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.

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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