Music News - Classic Rock


bryanadams-032514.jpg Bryan Adams will be releasing an expanded four-disc super-deluxe reissue of his 1984 album Reckless in honor of its 30th anniversary. The new set will include remastered audio, seven bonus tracks, a 1985 BBC concert, Reckless: The Movie and a Blu-ray audio disc, all housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book.

Springsteen-093009.jpg Bruce Springsteen will headline this year's Stand Up For Heroes benefit. The event, which raises funds for injured service members and their families, will also feature appearances by Louis C.K., John Oliver, John Mulaney, Brian Williams and other surprise guests.

NikkiSixx-072811.jpg Nikki Sixx is clearly willing to go to any length to help sales of Sixx A.M.'s new album Modern Vintage - even going so far as to work at a record store to recommend the album to customers. The publicity stunt took place at Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey. In the video, Sixx admits he hasn't worked in a record store in 35 years.

David-Bowie.jpg The city of Chicago has declared that September 23 will now be known as "David Bowie Day." The decree came from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The announcement was delivered in a written proclamation in which Emanuel describes the art-rock legend as "an undisputed global icon."

RollingStones-110409.jpg The Rolling Stones are set to release two complete concerts to DVD and Blu-ray later this year. The releases will come as part of Eagle Rock Entertainment's "From the Vault" series. The two releases, titled Hampton Coliseum — Live in 1981 and L.A. Forum — Live in 1975 will be out November 4 and 18, respectively. Both videos will boast fully restored visual content as well.

SammyHagar-021010.jpg Sammy Hagar has revealed that he has canceled his birthday bash due to hurricane damage suffered at the venue site in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The annual event was scheduled to take place at Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina, but the Red Rocker says Hurricane Odile has left the area too far gone.

kiss-110209.jpg Gene Simmons has weighed in on the controversy surrounding NFL star Ray Rice, who was suspended from the NFL after a video surfaced in which he is scene beating his girlfriend in an elevator. During a recent radio interview, Simmons says Rice should have to experience the same degree of pain he dished out. "We're all in the peanut gallery," said Simmons.

U2-100209.jpg U2 have revealed behind the scenes footage of the recording of their latest album Songs of Innocence. The band hit Twitter to share the footage - taken from NYC's Electric Lady Studios - with fans: "'Get on the guitar, grab the microphone . . .' A studio, exclusive with @U2 recording #SongsOfInnocence the #NewU2Album."

Beatles-102511.jpg Conan O'Brien is taking it upon himself to honor the late George Harrison by announcing the upcoming George Harrison Week. The week long celebration, which kicks off on September 22, will feature a different musician each night of the week taking to the stage on Conan to perform a different song from Harrison's catalog.

Ramones-100509.jpg A number of musicians took to the stage to celebrate the life and times of the Ramones. Four decades and one month after the Ramones fateful debut gig in New York City's Bowery, a parade of musicians, led by former D Generation singer Jesse Malin, took to the stage to revive the music of the band.

brianmay-071012.jpg Queen is expanding their brand with a new premium vodka. The Freddie Mercury celebratory spirit is named Killer Queen and will be released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's 1974 hit single of the same name. It is produced by SPI, the same spirits producer which makes Stoli vodka.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie was commissioned to write the liner notes for the upcoming Kinks 50th anny album, The Essential Kinks, and is open about professing his love for the band. Bowie excerpted from the notes on his website, "I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like." "Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time."

NeilYoung-102609.jpg This year Pegi and Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit will feature Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Florence and the Machine and Tom Jones. The two-date concert, featuring acoustic only sets, goes down October 25-26 at the Bay Area's Shoreline Amphitheatre. Other acts to take the stage include Young, Norah Jones, Band of Horses and more.

thedoors-110409.jpg The 1968 Doors documentary, Feast of Friends, will be released on November 11. The movie, which features the band on their 1968 tour across the U.S., has never been released in full. "The film was done in a cinéma vérité style and features footage of the group filmed during a five-month period from mid-April to early September 1968, spanning two countries, nine states, and more than twenty cities," writes The Doors Guide of the film.

EddieVanHalen-092809.jpg Rare photos of Van Halen's appearance at the Rocklahoma festival on September 6, 1980 have been discovered by the Van Halen News Desk. The pics see Eddie Van Halen rocking out with fronter David Lee Roth. Also on the bill that day was future VH singer Sammy Hagar, along with Pat Benatar, and the Doobie Brothers.