Classic Rock News

Fan's Brain Injury Not Motorhead's Problem

(Classic Rock) Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell has no sympathy for the fan who ended up with bleeding on the brain from allegedly headbanging at one of the band's concerts. The guitarist took a less compassionate view than his bandmate Mikkey Dee, who last week said he hoped the 50-year-old German fan was okay. The man was treated at Hannover Medical School in Germany after complaining of a constant headache in the weeks after attending the gig. It was discovered he had developed a subdural hematoma on his brain which doctors linked to headbanging. But Campbell insists that if fans overdo it in the moshpit, they have no one to blame but themselves. He tells TeamRock Radio: "I read it in the paper. That's just journalistic crap. It's nothing to do with Ace Of Spades or music. We don't have a problem with anyone. We just do our own thing. "If people get into trouble while we're playing, that's their problem. It's a bad thing, but we don't try to get people to get into trouble or whatever."

Blues Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival Coming

(The Blues Blitzen Trapper, Duke Robillard, Trampled Under Foot and Mike Zito are among the blues artists who appear on an album dedicated to the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The 12-track A Blues Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival will be released on July 22nd in North America and on August 25th in the UK via Cleopatra Records, and it's available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes now. The label say: "Since the group's breakup in 1972, numerous bands and artists have offered their own spins on CCR's greatest songs, but none as unique as the versions heard here. Treats await fans of CCR, blues music, and lovers of timeless Americana rock."

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake Release Live From Manticore Hall

(Classic Rock) Keith Emerson and Greg Lake have launched Live From Manticore Hall, saying it's an opportunity to find out more about how the ELP icons work together. The ten-track album was recorded during their 2010 world tour and saw them performing duet version of the band's catalogue. Keyboardist Emerson says: "It's an introspective revisit to some of the music of ELP, and I think Greg and I gave it a personal touch with our Q&A sessions midway through the show. It's a delicate transformation." Bassist and vocalist Lake adds: "I think the album offers a very interesting perspective upon how Keith and I work and create together."

Scorpions Classic Used In New TV Commercial

(hennemusic) The Scorpions 1984 classic hit song, "Rock You Like A Hurricane", is being used in a new television commercial entitled "Be The Man That Every Woman Wants" for Fiber One cookies. The lead single from the band's ninth album, "Love At First Sting", peaked at No. 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100; the project reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 3 million copies in the States alone. Earlier this year, the band released "MTV Unplugged - Scorpions Live In Athens", a package compiled from three concerts in Athens, Greece at the city's Lycabettus Theatre last fall.

Rolling Stones Keith Richards Talks Jagger's Harp Skills

(hennemusic) Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards raves about the band's frontman Mick Jagger's harmonica skills in the latest episode of his online video series, "Ask Keith." "To me, Mick Jagger is one of the best blues harp players on the world," says Keith in the minute long clip. "He does things you wouldn't dream of vocally." The Stones wrapped up the European leg of their 14 On Fire Tour at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark on July 3. The band returns to the road this fall to play Australia and New Zealand, shows that were rescheduled from this spast spring following the sudden passing of Jagger's longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott.

Tom Petty Streaming New Song 'Fault Lines'

(hennemusic) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' are streaming "Fault Lines", one of the tracks from his forthcoming album, "Hypnotic Eye," the group's first new studio album in four years. Due July 29, the project will be available in CD, digital, high resolution Blu-ray audio and vinyl formats. The vinyl will be available as 1-LP or as 2-LPs inclusive of an additional track not available in any other format. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' will be kicking off a North American tour with Steve Winwood on August 3rd in San Diego, California.