• The Who Releasing Quadrophenia Tour Video & Album in June

    The Who Releasing Quadrophenia Tour Video & Album in June

    A new concert video and album capturing The Who playing its classic 1973 concept album Quadrophenia last year in London will be released in multiple configurations on June 10.  Quadrophenia: Live in London documents the band’s performance at Wembley Arena on July 8, 2103, which was the final show of its Quadrophenia and More Tour. The concert featured The Who performing the landmark double-disc record in its entirety, as well as a set of other memorable songs by the British rockers.  For the show, the band played in front of a high-definition video screen that showed a montage of archival… Read more

  • Alice Cooper Talks Super Duper New Documentary, Recalls Conquering His Alcohol Problem

    Alice Cooper Talks Super Duper New Documentary, Recalls Conquering His Alcohol Problem

    The new Alice Cooper documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere today at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 7 in New York City.  The film, which is being billed as the first-ever “doc opera,” tells the dramatic true story of how Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who was born in Detroit and raised in Phoenix, grew up to be one of rock music’s most outlandish entertainers. The movie also examines Cooper’s struggles with alcohol and drug abuse during the 1970s and early ’80s, and his reemergence as a clean-and-sober elder rock statesman.  Super Duper… Read more

  • Meat Loaf Schedules Third Series of Dates for Las Vegas Residency

    Meat Loaf Schedules Third Series of Dates for Las Vegas Residency

    After wrapping up a second series of performances of his RockTellz & CockTails show in Las Vegas earlier this month, Meat Loaf has now lined up a third residency.  The veteran singer’s new engagement will include 21 dates, beginning May 6 and running through June 21.  During the stint, which again will be held at the PH Showroom at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, performances will take place each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. PT. RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf combines a rock concert with a multimedia display featuring archival film and photos, as… Read more

  • Bob Dylan Off the Hook on Hate-Speech Charges in France

    Bob Dylan Off the Hook on Hate-Speech Charges in France

    Bob Dylan is off the hook after charges of hate speech, brought against him in France last year, have been dismissed.  At issue was an alleged racist remark he made about Croatians in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview.  On Tuesday a court in Paris dismissed a case brought against Dylan last November by the Council of Croats in France, according to Agence France-Presse. Dylan was sued over an answer he gave Rolling Stone to a question about parallels between the U.S. of the 1860s and present-day America.  “If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can… Read more

  • Paul McCartney Announces Six New US Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney Announces Six New US Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney has added six more dates to the U.S. leg of his ongoing Out There Tour on top of the four he revealed last week.  Among the newly announced shows will be his first-ever full headlining concerts in Lubbock, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as stops in Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville and Salt Lake City. Sir Paul will kick off the stateside leg on June 14 in Lubbock, which was the hometown of one of his musical idols, the late Buddy Holly.  The ex-Beatles star will rock Jacksonville on June 22, having only previously performed a four-song set in… Read more

  • Pete Townshend Says The Who Will Launch 50th Anniversary Tour in Late 2104; New Album a Possibility

    Pete Townshend Says The Who Will Launch 50th Anniversary Tour in Late 2104; New Album a Possibility

    This past October, Who singer Roger Daltey revealed to Rolling Stone that his band was planning to launch a 50th anniversary tour sometime in 2015, but now guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend is reporting that the trek will get under way a bit earlier.  Townshend tells Billboard that the outing will start around Christmastime in the United Kingdom and then will make its way to North America next year. “It will be a world tour,” explains the 68-year-old rocker.  “I’m not crazy about going on the road, but I’m in good shape and once I start doing it — and I’m still… Read more

  • Chicago to Unveil Innovative New Album This Summer

    Chicago to Unveil Innovative New Album This Summer

    Chicago will return this summer with a new album called NOW – also known as Chicago 36.  The project was put together on a mobile recording system called The Rig, which was spearheaded by longtime trumpet player Lee Loughnane, in hotel rooms and other locations across the country while the band was on tour.  Engineer Hank Linderman acted as coordinating producer for the album, which features 10 tracks.  Chicago already released several of the tunes as digital singles over the last several months. NOW will arrive, appropriately enough, on the 4th of July and will be available in five different… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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