Bruce Springsteen made a surprise guest appearance during the encore of Brian Wilson's Holmdel, New Jersey show on Wednesday, July 1. The Boss joined the Beach Boys legend for "Barbara Ann" and "Surfin' USA." The appearance appears to have surprised even Wilson's roadies, who are seen in fan shot footage scrambling to find Springsteen a guitar to play.
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Auction house Lelands is putting a dirty cartoon drawn by Doors fronter Jim Morrison on the block. The drawing features characters familiar from Charles M. Schultz's Peanuts gang having an off-color convo. "Charles M. Schultz would be outraged!" writes the auctioneers of the sketch. "Doors frontman Jim Morrison was quite the cut-up . . ."
The Rolling Stones have announced "EXHIBITIONISM," their first ever major exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery next year. "EXHIBITIONISM" will open to the public on April 6, 2016 and run through September 2016.
Fans of KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick now have the chance to hear some early recordings of his first band, KKB, an act which featured singer/bassist Mike Katz and drummer Guy Bois. Songs from those recordings have been remixed and remastered from the original session tapes . . .
Kanye West performed the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Glastonbury over the weekend, prompting mixed reviews from fans. One observer used the opportunity to mash up Ye's performance with vintage footage of Freddie Mercury laughing. In the clip, Mercury drinks a beer and chuckles as West gives his rendition. The live performance didn't go so well either.
Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus says that the band has enough new material for at least two albums. Speaking with VerdamMnis Magazine, Fortus says they've been hard at work in the studio compiling new songs, but thus far only Axl Rose knows when any of it may surface.
John Fogerty helped out a Philadelphia fan named Bianca Curnane who couldn't afford to buy tickets to his Philly show last week. She posted a plea to Craigslist looking for help. "Just don't have the means to get tickets right now and am a HUGE CCR fan," she wrote. "With the impending storms, I thought maybe some people would back out and not be able to sell their tickets."
Journey drummer Dean Castronovo is facing charges of rape, sexual abuse and assault, stemming from a June arrest which was initially described as a domestic dispute. The Oregonian reports that Deen was initially booked for "three counts of fourth-degree assault, menacing, second-degree criminal mischief, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion."
The Rolling Stones have released Sticky Fingers Live, a new digital-only release commemorating the band's performance at a secret club gig on May 20, in which they performed their 1971 classic album Sticky Fingers. The album captures the Stones' rare and intimate show at the 1,200-seat Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, which served as a warm-up gig for their Zip Code tour.
U2 paid a special tribute to their LGBT fans in Chicago earlier this week offering up a rendition of their classic track "Pride." The performance follows the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The performance took place at the United Center in Chicago on June 28 and Bono told the crowd it was a moment to remember for the gay rights movement.
Nick Simmons says his dad, KISS fronter Gene Simmons, is "full of s**t." Writing an essay for Vice, Nick notes it's one of life's important lessons for him to learn. "It's important to kill your heroes. And, sometimes, you have to kill your father," he opines. "Kill him so you can love him, and his flaws, better than one can love a hollow archetype."
Ed Sheeran took the stage alongside rock legends the Rolling Stones earlier this week for a performance of the latter's classic "Beast of Burden." The show took place at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium and Sheeran helped out on the track after offering up an opening set of his own. Ed and Mick Jagger had previously confirmed plans to connect for a live performance.
The Who closed out the 2015 Glastonbury Festival in grand fashion, taking a pot shot at Kanye West, who performed earlier in the festival, along the way. Referring to West's claim that he was "the greatest living rock star on the planet" during his set, Who guitarist Pete Townshend described the band's set-closer "Won't Get Fooled Again" as "big and rebellious."
Chris Squire, the founding member of legendary prog rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67. Bandmate Geoff Downes revealed the tragic news on Twitter. "Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire," says Downes.
Joni Mitchell's longtime friend David Crosby has confirmed that she did in fact suffer an aneurysm and she still isn't speaking. "To my knowledge she is not speaking yet," Crosby tells HuffPost. "She is home, she is in care, she is recovering. She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm, and nobody found her for a while. And she's going to have to struggle back from it."