Happy Birthday Billy! The early 80’s were great times in Detroit. Bob Seger was comfortably settling to his national prominence and this guy from Boston, Billy Squier, was packing Cobo and Pine Knob. And…it prompted my only PERM!
The Rush 40th anniversary tour, R40, is under way. The first show was Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Telling the audience at the BOK Center that they were “celebrating way too many years of music,” Geddy Lee led Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart through 24 songs that spanned their 40-year career. The set began with the…
Homer and his wife Marge have three children: Bart, Lisa and Maggie. As the family’s provider, he works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Homer embodies several American working class stereotypes; he is crude, bald, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, lazy, a beer drinker, and ignorant; however, he is essentially a decent man and fiercely devoted to his family.…
U2 will take time out from their tour rehearsals next week in Vancouver to fly to New York for an appearance Friday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The band was scheduled to do a week-long residency on the show last November, but canceled that after Bono‘s bicycle accident in New York’s Central Park. Courtesy…
Denis Leary, who starred for seven seasons on FX’s Rescue Me, created and stars in the series which premieres July 16 at 10 PM. Leary stars as “Johnny Rock,” lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kickass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album…until they broke up. The same day the album dropped. Because lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife. So the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons – like self-destructing sooner than any group in rock ‘n’ roll history. 25 years later, the only thing bigger than Johnny’s ego is his prostate. http://tinyurl.com/q92wz2y (Courtesy Laura Prudom News Editor/Variety Magazine) Photo Getty/FX
AC/DC have officially launched the Rock Or Bust world tour with the first show in five years at the Coachella music festival in California. The set only featured three songs from the recent Rock Or Bust album including the title track, Play Ball and Baptism of Fire. The band dug into the archives to perform Have A Drink On Me for the first time since 1985 and Sin City for the first time since 2001.High Voltage, a staple from the Black Ice tour has been retired from the set and songs from Black Ice including the title track, Big Jack and War Machine have also been dropped from the Rock Or Bust tour.
A judge has sentenced the sons of rock star John Mellencamp after they both pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a July 2013 altercation.
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones have pushed back the on-sale date for the deluxe reissue of their classic 1971 album.
Originally scheduled to be released on May 26th, it will now be out on June 9th. Some of the formats will once again contain the hand-made zipper that was on the original release, and that is taking a bit longer than expected to manufacture.