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Newly released are expanded reissues of Bad Company’s first two albums -- their 1974 self-titled collection, and 1975’s Straight Shooter. The albums, which feature such immediate and instant classics as “Can't Get Enough,” “Rock Steady,” “Bad Company,” “Ready For Love,” “Seagull...
Former Eagles and Poco bassist Randy Meisner denied the rumor that his wife, Lana, is trying to kill him, according to TMZ.com. Meisner, who’s now 69, squashed the accusations by friend James Newton, who filed courts papers seeking a conservatorship of Meisner, stating that the...
It was 39 years ago Sunday (May 3rd, 1976) that Paul McCartney kicked off his one-and-only North American tour with Wings, dubbed Wings Over America, in Fort Worth, Texas. The tour, which featured the classic fourth lineup of Wings, marked McCartney's return to the U.S. concert...
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has commented to Rolling Stone on a recent report in which the band's producer, Rob Cavallo, said that Armstrong had five new songs ready for the trio's next record. Armstrong said, "I've got, like, four or five songs right now. I'm gonna...
Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has been harshly criticized following several performances on his current tour with his new band The Wildabouts, with one review calling his performance "sluggish" and another stating flat-out that the vocalist "appears to have...
Coming on June 29th is the latest Who vault release, Live At Shea Stadium 1982. The set, filmed on October 13th, 1982, features the second of the band’s two-night run at New York’s Shea Stadium during their “Farewell” tour in support of that year's It’s Hard collection. Although...
Gregg Allman, in association with Live Nation, has announced the inaugural Laid Back Festival date on August 29th at New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Rolling Stone reported that in addition to Allman, other headliners already on board for the show are the Doobie Brothers...
Coming on June 23rd is Journey guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon’s two-CD instrumental solo set, Vortex. The 18-track collection features collaborations with his 1980’s partner, legendary keyboardist Jan Hammer and Journey's Escape and Frontiers-era drummer Steve Smith. Schon...
Former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder kicks off a series of shows later this week, supplying the opening slot for such old friends as the Doobie Brothers, the Steve Miller Band, and Huey Lewis & The News -- along with several headlining slots of his own. Felder, who co-...