Classic Rock Report 

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]

Check Out Roger Waters New Video For ‘Wait For Her’

  • 8:37 am Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Aaron

Despite being on tour, and focusing on his road shows, Roger Waters has made headlines by releasing a new video for his single “Wait For Her”. The track is on his “Is This The Life We Really Want?” album.

This is his second music video for the album. The earlier video for the song “The Last Refugee” also starred the same leading lady as his current one, world-renowned dance Azzura.

Check it all out in the video below:

Stevie Nicks Dedicates “Landslide” to Glenn Frey At Classic West

  • 8:09 am Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Aaron

Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles recently headlined the iconic Classic West Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Glenn Frey’s son Deacon Frey is filling his father’s shoes quite well proving that talent really does run in the family. Fleetwood Mac is on the bill too, so if that doesn’t get you excited I don’t know what will.

If you know anything about either band than you’ll know the connection and long history, so it goes without saying that this festival is a match made in heaven, and in this performance you’ll see here, Stevie Nicks brings it all full circle.

What you’re [More]

Guns N’ Roses Just Edges Out Springsteen In Earnings

  • 7:14 am Friday, July 14th, 2017 by Aaron

“Billboard” has put out their annual ‘Music Moneymakers’ list, which ranks the 50 artists who raked in the most money last year. The estimates include stuff like music sales, streaming, ringtones, publishing royalties, and touring, which is where the big money comes from these days.

They only count U.S. sales and touring, so anyone who spent a lot of last year touring abroad won’t have that income added. Merchandise sales and sponsorships weren’t included either, because there wasn’t enough information available to make it consistent across the board.

Beyonce is a runaway #1, with an estimated net income of $62.1 million, and no [More]

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty Take The Stage Once Again

  • 8:01 am Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Aaron

Classic rock icon, and Gainesville’s 2nd favorite son (after Tim Tebow of course!) Tom Petty is busy touring the world with the Heartbreakers on their 40th anniversary tour. One of their recent stops happened across the pond in London, and featured a long-time friend – Stevie Nicks.

With Stevie stopping by, obviously the two needed to recant their 1981 smash hit “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

And while the performance got some pretty high accolades from publications like the BBC, it wasn’t the first time that the duo have hit the stage together. They also shared a stage in February at the MusiCares [More]

Eddie Money Loses Round One of Lawsuit

  • 6:31 am Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Aaron

A while back we told you Eddie Money was being sued by his former drummer for wrongful termination, among other allegations – including harassment, and misconduct.

Well, round one has ended in the suit, and Eddie emerged as the loser.

Money’s former drummer Glenn Symmonds had his lawyers in California court to battle an attempt by Eddie’s team dismiss some of the charges, but the judge was not having it!

The 80’s icon had his team of lawyers putting in billable hours and vows to get his money’s worth – they claim they’ll be back to appeal the pre-trial motion.

They also had some [More]

Check Out Video of Nirvana Playing at a Radio Shack in 1988

  • 6:40 am Friday, July 7th, 2017 by Aaron

Nirvana shot a music video at a Radio Shack in Aberdeen, Washington back in 1988. Yesterday, 17 minutes of footage from it surfaced online.

The store wasn’t open at the time, they apparently got permission to shoot there after hours.

The video is from very early on in the band’s history. They were calling themselves ‘Ted Ed Fred,’ so they weren’t even Nirvana yet. Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic aren’t playing live, in fact their guitars aren’t even plugged in. They were just synching with a previously recorded demo.

Their drummer at the time was Dale Crover, from The Melvins. He WAS [More]