Last month, we reported that Mick Brown, the former Dokken drummer currently playing with Ted Nugent, had been arrested in Bangor, Maine for taking a joyride on a golf cart. Yesterday (Aug. 15) his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty to the charges at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Brown was not present at the hearing.
After a break of nearly three weeks, Lita Ford is looking forward to getting back out on the road. In a new interview, Ford talks about what it was like being on the road for much of June and July on the ‘Rock of Ages’ Tour with Def Leppard and Poison.
In celebration of what would have been Jerry Garcia‘s 70th birthday on Aug. 1, his former guitarist in the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, has organized a tribute concert for tonight (Aug. 3). The show will take place at Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif., and will be webcast at their website beginning at 9:30PM Eastern.
One of Los Angeles’ most famous studios is the subject of a documentary directed and produced by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. ‘Sound City‘ will tell the distinguished history of the studio with some help from some classic rockers who made some of their most famous works there.
The J. Geils Band have announced their 2012 Houseparty Tour. Beginning Aug. 25 in Syracuse, N.Y., the veteran rockers will play nine dates in the Northeast, winding up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Sept. 22. More dates are expected to be added soon.
Folk music icon Woody Guthrie, one of the most important figures in the history of American music, was born July 14, 1912, 100 years ago today. Armed with a guitar bearing the phrase, “This Machine Kills Fascists,” Guthrie wrote thousands of songs in his life, many of which are still being recorded today.
A rare leather jacket from Motley Crue‘s ‘Dr, Feelgood’ tour has sold for $850 on eBay. While that may seem like a steep price, it’s possible that the jacket, sized women’s extra small, has a connection to the band.
The words “Bret Michaels” and “Science” don’t seem to belong in the same sentence. However, the rocker and reality show participant will address the medical community when he delivers the keynote speech at the Diversity Alliance For Science’s 5th annual conference on May 22 in Newark, N.J.
It hasn’t been a good week for Ted Nugent. Earlier in the week he got into hot water with the Secret Service over comments he made about President Barack Obama. Although the Secret Service has declared the issue to be “resolved,” he was nonetheless dropped from a Kentucky concert featuring REO Speedwagon and Styx, with whom he is touring this summer. Now, he will plead guilty to violating Alaska’s restrictions on bear hunting.
With all the bad news this week surrounding the deaths of Dick Clark and Levon Helm, we may have some good news. According to reports coming out of England, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, whose health had taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks, has come out of the coma he lapsed into last week.
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