Classic Rock News


SIR PAUL TO SHUT DOWN HOLLYWOOD BLVD. FOR LATE-NIGHT SHOT
ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has bagged the biggest name in rock to kick off the new season of Jimmy Kimmel Live. On Monday, Kimmel and company will shut down Hollywood Blvd. when Paul McCartney performs a free concert during his first appearance on the show. The former Beatle will sit for a chat before his performance which will likely include the title track to his upcoming album, New (due October 15), as well as a selection of Fab Four favorites. Meanwhile, McCartney has served up a new lyric/behind-the-scenes video for the new single “New.”
WOMAN STABS ROOMMATE FOR LISTENING TO EAGLES MUSIC
A South Carolina woman took her apparent hatred of the Eagles and their music to the limit Monday when she took a knife to her 64-year old male roommate after he refused her request to turn off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s music. The Post and Courier reports Vernett Bader, 54, told her unidentified roommate to turn off the Eagles tunes he was enjoying with his brother. When the Eagles fan told Bader to “shut up” she shot up and went to the kitchen to fetch a knife. The roommate and brother managed to wrestle the weapon away from witchy woman, who proceeded to retrieve another knife, and this time stabbed the country rock fan, causing “wounds to his arm, hand and elbow.” Bader has been charged with “criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature” and is being held in the Charleston County Jail.
ROCK OFFSPRING CHANNEL FAMOUS FATHERS IN GAP ADS
The new Gap clothing fall ad campaign focuses on going back to your roots with an emphasis on basic blue denim, and to help hammer home the point, the retailer has recruited two famous offspring of rock legends: George Harrison’s son, Dhani, and Billy Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray. In one ad, Dhani sings a snippet of Harrison’s Beatles classic “For You Blue,” while in another spot, Alexa Ray performs who dad’s “Just the Way You Are.”
POP PICKED TO REPLACE DALTREY AS VOICE OF THE CATTERPILLAR
One iconic rock star is set to replace another as the voice of The Caterpillar on an upcoming episode of ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Entertainment Weekly reports Iggy Pop is ABC’s pick to replace Roger Daltrey of The Who, who previously voiced the character on an episode of the original series, but is unavailable to reprise the role. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will premiere October 10 on ABC.
MOODY BLUES CRUISE II NOW INCLUDES WHO MAN DALTREY
The final lineup for the Moody Blues Cruise II has been set with the addition of The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, a fitting billing for the event’s theme, “Return to the Isle of Wight,” considering it will be the first time the two acts share a bill since they both performed at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. The cruise will set sail from Miami on April 2, 2014 for five days and nights.
YOKO: LENNON WOULD HAVE LOVED “THE COMPUTER AGE”
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Yoko Ono discussed the release of her new album, Take Me to the Land of Hell, and was asked whether John Lennon would be in heaven or hell in today’s tech-driven age. On whether Lennon would have loved technology, Ono said, “Oh, John would have been totally excited about the computer age, because that’s the kind of thing John and I were dreaming of. It’s very interesting to think about… He was totally open.”
GREEN DAY DOCUMENTARY DUE DIGITALLY, ON DVD, SEPTEMBER 24
The highly acclaimed Green Day documentary, ¡Cuatro!, will be available via iTunes, Amazon, Qello, and on DVD on September 24. Director Tim Wheeler received unfettered access to the band during all stages of the group’s creative process while writing and recording their recent trilogy of albums: ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!.

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