Classic Rock News

Tuesday September 24



LIVERPOOL’S CAVERN CLUB ON THE MARKET

The Beatles made history at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and now it’s up for sale. The legendary venue where the Fab Four got their start in the early ‘60s (and played almost 300 shows) is currently on the market for more than a million U.S. dollars. The club was demolished in 1973 and rebuilt next door using the original bricks. Today, it’s part of the Cavern Walks Shopping Centre, and continues to function as a concert venue.

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Monday September 23



PERRY PROFESSES “LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP” WITH HIS VOICE

Reclusive rocker Steve Perry made a rare public appearance last week at the City of Hope Spirit of Life gala in Los Angeles, where the former Journey frontman spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about why he’s stayed out of the spotlight. Perry, now, 64, said, “This love-hate relationship that I have with my voice is a tumultuous thing. You love music, but it’s a tough relationship. I walked away from all of it. I jumped off the Journey merry-go-round when it was still selling large venues. I got burned out and had to leave. I did become a bit of a recluse.”

Read more: Monday September 23

Friday September 20



QUEEN, FUN. TO TEAM TONIGHT AT IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL

This weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas gets underway tonight with performances by Queen and Elton John, among others. Meanwhile, Billboard reports Queen is scheduled to be joined onstage by current rock unit fun. for joint performances of Queen classics “Somebody to Love” and “Fat Bottomed Girls.” Saturday’s lineup includes sets by Paul McCartney and country superstar Tim McGraw, among others.

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Thursday September 19



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.”

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Wednesday September 18


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.”

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Tuesday September 17


RUSH READIES CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR CD, DVD
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame progressive rock trio Rush has announced the November 19 release of the live CD and DVD, Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour. The three hours of sound and video was culled from the band’s show last November at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas. The DVD contains a 25-minute tour documentary, fresh interviews with all three band members, a soundcheck performance of “Limelight” and more.

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Monday September 16


MCCARTNEY SHARES NEW 12-SONG TRACKLIST
Sir Paul McCartney has given fans a glimpse of the 12 songs populating his next album, New, due October 15. In addition to the title track, the former Beatles’ first set of all-new material in six years includes “Save Us,” “Alligator,” “On My Way to Work,” “Queenie Eye,” “Early Days,” “Appreciate,” “Everybody Out There,” “Hosanna,” “I Can Bet,” “Looking at Her” and “Road.” Hinting at the variety of songs on the new set, McCartney said, “It’s funny, when I play people the album they’re surprised it’s me. A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine.”

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Friday September 13


SANTANA, JOEL AMONG 2013 KENNEDY CENTER HONOREES
Fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Carlos Santana and Billy Joel along with jazz superstar Herbie Hancock have been named to receive 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. The three musical masters will be welcomed by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the 36th annual ceremony, scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on December 7.

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Thursday September 12


EAGLES BOX UP STUDIO ALBUM FOR OCTOBER RELEASE
Every Asylum Records studio albums the Eagles issued between 1972 and 1979 will soon be housed in one amazing limited edition(5,000 copies) box set, available October 29. The aptly titled six LP collection, The Studio Albums 1972-1979, will feature 180-gram editions of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group’s self-titled debut, Desperado, On the Border, One of These Nights, Hotel California and The Long Run. The band’s current History of the Eagles tour continues tonight in Calgary, Canada and the long run wraps with a three-night stand at the newly refurbished Forum in Los Angeles January 15, 17 and 18.

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Wednesday September 11

LOST LENNON INTERVIEW SHEDS LIGHT ON DARKNESS AROUND BEATLES A John Lennon interview conducted by Village Voice columnist Howard Smith around the time of the Let It Be sessions has recently been discovered, and it, the late Beatle describes the rancor that surrounded the band during its last days. At one point, Lennon tells Smith, “We were going through hell… We never really finished it. We really didn’t want to do it.” Speaking in broader terms about the band’s studio sessions, Lennon said, “It’s torture every time we produce anything. We suffer like hell anytime we make anything. We’ve got each other to contend with. Imagine working with the Beatles – it’s tough. There’s just tension. It’s tense every time the red light goes on.”

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