Art Garfunkel has unleashed on his longtime collaborator Paul Simon in a new interview with the U.K.'s Guardian. During the interview, Art says that Paul is the sole reason the iconic duo are not heading out on a reunion tour and says he's been ready for decades. "Will I do another tour with Paul? Well, that's quite doable. As far as this half is concerned, why not?"
An interview that Joni Mitchell gave in November 1986 has been animated by PBS for its Blank on Blank series. In the sit down, the folk legend disparages fame, saying she doesn't like being the center of attention. "I never really wanted to be a star," she said. "I didn't like entering a room with all eyes on me. I still don't really like the attention of a birthday party."
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says that, following the completion of the band's 50th anniversary tour, he'll be working on his "magnum opus," which will include the publication of a "short novel." "Celebrating 50 years of the Who also allows me to celebrate 52 years of life as a commercial songwriter (my first song, 'It Was You,' was published in early 1963)," he said.
Paul McCartney was joined by Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl for a rendition of "I Saw Her Standing There," during a gig at London's O2 Arena over the weekend. The cut came at the end of Macca's first encore and featured Grohl playing rhythm guitar and sharing a mic with the Beatles legend. The pair have also previously hooked up on the collab "Cut Me Some Slack."
Neil Young has released "Rock Starbucks," a take down of the popular coffee chain. The rocker previewed the video for the track during an episode of Democracy Now!. It's not the first time Young has lashed out against Starbucks, previously slamming the café after it joined a lawsuit with Monsanto to overturn a Vermont law.
The Bellamy Brothers will release Bellamy Brothers: 40 Years, a two-disc set of new and old stuff in celebration of their 40th anniversary. "This thing has been a wild ride, but it's never been boring. Over the course of four decades, we've done some amazing things and have traveled the world over," Howard Bellamy says. "Until the Lord calls us home, we'll continue this."
Cliff Richard has put his house on the market following police raids that occurred last August in relation to alleged sexual offenses. "Cliff told me he's just put the flat on the market. It's the saddest thing for him, but he had to do it. He said he never wants to live there again. It's awful. Cliff is not all right, not at all," singer and friend Cilla Black said.
Sorry Queen fans, guitarist Brian May says that the band are not working on a new album because singer Adam Lambert "doesn't want to be with us all the time." "[A new album] is not coming along, no we're not doing that," May told Gigwise. "Not at the moment anyway, we might do. At the moment we're watching with interest while Adam pursues his solo career . . ."
Gregg Allman has announced plans to release a new album and DVD, Live: Back to Macon, GA this summer, which was recorded during a January 14, 2014 performance at the Grand Opera House. The two-disc album and DVD include much of the same material; the video also features some interviews with Allman, who recorded the shows with his eight-piece solo band in front of an intimate crowd.
Sting and James Corden have both lent their voices to the legions of celebrities paying tribute to David Letterman. The Late Show host signed off this week and the pair teamed up for their tribute song together on Corden's Late Late Show, immediately following Dave's final episode earlier this week.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo teamed up earlier this month for a special cover tribute to Johnny Cash. The pair, who are married and have two daughters together, took the stage together at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the show to sing a mash-up of their signature hit "Heartbreaker" with Cash's classic "Ring of Fire."
Gene Simmons says that KISS are not putting away their stage boots anytime soon. Speaking with Classic Rock, the bassist noted that they plan on heading back into the studio soon. "It will happen when we have time," he began. "I have music in me that needs to come out. I recently wrote a song called 'Your Wish Is My Command.' It feels like a Kiss song . . ."
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has announced his first live appearance in two years, as he is scheduled to perform at this year's Newport Folk Festival. The Pink Floyd co-founder will headline the event, which is his first performance at the festival. Waters' last live show was in September 2013.
Roger Daltrey of the Who recently asked a fan at a Nassau Colliseum show in New York to stop smoking pot. "The show will be over," he tells the individual in a vid posted online. "It's your choice, I can't do anything about it. I'm doing my best." Other audience members shout out "Eat it" to the offender.
The Rolling Stones have announced a slew of opening acts for their highly anticipated upcoming summer tour. The Stones made a multitude of announcements regarding opening acts on their Twitter page. Brad Paisley will open for the band June 17 at Nashville's LP Field, Gary Clark Jr. will join the band May 24 at San Diego's PETCO Park, Kid Rock plays May 30 in Columbus.