07/16/2012 14:40:43 PM
It is with great sadness that we report that former Deep Purple keyboard legend Jon Lord has
07/11/2012 20:02:33 PM
New Mexico may rightfully be known as "The Land Of Enchantment" for its abundance of sunshine, mild weather, vivid blue skies and spectacular scenery, but one thing it is not known for is blues rock guitar heroes. Certainly there are exceptional regional musicians in the genre, such as Santa Fe's Alex Maryol and Albuquerque's Todd Tijerina, and have been for years, but none have truly been able to break through in an international way. That situation however has begun to change with the emergenc [..]
06/01/2012 21:46:51 PM
A varied selection of rock and blues legends and up and comers have come together for an upcoming tribute album to blues revivalists The Black Keys. Scheduled for release July 3, 2012 via Cleopatra Records, 'Black On Blues : A Tribute To The Black Keys', the collection features performances by Iggy Pop & Ginger Baker(Cream), Leslie West (Mountain), Dave Davies (The Kinks) & Huw Lloyd Langton (Hawkwind), Albert Lee and Pat Travers alongside blues guitar slingers Walter Trout, Larry McCray, Tab Be [..]
05/23/2012 18:28:10 PM
Official Charts Company is reporting that according to todays Official Albums Chart Update, blues rock guitar hero Joe Bonamassa is on track to upset the Official Albums Chart applecart by scoring his first UK chart topper, leading an almighty invasion of rock entries on todays Official Chart Update.
Internationally acclaimed blues star Bonamassa looks set to knock reigning chart chaps Keane off Number 1 with his new release, Driving Towards The Daylight. The Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Bl [..]
05/22/2012 20:59:54 PM
Award winning author and journalist Alan Paul, Senior Writer at Guitar World Magazine has just released a brand new digital Ebook chronicling the history of Southern Rock legends The Allman Brothers.
Entitled 'One Way Out : An Oral History Of The Allman Brothers Band', the book is culled from hundreds of hours of interviews, all conducted by Paul, detailing the career of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers from past to present. The book includes many never-before-published interviews with band mem [..]
05/22/2012 20:27:03 PM
Music legend and original YES vocalist and songwriter Jon Anderson will be playing select concert dates this summer in support of his critically acclaimed new digital download release OPEN.
Jon Anderson, who has one of the most recognizable voices in music, and is best known for his work with YES, Vangelis and Kitaro, as well as his innovative solo efforts, recently completed several successful tours of the US and South America. The new summer tour promises to deliver an exciting mixture of [..]
05/17/2012 23:29:57 PM
Blues rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa will be performing this Monday, May 21st on the David
Letterman Show as a featured guest artist with Paul Shaffer and the CBS
This appearance comes the day before the release of his new album '
Driving Towards The Daylight' out via J&R Adventures May 22nd in North America.
Bonamassa said, "I am a huge Letterman
fan since I was 6 years old and I can't wait to sit in with Paul Shaffer
and his band". Check your local listings for times.
To ord [..]
05/09/2012 21:04:02 PM
Planet Rock is reporting Paul Rodgers says that the band contemplated reforming later this year.In a new interview with Classic Rock Magazine Paul Rodgers reveals that Free came close to reforming for a special one-off show this year.Rodgers says: "There was talk of possibly something connected with the Olympics, but I dont see it coming together now."One of the things that is difficult in my mind is that Paul was the soul of the band in many respects, and I hesitate to mess with that."If I wa [..]
05/07/2012 00:11:04 AM
American Blues News is reporting the stragic news that Michael Iron Man Burks, the celebrated Arkansas blues master whos attacking style was one of the most powerful in the industry, has passed. It was reported that Burks collapsed in the Atlanta airport on his way back from Italy. He was 54 years old.Bruce Iglauer, owner of Alligator Records, just released the following statement: Michael Iron Man Burks, the great blues guitarist and singer, has died suddenly. He was returning from [..]
05/01/2012 22:26:33 PM
Henne Music is reporting that Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse has confirmed some of the plans for a new album by the rock legends.
In a couple of weeks, Morse tells Glide magazine, Deep Purple has a writing session and were producing an album with Bob Ezrin, whos done KISS, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, and he also worked on the last Kansas album, when I was with Kansas. So hes one of my favorite producers and thats going to be our studio album. Its probably going t [..]
05/01/2012 22:13:45 PM
Black Sabbath will play an intimate homecoming show at O2 Academy in Birmingham on Saturday, May 19 as a warm-up for their headlining set at this years Download Festival. The band also plans to play at this years Lollapalooza festival, which runs from August 3 to 5 at Grant Park in downtown Chicago.Sabbath have not yet confirmed whether original drummer Bill Ward will be part of the reunion, but Ozzy, guitarist Tony Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler have been working on a new album in Lond [..]
05/01/2012 13:43:49 PM
Blues Rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa has released the first video from his upcoming 13th album in the form of the title track, 'Driving Towards The Daylight'.
The album, set for world-wide release through J&R Adventures May 21st in Europe and May 22 in North America, also features performances from Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and his son Harrison, Blondie Chaplin (guitar), Anton Fig (drums and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboard), Michael Rhodes (bass), Carmine Rojas (bass), Jeff Bov [..]
04/25/2012 00:26:51 AM
Forward In Reverse Music
Review by Keith Langerman for Nightwatcher's House Of Rock © 2012
"I met Ryan in 2006 and was very impressed at the depth of his influence
and his ability to put said influences together in his own way.. To
watch him grow as a artist and to hear his name mentioned to me as much
as it has is a testament to his hard work and skill."~ Joe Bonamassa
Some may question the wisdom and rationale of taking five years before releasing a follow-up to [..]
04/16/2012 17:26:38 PM
On April 14th, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio for the induction of the late, great blues guitarist Freddie King into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, ZZ Top members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill were joined onstage by guitarists Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa for a jam which included King's classics "Goin' Down" and the instrumental "Hideaway".
King, who passed away at the age of 42 in December 1976, had a twenty-year recording career and became established as an influential guitarist with hits for [..]
04/15/2012 19:03:10 PM
The second annual Ritchie Blackmore Protégé Shred Off competition winner has been announced. This years winner goes to Matteo Bizzarri from Ferrara, Italy for his piece entitled 'Blackmoresque Medley' which can be seen below. Bizzarri created his under three-minute composition as a medley of several different songs from my band (VOODOO HIGHWAY).
Jim Manngard, Ritchie Blackmores long-time guitar technician, sound tech, and personal assistant since 1985, led the decision by three-judge [..]
04/05/2012 23:59:49 PM
On May 22, 2012, internationally renowned blues rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa will release a brand new solo album Driving Towards The Daylight via J&R Adventures. His 13th album was produced by Kevin Caveman Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin).
03/14/2012 19:48:03 PM
According to Billboard.com, Jay Bulger's documentary on legendary Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker called Beware Of Mr. Baker won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night (March 13) at the South by Southwest film awards, but where it might screen next is under wraps."We have been accepted to a bunch of festivals, but they have told us not to tell anyone," Fisher Stevens, one of three producers on the film, said on Sunday, the day after Saturday's world premiere screening.The film wil [..]
03/14/2012 19:27:19 PM
The second annual Ritchie Blackmore Protégé Shred Off competition has been announced.
Video entries will be accepted from March 20th at 12:01AM through April 7th, at 11:59PM.
Each entry must feature the guitarist playing a Blackmore-esque lead guitar arrangement over a backing that is similarly in a Deep Purple, Rainbow, and/or Blackmore's Night vein way. No actual covers of Blackmore's lead guitar solos or songs will be allowed into the competition.
Andy DiGelsomina, the composer-guitarist [..]
03/04/2012 08:03:31 AM
Legendary American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose died yesterday(Saturday, March 3) after a five-year battle with prostate? cancer. He was 64 years old.
Montrose's official web site has been updated with the following message:
"A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose's 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn't take any of our love for granted.
"He passed today. He'd battled cancer, and staved [..]
03/03/2012 13:37:43 PM
Detroit Michigan has a long standing tradition of producing great hard rock and roll bands. The rough and tumble nature of the Motor City has seen numerous bands make it huge on the international scene.
From Ted Nugent's Amboy Dukes, The MC5, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad (from not too far away Flint, Michigan), Iggy Pop and The Stooges in the mid to late 60's all the way to The White Stripes, and more recently The Muggs and The Detroit Cobras [..]
03/03/2012 10:46:58 AM
Following a successful 2011 that saw Texas blues rocker Lance Lopez tour all over North America and Europe, Lance is back with his new album and follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Salvation From Sundown'. 'Handmade Music' is scheduled for release on March 6th in North America via MIG Music.
The sessions for 'Handmade Music' took place in late June at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Lance worked with famed producer Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, George Thor [..]
02/27/2012 21:34:29 PM
The UK's Daily Mail is reporting that Irish rock and blues guitar legend Gary Moore passed away in February 2011 due to a heart attack brought on by the massive amount of alcohol consumed at the start of a holiday in Spain.
Moore, who was found dead in bed at a luxury hotel in the Costa del Sol had 380mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood in his system.
The legal limit for driving in the UK is 80mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood, while the amount associated with fatalities is 30mg.
The te [..]
02/20/2012 13:40:54 PM
Rock News Desk is reporting that Yes singer Benoit David reveals hes been sacked over health problems but the band didnt tell him, leaving him to discover the news through a press interview.David was hired after Yes sacked founding member Jon Anderson in 2008 over his own health issues. When the newcomer encountered voice trouble last year the outfit brought in Jon Davidson, originally as a temporary measure.Now Benoit admits he discovered he wont be back when he was reading a magazine. [..]
02/20/2012 13:25:32 PM
Benefit Bugs, a special musical event and auction in honor of Bugs Henderson, will be held at the Palladium Ballroom, 1135 South Lamar Street in Dallas, Sunday, March 4, with doors opening at 1:00 p.m. Several friends and guitar legends, including Andy Timmons,Van Wilks, Lance Lopez, David Grissom, Paul Reed Smith and others have announced they will be playing together at Benefit Bugs to help Texas guitar legend, Bugs Henderson with his medical expenses and his fight against cancer. Tickets, pri [..]
02/17/2012 13:03:49 PM
In a statement released on his official website, founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has issued an update regarding the current contract situation which the band is currently embroiled in regarding his participation in the upcoming reunion album and subsequent tour.
The statement, which also alludes to the grassroots Facebook effort 1,000,000 Black Sabbath fans say yes to Bill Ward, launched as a direct response to reports that Ward was being replaced for the aforementioned album and tour, [..]
02/16/2012 22:39:20 PM
The impressive U.K success of blues rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa seems to have rekindled a renewed interest in the genre by young musicians throughout the British Isles. Whether that be in an attempt to hit the charts or a genuine love for the music itself, it's a boon for those inclined towards soulful vocals and killer blues guitar licks in a rocking setting.One of the latest to come crawling out of the woodwork are Manchester, England's Federal Charm, who have as of December released their [..]
02/16/2012 21:27:28 PM
Gibson.com is reporting that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is following the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney this month by playing a gig for President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at the White House.The Rolling Stones frontman is set to join artists including Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Keb Mo and Buddy Guy for an event celebrating the blues in the latest musical gathering featuring different musical genres at the White House, billed In Performance at the White [..]
02/15/2012 20:27:39 PM
Los Angeles based singer Beth Hart has confirmed she will play the Isle of Wight festival on Sunday 24th June, alongside Bruce Springsteen, Joan Armatrading and Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds.She headlines the London Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday 25th February. Shepherds Bush will be Beths biggest UK headline concert to date.Her latest album, Dont Explain, released world wide last September via J&R Adventures is a collection of soul classics with blues rock guitar titan Joe Bo [..]
02/09/2012 05:04:33 AM
Classic Rock magazine is reporting that although the late guitar wizard Tommy Bolin passed away at the age of 25 in 1976, a new album is set for release out March 26. 'Great Gypsy Soul' features features outtakes and alternate versions of his solo material, with current musicians playing and singing along to Bolins own guitar and vocal recordings. The high profile list includes contributions from Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Steve Lukather, Glenn Hughes, Brad Whitford, Derek [..]
02/07/2012 19:13:29 PM
Rumors were swirling around the Internet today suggesting that Black Sabbath have replaced original drummer Bill Ward with Tommy Clufetos from the Ozzy Osbourne band. These rumors have not been confirmed by the band or management. However fans are rallying around Ward and have launched a new Facebook page dubbed 1,000,000 Black Sabbath Fans Say Yes To Bill Ward. https://www.facebook.com/pages/1000000-Black-Sabbath-fans-say-yes-to-Bill-Ward/387229524625706Black Sabbath recently moved writing sess [..]
01/26/2012 20:52:25 PM
Sony Music in association with Capo Records and Legacy are proud to re-issue the first six original Rory Gallagher albums in chronological release date order Rory Gallagher (1971), Deuce (1971), Live In Europe! (1972), Blueprint (1973), Tattoo (1973) and Irish Tour 74 (1974). These seminal re-issued albums celebrate 40 years since the start of Rorys solo career.Rory Gallagher was a musician like no other. He was, and still is, one of the worlds greatest guitarist [..]
01/26/2012 19:32:33 PM
Former RIOT vocalist Mike DiMeo, who recorded six studio albums and one live album with the band between 1994 and 2006 has issued the following statement regarding the passing of the band's founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away January 25th in a San Antonio hospital due to complications of Crohn's disease an ailment he has battled for most of his life. He was 56 years old."I'm deeply saddened by the death of Mark Reale. He was a gifted songwriter, great musician and a true friend. I [..]
12/14/2011 23:47:09 PM
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1972, it's quite clear that Beth Hart was born to be a musician.Beginning to play piano at age four, she later attended L.A.'s High School for the Performing Arts as a vocal and cello major.From classic female vocalists such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, singer songwriters as Carole King to the heavy metal rumblings of Black Sabbath and Rush, Hart naturally soaked up all the musical influences around her.Often compared to the late roc [..]
11/17/2011 20:35:44 PM
Ever since joining heavy metal legends Riot back in 1993, vocalist Mike
DiMeo has been responsible for some of the most soulful vocals laid down
in the modern metal scene. Beginning with 1994's 'Nightbreaker', DiMeo
soon found his footing, contributing not only fantastic vocals, but also
well thought out lyrics which are some of the most articulate in the
melodic power metal genre. Before leaving in 2006, he ended up recording
six studio albums and one live album with the group, consolidat [..]
06/22/2011 16:02:35 PM
Legendary guitarist Leslie West has undergone surgery in Biloxi, MS. West had flown in to Mississippi to perform at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with his band Mountain.
On Saturday, his leg began to swell, and as a diabetic he was rushed to the em
06/08/2011 08:22:57 AM
Anglo -American Hard Rock Supergroup Black Country Communion, featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep
Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin),
keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and blues rock guitar tita
05/25/2011 17:09:20 PM
According to HMV Japan and Amazon Japan, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release a new album titled "Temple Of Rock" on July 27 in Japan.
The CD will reportedly feature guest appearances by the following musicians:
* Slash (GUNS N' ROSES,
05/16/2011 01:15:53 AM
The story goes that Jimi Hendrix was once asked what it was like to be the greatest guitarist in the world, to which he replied, I dont know, go ask Rory Gallagher!
Rory Gallagher (1948-1995) is simply one of the all-time guitar greats. Sla
05/09/2011 08:18:40 AM
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) will release his long-awaited autobiography, "Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star", on May 12 via Foruli Publications. The book, co-written with Joel McIver an
05/09/2011 08:11:54 AM
Guitarist Angus Young of Australian hard rockers AC /DC has told U.K.'s The Sun that the band is already planning its next tour and is hoping to top its last world trek. "Now we're thinking, 'How can we ever better the 'Black Ice' world tour?' But we
05/03/2011 23:12:07 PM
Black Sabbath guitar legend Tony Iommi, regarded as one of the founders of heavy metal, is set to release his autobiography. Entitled 'Black Sabbath And Beyond', the book will be released on October 13th in the UK (via Simon & S
04/28/2011 23:56:41 PM
Rock News Desk is reporting that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler says the band's shambolic attempt to make an album in 2008 collapsed because he and guitarist Joe Perry started using drugs again. But the frontman says the situation threw up a terrible
04/23/2011 22:43:52 PM
On May 17th, via MVD Entertainment, British guitar legend Jeff Beck will release 'Jeff Beck/Jennifer Batten/Randy Hope -Taylor/Steve Alexander Japan 1999', a DVD of a 1999 performance recorded at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan for Japa
04/20/2011 18:55:35 PM
Rock News Desk is reporting that guitarist KK Downing has quit Judas Priest, and wont join the band on their upcoming final world tour.
The 59-year-old axeman recently told his bandmates that hed decided to retire with immediate effect. After
04/14/2011 20:57:07 PM
Classic Rock magazine is reporting that Alice Cooper is to make history by appearing in 4D.
This happens on Wednesday May 11 at Battersea Power Station. Dubbed The Jagermeister Ice Cold Event, it will be the first ever holographic rock gig, and is b
04/12/2011 17:32:38 PM
Fast rising blues rock guitarist Ryan McGarvey, winner of the 2010 Ernie Ball Crossroads Guitar Festival Contest will be making his first ever European appearances beginning June 10th in Groesbeek, Holland. The dates will continue with shows in Germa
04/12/2011 10:20:39 AM
On May 23, 2011, at the renowned Iridum club in New York City, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present a special tribute to the late great Irish guitar legend Rory Gallagher. Entitled "One More Rory : A Tribute To The Music And Life Of Rory Gallagher",
04/07/2011 21:26:30 PM
Billboard.com is reporting that it should be no surprise that Johnny Winter's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues.
The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first st
04/07/2011 10:05:42 AM
British Heavy Rock Legends Uriah Heep have released the first video "Nail On The Head" from the upcoming studio album 'Into The Wild', The release is the band's 23rd studio album, which will be released on April 15 in Europe and May 3 in North Americ
04/05/2011 19:21:04 PM
Much to the excitement of fans across the country, Music icon Jon Anderson, best known for his work with Yes, Vangelis, Kitaro and other notable music artists, as well as his innovative solo efforts, is preparing to tour the US in support of his fort
04/05/2011 06:19:16 AM
Gibson.com is reporting that Bad Company and Free frontman Paul Rodgers has revealed that he nearly replaced Jim Morrison in The Doors, following the singers death in 1971. Rodgers told Uncut magazine that he wasnt aware that the surviving memb
04/05/2011 05:50:08 AM
The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore left an estate worth over £2m, according to probate records.
The Belfast-born star died of a suspected heart attack in February as he began a holiday in Spain.
04/05/2011 05:38:19 AM
ZZ Top is "in full production" on a new album, its long-awaited follow-up to 2003's "Mescalero," which guitarist Billy F. Gibbons predicts will be out "by the end of the year."
Gibbons tells Billboard.com that the Texas trio has been working on the
04/01/2011 10:30:09 AM
Congratulations are in order for blues rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa as his new album 'Dust Bowl' has garnered him his highest U.S. chart placing to date.
The Kevin Shirley produced Dust Bowl sold 14,420 copies its first week in stores placing the
03/31/2011 11:07:17 AM
Vocalist David Coverdale needs no introduction to most fans of classic hard rock. From his initial emergence back in the 70's as frontman of British heavy rock legends Deep Purple, through his seminal blues rock with Whitesnake later on in the decade
03/29/2011 07:37:52 AM
Legendary rocker Alice Cooper spoke to Aol's Noisecreep about "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", a sequel to his 1975 concept album "Welcome to My Nightmare" - his first "solo" release after the break-up of the original Alice Cooper band.
"It will be out nex
03/25/2011 09:58:04 AM
The just released 12th album from blues rock titan Joe Bonamassa 'Dust Bowl' (Out in the UK on March 21st and in the USA on March 22nd via J&R Adventures) has debuted at #4 on the UK Official Album Charts.
The Kevin Shirley produced album also f
03/24/2011 16:48:52 PM
On May 17th, via Eagle Rock Entertainment, late Irish blues rock guitar legend Rory Gallagher will see a previously unreleased double CD offering in stores entitled 'Notes From San Francisco'.
Unavailable until now, these are rare studio sides by G
03/24/2011 10:46:48 AM
Legendary British classic rockers Wishbone Ash are hitting the road this spring for a U.S. tour in support of a new DVD and ahead of their forthcoming album.
The group returns to several familiar venues along with select new stops on the three-week
03/24/2011 10:31:56 AM
Black Country Communion, the hard rocking super group featuring blues rock guitar titan/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, UFO), and keyboardist Derek Sheri
03/23/2011 00:34:32 AM
Nick Mason has high hopes for a Pink Floyd reunion, even though he said the prospect is "unlikely." Talking to BBC 6 Music, Mason ruled out a full-blown tour featuring Roger Waters, David Gilmour and himself, but suggested a special event could happe
03/20/2011 00:16:18 AM
Legendary Scottish hard rockers Nazareth are set to return with a brand new studio album 'Big Dogz', which will be hitting stores and online May 10, 2011 via Eagle Rock Entertainment through EarMusic.
Produced by guitarist Jimmy Murrison and Yann Ro
03/16/2011 16:33:37 PM
I'm Eighteen,". "The Ballad Of Dwight Fry,"... "Under My Wheels,"... "Desperado,"..."School's Out,"... "Billion Dollar Babies,"... "No More Mr. Nice Guy." What do all these songs have in common, besides being some of the most popular songs recorded b
03/15/2011 14:24:07 PM
On the heels of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame last night in New York City, the original Alice Cooper Band is to release a box set 'Old School' in June.
This will contain four CDs from the period 1964-1974, a DVD, a seven inch v
03/11/2011 13:42:08 PM
Black Country Communion, the supergroup comprised of Glenn Hughes(Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze) bass and vocals, blues rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, UFO, Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (
03/11/2011 00:44:37 AM
On March 1, 2011, Senior Writer Alan Paul of Guitar World magazine released a brand new book 'Big In China : My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing ' via Harper - Collins publishing.
In the book, P
03/10/2011 00:09:31 AM
Where's Eric, the Eric Clapton fan site, is reporting that on the afternoon of 9 March, Bonhams New York conducted a 4 hour sale of 138 lots to aid Crossroads Centre in Antigua, an addiction recovery facility which was founded by Eric Clapton in 1998
03/08/2011 19:28:51 PM
Following the Valley Of Neptune and the West Coast Seattle Boy anthology releases last year, Experience Hendrix and Sony's Legacy Recordings have announced a new wave of titles from the Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project.
Available April 12th, the release
03/08/2011 19:13:29 PM
Original Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr, who played on the band's albums through 1992's 'Dirt' was found dead at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 44.
This past February Starr was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled
03/04/2011 20:36:51 PM
Ruf Records announces the signing of dynamic rock/blues singer Dana Fuchs and the release of her label debut CD, Love To Beg, on April 12. Ruf Records is distributed in the U.S. by the Allegro Corporation. Fuchs is currently on tour in Europe and wil
03/04/2011 16:35:39 PM
Prefix Magazine is reporting that after four decades in the music industry, starting with influential English prog-rock band Genesis and continuing with his own long solo career, Phil Collins is now done with music. "I don't really belong to that wor
03/04/2011 08:41:55 AM
The UK's Telegraph is reporting that 85 year old blues guitar legend B.B. King, will be one of the stars of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival.
King is the last of the great bluesmen the sole survivor of a tradition that goes back to the Missis
03/01/2011 20:55:18 PM
Spinner.com is reporting that Ray Davies is still up for playing again with the remaining Kinks, even if his estranged brother refuses to take part.
Judging from the Kinks frontman's recent comments, one of rock's longest-running feuds is still in f
02/28/2011 00:21:11 AM
The Atlanta Journal -Constitution is reporting that blues guitar legend Eddie Kirkland, "The Gypsy Of The Blues", was killed Sunday morning in a Florida wreck.
The Jamaican-born Kirkland, 88, was a former bandleader for Otis Redding and record
02/23/2011 13:19:10 PM
A preview trailer for the upcoming documentary on late Irish blues-rock guitar legend Gary Moore 'White Knuckles And Blue Moods', - due out later in 2011 - has been posted online.
The documentary, produced by Jörgen and Stefan Mossberg, repor
02/23/2011 09:16:01 AM
Guitar legend Jeff Beck - who just picked up three Grammys for best rock and pop instrumentals and best pop collaboration for his Emotion & Commotion album - has released 'Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul', a CD and DVD of last summer's rock
02/22/2011 00:29:45 AM
This past weekend blues rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa, who just kicked off the first leg of his 2011 'Dust Bowl' tour in Anaheim, California on Thursday February 17th, played the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first live dates to feature
02/21/2011 21:08:49 PM
The Tommy Bolin Archives is reporting that Greg Hampton (producer of the Tommy Bolin Whips and Roses CDs) is currently finishing up production on 'Teaser Deluxe', a CD which will contain alternate versions of all the tracks that appeared on the origi
02/18/2011 16:33:19 PM
The Houston Press is reporting that while they take their sweet time getting around to record that long-anticipated, Rick Rubin-produced next album - which, at this point, could well come out a solid decade after their last, 2003's 'Mescalero' - ZZ T
02/18/2011 02:15:43 AM
Classic rock preservationists Stone Axe have officially announced that theyre hitting the road through the UK, parts of Europe, and wrapping up the tour with a night at the illustrious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. Starting on April
02/17/2011 12:29:09 PM
Rock News Desk is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne stopped using LSD when he was still with Black Sabbath but he suffers flashbacks to this day, hes revealed.
The Prince of Darkness regularly finds himself freaking out at the smallest thing
02/17/2011 11:40:03 AM
Snowy White And The White Flames - featuring ex Thin Lizzy guitarist Snowy White - will be releasing a brand new 14 track studio album 'Realistic' on February 28th.
Besides being a permanent member of Thin Lizzy from 1979 to 1982, during which time
02/16/2011 23:48:33 PM
A historic archival interview with late blues guitar legend Albert King, conducted by Senior Writer Alan Paul of Guitar World magazine, is now available online.
The interview done in Cleveland Ohio in 1991 covers a vast array of topics, including th
02/16/2011 08:18:12 AM
Paul Rodgers, who toured and recorded with Queen from 2004 - 2008 and Bad Company 2008 - 2010, is at long last returning to the UK with his solo band. "Playing with Queen was brilliant they interpreted my songs on an entire new level," says Rodgers.
02/16/2011 07:35:25 AM
An acoustic guitar once owned by John Lennon, along with thousands of other items of rock memorabilia, may be getting new homes. The rock relics are part of a collection at the Peace Museum, a Chicago institution dedicated to spreading the concept of
02/13/2011 07:41:32 AM
Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell bass player Geezer Butler has shot down rumours that the four original members of Black Sabbath will be reuniting for a series of tour dates and a new studio album. His brief message was as follows:
"I would like to m
02/12/2011 17:39:17 PM
Blues rock guitar titan Joe Bonamassa will be playing London's Royal Albert Hall on July 8th to take part in the annual Sunflower Jam. The jam raises money for charity that benefits the advancement of public health through the use holistic medicine,
02/11/2011 09:24:32 AM
Inside Ireland is reporting that the body of former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore will be flown from Spain to Britain today.
The lunchtime flight from Malaga to London will be accompanied by Moores girlfriend and his brother Cliff.
02/10/2011 22:49:10 PM
Universal Music Enterprises will release a "deluxe" edition of Rainbow's classic album "Rising" on February 28 in the U.K. and March 8 in North America.
"Rising" (also known as "Rainbow Rising") was released in 1976, with founding member/guitarist R
02/10/2011 21:50:04 PM
BraveWords.com is reporting that KentSterling.com has been told that preliminary talks have already taken place to reconvene the most popular lineup of Guns N' Roses to turn Indianapolis into Paradise City.
Guns N Roses might be the only rock ban
02/08/2011 00:55:28 AM
Senior Editor Alan Paul of Guitar World magazine has posted an interview conducted in 2004 with Irish guitar legend Gary Moore, who tragically passed away on Sunday of a suspected heart attack at the age of 58 while on holiday in Spain.
During the i
02/07/2011 23:51:30 PM
Rock AAA is reporting that Aerosmith frontman and brand new American Idol judge, Steven Tyler, is set to launch his new autobiography Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? in May.
The book is set to cover every aspect of the charismatic
02/06/2011 23:46:05 PM
It is with deep regret that we report the following news : Irish guitar legend Gary Moore has passed away at the way too young age of 58, while on holiday in Spain.
Moore was found dead in his hotel room in the Kempinski Hotel in Malaga. The exact
02/04/2011 16:31:40 PM
Guitar legend Slash has laid down the ground rules to a Guns N Roses reunion but insists his former bandmate Axl Rose will have to make the first move and apologize.
Slash and Duff McKagan quit the group in the 1990s after falling out with Rose,
02/03/2011 21:31:04 PM
Hard rockin' blues guitar titan Joe Bonamassa has released the first digital single "Dust Bowl" in advance of the release of his upcoming 'Dust Bowl' studio album.
As previously reported, the album will be released in the UK via Provogue Recor
02/03/2011 16:45:26 PM
Digital Spy is reporting that William Shatner is recording a metal album 'Seeking Major Tom' in Los Angeles.
According to LA Weekly, the actor, who celebrates his 80th birthday March 22, will collaborate with a number of rockers on the LP, inc
02/03/2011 14:20:16 PM
Spinner.com is reporting that Mick Jagger will perform at this year's Grammy Awards for the first time in his 50-year career. The Rolling Stones frontman will appear alongside soul man Raphael Saadiq as part of a tribute to the late soul legend Solom
02/02/2011 18:35:06 PM
Gibson.com is reporting that it seems that two key components of the Jeff Beck Group might be coming back together. Rod Stewart had hinted at a reunion with Jeff Beck was a possibility in the fall and the project is now closer to becoming a reality.
02/02/2011 18:24:28 PM
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of Uriah Heep, the legendary British Hard Rock band for the release of their 23rd studio album in April 2011.
Following the completion of their 40th Anniversary Tour, the band started the recordin
02/01/2011 00:16:12 AM
March 14, 2011 sees the re-release of Queen's first five albums one of the most exciting and influential back catalogues of all time. Recorded in the maelstrom of the early 1970s London music scene, Queen created a groundbreaking and unique sound