Classic Rock News

“NEW” MCCARTNEY SONG SHOWS UP ONLINE A new Paul McCartney song apparently titled “New,” purportedly the first new song off his upcoming new album, also purportedly titled New, appeared online on Wednesday. In addition, the former Beatle teased fans on Twitter by posting severa worlds associated with the word “new,” such as “lyweds,” “fangled” and “Orleans.” Finally, iTunes Brazil listed a deluxe edition of Sir Paul’s new album as containing 14 tracks, with a due date of October 14.
DEEP PURPLE 10-CD BOX SET AVAILABLE OCTOBER 8 Deeply committed Deep Purple fans will have 10 fresh ways to taste the band come October 8 when Rhino Records releases the aptly titled 10-disc box set, Deep Purple: The Complete Albums 1970-1976. As advertised, the collection will contain a combination of 10 studio and live albums, starting with Deep Purple with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto for Group and Orchestra (technically released in 1969) through Made in Europe.
THE WHO’S TOMMY TO GET SUPER DELUXE EDITION TREATMENT Fans of The Who’s magnum opus 1969 album Tommy will have the opportunity to hear “Tommy can you hear me” over and over and over again and again and again when the classic album comes out as a Super Deluxe Edition. Though a release date is still a mystery, a banner on the band’s Facebook page indicates the Super Deluxe Edition will include the original album plus a “complete disc of unreleased demos and outtakes, complete disc of unreleased 1969 tour recordings, the entire album in 5.1 for the first time, and extensive previously unseen memorabilia.
ROLLING STONES FAN NABS BAND PINBALL MACHINE FOR $3,750 ON EBAY One very lucky Rolling Stones fanatic was able to purchase a rare Rolling Stones pinball machine on eBay for $3,750 after just one bid. The 2011 game comes complete with a ramp designed to replicate the band’s iconic tongue logo and a “moving Mick Jagger target,” plus it plays 13 original Stones songs. The cool collectible is listed new for $5,700.
OZZY SETS OFF NEW BLAZE IN BEVERLY HILLS HOME Los Angeles firefighters were once again called to Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s Beverly Hills home after the Prince of Darkness sparked a fire while trying to make himself a late-night sandwich on Tuesday. The rocker’s wife/manager, Sharon, confirmed the blaze, tweeting: “I’m in London, @officialozzy is in LA making a bacon sandwich last night and the fire brigade ended up at our house!!” In January, Ozzy singed his hair, lost his eyebrows and suffered minor burns to his face after he ignited a fire with a candle.
SCOTT STATUE UNVEILING PLANNED FOR AUGUST 2014 The official unveiling of a statue honoring late AC/DC singer Bon Scott has been scheduled for Bon Fest 2014, set to take place August 15-17 in Scott’s former hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland. The Kirriemuir Herald reports the annual festival celebrating the life of Scott usually takes place in May, but has been pushed back in the hope that it will coincide with the unveiling of the statue planned for the center of town. Scott died in 1980 at the age of 33.
CHICKENFOOT SEARCHING FOR TIME IN SCHEDULE TO RECORD The members of supergroup Chickenfoot, especially frontman Sammy Hagar, are super busy these days, so finding a window of opportunity to record their third album has been difficult, but guitarist Joe Satriani says the group is determined to keep on trying. He told Guitar World, “We had a pretty tasty dinner the other night, [drummer] Chad [Smith], Sammy and myself. We came to the realization that it would be really hard to find some time in the next nine months to do a record. But we’re committed to figuring it out. I believe there are at least two more albums in us as a unit. We’re working on it right now.”
MUSTAINE WANTS HEAVY METAL MUSICIANS TO “ACT INTELLIGENTLY” During a recent interview with, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was asked why heavy metal music doesn’t get the respect it deserves. As always, his response was direct and to the point. He said, “You’ve got to look at a lot of the participants in it. To their own demise, a lot of heavy metal performers act stupid. You know, ‘Hey bro, duh.’ It doesn’t further our cause any. If you want to be treated intelligently, then act intelligent.”
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS TO RELEASE 5-SONG EP Fans hoping to hear new music from Stone Temple Pilots featuring new frontman Chester Bennington will get their wish on October 8 when the band releases the five-song EP, High Rise. The collection will contain all new music, including “Tomorrow” and the previously released “Out of Time.” STP fired original lead singer Scott Weiland back in February. Both sides are currently in litigation over the use of the band name.