Mary McCarthyIn case you missed the news, Paul McCartney‘s latest album, Egypt Station, bowed at number one on the Billboard 200 this week. McCartney took time out of his tour schedule this week to check in with Billboard about the achievement, his first chart-topper since 1982’s Tug of War. “It feels really great,” he admitted. “‘Cause you […]

Credit: Steve KerosRed Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will be supporting his doppelganger Will Ferrell at the actor’s upcoming Best Night of Your Life benefit show, held October 6 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Smith will lead an all-star band including Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready, Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff […]

Shepard Fairey/RepriseAhead of next Friday’s release of his posthumous box set An American Treasure, Tom Petty‘s daughter Adria Petty and his widow Dana Petty have just released “Gainesville,” a previously unreleased track he recorded in 1990.  The song, which shares its name with Petty’s hometown of Gainesville, FL, was recorded during Tom Petty and The […]

NBC/Trae Patton(LOS ANGELES) — KISS used their appearance on Wednesday’s live America’s Got Talent season finale to officially announce their upcoming End of the Road Farewell Tour.  “This is going to be our last tour,” Kiss frontman Paul Stanley told AGT host Trya Banks, following their performance of “Detroit Rock City” to kick off the show. “It will […]

Ian Dickson/RedfernsThere’s some legal movement afoot in the Led Zeppelin camp: The band’s biggest fan site reports that a streaming service is in the works that would provide fans with access to its legendary trove of concert recordings. LedZepNews reports that lawyers for the band this week filed a U.S. trademark application for the name […]

TKO/Eric GettlerDickey Betts is in critical condition following a freak accident in his Sarasota home. According to Sarasota’s Herald Tribune, the legendary guitarist and founding Allman Brothers Band member slipped and hit his head while playing with his dog in the backyard on Monday night. He was transported to an undisclosed local hospital is in […]

Miikka Skaffari/Getty ImagesAsk a music critic to name important, early rock and roll bands, and Led Zeppelin is almost certain to be on the list. However, Zeppelin’s frontman himself disagrees. In an interview with LEOWeekly, Robert Plant says simply, “we weren’t rock and roll.” The singer says Led Zeppelin “were just a band that played […]

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica has announced a benefit concert in support of the band’s charity organization, All Within My Hands. The show will take place November 3 at the Masonic in the band’s hometown of San Francisco. The event will feature a rare acoustic performance from the metal legends, as well as an opening unplugged set from […]

Derek Hudson Mark Knopfler is prepping his ninth solo album. Titled Down the Road Wherever, it’s set for a November release. The album is 14 tracks long — 16 if you buy the deluxe version — and has a far-ranging subject base, which the Dire Straits guitarist says is about “keeping [my] own geography happening.” […]

Mary McCartneySome artists listen to their back catalog obsessively. Others revisit their sonic past on occasion. Then there’s Paul McCartney, who says he hasn’t listened to his Beatles music in a long time — half a century, to be exact. The Fab Four’s 1968 self-titled double album, which we’ve all come to know as The […]


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