seconds of all 13 tracks included on ‘Truth,’ recently were posted on a Dutch website offering the two-disc d
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers Set for 2012 Simple Man Cruise
Lynyrd Skynyrd have signed on host and curate the 2012 Simple Man Cruise, a floating rock ‘n’ roll party set for Oct. 27-31 on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest luxury liner, the Pearl. The cruise, which sets sail from Miami, will feature about a dozen different bands rocking the ship, including Skynyrd, the Doobie Brothers and up-and-coming Southern rockers like Blackberry Smoke and the Dirty Guv’na
AC/DC Singer Reveals Bandmate’s Health Issues Held Up Work on New Album
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says that an illness suffered by one of his bandmates may have temporarily put plans for a new album by the legendary rockers on hold. He wouldn’t go into specifics about which member or what the illness is, but he did say it’s not terminal and that the afflicted member is on the path to recovery.
Steven Tyler’s National Anthem Performance Defended By Joe Perry and Comedian Bill Burr
OK, so maybe we got a little carried away when we said Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler massacred the National Anthem before Sunday’s AFC title game between the Baltimore Ravens and Tyler’s beloved New England Patriots. Maybe his version was just a little “pitchy,” to use the parlance of ‘American Idol.’ Or maybe he was like the 32-yard field goal that Raven kicker Billy Cundiff missed with 15 second
Paul Stanley of Kiss Turns 60; Bandmates Post Their Tributes
Birthday wishes have been pouring in all over the Internet for Paul Stanley today (Jan. 20), on what is the Kiss frontman’s 60th birthday. His bandmates took to KissOnline.com to help celebrate the big day with posts for their fellow Kiss member and friend, who was born in New York on Jan. 20, 1962.
Black Sabbath Still Set To Rock Download Fest Despite Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis
Black Sabbath will indeed go ahead and with their scheduled headlining set at this summer’s Download Festival in England, despite the recent announcement that Tony Iommi is battling lymphoma. The guitarist revealed just two weeks ago that he had been diagnosed with early stages of the cancer and is in the process of working with doctors to determine the best course of treatment.
Peter Criss: ‘My Alley Cat Ways Are Over’
Peter Criss last took a ride on the Kiss merry-go-round in 2004, parting ways with the band that March following the conclusion of a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith. What’s the drummer been up to since then?
Steven Tyler Set To Appear on ‘Ellen Degeneres’
‘American Idol’ returns Wednesday (Jan. 18) and Thursday with a two-night season premiere, and in advance of that momentous TV event ‘Idol’ judge Steven Tyler is doing the promotional rounds. First up is an appearance on Tuesday’s (Jan. 17) episode of ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show,’ where the Aerosmith singer will sit down for a chat.
Bruce Springsteen Rocks Around the Clock at ‘Light of Day’ Benefit
It’s one of the worst-kept secrets in all of New Jersey. Every year, the Light of Day organization holds a benefit concert at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park to raise money for the fight against Parkinson’s disease, and (almost) every year Bruce Springsteen is a super secret unannounced special guest. It’s the reason this year’s show sold out in minutes — even when tickets had a face value up
Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Weston Dead at 64
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston has died at the age of 64. His body was discovered Tuesday (Jan. 3) in his London home by police after a concerned call from neighbors. The causes of death were gastric intestinal hemorrhage, cirrhosis of the liver and throat problems, an autopsy has revealed.
Steven Tyler Joins Alice Cooper Onstage During New Year’s Eve Concert in Hawaii
Steven Tyler joined Alice Cooper and his stellar backing band onstage Saturday night (Dec. 31) to perform the Beatles classic ‘Come Together’ during a New Year’s Eve concert at Mala Wailea, a famous oceanfront restaurant at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, in Wailea, Hawaii.