John Fogerty has explained his refusal to perform with Creedence Clearwater Revival for the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in his new memoir Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music. "I'm just not going to stand on a stage with those people, three in a row," Fogerty said. Fogerty concluded that he was displeased with the posture of Cook and Clifford during the evening.
Paul McCartney has released the music video for "Say Say Say," a remix of the 1983 Michael Jackson-assisted single from Macca's album Pipes of Peace. The vid, directed by Ryan Heffington, features a young man who teams up with a group of slick dancers. "He (Michael) rang me up, and I didn't believe it was him," said Sir Paul.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is not a fan of singing competition reality shows, inveighing against the format in a recent interview with NME. Wood says it's a form that could ruin the confidence of its young competitors. "Apart from being nervous and playing in front of a panel, they play in front of millions and millions of people."
Johnny Cash and Miranda Lambert have both earned stars on Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame. Cash's star was accepted by his youngest son, Tommy, who said that his dad's spirit was present. "I miss him very much," Cash said. "He's been gone 12 years, and June Carter Cash has been gone, but their spirits and their genuineness is here in this plaque today."
Paul Simon and Brad Paisley were both involved in the 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame All for the Hall benefit. Simon played some big hits, including "The Sound of Silence," "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," and "The Boxer," as well as the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved." The format of the evening was the guitar pull.
Never-before-seen photos of stars like the Doors, the Beatles, and Kate Bush are on exhibit in the TV Times' 60 Years, 60 Iconic Images show at the Blue Fin Building and Platform in London. The photos have never been displayed to the public before. "These photographs show both the hype and excitement that occurred around stars' appearances," reads a presser for the event.
David Bowie has revealed his new track "Blackstar," which serves as the theme song to the new Sky Atlantic television series The Last Panthers. The track is Bowie's first television theme in twenty years and follows his theme for the 1990s series The Buddha of Suburbia. Director Johan Renck spoke with the BBC about approaching Bowie for the theme.
The trailer for Vinyl, a new HBO series from executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, has been released. The ten-episode series, set in 1970s New York, looks at the underbelly of the music business during the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. The trailer sees the character Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who runs a record label, in hype mode.
Several rare classic rock items including a set of the Beatles drum skins and Elvis Presley's gold plated piano are due to hit the auction block soon. The auction, hosted by Julien's Auction House, is set to take place on November 7.
KISS member Paul Stanley says that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley sold the rights to their iconic Spaceman and Catman makeup for "not a whole lot." "The guys basically sold it off for, you know, not a whole lot, because they didn't think it was worth anything," Stanley said speaking to Australia's 4KQ.
Art Garfunkel has discussed his somewhat rocky relationship with Paul Simon, saying that he is happy touring solo in a recent interview with Salon. "That's the great thing about making music, but it's also why Paul and Artie can be very squirmy around each other," Garfunkel said.
Ronnie Wood surprised James Bay's fans at London's Brixton Academy over the weekend, when he joined Bay on stage for a rendition of the Faces classic "(You Know) I'm Losing You." Bay dished to Rolling Stone on how the collab came about. "It's been a mad few weeks. Back at the beginning of September, Ronnie presented me with an award . . ."
John Fogerty has planned a Las Vegas residency that will feature sets culled from Creedence Clearwater Revival's three albums released in 1969 - Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys. "Peace, love and Vegas! I'm excited to be coming to the Venetian and bringing my '1969' show for you all," Fogerty said in a statement.
Mick Jagger has been spotted with Jack White, sparking rumors that the two are collaborating on a new project. Jagger and White were spotted this week at a concert by indie band Death From Above 1979 held at White's Third Man Records in Nashville. Third Man includes a studio, record store, label offices and a novelties lounge.
Roger Waters has slammed Bon Jovi for choosing to perform in Tel Aviv. Waters accused Jon Bon Jovi and his band mates of standing "shoulder to shoulder" with Israel before listing many of the casualties suffered by the Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli government in an open letter in Salon.