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.
Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road for a North American tour this summer. Queen guitarist Brian May kept his thoughts on the new tour short and sweet in a press release. "Let's rock those beautiful arenas just one more time," he said.
Aerosmith have tapped to headline the Calling festival at London's Clapham Common taking place from June 28-29. In previous years the festival was called Hard Rock Calling. "I've been so involved in writing my autobiography I didn't realised how long it had been since we played across the big pond," Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said in a statement.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been cleared by a New Zealand court for failing to reveal a previous marijuana conviction in the medical portion of his application for a New Zealand pilot's license. According to the Guardian, Rudd "didn't consider the question" when filling out the questionnaire because he feels "the cleanest he had been in his life."
Slash will join Ozzy Osbourne on stage at the tenth anny of MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in L.A. on May 12. At the event Ozzy will e presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his efforts to support the cause. "I know firsthand about the ravages of addiction and I also know that the MusiCares MAP Fund is a vital safety," said Ozzy.
Claudia Lennear, back up singer to David Bowie, says that the star has promised to write original songs for her. Lennear is one of the vocalists featured in the Oscar winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. "I got a call from David Bowie out of the blue two days ago," Lennear told the New York Post earlier this week.
Boston have confirmed a complete slate of US tour dates this summer in support of their newest release Life, Love and Hope. The tour commences in Hollywood, Fla. on June 5, and wraps on August 12 in Springfield, Ill. The run will mark the band's first tour since 2012.
New details have come to light about the deadly accident on the set of the forthcoming Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. One crew member was killed while filming in rural Georgia and several others, including the director, were injured. The death took place while the crew was shooting near a railway bridge in Doctortown, Georgia.
Matthew McConaughey has revealed that his famed catchphrase from the film Dazed and Confused was actually inspired by a quote from Jim Morrison. In the film, McConaughey's character David Wooderson is known for his phrase "alright, alright, alright." Speaking with the Huffington Post, the actor says he picked it up listening to the Doors . . .
Roger Daltrey has opened up about the Who's penchant for releasing concept albums, saying that he hasn't always fully understood their deeper meaning. Speaking with Q magazine, he largely credited Pete Townshend for the band's conceptual direction. "Did I have to ask him what the hell he was on about? All the time," Daltrey said.
Eric Clapton is mulling retirement, according to a report from Classic Rock magazine. The mag quoted Clapton on stage during a recent Japan show, seemingly giving a farewell address to the crowd: "I may not be able to come back again. I've been coming here for 40 years, since before some of you were born. It's the best place I've ever played. Thank you for having me."
Lynyrd Skynyrd have been inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. The fan voted honor was announced this week after the southern rock icons edged out Aerosmith with 67% of the vote.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have signed on to appear at the free 2014 NCAA Final Four Music Festival taking place in North Texas between April 4 and 6. The Boss will close out the event with a show at the Capital One JamFest event on April 6. The show will take place at Dallas's Reunion Arena and will be the Boss's first show at the venue since 2000.
The Allman Brothers have been added to the lineup for this year's annual Mountain Jam Festival. The event takes place at Hunter Mountain in Upstate New York from June 5-8 and also features sets from Gov't Mule and Bob Weir & Ratdog.
The David Bowie retrospective exhibition, David Bowie Is, is set to open in Berlin, Germany, following its successful run at London's Victoria and Albert Museum last year. Bowie lived in Berlin in the 70s, writing his Berlin Trilogy of albums there. The Berlin show will be adjusted to reflect this fact. Bowie went to Berlin in the summer of 1976 in order to escape his fame.