One of the creepier stories to pass through our desks recently was the news that the crypt that briefly housed Elvis Presley after his death was going to be auctioned off. However, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, which was slated to sell the crypt on Sunday (June 24) as part of their “Music Icons” collection, has decided to pull the item.
The members of Aerosmith may have engaged in a war of words during their long layoff, with the most recent battle coming during a profile on ‘60 Minutes.’ However, a video shot before the band’s first concert of their ‘Global Warming’ tour shows Steven Tyler engaged in some good old-fashioned chop-busting on bassist Tom Hamilton.
Let’s say you’re listening to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1982 hit, ‘You Got Lucky.’ Great song, you’re thinking, but those synthesizers don’t sound as cool now as they did 30 years ago. Well, if that’s how you feel, you’re in luck. The Gaslight Anthem have released a cover of the song as a B-side to their new single, ’45.’
A poster of one of the oddities in the Bruce Springsteen‘s pre-fame career recently sold for $650 on eBay. The poster is for the “Ernie the Chickin’ Festival” at Newark State College in Union, N.J. on May 15, 1971. Music was performed by several local acts including the oddly named “Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom with Bruce Springsteen.”
Unsuspecting barbecue lovers in Los Angeles received a special treat to go with their pulled pork sandwiches on Thursday (May 10). No, it wasn’t a free side order of mac and cheese (although that would have been nice, too), but rather a surprise performance by Tenacious D.
Every once in a while here at Ultimate Classic Rock, we see a story that causes us to scratch our head and think, “How did this not happen sooner?” Today’s dose comes from Las Vegas, where Motley Crue singer Vince Neil plans to open a strip club called, naturally, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ The club will be located on Tropicana Avenue about a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip.
NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ continued ‘Bruce Springsteen Week’ with a surprise for its 600th episode. Although it was announced that Elvis Costello would perform Bruce’s 1987 hit ‘Brilliant Disguise,’ it was not revealed until the show aired that Costello, who’s got quite a good catalog of his own songs, would also record a second Springsteen song, ‘Fire,’ as a web-only exclusive.
Cheers rang out when the advance word came out that Bruce Springsteen‘s new album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ would be a reaction to the ongoing economic hardships in America. After all, for most of his nearly 40-year recording career, Springsteen has been rock’s greatest chronicler of those whose lives have been shattered by uncontrollable forces.
Bruce Springsteen Week on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ got off to a rousing start last night, with the Boss and the E Street Band performing two songs from their upcoming album, ‘Wrecking Ball.’ the single, ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’ and the title song. ‘Wrecking Ball’ will be released March 6.
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