Classic Rock Report 

Elton John Says the “MTV Generation” Produced a Lot of Bad Art

  • 6:31 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Aaron

Elton John was hosting some kind of music video competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and during a presentation he said that while videos CAN enhance music, they also covered up some CRAP music during the ’80s!

“We were before the MTV generation, and I’m glad we were because we were real artists. The MTV generation brought with it a lot of people who were great, but a lot of people who just made videos. A lot of the artistry went out of the music. We were lucky that we made it before videos.”

Unfortunately, Elton didn’t name any names.

That said, Elton [More]

What If Ozzy Collaborated With Earth Wind and Fire?

  • 9:05 am Friday, May 19th, 2017 by Aaron

The Blizzard of Oz is known as one of the first mainstream voices of metal, but it wasn’t until his MTV reality show that he entered into the pop culture zeitgeist.

On the other hand, the band Earth Wind & Fire had spent the 70’s and a chunk of the 80’s as an everybody-friendly act that would never offend a person’s sensibilities.

Enter DJ Cumberbund…the maestro of mash ups!

He had the brilliant idea of taking the biggest iconic tracks from the two artists and making them into one.

Once again, Cumberbund nails it!

Glenn Frey’s Son is Joining the Eagles

  • 7:26 am Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Aaron

The Eagles have found their replacement for Glen Frey, and it’s Glenn’s son Deacon Frey!

In an interview yesterday with Dallas sports radio station KTCK, Don Henley said:

“Deacon is a very talented young man, and he seems to be up for the task. There’s an old system both in Eastern and Western culture called the guild system, where the father is the master and the son is the apprentice. The trade, the craft, the business is handed down from father to son.  I think it’s the only appropriate way to carry on.”

You may remember The Eagles are doing those two weekend [More]

The Latest Billy Joel Collaborator: Axl Rose?!?!?!

  • 7:39 am Monday, May 15th, 2017 by Aaron

Billy Joel has been bringing a lot of guest stars onstage during recent gigs, and Saturday’s show at Dodger Stadium was no exception.

Axl Rose came out for two songs: “Big Shot” and AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”. Billy has actually been doing “Highway” for a few years, but he usually has a roadie named “Chainsaw” do lead vocals.

Rose wasn’t the only guest star that night.  Pink, who’s been rumored to be working on new music with Joel, also made an appearance to help Billy on “New York State of Mind”, and sing her own song, “Try”

Could Billy Joel Be Prepping New Music With Pink?

  • 6:07 am Monday, May 8th, 2017 by Aaron

Billy Joel hasn’t released a new studio album since “River of Dreams” in 1993. In that time he’s only released two original, non-instrumental songs: “All My Life” and “Christmas in Fallujah”, both in 2007.

Billy actually says he frankly isn’t all that interested in where pop music is these days. He also says his standards are so high that writing songs has become excruciating:

“I’d turn into a caveman . . . walk around kicking things.”

There has been an indication however, that he might come out of his creative hibernation to work with someone who’s a little more current.

Billy told the “L.A. [More]

DLR & The Red Rocker On The Same Page – About Michael Anthony’s Charity

  • 7:22 am Friday, May 5th, 2017 by Aaron

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony recently lost his infant grandson. The boy’s name was Rex, and he died when he was just a few days old because of a heart condition.

Michael’s family is asking for donations for Walk L.A., which is a charity walk to benefit the Children’s Hospital in L.A. It’s taking place in June. They have a page set up where you can donate in Rex’s name.

Interestingly enough, it appears that Sammy Hagar contributed $1,000. Not to be outdone by his former rival, David Lee Roth has also reportedly [More]

The Eagles Are Suing The Hotel California

  • 6:55 am Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Aaron