Day: May 27, 2014
Atlantic Records/RhinoAs the June 3 release date approaches for the deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin‘s first three albums, the band continues to roll out teaser videos offering fans a preview of the unreleased material included on the expanded packages. The latest clip features a rough mix of the classic tune “Whole Lotta Love,” which is among the eight tracks appearing on the bonus “companion audio” disc included with the deluxe and super deluxe versions of Led Zeppelin II.
The five-minute video contains a montage of archival footage from various Led Zeppelin …read more
Universal Music Group DistributionIn the midst of recording the new Smashing Pumpkins album, Billy Corgan has happened upon a forgotten stash of unreleased material. In a brand-new update on the Smashing Pumpkins’ official website, Corgan writes, “I’m currently mulling the release of a ‘best of’ (which if you heard the stuff you know I’m joshing) of my many demos from 1985-1986.”
The singer reveals that he found roughly 60 tapes of material, recorded when he was a teenager, including “plenty of…stuff worth a chuckle or a nod: some goth, some heavy metal, …read more
Photo: Mary McCartneyIt looks like Paul McCartney is on the road to recovery. The organizers of the rock legend’s tour of Japan have issued a statement announcing that the former Beatle left the country on Monday after being treated for a virus that forced him to postpone the trek.
According to a translation, the message says, “Paul has recovered from his illness, checked out of the hotel before noon…and left Japan on a chartered flight.” The organizers add that McCartney is hoping to return to the country “for more concerts as soon …read more
Eagle Rock EntertainmentBack in January, Queen guitarist Brian May revealed that he and drummer Roger Taylor were putting together a new album by the band that will include “at least three previously unheard tracks” featuring late singer Freddie Mercury. Now, in a new interview with BBC Radio Wales, May has offered some new details about the project.
Speaking last week at the Hay Festival in Wales, May said, “We’re gonna put out an album which probably is called Queen Forever, and it’s a compilation, but it will have this new material on it which nobody in the …read more
Elektra Records; York TillyerThe Eagles‘ Don Henley has responded to an apparent swipe at his band that Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant made during a recent Rolling Stone.
In the interview, which was published earlier this month, Plant said, “Do you know why the Eagles said they’d reunite when ‘hell freezes over,’ but they did it anyway and keep touring? It’s not because they were paid a fortune…It’s because they’re bored. I’m not bored.”
Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe Rolling Stones returned to the stage on Monday night, launching the European leg of their 14 On Fire Tour with a concert at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. The show marked the first time that the band had performed since singer Mick Jagger‘s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, committed suicide on March 17.
For fans who couldn’t make it out the Oslo performance, song-by-song updates were posted on The Stones’ official website. The rock legends kicked things off with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and also included a couple of …read more
JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty ImagesFans who attended a concert by the modern-rock act Eels on Sunday at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, were treated to a quite a surprise — ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry hit the stage to perform a few songs with the group. Perry, who reportedly hadn’t sung live publically since 1995, joined the Eels for a rendition of their song “It’s a Motherf**ker” before launching into versions of the Journey classics “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.”
The event was captured in a video that can be viewed online now on <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" …read more
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