Music News - Classic Rock


ozzyosbourne-020718.jpg Ozzy Osbourne has filed a lawsuit against AEG over its block booking policy requiring artists who want to play the O2 Arena in London to also play Staples Center in Los Angeles. Osbourne is seeking an injunction to force AEG to abandon the policy and is asking a judge to find that the block booking policy violates U.S. antitrust laws.

david-bowie-060816.jpg David Bowie's camp has confirmed that there will be a live band appearing during the upcoming Lazarus film event. The event is billed as a "motion picture/live soundtrack experience" and will take place at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York on May 2.

bruce-springsteen-070916.jpg Bruce Springsteen has extended his run of Broadway shows through December. The newly expanded dates will bring The Boss back to the Great White Way for shows July 10 through December 15, 2018.

kansas-062316.jpg Kansas has confirmed plans for a reunion tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic release Point of Know Return. Guitarist Rich Williams shared news of the tour this week in an official statement for the band.

toddrundgren-032018.jpg Todd Rundgren's band Utopia is reaching out to his fan base to find a new keyboardist. The band shared the news that their current keyboardist is leaving due to "unexpected health issues" and issued a lengthy statement inviting fans to apply for the gig.

ringostarr-121317.jpg Ringo Starr has officially joined his Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney as the only other member of the Fab Four to have been knighted as a solo artist. The honor comes 53 years after he was jointly awarded a knighthood with the Beatles and says it's certainly a thrill.

steviewonder-112017.jpg Stevie Wonder has stepped up in defense of Bruno Mars. The "Uptown Funk" star has come under fire in recent weeks for what some critics call cultural appropriation in his music, but now the soul legend has stepped forward to say those claims are nonsense.

steven-tyler-060916.jpg Steven Tyler has announced plans for a solo tour later this year. The run is set to kick off on June 12 at the Artpark Amphitheater in Lewiston, New York and will run through a set of European dates concluding on August 7 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.

kissband-031918.jpg Paul Stanley says that KISS registered for the 'End of the Road' trademark because they are just planning ahead. "It's not the first trademark that's been filed. I thought it was a terrific name, and I was surprised nobody had used it before," he stated.

judaspriest-120209.jpg Judas Priest's most recent release Firepower has debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart. The benchmark is the highest ever for the metal legends, having only previously landed at number six with 2014's Redeemer of Souls.

david-bowie-060816.jpg David Bowie super fan David Stopps is pushing to rename the English town of Aylesbury as "Aylesbowie." Stopps also ran a successful crowdfunding appeal to have a Bowie statue placed in the town, which will be unveiled on March 25.

glennfrey-101617.jpg A new four disc Glenn Frey box set entitled Above the Clouds: The Collection will be released in May. Above the Clouds: The Collection features a collection of Frey's solo singles and songs from his 2012 After Hours release, as well as the digital debut of Longbranch/Pennywhistle.

imge2-101016.jpg Mick Jones says he's hoping to complete a selection of previously unfinished Foreigner tunes. Speaking of the band's current state and the project to revive old tunes, Jones says it's been a benefit to have both old and new members contributing.

GeneSimmons-121417.jpg Gene Simmons has been named the chief evangelist officer of Canadian cannabis company Invictus Md Strategies Corp. In the new role, Simmons will reportedly assist the company with its public awareness strategy and eventual branding strategy for the recreational market that is anticipated to be legal in Canada in 2018.

daviddbyrne-100616.jpg David Byrne has added a new string of dates to his current tour. The run comes in support of his newest album American Utopia. The new dates, with support from Tune-Yards begin on September 7 in Long Branch, New Jersey and wrap up in Dallas on October 6.

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