Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar (featuring Neal Giraldo) hit the Pearl at the Palms Hotel & Casino over the weekend, giving fans "a powerful show," according to the Las Vegas Sun. CT played a set full of hits including "The Flame," "On Top of the World" and "I Want You To Want Me," and also reworked a version of the Big Star song "In the Street."
A 45 rpm demonstration copy of the Beatles' first single "Love Me Do" recently sold for more than $10,000 on eBay. The rare disc was just one of 250 pressed in 1962 for airplay on the radio. The disc features a goof, listing the song's principle songwriter as McArtney; the track was in fact written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The British auction house Bonham is putting a lock of Mick Jagger's hair on the block. The tress was pilfered by the grandmother of a former girlfriend of Mick's. "Unbeknown to her at the time, this lock was saved by her grandmother when Mick and Chrissie were staying at her parents' farm," read the auction house's description of the item.
Pink Floyd fans have unlocked the band's entire catalog on Spotify after hitting the million-stream mark last week. Though the band has been hesitant to work with Spotify, the band announced on Twitter that their entire catalog would be unlocked if fans were successful in pushing the band's 1975 track "Wish You Were Here" past a million spins.
Ozzy Osbourne's long history of drug use has surely taken its toll on the legendary Black Sabbath frontman, telling Reuters that he has even forgot years of his life. "I don't know about the rest of the guys, [but] I certainly had a good go at trying to kill myself with the alcohol and booze for all the years," he said. "I kind of missed the '90s, you know?"
Neil Young and Willie Nelson have been added to the Farm Aid 2013 lineup, which benefits the nation's food producers. Young, who is one of the charity event's co-founders, has previously taken part in the event, which takes place this year on September 21 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He'll take the stage with Nelson, who launched the concert event in 1985, and John Mellencamp.
Keith Richards graces the cover of the most recent edition of Men's Journal and on the inside opens up on his thoughts on turning 70 years old this December. "Everybody should try it if they can get there," he told the mag. "If I had a secret, I'd bottle it maybe. I just happen to be here. Just string it, and play it low."
John Mellencamp has opened up to explain the black eye he's conspicuously sported during a handful of recent television interviews. The singer has been making the rounds to plug his new musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, giving him the chance to talk about the shiner with David Letterman.
Bon Jovi wrapped up their two-hour set at the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend with a Rolling Stones cover. The band took the stage a half-hour later than scheduled and launched into a set that included such hits as "Keep The Faith," "You Give Love A Bad Name," "It's My Life," and "Wanted Dead or Alive." They also paid tribute to the Stones by covering "Start Me Up."
Paul McCartney offered up a selection of Beatles classics during his performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee over the weekend. The legend hit the stage in a dapper black and white suit and joked with the crowd about their extracurriculars at the event. "That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here," said McCartney from onstage during the show.
Current KISS drummer Eric Singer says he has grown weary of fans routinely asking for the original lineup to reunite. During a recent interview with Radio Nova, Singer said that fans are often more than willing to share their opinions about the band's future and direction. "The people that want to complain about 'I don't like this,' or 'I don't like that. . .'"
Eric Clapton had to cancel two dates on his European tour due to back pain. The canceled shows were a June 11 date in Vienna and a June 12 date in Stuttgart. "He was looking forward to these concerts and regrets that he is not to be able to perform for the fans. He would like to apologize for any inconveniences these cancellations may cause," read a message from Clapton's team.
Black Sabbath fans got quite the surprise when the band performed their new song "End of the Beginning" during the season finale of CBS' CSI. That was an abbreviated performance, but now the band is giving fans the opportunity to see the performance in full. "I've watched every episode since it started," said bassist and CSI fan Geezer Butler . . .
Stevie Nicks has opened up about her love life, saying she often struggles meeting new men. Speaking with Vulture, Nicks says it's often difficult to find a place where men aren't just fans looking for autographs and pictures. "Like I'm gonna go to a bar! And hang out? I mean, where am I gonna meet somebody? When we were really young, it was a lot easier," Nicks argued.
Paul Foster, an English Pink Floyd fan, was jailed after ignoring the complaints of his neighbors and cranking his favorite band's tunes late into the night. According to SWNS, the 50-year-old has been hit with a 28 day jail sentence for his failure to head past warnings and injunctions from authorities.