Day: June 9, 2014
Photo: Jim ChapinAcclaimed rock keyboardist Ian McLagan, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of The Small Faces and Faces, says he “not a fan of” a couple of younger bands that performed at the ceremony that year. Speaking recently with Salon, McLagan admits he had an extremely negative reaction to performances by Green Day and the members of Guns N’ Roses, the latter of whom also were inducted that evening.
McLagan recalls that he’d been suffering from a migraine that day and also had to wait …read more
Eagle Rock EntertainmentMick Jagger appears to be moving forward with his love life just a few months after the suicide of his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, as the Rolling Stones singer recently was spotted sharing a hotel room with a young, attractive brunette. U.K. tabloid The Sun posted photos of Jagger and the unidentified woman canoodling on the balcony of a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, where the band performed on June 1.
One of the pics shows the woman kissing the back of Mick’s head as he relaxes on the terrace. …read more
Brian LoweIt seems that KISS will soon join the ranks of Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue and dozens of music acts by booking a residency in Las Vegas. Various signs have begun popping up around Sin City with photos of the band and the words “Coming Fall 2014.”
Careful readers of Paul Stanley‘s Twitter feed 10 or so days ago noted it when Stanley posted the answer, “Probably,” to a fan’s question of “Ever going to do a Vegas stint?”
There is no official word from KISS, but a source close to the band tells ABC News Radio that …read more
Photo: MJ KimPaul McCartney‘s recent bout with a virus, which forced him to postpone a series of concerts in Japan and South Korea, now has affected the upcoming U.S. leg of his Out There Tour. The rock legend has pushed back to October all seven stateside shows originally scheduled to take place this month.
The affected dates include performances in Lubbock, Texas; New Orleans; Dallas; Atlanta; Nashville; Jacksonville, Florida; and Louisville, Kentucky. The trek, which had been slated to kick off on June 14 in Lubbock, now will get under …read more
Decca Label Group; Courtesy of Dave DaviesAre The Kinks‘ historically contentious Davies brothers finally ready to reunite on a new music project? Judging by recent comments made by the band’s frontman, Ray Davies, and his brother and Kinks lead guitarist, Dave, the answer seems to be “maybe.”
In a new interview with The Sunday Times of London, Ray revealed, “I met Dave only last week to talk about getting back together again. We’ve also spoken a few times on the phone and emailed. He’s been composing his own songs, but I’d really like to …read more
ESCANABA, MI – While the weather may have not cooperated this past weekend as much as we would have liked, the weather couldn’t effect Tony Perino from heading on down to Ernie’s Irish Pub of Escanaba. Tony and John welcomed a few guests who were able to race before the weather cancelled the final few […]
Jorgen Angel/RedfernsA new star-studded album paying tribute to late Kinks bass player Pete Quaife is being put together to benefit a charity created in his name. The record, titled Legends — Shoulder to Shoulder, will feature an impressive array of well-known artists covering Kinks songs to raise money for the Pete Quaife Foundation, which provides support for young people who are undergoing dialysis treatments.
Among the stars who have submitted songs for the project so far are Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller, Wishbone Ash, former Beach Boys member Billy …read more
Courtesy of Allman Brothers BandWith the recent announcement that The Allman Brothers Band will play its final concerts ever this October, a run of shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, fans now know that they only have a limited number of chances to see the group live again. With that in mind, the Southern-rock legends have put up for bid a very special concert experience that will allow two lucky fans to watch one of those last performances right from the stage of the venue!
The highest bidder will receive …read more
Photo: Neal PrestonWhile Fleetwood Mac won’t be getting back on the road with its classic Rumours-era lineup until a September 30 show in Minneapolis, at least one of the band’s members is getting ready to hit the stage a lot sooner. Drummer Mick Fleetwood will play a pair of shows with his solo group, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, this Monday and Tuesday at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California.
Mick’s group features guitarist Rick Vito, who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1991. If you can’t make …read more
Marquette, Michigan 6/9/2014 – Dustin Livingston of Marquette Wins Free Lunch for Liking WRUP on Facebook!