Classic Rock News

Monday March 24



FUNERAL FOR JAGGER’S GIRLFRIEND TO BE HELD IN L.A. ON DATE TBD

A representative for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger confirmed Saturday that the funeral for the singer’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott will take place in Los Angeles on an as-yet undetermined date. Last Thursday, Jagger and the band cancelled the remainder of the group’s Australia and New Zealand tour dates so he could fly to L.A. to be with his children and close friends while making arrangements of Scott’s funeral. Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide last Friday in her New York City apartment.

Read more: Monday March 24

Friday March 21



JAGGER BACK IN L.A., SEEKS PRIVACY WHILE PLANNING SCOTT’S FUNERAL

A representative for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has confirmed the singer has returned to the United States from Australia and is currently in Los Angeles with family and friends where he’ll begin planning the funeral for his longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott. A statement released Thursday by Jagger’s spokesperson reads: “Mick Jagger has arrived in Los Angeles in order to be with members of his family. He will join his daughter Karis, an L.A. resident, and daughters Elisabeth and Georgia May, who are also with him for support. Later today Jade Jagger and son James will also join him whilst he makes arrangements for L’Wren Scott’s funeral. Privacy for him and his family during this very difficult time is requested.”

Read more: Friday March 21

Thursday March 20



BONNIE RAITT TO HEADLINE GREAT SOUTHERN BANK'S SATURDAY IN THE PARK!

Legendary Blues/Rocker Bonnie Raitt headlines the 2014 Great Southern Bank's Saturday In The Park July 5th, 2014 at Sioux City's Grandview Park. The 24th year of the free musical festival marks another exciting year that has become one of the country's premiere outdoor festivals. Filling out the day-long event includes the Avett Brothers, Wild Feather and Ziggy Marley. More musicians are slated to be announced.

Read more: Thursday March 20

Wednesday March 19



ROLLING STONES CANCEL ENTIRE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Early Tuesday the Rolling Stones announced the cancellation of tonight’s planned concert in Perth, Australia in the wake of the death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott, who died Monday of an apparent suicide. The New York Daily News reports Scott was found in her New York City apartment hanging by a scarf tied to a doorknob. Later, the band postponed their entire tour of Australia and New Zealand, posting the following message on their official website: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their ’14 ON FIRE’ tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.” The dates are expected to be rescheduled.

Read more: Wednesday March 19

Tuesday March 18



MICK JAGGER’S LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND FOUND DEAD IN NYC

L’Wren Scott, the fashion designer and stylist girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Monday of an apparent suicide, according to the New York Daily News. Scott was 47. The paper reported Scott was found in her apartment by her assistant after apparently hanging herself by a scarf tied to a doorknob. A spokesperson for Jagger described the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer as “completely shocked and devastated” by the tragic news. Jagger met Scott at a photo shoot in 2001and the two dated ever since. Scott’s list of celebrity clients included Sandra Bullock, Reece Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman, and she most recently helped pick the onstage clothing for the Rolling Stones current world tour.

Read more: Tuesday March 18

Monday March 17



MELLENCAMP MOTIVATED TO MOUNT 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will return to the road for a series of summer North American tour dates, starting with a two-night run in Thackerville, OK June 20 and 21. The heartland rocker’s 10-show trek also includes gigs in Niagara Falls, NY, Uncasville, CT, Atlantic City, Cheyanne, WY, Minot, ND, two shows in Orillia, Ontario, Canada and the tour closer in Windsor, Ontario on August 1. In December, Mellencamp proclaimed, “I want to play places I haven’t played since the 1980’s.”

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Friday March 14



REMASTERED, EXPANDED FIRST 3 LED ZEPPELIN ALBUMS DUE JUNE 3

The first batch of a whole lotta Led Zeppelin reissues will arrive June 3, starting with remastered and expanded editions of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s first three studio albums, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III. Personally remastered by Jimmy Page, each of the reissued albums will come with a bonus disc of previously unreleased companion audio, and will be available in multiple CD, vinyl and digital formats, in addition to a limited edition super deluxe box set. Eventually, all nine of the group’s studio albums will be reissued in chronological order. In more Led Zep related news, Page will receive an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Berklee College of Music at a ceremony on May 10 at Boston University.

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Thursday March 13



ROLLING STONES STACK UP TWO EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES

Having just wrapped a wildly successful run of shows in Japan and China, the Rolling Stones will start a seven-show swing through Australia and New Zealand this Wednesday, March 19. On Wednesday, the group confirmed two European festival performances; a set at the Pinkpop Festival in Holland on June 7 and a gig at the TW Classic Festival in Belgium on June 28. Following the announcement, Mick Jagger said, “I love festivals in the summertime and can’t wait for the tour to get to Europe.”

Read more: Thursday March 13

Wednesday March 12



HYNDE SERVES UP HINT OF HOW NEXT ALBUM CAME ABOUT

Longtime Pretenders principal Chrissie Hynde is eyeing her next solo studio album and has offered fans a glimpse into how the future record got off the ground by setting up a new (NOTE CONTENT) website on which she tells a brief backstory. As she explains, she met collaborator Bjorn Yttling of the Swedish indie pop band Peter Bjorn and John in a coffee bar in Cleveland “and we sort of met and greed to try to do something.” In an earlier interview with UK’s Q magazine, Hynde said tennis ace “John McEnroe is playing guitar on one song and Neil Young is playing on it too.”

Read more: Wednesday March 12

Tuesday March 11



U2 SPOKESPERSON DENIES ALBUM DELAY

Numerous news outlets reported U2 had decided to delay the release of their next record until 2015 in order to schedule more studio time, however a band spokesperson says that isn’t so. A representative for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band told UK’s The Guardian, “U2’s album is planned for this year, it is still on track and touring plans haven’t been confirmed yet.” U2’s rep reiterated the group’s new record should be ready by this summer.

Read more: Tuesday March 11

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