Classic Rock News



STANLEY KISSES AND TELLS ON LOSING VIRGINITY

In a recent radio interview, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley told the story of how he lost his virginity. He recalled, “I was actually working as a busboy in a camp upstate that was very much like Dirty Dancing… The staff was on one side of the road and the hotel was on the other side. One of the waiters’ girlfriends was in his room, and he was of at work, and I just decided, ‘Today’s the day.’ Quite honestly, I didn’t know what it was supposed to be like. ‘Is this it?’ It’s kind of like the gun that goes off at the start of the race that you ultimately won.”

PAGE, PLANT, DAVIES NOMINATED FOR SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Rock royalty Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Ray Davies of The Kinks are among a diverse group of artists nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this June in New York City. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are being considered for the class of 2014 along with singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, John Mellencamp, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, country star Vince Gill, Linda Perry, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

SIR PAUL PLAYS SURPRISE ROCK SHOW AT QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL

Four hundred students of the Frank Sinatra School for the Arts in Astoria, Queens, NY attended the coolest assembly ever yesterday when they were called into the school’s auditorium, where they were treated to a full rock show from Paul McCartney and his band. The former Beatle told his young audience, “This beats going to class,” then preceded to perform 13 songs, including Fab Four favorites such as “Eight Days a Week,” “Lady Madonna,” “Blackbird” and “Hey Jude,” plus three tracks from his upcoming album, New (due this Tuesday), including the title track. The unforgettable event was filmed and will be streamed online on Yahoo! this Monday, October 14.

SIR PAUL, HUNTERS FACE OFF IN FIGHT TO SAVE HERD OF DEER

Longtime animal rights advocate Paul McCartney is in the crosshairs of hunters hoping to bag a deer during the English hunting season. Supporters of the hunt have erected a fence around an estate owned by the former Beatle in Somerset, England in an attempt to prevent the animals from entering land where they cannot be legally shot. McCartney purchased the land in 1991 to protect deer by providing an area where hunters could not enter. The hunting season lasts through the end of October.

GRATEFUL DEAD HOPES CRAFT BEER SELLS BETTER THAN RIPPLE WINE

With the search for the final ingredient now at an end, the Grateful Dead are on the verge of putting the finishing touches on the first batch of its own “American Beauty” pale ale beer, a collaborative effort with Delaware brewery Dog Fish. Thomas Butler, a 39-year old fan, chemist and home brewer suggested granola be added to the recipe because, “The components of granola – honey, toasted grain, oats and fruit – offer a lot from a beer perspective.” “American Beauty” will be available in bottles and on draft later this fall.

MOTORHEAD’S LEMMY IGNORES DRUMMER’S ADVICE TO SLOW DOWN

The recent health issues of Motorhead frontman Lemmy have been well documented, and even his bandmates are starting to get concerned. In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, drummer Mikkey Dee said, “I think after all he’s been through, I’d say this: ‘Lem, when are you going to get sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? It’s time you started to take care of yourself.’” But the seemingly indestructible 67-year old frontman replied, “I don’t like people telling me what to do – even if they might be right. I can still stand at that mic every night and play my songs. I’m getting better. By the time the tour comes around I’ll be ready.”

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