Bruce Springsteen has released this first trailer for his forthcoming HBO documentary High Hopes. In the clip, the rock legend is seen alongside his collaborator and sometime E Street Band mate Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. The doc is set to air on April 4, and The Boss opened up about the songwriting process in the clip.
U2 have shut down rumors that they are experiencing extended delays in the recording of their new album. Rumors of persistent album delays arose earlier this month after an unnamed source told the Guardian that the band had replaced producer Danger Mouse with Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley say they may pen theme music for their newly launched Arena Football League team, the Los Angeles KISS. Speaking at a launch event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Stanley said it would only be fitting that they contributed a fight song. "We are planning to come up with something that will be the battle cry," he began.
After frontman Iggy Pop ceased all Stooges activities for 2014, the band now faces an uncertain future. The Stooges have not performed live since last September at San Jose's C2SV Music + Technology Festival. Guitarist James Williamson is using the downtime to record Raw Power-era rarities with guest singers, including Jello Biafra and Mark Lanegan.
Neil Young will reportedly debut his Pono digital music service and portable music player at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this week. Young is reportedly set to give a keynote speech where he is expected to confirm a $399 price for the player as well as the fact that it will be available to fans via Kickstarter.
David Bowie has announced that he will release two limited edition picture discs for next month's Record Store Day, one specifically for UK fans and one for US fans. The Guardian reports that the two limited edition releases will be a 7" picture disc of "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" in the UK, while North American fans will be able to purchase the single "1984" on 7" picture disc.
Paul McCartney has confirmed that he has plans to compose the music for a new animated feature. He revealed the news during an interview with a California public radio station but did not reveal the title of the film or the timeline.
The members of Foreigner and Styx as well as Eagles rocker Don Felder have opened up about their forthcoming summer tour. Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, all three say they're thrilled for the Soundtrack of the Summer tour. "I think it makes sense for the three bands that have this many hits that really were the soundtrack of a lot of people's summers."
Heart singer Ann Wilson has opened about the band's long, successful career and about their recent live shows. Those shows have come in support of their latest album Red Velvet Car, which Ann says inspired them to keep touring. "We never stopped writing. We just were diligent; we just kept it up and kept it up and just kept piling them up," Ann tells Ultimate Classic Rock.
U2 have opened up about their plans for the immediate future and say there will be no new album or tour until at least 2015. The group have been at work on a new album on and off for over a year, but now Billboard reports that they have replaced producer Danger Mouse. A source close to the band says they've brought in Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth.
Super Duper Alice Cooper, a new documentary about the legendary shock rocker, is set to premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival this April. The project was produced by Eagle Rock Entertainment and Banger Productions and directed by renowned rock doc directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn.
The piano that Paul McCartney and John Lennon playing during the filming of Help! is set to hit the auction block. The pair used the 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand to compose the title track to the 1965 film, according to the film's director Richard Lester, who is selling it, the BBC reports.
The Rolling Stones did something this week that they have not done in the previous four decades plus - they performed the track "Silver Train." The band performed the seldom heard track, which appeared on the album Goats Head Soup and was released as the B-side to "Angie," at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan this past Tuesday as part of the bands Asia Pacific leg of their tour.
A new Bruce Springsteen documentary is set to air on HBO. Directed by Thom Zimny, who also helmed the Boss doc, The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes will chronicle the process that went into making his last record.
For this year's Record Store Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival are going back to 1969 with the release of The '69 Singles, a 10" vinyl album. The '69 Singles features eight classic CCR tracks released between January and November of that year as singles from the albums Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys.