Music News - Classic Rock


RollingStones-110409.jpg The Rolling Stones have announced the release of an autographed photo book that retails for $5,000. The book is named after the band and features over 500 photos from photographers like Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz and Helmut Newton. "This book isn't just rock 'n' roll, it's a roller coaster through 50 years of memory lane," the band says.

deeppurple-052711.jpg Deep Purple have announced details of a one-off show at London's O2 Arena in 2015. The band has revealed that they will play at the historic venue on December 3 of next year. Currently, there are no other U.K. dates scheduled.

MTBlogo-122413.jpg Marshall Tucker Band have released "Searchin' For A Rainbow," a cut from their recent release Live From Englishtown. The song originally featured on the band's 1975 album of the same name. "The 1977 Englishtown concert was one of the largest shows in the history of the Marshall Tucker Band," said lead singer Doug Gray.

heartband-101614.jpg After the Foo Fighters invited Heart to join them for a song during their week-long residency on the Late Show With David Letterman, Heart repaid the favor by covering the Foos cut "No Way Back." Heart played an acoustic rendition of the song while backstage.

RayDavies-102814.jpg Ray Davies says Kinks fans shouldn't hold their breath for a reunion. During a recent interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph, Ray revealed that, while he and brother Dave Davies could be convinced, they couldn't move forward as the Kinks without drummer Mick Avory.

BackTracks-09292009.jpg Brian Johnson has teamed up with the Sporting Memories Network, a U.K. charity that raises funds and awareness for dementia, after his AC/DC bandmate, Malcolm Young, was diagnosed with the disease. "It's an absolutely amazing boost for a charity run," Tony Jameson-Allen, the Sporting Memories Network's director, told the Northern Echo.

PinkFloyd.jpg David Gilmour says that he's in the midst of recording a new album. Speaking with Rolling Stone, the Pink Floyd guitarist noted that he is making good progress on the LP. "It's coming along very well," he began. "There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet . . ."

PeterGabriel-032511.jpg A new Genesis documentary, Sum Of the Parts, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 13. Eagle Rock, who is releasing the DVD, says that Sums Of The Parts will feature "contributions from key members past and present" as well as "previously unseen archive material and rare performance footage from across their entire career."

Gregg-Allman-110510.jpg The Allman Brothers Band will broadcast their final concert at NYC's Beacon Theater on SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl channel (26) on October 28 at noon ET. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for the same day at 6 PM ET; October 30 at midnight ET; October 31 at 6 AM and 10P M ET; November 1 at 4 AM and 1 PM ET; and November 2 at 8 AM and 7 PM ET.

charliedaniels-020513.jpg Charlie Daniels has announced the lineup for his annual Charlie Daniels & Friends Annual Christmas 4 Kids Concert, which benefits children in need in Middle Tennessee. Phil Vassar, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, Jamie O'Neal, the Roys and Ryan Weaver will all perform, along with the Charlie Daniels Band.

thewho-103009.jpg Count Who frontman Roger Daltrey among those who are not fans of today's music. "Here we are with the world in the state it is in, and we've got One Direction," he told the Daily Mail. "Where are the artists writing with any real sense of angst and purpose?"

kiss-110209.jpg Gene Simmons thinks that women around the world should stop depending on men. Speaking on Fox News to promote his new book - Me, Inc: Build An Army Of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win In Life And Business - Simmons offered advice to the female population. "This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I'm going to put it as simply as possible."

brianmay-071012.jpg "Bohemian Rhapsody," the 1975 hit from Queen, was named the most uplifting song in a recent BBC poll. According to the news source, 26 percent of respondents say it's the song that makes them "feel perkier when they are sick or faced with hard times." "Dancing Queen" by ABBA came in second (22 percent) and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams tied for third (21).

cheaptrick-102814.jpg Cheap Trick are set to play the Classic Rock Festival in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, which goes down from December 11 to 15. Other acts booked include Kansas, Jefferson Starship, Foghat, Gary Wright, the Spencer Davis Group, Poco, Steve Augeri (Journey), Firefall and more.

RollingStones-110409.jpg After shelving several dates across Australia and New Zealand earlier in the year, the Rolling Stones began the make up shows on Saturday, October 25 at the Adelaide Oval. "We're sorry we kept you waiting so long," frontman Mick Jagger joked with the 53,000 strong crowd before launching into the set.