• Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Turns 40

    Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Turns 40

    The beginning of March marks the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon. The legendary album was released on March 1, 1973 and stayed on the Billboard charts for a staggering 821 weeks – almost 16 years, and more than six years longer than any other album before or since.  Recorded at the Abbey Road Studios, Dark Side took a full year — between January 1972 and January 1973 — to complete and is widely regarded as one of the most landscape-altering rock releases of all time.  Despite the enormous success and respect the album has garnered… Read more

  • Elton John Makes a Spectacle of Himself in Brazil

    Elton John Makes a Spectacle of Himself in Brazil

    Elton John‘s just as much of a diva as any female pop star, so it’s no surprise that he’d have some outrageous demands while on tour, but this is ridiculous.  While on tour in Brazil, The Rocket Man reportedly demanded an entire hotel room…just for his eyeglasses. The Brazilian paper Pampuhla reports that Elton, currently touring South America, requested an extra room just for his collection of glasses.  In addition, he asked that his room be kept at a constant temperature of 61 degrees.  But that wasn’t his only request. According to the paper, Elton’s concert rider — or list… Read more

  • Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side of the Moon" Turns 40

    Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side of the Moon" Turns 40

    The beginning of March marks the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon. The legendary album was released on March 1, 1973 and stayed on the Billboard charts for a staggering 821 weeks – almost 16 years, and more than six years longer than any other album before or since.  Recorded at the Abbey Road Studios, Dark Side took a full year — between January 1972 and January 1973 — to complete and is widely regarded as one of the most landscape-altering rock releases of all time.  Despite the enormous success and respect the album has garnered… Read more

  • Win a Boz Scaggs Signed Guitar

    Win a Boz Scaggs Signed Guitar

    Boz Scaggs fans are rejoicing at the release of his first album in five years, and now there’s more good news.  Everyone who purchases a copy of the new disc, Memphis – or at least takes a picture of themselves holding the album — can enter a contest to win a Scaggs-signed guitar. Running now through March 12, the contest’s rules are simple: take a picture of yourself holding a copy of Memphis in front of your favorite retailer, and submit the photo online. One lucky winner will received a Fender guitar signed by Boz Scaggs. Find out the particulars… Read more

  • Freddie Mercury's Memorial Marker Goes Missing

    Freddie Mercury's Memorial Marker Goes Missing

    The plaque thought to commemorate the final resting place of Freddie Mercury has gone missing.  That’s according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror. The bronze marker — which only recently came to the attention of the British press, including NME – bears the name Farrokh Bulsara, Freddie Mercury’s birth name,  as well has his dates of birth and death and a simple inscription signed “M,” which is thought to be Mercury’s ex-girlfriend and longtime friend Mary Austin.  NME, the Daily Mirror and other British press outlets publicized the find — along with photos of the plaque and its location within… Read more

  • Marvin Gaye Biopic: Lenny Kravitz Out, "Law & Order" Star In

    Marvin Gaye Biopic: Lenny Kravitz Out, "Law & Order" Star In

    A biopic on the late Marvin Gaye that was set to star Lenny Kravitz has had a personnel change.  Late last year, it had been announced that Lenny Kravitz was set to portray the legendary soul singer in an upcoming film about his life, but Deadline.com reports that Gaye’s son Marvin Gaye III objected to the casting choice and asked Kravitz to drop out of the project. The top-billed slot has now been filled by former Law & Order star Jesse L. Martin – also famous for his starring role in Broadway’s Rent. The film is titled Sexual Healing and… Read more

  • Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen to Play SXSW with Sound City Players

    Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen to Play SXSW with Sound City Players

    Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has just announced that he’ll be performing at South By Southwest with the Sound City Players, a band comprised of some of the artists who appear in his recently-released Sound City documentary.  The concert will take place on March 14 at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas. Accompanying Grohl for the concert will be Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and Rick Springfield, among many others.  Starting on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, Citi cardmembers who purchase the Sound City documentary on Blu-ray at CitiPrivatePass.com will receive complimentary tickets for the concert.  In… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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