Day: May 28, 2014
TouchstonePunk pioneer Billy Idol will tell the story of his life as a rock ‘n’ roll wild child in a new self-penned memoir titled Dancing with Myself, which will be released on October 7. The book follows Idol from his working-class beginnings in London, through his years fronting the influential punk-rock group Generation X, to his rise to rock stardom as a solo star in the 1980s and beyond.
The autobiography will include Idol’s candid recollections about the excesses he experienced during his rock journey.
Eagle Rock EntertainmentToday’s music charts may belong to younger artists, but when it comes to successful tours, it’s the veteran acts that rule. Billboard Boxscore has compiled a list of the top 25 music stars whose tours have raked in the most money since 1990, and the tally is dominated by artists over the age of 50, and many of whom are older than 60.
Topping the list, not surprisingly, are The Rolling Stones, who have grossed a whopping $1.57 billion from 1990 to 2014. During that period, the British rock legends have …read more
Dik Hayd InternationalFull details have been unveiled for the new studio album Slash has recorded with his current band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. World on Fire will be released on September 16 and will feature 17 songs.
The record will be preceded by the lead single and title track, which will arrive at radio stations on Friday, June 13. World on Fire was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who previously has worked on albums by Incubus, Falling in Reverse and Alter Bridge, the latter of which also features Kennedy. The album marks the former Guns …read more
Steve GullickCould the Foo Fighters be heading Down Under? The band just posted a message on Facebook that read, “Hey AUS/NZ pals… It’s been WAYYY too long. If you want to make sure to stay up on all the news. Sign up by clicking the envelope here. Cause you never know where/when the Foo’s may show up. Just sayin…”
The Foos’ Facebook page also had a similar post addressed to U.K. fans…but what’s strangest is that within hours of their appearance, both posts were removed.
Last week, the band confirmed the release of its …read more
Dangerbird RecordsRichie Sambora debuted a new song titled “Lighthouse” Tuesday night that he hopes will serve as a “beacon of light” for people who haven’t been able kick their addiction to drugs, The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Sambora performed the tune in front of some 3,000 people at drug awareness forum at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River, New Jersey. Sambora said “Lighthouse” would be available on iTunes soon, and proceeds would go to a rehab facility.
The 54-year-old singer-guitarist told reporters, “People get to a point where they get overwhelmed and they …read more
Paradigm AgencyGrand Funk Railroad drummer/singer Don Brewer says that after 45 years, he’s still having some kind of wonderful time touring with the band. The veteran rockers are celebrating their 45th anniversary this year, something Brewer calls “quite a landmark.”
“I never thought we’d be we’d be going this many years later,” he tells ABC News Radio, “but the classic rock thing has just been wonderful for us.”
The current incarnation of Grand Funk Railroad, which has been together for 14 years, features two-thirds of the band’s original lineup — Brewer and bassist Mel …read more