Jimmy Fallon and Chris Christie Sing Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’
It’s well-known that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is an avid Bruce Springsteen fan. In 2010 he tried to get his home state’s most famous rocker to play at his inaugural ball, but wound up getting a tribute band instead. Most recently, he asked Springsteen to perform at a new casino…
Eddie Van Halen Issues Health Update
Yesterday (Aug. 31) Eddie Van Halen took some time out from his recuperation to issue an update on his health. Van Halen recently spent three weeks in the hospital after needing emergency surgery for diverticulitis.
Chuck Leavell Talks About New Rolling Stones Songs
Veteran keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who has worked with such big names as the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton and John Mayer, recently spent a week in Paris with old friends. That might not seem like news until you realize that he wasn’t hanging out at the Eiffel Tower, but in a recording st…
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’ Used in Baseball Playoffs Ad
A new trailer promoting TBS’ upcoming coverage of the 2012 Major League Baseball postseason features Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Land of Hope and Dreams.’ The clip intersperses baseball highlights with footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band performing the song.
Duff McKagan Risks Cerebral Edema Climbing Mt. Ranier
The life of a rock n’ roller may be grueling, what with all the constant travel, long hours in the studio and non-stop partying, but, as Duff McKagan found out, it’s nothing compared to mountain climbing. The former Guns N’ Roses bassist recently risked his life attempting to scale Mt. Ranier, which…
Slash Once Caught His Mom Naked with David Bowie
Many therapists have gotten rich hearing stories about how their patients, at an impressionable age, caught their parents in the throes of passion. Of course, it’s only natural that Slash can pretty much top everybody’s own story of seeing their parents in flagrante delicto, because he&r…
Neal Schon Open to Reuniting with Steve Perry for Journey Farewell Tour
Could Journey be calling it quits? Maybe not, according to guitarist Neal Schon, but he’s definitely had thoughts about how he wants to go out on a sustained high note. In a new interview, he reveals that he’s open to having former lead singer Steve Perry join them band for one last go-r…
John Fogerty’s New Album Postponed Until 2013
We’ve been looking forward to ‘Wrote a Song for Everyone,’ the upcoming album from former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer, because the record has been postponed from its original Oct. 9 release date unt…
Bruce Springsteen Writes Letter to Eric Church About His Song ‘Springsteen’
The success of Eric Church‘s country single ‘Springsteen‘ has not gone unnoticed by its namesake. It was recently revealed that Church got a handwritten note from Bruce Springsteen telling how pleased he was with the song.
The Eagles’ Don Felder Thought ‘Hotel California’ Would Flop
Artists are rarely the best judges of their own material. How many times have we cringed when a classic group we love releases a new album they claim is among their best ever? And how often are we privileged to hear outtakes that cause us to smack our heads, in disbelief that they were left off the …
Slash Issues Rules For Potential Interviewers
One of the toughest things a classic rock artist has to deal with is working up a new batch of songs only to have the press focus exclusively on your past. Slash has found a way to ensure that the focus is on his most recent work and not Guns N’ Roses, by limiting discussion about it.
New DVD Examines the History of Bob Dylan and the Band
On Sept. 25, MVD will released ‘Down in the Flood,’ a documentary that looks at the storied history of Bob Dylan and the Band.