• Joe Perry Planning to Finish New Solo Album After Aerosmith Tour Ends

    Joe Perry Planning to Finish New Solo Album After Aerosmith Tour Ends

    Aerosmith is scheduled to be out on tour with Slash through a September 12 show in Nova Scotia, Canada, but guitarist Joe Perry says fans will have quite a bit to look forward to after he and his band mates wrap up their 2014 itinerary. As previously reported, Perry will be releasing his autobiography, Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith, on October 7, and he reveals to ArtistDirect.com that he’s also about halfway done with a new solo album. “I’ve got about six songs I’m really excited about,” Perry tells the website.  “I want to get into them… Read more

  • Ronnie Wood's Wife Says Children Could Be in the Couple's Future

    Ronnie Wood's Wife Says Children Could Be in the Couple's Future

    The Rolling Stones‘ Ronnie Wood has four grown children and is a grandfather eight times over, but his wife of two years, Sally Humphreys, says she’d like to have her own kids with the 67-year-old rocker. “There’s no plans but there’s no non-plans, if you see what I mean,” the 36-year-old theater producer tells U.K. newspaper The Telegraph.  “As time ticks on, I would like children.  I don’t know if I will but I would like them.” Asked what Ronnie’s opinion is about becoming a dad again so late in life, Sally explains, “Obviously we’ve spoken about it quite a… Read more

  • Blondie to Be Featured on New Season of Ovation’s "Song by Song" Series

    Blondie to Be Featured on New Season of Ovation’s "Song by Song" Series

    Blondie will be one of the music stars whose tunes will be profiled in the upcoming third season of Ovation’s Emmy-nominated documentary series, Song by Song.   The Song by Song episodes featuring Blondie will premiere in November and will focus on such hits by the influential New Wave band as “One Way or Another,” “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” and “Rapture.”  The shows will include interviews with founding frontwoman Deborah Harry, guitarist Chris Stein, and drummer Clem Burke.  Other artists who will be profiled during the upcoming season are Sheryl Crow and electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling. “Song by Song… Read more

  • 2014 Rock’n'Blues Fest Tour to Continue in Homage to the Late Johnny Winter

    2014 Rock’n'Blues Fest Tour to Continue in Homage to the Late Johnny Winter

    Before his sudden death on July 16 while on tour in Zurich, Switzerland, blues guitar legend Johnny Winter had been scheduled to hit the road next week with his brother Edgar and other stars for a new edition of the annual Rock’n’Blues Fest tour.  Now, Edgar Winter has announced that the trek will go ahead as planned, as a tribute to Johnny. The third annual edition of the outing features a total of 12 dates, running from a July 31 show in Clarkston, Michigan, through an August 24 concert in Snoqualmie, Washington.  The other acts on the Rock’n’Blues Fest —… Read more

  • Whitney Houston's Mother Reacts to Houston Biopic: "Let Her Rest"

    Whitney Houston's Mother Reacts to Houston Biopic: "Let Her Rest"

    It’s no secret that Whitney Houston‘s family does not support Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, but the late singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, is now officially expressing her feelings on the matter. “Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family’s objections.  No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby [Brown],” Cissy tells Entertainment Tonight. She continued, “In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her.  I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved… Read more

  • Ted Nugent’s Idaho Concert Cancelled Due to What Casino Calls "Racist Attitudes and Views"

    Ted Nugent’s Idaho Concert Cancelled Due to What Casino Calls "Racist Attitudes and Views"

    Ted Nugent‘s penchant for speaking his mind has gotten him into hot water again. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has canceled the “Motor City Madman’s” August 4 appearance at its casino in Idaho. A statement on the casino’s Facebook page states that the show was canceled after “Nugent’s history of racist and hate-filled remarks was brought to the Tribal Council’s attention.”  Chief Allan, chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, says in the statement that the tribe it “has always been about human rights — for decades, we have worked individually and as a Tribe to make sure that each and every… Read more

  • ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Says He’s Looking Forward to Getting Rid of the "Stones in My Passway"

    ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Says He’s Looking Forward to Getting Rid of the "Stones in My Passway"

    ZZ Top announced on Monday that it has to postpone the start of its U.S. summer tour because bassist Dusty Hill needs surgery to remove a pair of kidney stones.  Now, Hill has issued a statement poking a little fun at his ailment. Referencing to a classic song by late blues legend Robert Johnson, the 65-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer quipped, “I got stones in my passway,” then added, “…but my doctor says not for long.”  ZZ Top has canceled six upcoming concerts because of Hill’s condition, which is expected to put him out of action for about… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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