Classic Rock News

BOB SEGER: Death of Glenn Frey Inspired New Album

We know Bob Seger dedicated his new album to his late friend, Glenn Frey, but that was probably because Bob says the album was inspired by Glenn as well. Seger says the death of his longtime friend Glenn Frey kick-started his new album, I Knew You When, which was released on Friday. Bob Seger on the impetus for him recording…

Joe Walsh turns 70 today

Joseph Fidler Walsh was born in Wichita, Kansas on November 20, 1947. The former James Gang guitarist and singer replaced Bernie Leadon in the Eagles in 1975 and helped steer the band in the harder-edged direction symbolized by "Hotel California" and "Heartache Tonight." Walsh also enjoyed a solo hit in '78 with "Life's Been Good."…

TOM PETTY: Tour of the Year?

A week before Tom Petty died of a heart attack at the age of 66, he and The Heartbreakers wrapped up their 40th anniversary tour. Now that outing is up for Major Tour of the Year and Rock Tour of the Year at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards, February 8th at the Wiltern Theater in…

Eddie Money's Dark Days

35 years ago, Eddie Money released his album "No Control." What wasn't widely known is that prior to recording the album, Eddie OD'd on Fentanyl, the same opiate that killed Prince. Fortunately, he survived the OD, but he damaged his sciatica nerve to his left leg and couldn't walk without a walker. He says his…

New Blondie "Pollinator"

Debbie Harry and her band, Blondie, have released a new album "Pollinator" and are currently touring in support of it. They decided to try a new concept, and reached out to other musicians, took in their ideas and added to them. Those whom Blondie sought out for "Pollinator" include the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi and…