Classic Rock News

Monday March 3



FORMER PEARL JAM EXEC SENTENCED TO JAIL

A former financial officer for Pearl Jam’s management company will spend 14 months behind bars for embezzling more than $300,000 from the Seattle rockers. Rickey Goodrich pled guilty in December to six counts of first-degree theft. Goodrich was given two weeks to get his affairs in order before he will be formally sentenced and sent to prison.

Read more: Monday March 3

Friday February 28



LED ZEPPELIN UNRELEASED STUDIO MIXES TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION

A number of tape boxes up until now stashed in the vaults belonging to legendary engineer Ron Nevison will be sold at auction next month. Among the 53 treasured items to be sold are two previously unheard rough mixes of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” and “Custard Pie,” both recorded during the Physical Graffiti sessions. Additional Nevison nuggets to be sold at New Hampshire’s RR Auctions from March 13-20 include rough mixes of songs by Eric Clapton, The Who and Bad Company, among others.

Read more: Friday February 28

Thursday February 27



STEWART, SANTANA SET SERIES OF SUPERNATURAL SUMMER SHOWS

Two of rock’s biggest names Rod Stewart and Santana, have announced plans to stage an 18-stop summer co-headlining tour appropriately named The Voice, The Guitar, The Songs. The two pillars of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who combined have sold well over 250 million albums worldwide, will kick off this once-in-a-lifetime pairing on May 23 in Albany, NY and wrap the run in Wantagh, NY on August 20. Tickets go on sale March 7.

Read more: Thursday February 27

Wednesday February 26



KISS KONFIRMS KASINO KONCERT ONE WEEK AHEAD OF HALL INDUCTION The current members of Kiss will step away from all the controversy surrounding their decision not to perform with any lineup at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 by staging an acoustic concert at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, CA on April 3. Cameras will capture the action at the gig dubbed “An Acoustic Evening and Stories with Kiss” for the upcoming reality show focused on the new indoor football team L.A. Kiss, which is partially owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Read more: Wednesday February 26

Tuesday February 25



SPRINGSTEEN SUPPORTING RECORD STORE DAY WITH 4-SONG VINYL EP

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen will support the annual Record Store Day on April 19 by releasing a four-song 12” vinyl EP titled American Beauty featuring all previously unreleased tunes. According to Rolling Stone, three of the numbers – “American Beauty,” “Mary Mary” and Hey Blue Eyes” – were recorded during the High Hopes sessions, while the story behind the fourth track, “Hurry Up Sundown,” remains a mystery. Finally, a DVD, Blu-ray and digital download of the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to the Boss will be released on March 25. The 21-song collection features a who’s who list of top shelf talent tackling several Springsteen standards.

Read more: Tuesday February 25

Monday February 24



KISS SCRAPS PLANS TO PERFORM AT ROCK HALL INDUCTION CEREMONY

After months of conjecture concerning whether or not (and with which members) Kiss would perform at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 in Brooklyn, the band issued a statement on Sunday saying won’t be playing at all. The statement on the band’s website reads: “This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone. To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play any line-up and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” On Friday, original guitarist Ace Frehley reiterated in a radio interview, “I’m not gonna get on the stage with [current guitarist] Tommy [Thayer] wearing my makeup. That’s absurd.” Meanwhile, original drummer Peter Criss wrote on his website that he and Frehley “have been denied a performance with Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] for our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction,” labeling the decision “disgraceful.” For their part, Simmons and Stanley claim “we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter.”

Read more: Monday February 24

Friday February 21



BOWIE BAGS BRIT AWARD, SENDS SUPERMODEL TO ACCEPT PRIZE

Rock icon David Bowie won the coveted British Male Solo Artist trophy at the Brit Awards on Wednesday in London, but unable to attend, the “Fashion” singer sent a surrogate icon to accept on his behalf – supermodel Kate Moss. Wearing a Ziggy Stardust-inspired outfit, Moss mouthed words Bowie had asked to say, including, “Kate comes from Venus and I from Mars, so that’s nice. I’m completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male, but I am, aren’t I Kate? I think it’s a great way to end the day.”

Read more: Friday February 21

Thursday February 20



MAY MANAGED HEALTH SCARE BY REMEMBERING HOW MERCURY LIVED

During a recent interview with UK’s The Sun, Queen guitarist Brian May said he navigated through his most recent health issues by thinking about how Freddie Mercury faced his impending death in 1991. The 66-year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said, “In a healthy way, it’s good to be aware of your death – so that you can get your life in perspective. Freddie Mercury was very focused and had no time to waste, ever! He really did spend the short life he had doing what he wanted to do. It is important to look at every day as a gift.” May underwent a biopsy in December after doctors feared he might have prostate cancer, but he was given a clean bill of health.

Read more: Thursday February 20

Wednesday February 19



SPRINGSTEEN SWEETENS 10 ALBUMS FOR DIGITAL RELEASE

Ten albums from Bruce Springsteen’s canon of classics have been remastered for sale on iTunes. The collections in question include Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, Born to Run, Darkness On the Edge of Town, Born in the U.S.A., We Shall Overcome – The Seeger Sessions, Working On a Dream, The Promise, Wrecking Ball and High Hopes. All 10 records were remastered under the watchful eye of Bob Ludwig, who has worked on stellar albums by the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, among many others.

Read more: Wednesday February 19

Tuesday February 18



CROSBY CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION CAUSES CONCERT CANCELLATIONS

Multiple Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby has been forced to postpone seven upcoming California concerts after undergoing heart surgery last Friday. The singer had a 90 percent blockage in his left anterior coronary artery and immediately underwent a coronary catheterization in which two stents were inserted. Two shows in San Francisco have been pushed back to April 20 and 21, and the five-night stand planed at the Troubadour in Los Angeles has not yet been rebooked. He is expected to make a full recovery in time to join Stephen Stills and Graham Nash for a CS&N tour slated to get underway March 4 in Richmond, VA.

Read more: Tuesday February 18

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