Weezer Launching Summer Camp?
Fresh from the success of their cruise, Weezer are now considering creating an even more unique fan experience. In a recent interview, frontman Rivers Cuomo said the group is considering creating its own form of summer camp.
Slash Issues Rules For Potential Interviewers
One of the toughest things a classic rock artist has to deal with is working up a new batch of songs only to have the press focus exclusively on your past. Slash has found a way to ensure that the focus is on his most recent work and not Guns N’ Roses, by limiting discussion about it.
The Doors’ 1968 Hollywood Bowl Concert Gets Tricked-Out Audio and Video Re-Releases
For the first time ever, fans of the Doors will be able to hear the entirety of their famous concert at the Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968. On Oct. 23, the band will release ‘Live at the Bowl ’68′ in both video (DVD, Blu-ray, digital) and audio (CD, LP, digital) formats.
Journey’s Neal Schon to Release Solo Album, ‘The Calling’
Every once in a while Neal Schon takes a break from being Journey‘s guitarist and explores a different side of his creativity. The latest fruits of his labor, ‘The Calling,’ his seventh solo album, will be released on Frontiers Records on Oct. 23.
Man Who Killed Dave Navarro’s Mother Has Death Sentence Overturned
The man convicted of killing the mother of Jane’s Addiction and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro has had his death sentence overturned. John Riccardi had been on death row since 1994 for the 1983 murders of Connie Hopkins Navarro, his then-girlfriend, and her best friend, Susan Marshall Jory.
King Charles Feat. Mumford and Sons, ‘The Brightest Lights’ – Song Review
As we reported earlier yesterday (July 16), we’re going to have to wait until Sept. 25 for the release of the new Mumford and Sons album ‘Babel.’ However, they’ve been roped in by their friend King Charles, who has opened for them, to put their signature harmonies on his song ‘The Brightest Lights.’
Vampire Weekend Debut New Song in Cleveland
Two weeks ago we learned that Vampire Weekend were “80 percent” done with their first album since 2010′s ‘Contra.’ On Thursday (July 12), the band felt comfortable enough with one of them to give the song its debut at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio.
Pearl Jam Let Superfan Create Set List
Nearly every music lover has dreamed of meeting their favorite group before a concert and being asked if they had any special requests. Pearl Jam have done even better than that. For their June 27 show, they chose a longtime member of their fan club and had him create the entire set list for the performance.
The History of Rock Guitar Told in 12 Minutes
Everybody who has ever pulled out a guitar at a party to impress people can stop now. The ultimate guitar trick has been achieved by Alex Chadwick, an employee at the Chicago Music Exchange, who tore through 100 rock guitar riffs in the span of a 12-minute video.
White Stripes Record Sells for $12,700 on eBay
A rare 7-inch 45 of the second single by the White Stripes, ‘Lafayette Blues’ bundled with ‘Sugar Never Tasted So Good,’ sold for $12,700 on eBay, What Sells Best is reporting. The auction ended this morning (July 2).
Florence + the Machine Unveil New ‘Breaking Down’ Video
It’s summer, and we all know what that means: hanging out with your friends, road trips, good times you’ll remember forever. All of these are captured in the new video for ‘Breaking Down’ by Florence + the Machine.
Tom Waits Reschedules ‘Letterman’ and ‘Fallon’ Dates For July
Television appearances by Tom Waits are few and far between. That’s why we were upset back in April when the publicity-shy songwriter postponed his slots on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ for unspecified reasons. However, Waits has announced that the dates have been rescheduled.