Ann Wilson and Joe Walsh will appear on the debut album by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his group the Underthinkers, Everywhere at Once. The LP will also feature Chrissie Hynde, Derek Trucks, Roger Waters' touring guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Ivan Neville.
A Creedence Clearwater Revival reunion might not be as farfetched as once thought, at least not according to John Fogerty. Fogerty, who was appearing on CBS This Morning in order to promote his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, which hits record stores on May 28, said that a reunion could happen.
Queen guitarist Brian May is sounding off against NBC's reality singing competition The Voice. In a post to his official website, May says he detests the show and considers it an "insult to music and performers." "Sorry, hate to be negative but The Voice is the dullest, dumbest, most depressing show on TV," writes May.
Trevor Bolder, the one-time bassist for both David Bowie and Uriah Heep, has died of cancer at the age of 62. Bolder recorded four albums with Bowie during the 1970s: Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Pinups. "Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration," Bowie posted to Facebook.
A VOX prototype guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison sold at Julien's Auctions for $408,000. The guitar was a gift from Lennon to his friend Alex Mardas in 1967, bearing a plaque on the back that reads: "To Magic Alex / Alexi thank you / for been [sic] a friend / 2-5-1967 John."
Ray Davies, Elton John, and Elvis Costello have been confirmed for a gig at Hyde Park in London this summer. According to NME, the trio will headline the last Friday (July 12) of the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival. Also on the bill that evening are Lucy Rose, Justin Currie, Tift Merritt, To Kill A King and Thea Gilmore.
The revelations keep coming in the Michael Jackson-AEG case, with the latest coming from his former tour director, Kenny Ortega - who wrote in a letter to the concert promoter that Jacko was in danger of hurting himself. According to the Los Angeles Times, the letter, sent to AEG head Randy Phillips, was presented to the jury on Monday.
ABBA's signature hit release Gold has officially overtaken the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as the second highest selling album ever in the U.K. Both albums have sold well over 5 million copies in the U.K alone and ABBA recently pulled ahead with an extra 15,000 copies.
Bernie Taupin, the mind behind Elton John's biggest hits, was arrested earlier this month in Southern California on suspicion of DUI. Cops say the songsmith aroused suspicion after backing into a fence. The California Highway Patrol, however, has neither set a court date nor revealed the results of the blood alcohol content test given to Taupin.
Sting has reportedly begun seeking investors for a new Broadway musical. Word of the project comes in a report from the New York Post claiming that the "Roxanne" rocker is seeking as much as $15 million to bring the show to life. The musical is reportedly titled The Last Ship and is largely based on his 1991 album The Soul Cages.
Both Neil Young and the Black Crowes has reportedly signed on to appear at the upcoming inaugural Interlocken Music Festival. The event is set to take place between September 5 and 8 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. In its first year, the fest has pulled an impressive lineup, also featuring Zac Brown, String Cheese Incident, and Furthur.
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the Doors, died on Monday at the age of 74 in Rosenheim, Germany where he was being treated for bile duct cancer. "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate," said the band's guitarist Robby Krieger in a statement. "Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
KISS guitarist Paul Stanley says he doesn't mind that the band has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Speaking with the Huffington Post, Stanley said he doesn't put much credence in the Rock Hall's opinion of great rock music. "Look, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing," he said.
Rod Stewart admits that he and fellow Faces rocker Ronnie Wood had a close call with the groupie crew famously know as the Plaster Casters. The women were known for collecting plaster castings of famous rock stars' genitals. Stewart told Sirius Radio he nearly obliged them as well.
The Rolling Stones welcomed special guest Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters to the stage during their recent show in Anaheim, California. The show took place at the Honda Center on May 18 with Grohl joining the legends for a rendition of their track "B*tch." The appearance came as part of the Stones' ongoing 50 and Counting tour.