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Uncle Ted Says Kid Rock Is Not Running For Senate

  • 6:31 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Aaron

It’s not like Donald Trump was the first celebrity to run for elected office, he’s just the most recent celebrity. It does however feel like his election as President has spurred a lot of rumors of other stars who want to get on their respective party’s tickets.

As a matter of fact, recently we heard from the Rock, Dwayne Johnson, that he’s considering a run at the White House.

But Ted Nugent wants everybody to know if you’re getting hyped for Kid Rock’s Senate run next year, DON’T…it’s not happening:

“Somebody write this down:  Kid Rock ain’t running for squat…some goofball in the Michigan GOP [More]

The Eagles Announce New 2017 Tour Dates!

  • 12:51 pm Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Aaron

After successful Classic East and West Festival appearances, the Eagles have opted to take their latest iteration of the band back out on the road.

As previously reported on multiple outlets Glenn Frey’s son Deacon is now part of the lineup, which has also been joined by veteran country artist Vince Gill.

Judging by the way the band  is now referring to themselves in marketing materials (“Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey”), it seems likely that neither Gill, or Deacon Frey are fully tenured members, and are instead being hired for however long this [More]

Metallica Cover Disney Tunes, Rihanna, and Themselves On Their Carpool Karaoke Episode

  • 6:59 am Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Aaron

You may think you would never see somebody like James Hetfield sing the lyrics from the kid flick “Little Mermaid”, but you’d be wildly wrong.

Some teasers from the Carpool Karaoke iTunes spin-off show are hitting the web and one of the more popular ones include Metallica. The trailer doesn’t reveal too much, but includes clips of the band not only singing “Part of Your World”, but also one of Rihanna’s mega-hits “Diamond”:

Bruce Springsteen Hits The Great White Way

  • 6:57 am Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Aaron

Bruce Springsteen sold out a stadium that can hold over 50,000 New Yorkers three times last year, but now he’s launching a series of very intimate shows on Broadway.

Beginning in October, he’s going to do eight weeks of shows at the Walter Kerr Theater, which has a capacity under 1,000. They are solo shows that will run five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

It’s called “Springsteen on Broadway”, and in addition to singing, he’ll read excerpts from his 2016 autobiography “Born to Run”. Bruce is looking forward to the intimacy of the shows:

“It’s just me, the guitar, the piano, and [More]

Could Journey Be Splitting Up…Again?

  • 6:42 am Monday, August 7th, 2017 by Aaron

Those of you who went to see Journey play the Daily’s Place Amphitheatre two weeks ago may have unknowingly seen one of their last performances in their current iteration.

It turns out, Neal Schon isn’t just fighting with Jonathan Cain – the embattled guitarist is currently feuding with ALL of the members in the band!

The most recent spat is centered around all of the current members of Journey agreeing to visit the White House despite Neal Schon forbidding them to do so:

That got the rumor mill rolling inside, AND outside of the band. Suddenly Schon was on Twitter fueling the fire [More]

Dennis DeYoung Wants To Tour With Styx – But Does Styx Want To Tour With Dennis DeYoung?

  • 7:02 am Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Aaron

Styx and former front man Dennis DeYoung have been on the outs for a while now, even though Dennis has tried to get the band back together off and on over the past decade.

Now, he’s taking it a step further, and is pleading with James Young and Tommy Shaw to do “one last tour” with the classic lineup, for old time’s sake. He says he’s sure there would be interest from fans.

“The fans want a reunion, and I’ve wanted one every day since I was replaced. I never wanted to be a solo artist. Still don’t.  I like being on [More]

Ringo Star Gets By With A Little Help From His Friends – On His New Single

  • 6:32 am Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Aaron

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the first single off the new Ringo Starr album “Give More Love LP”, wait no longer! The audio has hit YouTube, and we have it below.

Ringo called on Paul McCartney, and Joe Walsh for a little help from his friends to make his debut release off the album a big one.

The song is titled “We’re On The Road Again”. Co-written by Toto guitarist/All-Star Band member Steve Lukather, the track recants life on road as a band.

Walsh and McCartney both did their part of the song while at Ringo’s home studio, which Starr capped off by [More]

Mick Jagger Releases Two New Solo Singles

  • 8:32 am Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Aaron

Mick Jagger released two new solo songs yesterday, which both seem to bemoan the current political climate in England AND in the U.S.

The songs are called “Gotta Get a Grip” and “England Lost”

“Gotta Get a Grip” references fake news, the refugee crisis, and ISIS among reasons for Americans teetering on the edge of insanity. While in “England Lost” he sings about Brexit with the lyric:

“I’m tired of talking about immigration. You can’t get in, and you can’t get out. I guess that’s what we’re all about.”

Watch the official video for “England Lost” below:

Ronnie James Dio Is Going On Tour…As A Hologram!

  • 7:36 am Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Aaron

It’s officially a new era in music: The late, great Ronnie James Dio is launching a world tour as a HOLOGRAM.

The Holo-Dio made its debut earlier this year at a couple music industry trade shows.

The “Dio Returns” tour kicks off in Europe in November, and it’ll hit the States next spring. Holo-Dio will be backed by an actual, live band called the Dio Disciples, which includes some actual members of his band from back in the day.

Some would call this heresy, or at the very least, a waste of money. However, Ronnie’s widow Wendy thinks he would [More]

Peter Frampton Freaks Out…AGAIN

  • 8:02 am Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by Aaron

Almost three years since Peter Frampton threw some poor shlub’s phone during a concert, Frampton came alive…again!

During a live show at the Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing, Minnesota on Sunday night Peter noticed a fan waiving old albums on his giant on-stage video screen.

The Star Tribune reports that when a women held up a copy of “Frampton Comes Alive!”, the scene was displayed on the onstage video screen, raising a cheer from the 8,000-strong crowd, which “prompted Frampton to lament that the interruption came during a guitar solo.”

Seconds later a similar situation occurred, this time with a copy of [More]

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