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Day: June 2, 2014

Mary McCartney/MPL Communications; Tell All Your Friends PublicityThey may not always have seen eye to eye, but Paul McCartney and the widow of his late Beatles band mate John Lennon, Yoko Ono, have both signed on to support a campaign opposing the U.K. government’s plan to introduce fracking into the country. McCartney and Ono are just two of many celebrities who have signed an open letter published in the London Times on Monday expressing concern for the effects the process will have on the environment.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of …read more

Steve GullickCourtney Love has gone on record to say that the hug felt ’round the world — between her and Dave Grohl at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring Nirvana — was genuine. Now the other party’s confirmed it. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Grohl says, “I saw Courtney walking past [earlier in the night] and I just tapped her on the shoulder and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it — we’re just family. We’ve had a rocky road. We’ve had a bumpy past, but at …read more

Lisa Walker for the Lincoln TheatreSteve Perry apparently is enjoying getting back on stage. On Saturday, alternative-rock group Eels once again welcomed the former Journey frontman onstage with open arms. Billboard reports that Perry sang four songs with the band at a concert that night at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.

The event marked the second time in a week that Perry has performed with Eels, following a May 25 appearance with the group at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before that show, Perry hadn’t performed in public since …read more

ESCANABA, MI – 6/2/2014 – After taking the Memorial Day off, Tony Perino headed down to Escanaba to recap the races that took place on Memorial Weekend.  With Tony, as always, was John Peppin down at Ernie’s Irish Pub right in downtown Esky. Tony met with some of the racers, including the Getchell brothers Kyle […]

Photo: Gregg RothPeter Frampton just keeps adding dates to his already busy 2014 tour itinerary. The guitar whiz now has more than 40 concerts on his schedule, including solo headlining shows, joint gigs with The Doobie Brothers and special Guitar Circus performances whose special guests so far include Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph.

Frampton’s tour gets under way on June 20 with a free show in Rosemont, Illinois, and is plotted out through a September 14 appearance at the Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

Frampton’s trek begins just three days before he’s <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" …read more

Image credit: Allman Brothers BandAll good things must come to an end, and that includes the live career of the Allman Brothers Band. The group has announced what will be its final live shows, and the venue is one that’s fitting, given the group’s history there: New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

Those performances will take place on October 27 and 28. On-sale information for those shows will be announced shortly. In their 45-year career, the Allman Brothers have played the Beacon Theatre 232 times since they began holding yearly residencies there …read more

Janus FilmsA newly-restored version of The Beatles‘ first movie, A Hard Day’s Night, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 24 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the film’s premiere. In addition, the flick will be screened in a variety of U.S. theaters for one night only on July 4.

The revamped flick was restored using the latest digital technology, starting with a nearly complete original 35-millimeter camera negative as the main source, and the finished product was approved by A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester. It also features …read more

Paul Warner/Getty Images Bret Michaels was forced to cancel a couple of concerts over the weekend as he continues to battle the norovirus.

The Poison frontman cancelled a show in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, that was scheduled for Friday and a concert in Albany, New York, that was supposed to take place the following night.

Bret, who’s 51, had to cut short a performance in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday night due to what his camp has described as “complications involving insulin shock & severe low blood sugar, along with other conditions which doctors later determined included exhaustion/dehydration/fever …read more

Marquette, Michigan 6/2/2014 – Ted Rochon Wins Free Lunch for Liking WRUP on Facebook!