Post Tagged with: "Classic Rock"

Jim McCarty discusses Jeff Beck's ouster from the Yardbirds: "He had to go"

The Yardbirds, famous for such 1960s-era tracks as “For Your Love,” “Over Under Sideways Down,” and “Heart Full of Soul,” served as a launching pad for three of rock’s most recognizable guitarists — Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

University student suspended for basing essay on Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher"

You wonder if it began: I’ve got my pen-cil! A Michigan university student has been suspended after writing an essay titled “Hot for Teacher,” after the 1984 song by Van Halen.

Rick Wakeman discusses possible new studio collaboration with Tony Levin and Ian Paice

Former longtime Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman says a new collaboration could be in the works with Tony Levin and Ian Paice. Levin has played with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd and Paul Simon, among many others.

Ronnie Wood confirms the Rolling Stones are in talks to play Olympic Games opening ceremony

A spokesman for the band has denied it, but Ronnie Wood hasn’t: Speaking to The Sun, he said the Rolling Stones are in talks to perform at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. In fact, he said “everybody wants to do it.”

Steve Hackett to celebrate early Genesis with special concert, also announces benefit single

Steve Hackett, who’s in the midst of the second UK leg of his Breaking Waves Tour, has announced a one-night event where he will celebrate his stint as a member of Genesis.

2012 Bonnaroo to feature Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the Beach Boys

Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the Beach Boys are among the headliners for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, as the event’s lineup was announced today.

Journey posts new video for "Resonate," and a message to fans for Valentine's Day

Journey has posted a new video for the song “Resonate” from Eclipse, with a Valentine’s Day message for fans. The band’s second album with lead singer Arnel Pineda became its second straight Top 20 album

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Streets Of Fire" (1978)

It’s a short, inner-directed musing, but one that encapsulates the desperation that’s one of the essential elements of Darkness On The Edge Of Town. Bruce wanted this album to be relentless, to never let up

Steely Dan Sunday, "The Royal Scam" (1976)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** As much as I enjoy Steely Dan songs and can listen to most of them over and over (which is a good thing, since I’m writing about them every week), only one of their songs is what I’d call an “earworm”

As Paul McCartney enters 10th year with current band, he reflects on touring with the Beatles and Wings

As Paul McCartney enters 10th year with current band, he reflects on touring with the Beatles and Wings

Paul McCartney has been playing with his current touring group for 10 years, longer than any other amalgam — including the Beatles and Wings. “That’s long enough,” McCartney says, “to make us a proper band.”