Real Rock News

The Grateful Dead played their final ever shows over the weekend (July 3rd, 4th, and 5th) at Chicago's Soldier Field -- the same venue the late-Jerry Garcia played his last Dead show on July 9th, 1995. In addition to surviving Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann,...
Three long out of print Peter Frampton albums will be back on the market later this summer. Coming on August 28th will be his 1986 comeback set, Premonition, and its 1989 followup, When All The Pieces fit. Frampton's 2003 collection, Now, will be released two weeks later on...
It was 58 years ago today (July 6th, 1957), in Liverpool, England, that John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met. McCartney was brought to the St. Peter's Church Garden Fete in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton by his and Lennon's mutual friend Ivan Vaughan, to watch Lennon's...
It was 44 years ago today (July 3rd, 1971) that Jim Morrison was found dead in the bathtub of his apartment in Paris, France by his longtime companion, Pamela Courson. The local coroner ruled the official cause of death for the 27-year-old Doors frontman as "heart attack induced...
A new documentary about the late Pink Floyd co-founder and frontman Syd Barrett is due out later this summer, according to Gibson.com. Titled Have You Got It? -- taken from the name of a Pink Floyd track that Barrett wrote for the band before leaving the group -- the film will...
Rush drummer Neil Peart told Rolling Stone that he's surprised no one has approached the band about making a film version of their 2012 concept album, Clockwork Angels. Peart said, "To me, it would make an amazing movie and I thought it would happen organically -- that by now...
The Grateful Dead will play their final three shows and celebrate their 50th anniversary this weekend (Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th) at Soldier Field in Chicago. Fans unable to attend any of these historic gigs will be able to experience them through streaming video...
Foo Fighters are at it again with their weird and often hilarious tour rider requests. For the kick-off to the band's North American tour tomorrow (Saturday, July 4th) in Washington D.C., the group has banned eight random items from the venue, including Frisbees, copies of Boy's...
A petition allegedly created by Creed fans to change the name of the upcoming boxing movie Creed has turned out to be a hoax, according to Spin. The trailer for the movie, a spinoff of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky films, debuted earlier this week and a petition was posted a short...