Classic Rock News



WATERS REGRETS SUING FORMER PINK FLOYD BANDMATES

One of the most acrimonious breakups in the history of rock and roll may have been avoided, or at least been made less bitter, according to Roger Waters, who now says he should not have sued his former Pink Floyd bandmates. In an interview scheduled to air today on BBC World News, Waters admits, “I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong. It was a commercial decision, and in fact, it’s one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something.” Waters made more news when he revealed he’s “going to make another record. I’ve had a very, very strong idea, and I shall pursue it, and I will make at least one more record.”

MOTLEY CRUE SETS UP AN AMA (ASK ME ANYTHING) Q&A

Fans will have a chance to ask the members of Motley Crue anything under the sun during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with the Reddit community, scheduled for tomorrow at 3p Eastern at Reddit.com. The session is scheduled to promote the band’s new An Intimate Evening in Hell residency at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, which just got underway on Wednesday, but fans are encouraged to, well, ask them anything at all.

JOHN DETERMINED TO PERFORM IN RUSSIA

Despite – or perhaps because of – Russia’s backwards anti-gay legislation, Elton John says he has no plans to cancel his planned December 6 show in Moscow. The singer told UK’s Guardian, “I’ve got to think about what I’m going to say very carefully. There’s two avenues of thought: Do you stop everyone going, ban all the artists coming in from Russia? But then you’re really leaving the men and women who are gay and suffering under the anti-gay laws in an isolated situation. As a gay man, I can’t leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’ve got to go.”

SANTANA SIN CITY CAR CRASH LESS “MINOR” THAN FIRST REPORTED

New photographs obtained by TMZ seem to suggest the “minor accident” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana got into last Friday in Las Vegas caused more damage than what was originally reported. Visual evidence shows Santana pretty much totaled the front end of his expensive Fisker Karma after he admittedly fell asleep behind the wheel on his way home. Also, contrary to earlier reports, the musician didn’t just run into one parked car, he banged up two. Thankfully, no one was injured, including Santana.

GUITARIST NOT IN TUNE WITH QUEEN MUSIC

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr recently proved once again why there are only two kinds of music – good and bad – and it depends on who is doing the listening. During a recent interview, Marr said, “I’ve always had a blind spot to the music of Queen. It was all-pervasive when I was growing up…everyone reveres it…but it never did anything for me at all. Perhaps it’s because it’s very choral and written on piano. I just couldn’t click with it. I like Brian May, I just don’t like Queen.”

SIR PAUL’S DESIGNER DAUGHTER ASSISTS CANCER PATIENTS

The daughter of Paul McCartney is using her top talent to lend support to cancer patients. Celebrated designer Stella McCartney, who lost her mother, Linda, to breast cancer, has designed two headscarves to be handed out free to cancer patients at King’s College Hospital in London. The headscarves will also be sold online from Harper’s Bazaar to raise money for the King’s College Hospital Charity.

PEARL JAM TRUMPETS NEW SINGLE “SIRENS” VIDEO

On Wednesday, Pearl Jam delivered the official performance video for “Sirens,” the second single off the Seattle group’s forthcoming album, Lightning Bolt, available October 15. The band dialed down the decibels and tempo for its latest tune, a far cry from the mile-a-minute sonic salvo of “Mind Your Manners,” the first taste off Lightning Bolt. Pearl Jam kicks off its next U.S. tour on October 11 in Pittsburgh. The trek ends December 6 in Seattle.

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