Classic Rock News

Monday November 25



CHRISTINE MCVIE READY TO RETURN TO FLEETWOOD MAC

After close to fifteen years of insisting she was happily retired, Christine McVie says she’ would be happy to rejoin her former mates in Fleetwood Mac. In a recent interview with UK’s the Guardian, McVie, who left the band in 1998, said, “I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted…but it hasn’t happened so we’ll have to wait and see.” She went on to explain, “I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl… And it took me 15 years to realize that it’s not really what I wanted at all.”

Read more: Monday November 25

Friday November 22



STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON LEND HELP TO MIDWEST STORM VICTIMS

Two of the finest bands the Midwest has ever produced are coming together to lend a helping hand to the thousands affected by the recent violent storms that touched down across the region. Styx and REO Speedwagon (plus special guests to be announced soon) will perform at the fundraising concert Rock To the Rescue Extends a Hand To Those In Need, taking place December 4 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL. For more information and to make a donation visit Rocktotherescue.net.

Read more: Friday November 22

Thursday November 21



BOSS CONFIRMS NEW SONG; RUMORS SAY NEW ALBUM ALSO ON THE WAY

Confirming reports from earlier this week, Bruce Springsteen will release the new single “High Hopes” on November 25. A previous version of the song, originally recorded ad released in 1990 by the Havelinas, was found on Springsteen’s 1996 EP Blood Brothers. In addition, sources tell Billboard “a new Springsteen studio album could be out as early as January,” though nothing on a new album has been confirmed as yet.

Read more: Thursday November 21

Wednesday November 20



GILMOUR GATHERS CROSBY, NASH TO GUEST ON NEXT STUDIO SET

It has been nearly seven years since David Gilmour released his last solo studio album On an Island, but according to fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Graham Nash the ex-Pink Floyd guitarist is working on his next record. In a recent interview, Nash said he and David Crosby would be joining Gilmour in the studio to contribute vocals to the future album. Nash and Crosby also appear on 2006’s On an Island’s title track.

Read more: Wednesday November 20

Tuesday November 19



HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL SPRINGSTEEN TO ISSUE “HIGH HOPES” SINGLE

Several news outlets reported Monday that Bruce Springsteen is set to release a new single titled “High Hopes” next Tuesday, November 25. The song, originally recorded ad released in 1990 by the Havelinas, should be familiar to hardcore Boss devotees because he first covered it for his hard-to-find 1996 EP Blood Brothers. Back in June, Springsteen told Rolling Stone, “I have stuff I’m working on that I’m very happy about. I hate to say, because I don’t like to be wrong, but I have a lot of material. I still feel like I’m in the middle of the well.”

Read more: Tuesday November 19

Monday November 18



JOURNEY, STEVE MILLER BAND BAND TOGETHER FOR 2014 TOUR

Despite being this side of Thanksgiving, the first summer 2014 classic rock co-headling tour has been announced and fans are in for a long night of huge hits. Journey and the Steve Miller Band will launch a long trek together, starting May 15 in Chula Vista, CA. And, as if these two acts don’t already have enough hits to fill a full evening, Tower of Power will also be on the bill. Miller said of the sensational lineup, “This is going to be a not-to-be-missed trifecta of the best of soul, greatest hits and arena rock by three of the greatest bands to come out of San Francisco, clearly a once-in-a-lifetime event. we can’t wait to get started!” The run wraps August 1 in Las Vegas.

Read more: Monday November 18

Friday November 15



U2 MANAGER CONFIRMS HE’LL STEP ASIDE

It appears U2 will walk on with or without their longtime manager Paul McGuinness, who told the New York Times he will “take a less hands-on roll” once concert promotion giant Live Nation closes on its $30 million deal to acquire the band’s Principle Management company as well as Madonna’s management firm Maverick, run by her manager Guy Oseary. McGuinness, who’s handled U2’s affairs for over 35 years, said, “It could be seen as slightly poor etiquette for a manager to consider retiring before his artist has split, quit or died, but U2 have never subscribed to the rock ‘n’ roll code of conduct.” McGuinness said Oseary will “take over the day-to-day running of our business.”

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Thursday November 14



WATERS WORKING ON FIRST ALL-NEW ROCK RECORD SINCE 1992

There is a light at the end of what has been an over two-decades long recording tunnel for Roger Waters. The former Pink Floyd frontman told Rolling Stone he’s just put a bow on his first all-new rock album since 1992’s Amused to Death, saying, “I finished a demo of it last night. It’s 55 minutes long. It’s songs and theater as well. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s couched as radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it’s a quest. It’s about an old man and young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children.”

Read more: Thursday November 14

Wednesday November 13



AEROSMITH AXEMAN ADMITS HAVING “ISSUES WITH THE LAST RECORD”

Apparently, according to Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford, the group’s last studio album, Music From Another Dimension, wasn’t made for those of us living in this dimension. In a recent interview, Whitford candidly said, “We have a lot of issues with the last record now. We felt like…we missed the mark…we feel like we should’ve done something a little different…I don’t know if the material that we did really translated. Maybe we’re a little bit stuck in the way we do things… Maybe we need to…bring in some more contemporary people to work with…”

Read more: Wednesday November 13

Tuesday November 12



DALTREY GIVES MOON BIOPIC THUMBS UP

Describing a future biopic on Keith Moon of The Who as focusing on the late musician’s “wild side” would seem redundant – and obvious. Nevertheless that’s exactly how The Hollywood Reporter characterized the future film which has received support from frontman Roger Daltrey who is collaborating with producers of the as-yet untitled project. Daltrey said, “The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart so I am excited to reinvigorate it…” Moon died of an overdose in 1978 at the age of 32.

Read more: Tuesday November 12

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