March 31, 2015
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Image Courtesy of AdlerSteven Adler still has an appetite for rock.  The founding Guns N' Roses drummer is getting ready to hit the road this summer with his current band, Adler, and has lined up a handful of shows that'll mark the group's first performances in more than two years.The first date is scheduled for June 18 in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and is part of a three-show Midwestern stint that also features a June 20 concert in St. Louis in support of Queensryche.  Adler's itinera
03/30/2015 07:00:00pm
Danny Clinch; Varela MediaLindsey Buckingham and Frankie Valli will be featured guests on newly announced episodes of Dan Rather's AXS TV series The Big Interview, which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  Each show features Rather holding an in-depth conversation with various celebrities about their lives and careers.Buckingham will appear on the April 28 episode of The Big Interview, while Valli will be featured on the May 26 show.Also scheduled to appear on upcoming episodes are Tr
03/30/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Stephanie PistelDuran Duran has finally finished work on their new album, which the '80s icons are planning to release in September.  The as-yet-untitled 14th studio effort was produced by, among others, Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers and Mr. "Uptown Funk" himself, Mark Ronson.  Ronson also produced the band's most recent release, 2010's All You Need Is Now.  Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor describes the project as "epic."Speaking to ABC Radio a few months ago, Taylor said
03/30/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Ed MilesAfter exploring Americana music in recent years with Allison Krauss and his group Band of Joy, Robert Plant made some hypnotic forays into electronic music on his latest solo album, Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar.  Now, the Led Zeppelin singer apparently is continuing his journey into electronic sounds, as dance/pop DJ and producer Diplo has announced that he and Plant are collaborating.Diplo hasn't offered any details about the project besides posting a ph
03/30/2015 03:00:00pm
MPL/Mary McCartneyPaul McCartney's recent collaborations with Kanye West and Rihanna likely have made many more young people aware of the former Beatles star, but now the rock legend has lent his talents to another new collaborative song that's seeking to bring attention to a cause that could positively affect youngsters around the world.Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver revealed during a recent interview with an Australian radio show that McCartney has penned some lyrics for and played bass on a n
03/30/2015 02:00:00pm
Credit: Ross HalfinAerosmith has now expanded its Blue Army Tour 2015 to include 15 dates after adding a pair of new U.S. shows to its itinerary.  The latest concerts to join the band's list of summer performances are a June 30 gig in Hidalgo, Texas, and an August 4 show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Tickets for both dates can be purchased now via  Aerosmith's Blue Army Tour gets under way with a June 24 date in Evansville, Indiana, and is plotted out through a spec
03/30/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Rob FortunatoJames Taylor fans, rejoice: This summer, the singer/songwriter is releasing his first album of all-new, original material in 13 years.  It's called Before This World, and it hits stores on June 16.Taylor, whose last album of new songs was 2002's October Road, tells Rolling Stone, "I got out of the habit of writing songs for about 10 years.  I just never prioritized it."He adds, "I hadn't been able to convince my manager, my wife and my kids that this had to be
03/30/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Ian DicksonJust a reminder that tonight's the night that special screenings of a newly created Led Zeppelin concert film will be held at more than 300 theaters across the U.S.  The movie, titled simply Led Zeppelin, includes footage from select performances spanning the group's entire 1970s heyday.The film includes footage from concerts the band played at London's Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, Australia's Sydney Showground in February 1972, New York City's Madison Square Gar
03/30/2015 06:00:00am
Photo: Neal PrestonSacha Baron Cohen has NOT been confirmed to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the flamboyant Queen frontman.Queen guitarist Brian May posted on his website that the band’s manager, Jim Beach, was just making “a small joke” last Thursday at the Artist and Manager Awards when he said Cohen had officially signed on to the long-delayed project.Entertainment reported the story on Saturday, quoting Beach as saying, “You have probably follo
03/30/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: George ChinHappy Birthday to Eric Clapton, who celebrates his 70th birthday today.  The blues-rock guitar legend has been one of the most influential and successful musicians to emerge from the 1960s British music scene, and is the only person ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times -- in 1992 as a member of The Yardbirds, in 1993 with Cream and in 2000 as a solo artist.Clapton's music career began more than 50 years ago with The Yardbirds, and he qu
03/30/2015 06:00:00am
Photo by GAB Archive/RedfernsNorman Greenbaum, the 72-year-old singer-songwriter best known for the 1969 hit “Spirit in the Sky” was hospitalized Saturday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist, the Press-Democrat reports.Greenbaum was still in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon, a nursing supervisor told the newspaper.Greenbaum was a passenger in a Subaru Outback that failed to yield to a motorcycle at an intersect
03/30/2015 06:00:00am
Warner Bros. RecordsPrince has been sued for working with former Voice contestant Judith Hill in alleged violation of a recording contract she has.Entertainment Weekly reports producer Jolene Cherry filed the suit, claiming Hill -- a backup singer who competed on The Voice in 2013 and was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom -- has a deal with her and Sony, but she worked with Prince in what amounted to a breach of her contract. Hill recently released an album, Back in
03/29/2015 09:42:00pm
Credit: Frank StefankoThe latest installment of Bruce Springsteen's series of archival concert recordings is now available for purchase at  The new release documents an epic show the Boss and his E Street Band played on New Year's Eve 1980 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.The concert, which took place during Springsteen's tour in support of The River, was nearly four hours long and included 38 songs.  All of the performances f
03/29/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Mike ThutSome new information about Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner's health scare has been revealed on the band's official Facebook page.  A message posted Thursday reports, "Paul did indeed have a heart attack," adding that "he had a procedure [Thursday] afternoon and he'll be recovering in the hospital the next few days before heading back to San Francisco to recuperate."The group also thanks fans "for all of your incredible support."News of 74-year-old Rock
03/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Brian RasicAs Rolling Stones fans know, the band intended to announce details of a 2015 North American tour on Thursday, March 19.  Those plans were delayed, reportedly because of ticketing issues involving the trek's promoters.  Now, Hits Daily Double is reporting that, according to insiders, The Stones will make the tour announcement sometime next week.The same sources tell Hits Daily Double that the trek will visit stadiums and other large venues in 16 cities and, as pr
03/27/2015 03:00:00pm