Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

Dire Straits bassist on why Mark Knopfler isn’t attending Rock Hall ceremony: “He just didn’t feel like coming”

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameFounding Dire Straits bassist John Illsley is one of three members of the group confirmed to attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Alice in Chains’ new album has “something to say,” says Jerry Cantrell

Credit: Johnny BuzzerioWhen Alice in Chains announced their summer tour dates last month, the band also revealed a new album was coming later this year. The news was a

Why Cyndi Lauper once accused Rod Stewart of not being “rock and roll”

Gabriel Grams/Getty ImagesNot long ago, Rod Stewart dismissed artists who announce farewell tours as "dishonest" and "not rock and roll." But it turns out Rod's own tour mate

Watch Chrissie Hynde join alt-rockers Arcade Fire to sing a Pretenders cover in London

Jill Furmanovsky; Mary Ellen MatthewsDuring an Arcade Fire concert in London on Wednesday, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde made a surprise appearance to perform a rendition of her band's 1986 hit "Don't

New vinyl box set featuring 10 Black Sabbath singles due out in June

Warner Bros. RecordsDuring their initial 1970s heyday, Black Sabbath had little success on the U.S. singles chart. Several of their songs broke into the top 40 in their U.K.

Mike Campbell says Lindsey Buckingham is “no longer with Fleetwood Mac”

Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/ Getty ImagesFleetwood Mac recently announced that founding Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell will be joining the band for an as-yet-unannounced fall tour and that he,

Billie Joe Armstrong releases debut EP with new project, The Longshot

ABC/Heidi GutmanFor the past couple weeks, Billie Joe Armstrong has been hinting at a new project called The Longshot. The Green Day frontman has now delivered on his teases with The Longshot

Dave Navarro says deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington had “massive impact” on him

Courtesy of Live NationNext week, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will host Above Ground, a benefit concert to raise money and awareness for mental health treatment and suicide prevention. Speaking with

Andy Summers playing at benefit for California wildfire victims, debuting new photo exhibit

Credit: Mo SummersPolice guitarist Andy Summers has joined the lineup of Play It Forward!, a benefit concert scheduled for April 20 in Santa Rosa, California, that will help musicians affected

Don McLean’s new album, Botanical Gardens, finds him reminiscing about his “life as a young person”

Credit: Keith PerryLast month, Don McLean released a studio effort called Botanical Gardens, his first album of new music in nine years. The 13-track collection features the famous singer/songwriter's musings