Classic Rock Report 

The Sad Story of The Last Days of Butch Trucks

  • 7:11 am Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Aaron

Hearing a music legend like Butch Trucks has died is sad enough, but now a new report in the Daily Mail is claiming he died at his own hands, and the brutal scene was discovered by his wife.

The report says Trucks ended his life with a gun shot wound to the head while in his West Palm condo. That condo seems to be part of the struggle that led Butch to take these sad actions, as mounting tax bills and other debt were leading to severe financial issues for the legendary drummer.

When police arrived on the scene they found a [More]

Stone Temple Pilots Are On The Hunt For A New Lead Singer

  • 9:43 am Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Aaron

Peter Overend Watts, Bassist for Mott The Hoople Has Died

  • 5:58 am Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by Aaron

Peter Overend Watts, original bassist for Mott the Hoople, has died of throat cancer at the age of 69.

Watts was one of the original members of the band that had formed after a few different incarnations as other bands. Watts and Mick Ralphs began to tinker musically together in the 60’s when they met former lead singer Ian Hunter. At that point they formed Hoople and would go on to release 7 albums in 6 years from ’69 to ’74.

Ralphs, who is also battling health issues, Verden Allen and Ian Hunter now remain from the classic Mott the Hoople lineup, best [More]

Bob Seger Released A Glenn Frye Tribute Song

  • 9:02 am Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Aaron

Bob Seger took a trip to Nashville a few months ago to work on a special project to commemorate his late friend Glenn Frye.

According to Seger this song is not intended to be a hit. “There’s no chorus per se or title section or anything. The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically, about my impression of him in 1966 when we first met.”

Take a listen and tell us what you think:

Metallica Return To The Grammys With A Promise For A “Very Special & Unique Performance”

  • 5:52 am Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Aaron

The last time Metallica took the stage at the Grammy Awards they lived up to the hype by inviting classic pianist Lang Lang for an amazing rendition of the song “One”

Four years later James, and the boys return to the award show and they’re promising to pull off something “Very special and unique”.

After the last few years of the Grammys nominating what most feel are non-Rock acts to the best rock category, Metallica are putting their flag in the ground proudly nominated in the Best Rock Song category for “Hardwired” from their most recent album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.

You may remember the [More]

Billy Joel Ranks His Top 5 Favorite Billy Joel Tracks

  • 7:23 am Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Aaron

Every once in a while an interviewer will get a musician to rank his favorite songs by other performers…but it is so rare for an artist to rank their favorite tracks created by themselves. That’s why when Billy Joel showed up on Colbert, it was great to see him do just that.

As expected, Joel stayed away from the radio singles for the most part. I imagine after hearing these songs hundreds of thousands of times that any performer would be tired of of their biggest hits.

For Joel, he stuck with sentimental tracks for himself:

Maybe Your Band Can Open For Bon Jovi!

  • 7:52 am Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Aaron

Bon Jovi has announced the dates for his “This House Is Not For Sale” tour. The closest it comes to Jacksonville is Sunrise, and Tampa. However, if you’re in a local band that thinks you have what it takes, you could be seeing Bon Jovi play arenas from the stage as YOU open for the legend!

The band has announced a new contest over at their website asking you to submit an audition video of original music, and pick a date on the tour you’d like to open for Bon Jovi!

You can even check out the submissions of other bands [More]

Lou Gramm on Rejoining Foreigner: “Nobody Told Me!”

  • 6:47 am Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by Aaron

Yesterday, and interview with Mick Jones sent the internet buzzing with word that Lou Gramm and other former members of Foreigner were returning to play with the band on select dates during their 40th anniversary tour.

But apparently, nobody told the former front-man:

“I have not been asked to join any part of the summer 40th Foreigner anniversary tour,” Gramm wrote on Twitter.

Welp, it didn’t take long for Lou’s management to get on the same page because just hours later Gramm was back on Twitter with this update:

Looks like we WILL see some of the original lineup in St. Auggie…just not the [More]

Lou Gramm & Others To Rejoin Foreigner On 40th Anniversary Tour

  • 6:24 am Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Aaron

Foreigner was born in 1976 courtesy of the creative genius of Mick Jones. Now, 40 years later, the band has been through it’s fair share of roster changes.

One of its most controversial has always been the breakup of Lou Gramm, and the rest of the group. Gramm is credited with fronting the band through a lot if not all of their most successful albums, and singles.

According Jones though, the time has come to once again work with Gramm, as well as former members Ian McDonald & and Al Greenwood.

The band says they’ll host their former band-mates only on select dates, [More]

David Bowie Found Out He Was Dying 3 Months Before He Passed

  • 6:05 am Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Aaron

Next Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of David Bowie’s death. There’s been a lot of talk about how Bowie kept his declining health private from everyone, and that his last album “Blackstar” was meant to be his swan song.  But that may not have been the case.

According to a documentary that’s airing on BBC2 tomorrow night, Bowie didn’t know he was dying until three months before he passed.

Supposedly he found out his cancer was terminal while he was filming the music video for his last single “Lazarus”. He’d written the song long before, but the video has him singing lines like [More]