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Day: May 16, 2014

Photo: Ross HalfinLed Zeppelin fans looking for a definitive answer as to why a reunion of the band’s surviving members hasn’t happened need look no further than an interview with Jimmy Page that appeared Thursday in The New York Times. In the Q&A, the guitar legend seems to place the blame squarely at the feet of frontman Robert Plant.

Asked about whether Led Zeppelin might finally play some more shows, Page refers to a comment Plant made in a 2013 interview in which the singer appeared to suggest he’d be open to performing …read more

Mark Seliger; Rounder RecordsPaul Simon and wife Edie Brickell returned to a Norwalk, Connecticut, court on Friday to attend a new hearing related to the disorderly conduct charges both face stemming from an April 28 incident that took place at their home in nearby New Canaan. According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, the couple held hands and walked arm in arm during the proceedings, at which they were told by the judge that they must return to Norwalk Superior Court on June 17 at 9 a.m. ET.

Page Six reports …read more

Courtesy of Nasty Little ManAn official video for the new Paul McCartney song “Appreciate” has premiered online, featuring the rock legend appearing alongside a very unique co-star: a robot named Newman. The clip, which clearly is set in the distant future, shows the robot patrolling a museum devoted to humans that includes a display featuring McCartney holding his signature Hofner bass and surrounded by a number of other instruments.

As the robot stares at Sir Paul, the former Beatles star comes to life and begins singing “Appreciate,” one of the tunes from his …read more

ABC/Travis BellThe reports that Foo Fighters are recording a new album have been growing in recent weeks. Now there’s finally official word from the band’s camp: The new Foos album will hit this fall.

According to a press statement, the album is linked to a new, as-yet untitled HBO series that Dave Grohl is producing. Each of the eight songs on the album was recorded in a different studio, using local talent, and “every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of …read more

Photo: Miguel PolaIt may not be quite the reunion that many Beach Boys fans were hoping for, but nearly all of the band’s surviving original members are now set to perform together at one of the legendary group’s upcoming tour dates. Al Jardine and David Marks will be special guests at The Beach Boys’ July 5 show at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

The current incarnation of the band, of course, is led by founding singer Mike Love and longtime member Bruce Johnston. Brian Wilson is the only living original member …read more

PRNewsFoto/Live NationLast night, Journey and the Steve Miller Band kicked off an expansive co-headlining tour with a concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California. The trek, which has unofficially been dubbed the “Sounds of San Francisco” tour, includes special guest Tower of Power and is plotted out through an August 2 show in Irvine, California.

During a recent round table teleconference Steve Miller and Journey guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain chatted about the outing and the significance of the legendary Bay area groups hitting the road together.

Schon noted that, after teaming …read more

Ethan Miller/WireImageBono celebrated his 54th birthday in Los Angeles this past Saturday, and it was apparently a star-studded event.

The party took place at the home of U2 manager Guy Oseary, and the list of celebrities who showed up to help the U2 frontman mark the occasion included Pharrell Williams, Jared Leto and magician David Blaine, Us Weekly reports.

Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock also showed up to deliver a surprise performance, and Pharrell sang his mega-hit, “Happy.”

A source tells Us Weekly that Pharrell told Bono, “You’ve changed the world with everything you do. You give people hope, especially with …read more