Heart singer Ann Wilson has opened about the band's long, successful career and about their recent live shows. Those shows have come in support of their latest album Red Velvet Car, which Ann says inspired them to keep touring. "We never stopped writing. We just were diligent; we just kept it up and kept it up and just kept piling them up," Ann tells Ultimate Classic Rock.
Super Duper Alice Cooper, a new documentary about the legendary shock rocker, is set to premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival this April. The project was produced by Eagle Rock Entertainment and Banger Productions and directed by renowned rock doc directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn.
The piano that Paul McCartney and John Lennon playing during the filming of Help! is set to hit the auction block. The pair used the 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand to compose the title track to the 1965 film, according to the film's director Richard Lester, who is selling it, the BBC reports.
Singer Brandon Howard allegedly has DNA which is a 99.9% match to Michael Jackson, according to Dr. Joseph Goodman, who claims that he obtained a sample of Jackson's DNA from a dental device that had belonged to the late King of Pop at auction. If the claims are true, it could mean that the 31 year old crooner is the son of Jacko.
The Rolling Stones did something this week that they have not done in the previous four decades plus - they performed the track "Silver Train." The band performed the seldom heard track, which appeared on the album Goats Head Soup and was released as the B-side to "Angie," at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan this past Tuesday as part of the bands Asia Pacific leg of their tour.
A new Bruce Springsteen documentary is set to air on HBO. Directed by Thom Zimny, who also helmed the Boss doc, The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes will chronicle the process that went into making his last record.
For this year's Record Store Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival are going back to 1969 with the release of The '69 Singles, a 10" vinyl album. The '69 Singles features eight classic CCR tracks released between January and November of that year as singles from the albums Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys.
Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road for a North American tour this summer. Queen guitarist Brian May kept his thoughts on the new tour short and sweet in a press release. "Let's rock those beautiful arenas just one more time," he said.
Aerosmith have tapped to headline the Calling festival at London's Clapham Common taking place from June 28-29. In previous years the festival was called Hard Rock Calling. "I've been so involved in writing my autobiography I didn't realised how long it had been since we played across the big pond," Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said in a statement.
Claudia Lennear, back up singer to David Bowie, says that the star has promised to write original songs for her. Lennear is one of the vocalists featured in the Oscar winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. "I got a call from David Bowie out of the blue two days ago," Lennear told the New York Post earlier this week.
Boston have confirmed a complete slate of US tour dates this summer in support of their newest release Life, Love and Hope. The tour commences in Hollywood, Fla. on June 5, and wraps on August 12 in Springfield, Ill. The run will mark the band's first tour since 2012.
Matthew McConaughey has revealed that his famed catchphrase from the film Dazed and Confused was actually inspired by a quote from Jim Morrison. In the film, McConaughey's character David Wooderson is known for his phrase "alright, alright, alright." Speaking with the Huffington Post, the actor says he picked it up listening to the Doors . . .
Roger Daltrey has opened up about the Who's penchant for releasing concept albums, saying that he hasn't always fully understood their deeper meaning. Speaking with Q magazine, he largely credited Pete Townshend for the band's conceptual direction. "Did I have to ask him what the hell he was on about? All the time," Daltrey said.
Eric Clapton is mulling retirement, according to a report from Classic Rock magazine. The mag quoted Clapton on stage during a recent Japan show, seemingly giving a farewell address to the crowd: "I may not be able to come back again. I've been coming here for 40 years, since before some of you were born. It's the best place I've ever played. Thank you for having me."
Lynyrd Skynyrd have been inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. The fan voted honor was announced this week after the southern rock icons edged out Aerosmith with 67% of the vote.