Blue Oyster Cult have offered up a live clip of their signature track "Don't Fear the Reaper" for a new concert film set to air on the Audience Network. The clip shows the band playing the song on a warehouse-like soundstage for the new concert doc, which will air on September 2 on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
John Lennon's murderer has been denied parole for the ninth time. Mark Chapman, who shot the Beatles legend in New York City on December 1, 1980, met earlier this month with a three board parole committee who has extended his prison term for at least another three years. Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing Lennon.
Bruce Springsteen gave the engagement gift of a lifetime to one lucky couple, pausing his recent show and inviting them up on stage for the proposal. The show took place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium and the Boss put a hold on his track "Jersey Girl" when he noticed the possible proposal going on in the front row. "What's going on down there?" asked The Boss.
Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith was in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this past week. The rock and roller was at Disney's Hollywood Studios enjoying the attractions. The theme park has a roller coaster called the Rock 'N' Roller Coaster which has Aerosmith's logo likeness on it. The singer took to social media recently to respond to Disney after they censored him.
A tribute show in honor of Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, who is affectionately known as Dr. John, is being put out on a two-CD/DVD and Blu-ray set. Fans have been given a sneak preview of the package with a John Fogerty performance. Fogerty and his backing band do their rendition of Dr. John's classic song, "New Orleans."
KISS bassist and singer, Gene Simmons has sparked more ire with his comments on Prince's death. Simmons comments indicated that the performer chose to die. In May, shortly after Prince's death, Simmons had stated the singer died of a drug overdose. This had been prior to any formal statement being made about the cause of death.
Timothy B. Schmit recently spoke with Rolling Stone about his feelings towards his former bandmate's death. Schmit had joined the Eagles in 1977 after the "Hotel California" tour. It was here his bond with the late Glenn Frey began to solidify. Schmit told Rolling Stone, "Everybody is still processing it. But part of processing it is carrying on."
Elton John has been announced as a headlining performer at the upcoming Apple Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place between September 18 and 30 in London's Round House venue and will also feature a host of other top headliners. John also made recent headlines with news that he has decided to donate $10 million dollars to Africa's LGBT population.
A new Beach Boys compilation featuring some of the earliest recordings has been released as a two-disc set on Omnivore Records. The recordings are pre-Capital Records era sessions. These recordings have come out in fragments over the years. Often they were released without permission and therefore suffered from inferior sound quality.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band gave his hometown fans a bang for their buck at two recent shows. The Boss played his two longest stateside performances on August 23 and 25. The two shows both took place in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium. The August 23 show broke his personal record for the longest U.S. show clocking in at three hours and 52 minutes.
Fans of KISS and Dead Daisies nearly had their concert-going experience cut short recently. A tornado reportedly touched down a short distance away from the Huntington Center arena in Toledo Ohio. Frontman for the Dead Daisies, John Corabi told Ultimate Classic Rock, "About 20 minutes before our set time, the tornado alarms started going off at the arena."
Eagles bassist, Timothy B. Schmit has released a new song. The track, "Red Dirt Road" appears on Schmit's newest solo album, Leap of Faith. The tune breaks with traditional formulas, which Schmit helped to pioneer. Rather than singing about the red dirt roads of Texas or Oklahoma, these red dirt roads are located in Hawaii.
David Crosby has paid tribute to New York with his new track "The City." The track was produced by Snarky Puppy producer David League and Crosby chatted with NPR about how the collaboration came about. "He said he wanted to write a song about 'New York as a woman,'" Crosby told NPR. "I said, 'Got it.' I lived there as a young hippie boy working in the Village."
David Bowie received a mysterious credit on Frank Ocean's new album Blonde and a press representative has clarified the situation. Bowie is credited on Blonde, alongside other big names including Kanye West, Jamie xx, the Beatles, Brian Eno, Pharrell Williams, Elliott Smith, James Blake, Yung Lean and more.
Cher has unleashed on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump comparing him to dictators like Stalin and Hitler during a recent public appearance. Speaking at a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, the pop icon said she sees clear overlaps in the rhetoric between all three men.