Classic Rock Report 

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, U2 and Others Have New Releases On The Way for 2017

  • 7:33 am Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Aaron
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As we close out 2016, we look towards 2017, and what a year it will be if this list actually pans out!

The folks over at Ultimate Classic Rock put together a round-up of “2017 New Music Releases” from Classic Rock artists and it’s impressive to say the least!

Reissues will continue to be a focus of the genre too with return efforts from our very own Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, and even Bon Jovi.

Among the other projects on the list are solo efforts from Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy, Bad Company’s Simon Kirke, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and others.

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Patti Smith Fumbles While Covering Dylan at Nobel Awards

  • 6:42 am Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Aaron
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Bob Dylan may be wishing that he went to his Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, because Patti Smith performed in his place, and it was a little rocky.

She was singing Dylan’s song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”, and to her credit, the lyrics ARE a little tricky. There are 550 words, and a lot of the lines begin with a repetitive cadence…

She repeated a line in the second verse, and then when she realized she was off, she wasn’t able to regroup without stopping. Patti paused, and calmly asked the orchestra to start over again.

“I apologize.  I’m sorry, I’m [More]

Mick Jagger Is A Dad…Again

  • 5:56 am Friday, December 9th, 2016 by Aaron
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Mick Jagger is a father again at the ripe age of 73. His 29-year-old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. There’s no word on the kid’s name.  Melanie is a professional ballerina, and they’ve been together since 2014.

They released a statement saying, quote, “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival.  Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

Mick has seven other kids, ranging in age from 17 to 45. He also has five grandchildren and a great-grandchild who’s more than two and a half years older than [More]

Phil Rudd Has A New Album, Video, and Tour Dates

  • 5:43 am Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Aaron
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Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd says his “hell raising days are over,” but he’s still ready to rock and roll, and he’s hoping you come out to watch when he hits the road.

Before Rudd hops on a tour bus, he’s releasing the official video for “Head Job,” the title track from his debut solo LP, which you can watch below.

As fans are well aware, Rudd’s promotional efforts on behalf of the album were hampered by an array of legal woes — and he’s since been beset by health issues that include a heart attack suffered during the summer. It looks [More]

Bon Jovi’s Dad Threatened Sebastian Bach’s Life!

  • 9:03 am Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Aaron
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For those who don’t know, Sebastian Bach could have spent the rest of his life being a wedding singer, if not for the parents of rock icon Jon Bon Jovi

In 1986, the 18-year-old Bach was belting out covers at the wedding of rock photog Mark Weiss.

In attendance were Bon Jovi’s parents, who were watching their son’s meteoric rise to fame at the time.

One thing led to another, and before he knew it Bach was fronting Skid Row with longtime Bon Jovi bud Dave Sabo.

Fast forward a few years and Skid Row is opening for Bon Jovi on their 1989 tour.

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The Top “Classic Rock” Albums of 2016

  • 6:19 am Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Aaron

Canadian Police Are Threatening to Punish Drunk Drivers with Nickelback

  • 6:21 am Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Aaron
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Nickelback jokes are a little played out, not that they weren’t justified…or that Nickelback is any more listenable now.

But police in Canada are taking a new jab. Since Canada spawned Nickelback, they probably have more of a right to it than any of us. Also, based on action hero movie rules, only THEY can truly destroy them.

Police in the small town of Kensington in Prince Edward Island are trying to cut down on drunk driving over the holidays by making a very specific threat…

Anyone arrested for DUI will be fined, charged, issued a year-long driving suspension, and forced to listen to [More]

Phil Collins: “I Was Pretty Irritating In The 80’s”

  • 5:57 am Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Aaron
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You’re not breaking any news to Phil Collins by telling him you think he was a bit annoying during his major rise to pop stardom.

“I was ubiquitous throughout the 80s,” says Collins from his Miami palace.

“I became unfairly tarnished with the brush of that era. Meanwhile, I was just trying to write good songs and play music with people I loved. But yeah, I think looking back on it, I can safely say, I was pretty irritating.”

There’s a ton more that Phil has to say about his past, present and future. You can find it here by clicking this link.

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The Piano Man Built The Bike That Stranded The Boss

  • 8:48 am Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Aaron
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We have finally found the culprit for Bruce Springsteen’s recent motorcycle breakdown.

Apparently, the Piano Man has confessed!

After playing a cover of The Boss’s “Born To Run”, Billy Joel told his fans at New York’s MSG that his shop built the custom bike that Springsteen was riding when it broke down in New Jersey a few weeks back.

Addressing the New York crowd, Joel says: “I built a motorcycle for Bruce. So he takes the bike out on Veteran’s Day and it breaks down. It’s all over national news, ‘Bruce’s Bike Breaks Down.’

“So I’m reading this and thinking, ‘Oh shit, I [More]

John Lennon’s Breakup Letter To The McCartneys Just Sold For $30k

  • 6:52 am Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Aaron
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John Lennon wrote an angry letter to Paul and Linda McCartney sometime after The Beatles broke up. This isn’t exactly new, it’s been around for some time now.

What is new however, is that yesterday it sold at an auction for $29,843.45!

It’s a typed, two-page letter, with a few handwritten notes.

 

Supposedly, Lennon wrote it sometime in 1971, after Linda criticized him for not publicly announcing that he was the one leaving the band.

It contains PLENTY of profanity for those of you keeping score at home.