Classic Rock News

Bruce Springsteen Jams CCR Classics With John Fogerty

(hennemusic) John Fogerty joined Bruce Springsteen for a pair of CCR classics during his set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this past Saturday, and video from the event is available online. Fogerty took to the stage to join Bruce for the first two songs of his encore, "Green River" and "Proud Mary." The pair have a long shared history, including Springsteen inducting CCR into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Springsteen and The E Street Band are currently playing shows across the US as part of their "High Hopes" world tour.

AC/DC Recruit Nephew To Fill In For Malcolm Young?

(hennemusic) Stevie Young, the nephew of AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young, has joined the band in Vancouver as they begin recording sessions for a new album. A fan posted a photo on of himself with Angus and Stevie taken at the Take Five Cafe in Vancouver on April 30. It is presumed that Stevie is on hand to fill in on rhythm guitar while Malcolm is taking a break from the band due to his ill health. Stevie previously replaced Malcolm on AC/DC's 1988 Blow Up Your Video tour, playing dates across North America while his uncle took a break to deal with his alcohol dependency issues. Legend has it that many fans failed to notice the lineup change due to the family resemblance.

Alternate Unreleased Version Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' Streaming

( is hosting an exclusive stream of an unreleased alternate take of "Whole Lotta Love" off of Led Zeppelin II, which is one of the bonus tracks on the forthcoming deluxe reissue of the album. In the decades since Led Zeppelin called it a day, they've rarely opened up their vaults to release non-album material. There's been a live album (2003′s How The West Was Won), a collection of BBC recordings (1997′s BBC Sessions), a compilation of outtakes (1982′s Coda) and the document of their one reunion concert (2012′s Celebration Day). That's one of the reasons that the recent announcement that Zep would be reissuing their entire catalog with bonus tracks was such a big deal. The other: the original tapes were remastered by Jimmy Page himself. The first three albums - 1969′s Led Zeppelin, 1969′s Led Zeppelin II and 1970′s Led Zeppelin III - will be re-released on June 3. Each will come in several different formats, but the deluxe and super deluxe editions will contain a second disc of extras.

Journey's Neal Schon Scores Solo Hit

Journey guitarist Neal Schon has a lot to be serene about at the moment as his new solo single "Serenity" has landed at No. 3 at rock radio, according to his official Facebook page. "Serenity" comes from Schon's forthcoming album, "So U," which is set to be released in North America on May 20th and May 19th in other markets across the world. The album features Schon with his Journey bandmate Deen Castronovo along with Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy star Marco Mendoza and Schon co-write many of the songs on the album with Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees fame. Check out the lyric video for "Serenity"

Paul Stanley Q&A Goes Online

(hennemusic) As part of promoting the launch of his newly-published memoir, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed", KISS frontman Paul Stanley sat down with San Francisco Chronicle pop music critic Aidin Vaziri for an extended interview before a packed house at the city's Jewish Community Center on April 25, and video of the event is available. Published April 8, the 432-page memoir chronicles Stanley's life and rise to global success with KISS, which he co-founded in January of 1973 with bassist Gene Simmons from the ashes of the pair's previous band, Wicked Lester. "Face The Music: A Life Exposed" recently debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list.

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Goes Really Old School For Charity Album

(hennemusic) Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is among the artists featured on limited-edition charity album release, "The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell." The project includes different versions of the 19th century pop standard "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)", according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written in 1892, it was a hit song of the time and was later popularized in the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey". Other artists set to appear on the CD include "Weird Al" Yankovic, Tyler The Creator, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and ex-Oingo Boingo mastermind Danny Elfman. Credit