Posted Saturday, March 24th, 2018 8:16ambyROCKinsights
A contentious row over plans Robbie Williams has to expand his home and install a swimming pool continues. Next door neighbor Jimmy Page has sought to prohibit the work on the grounds that the construction involved will damage the former Led Zeppelin member's 19th century Tower House. Williams is countering the claim, contending there will be "no damages whatsoever' to the Page home related to the work being done on his property. fashion.ie
Credit to Gary Rossington for keeping the band going, and doing it with some fine musicians. But nothing can eclipse the lineup with him, Ronnnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Ed King, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle and Leon Wilkeson. Skynyrd served up their third on this day in 1975. Ronnie 1977), Allen (1990) Billy (2009) and Leon (2001) all passed on.
Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2018 10:12ambyROCKinsights
Bruce Springsteen will soon be joined on Broadway by Robin Zander. The Cheap Trick member will appear on stage in the musical production Rocktopia, a primarily 80's based extravaganza that features a 20 piece orchestra and 40 voice choir baking-up a 5 piece Rock band belting out renditions of songs from the catalogs of Aerosmith, Queen, the Who, Zeppelin and others, infused with works from Beethoven, Motzart and other Classical titans. Rocktopia opens on Boradway Tuesday (3/27). Zander will perform with the Rock band during the week of April 23-29.
Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2018 5:43ambyROCKinsights
Slash is using some down time between Guns N' Roses reunion tour dates to make progress on his next album with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. He says working on what will be the group's third album exciting and says the release will have a 'great live feel'. Guitarist Frank Sidoris shaed this via his Twitter account.
Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 1:09pmbyROCKinsights
The Eagles switched producers in the middle of making their third album to get the band in more of a Rock mode. On The Border also marked the recording debut of guitarist Don Felder as a member of the group.
Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 12:53pmbyROCKinsights
Sustaining a musical career in two different genres can be like trying to get a dog into a boat; its front paws are in the boat, its back paws are on the dock, and the distance between the boat and the dock expands until the dog falls into the lake. If any Rocker can manage to be the dog and not end up in the drink, it could be Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman wants to Rock with his band of decades and to prove himself as a Country act. A lot of his contemporaries seem to think he can pull both off.
Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 7:39ambyROCKinsights
Roger Daltrey has had plenty of good pay days since the Who rose into the ranks of the world's biggest Classic Rock Bands, but few can rival the money he reportedly received for performing at a private party to honor a physician near LA. The Who frontman is said to have pocketed $1 million dollars for doing the one-off set at the 60th birthday party last weekend for Dr. Craig Flashner.
Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 6:53ambyROCKinsights
David Bowie & Iggy Pop got popped on this date in 1976 at the Americana Hotel in Rochester, NY following David's concert at the War Memorial there. Bowie faced a felony charge for marijuana, but never went to trial because a grand jury would not indict him Oddly, his mug shots were not taken until a few days following the arrest. Not surprisingly, he never did another concert in Rochester.
Posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 8:20ambyROCKinsights
It took 21 years, but Ringo Starr finally joined his former bandmate Paul McCartney as a knighted Beatle. The honor was bestowed on the drummer in a cerempny at Buckingham Palace. Ringo reacted to receiving the recognition by flasing his customary peace sign for photographers.
1949 Nick Lowe born… 1951 Supertamp’s Dougie Thomson born… 1965 Bill Wyman knocked unconscious during Stones concert in Denmark… 1967 Jimi Hendrix releases Purple Haze… 1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Nuthin’ Fancy… 1982 Rolling Stones release Dirty Work… 1986 Van Halen release 5150… 1991 Black Crowes bounced from ZZ Top tour after bad mouthing the tour sponsor, Miller Beer… 2001 Duane Allman and Berry Oakley honored with street and bridge named in their honor in Macon, GA… 2016 David Crosby joins David Gilmour on 3 songs at Gilmour's Hollywood Bowl concert...2016 Beatles fan buys Ringo Starr's childhood home for $99,000
1949 The Cars Ric Ocasek born 1964 John Lennon publishes In His Own Write 1973 Derek & The Dominos release In Concert double live album 1975 Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jefferson Starship play SNACK Benefit at Keezar Stadium in San Francisco 1978 Police sign recording contract with A&M 1980 Journey releases Departure... 1983 ZZ Top releases Eliminator... 1985 Billy Joel marries Christie Brinckley 1999 Sammy Hagar releases Red VooDoo 1999 Gov't Mule releases Live... 2009 Jay Weinberg makes drumming debut with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band during rehearsal concert in Asbury Park
1943 Keith Relf of the Yardbirds born… 1965 Bob Dylan releases Bringin’ It All Back Home… 1971 Allman Brothers Band members arrested on drug charges… 1974 Eagles release On The Border… 1997 Aerosmith plays Saturday Night Live… 2010 Joe Bonamassa release Black Rock... 2015 David Crosby clips and slightly injures a jogger while driving his Tesla in southern California...
1948 Eddie Money (Edward Mahoney) born… 1950 Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson born… 1970 Faces release First Step… 1976 David Bowie and Iggy Pop busted at Americana Hotel in Rochester, NY… 1977 AC/DC releases Let There Be Rock... 1979 Boomtown Rats play Four Acres in Marcy… 1994 Bruce Springsteen wins Oscar for Streets of Philadelphia… 2006 Pete Townshend releases Psychderelict DVD... 2010 Joe Bonamassa releases Black Rock... 2014 Brian Johnson joins Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden for a version of Highway To Hell... 2014 Gregg Allman misses first of 2 nights during Beacon Theatre residency with bronchitis, band postpones dates...
Emerson Lake & Palmer’s Carl Palmer born… 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married at British Consulate in Gibraltar… 1970 David Bowie marries Angela Barnett… 1991 Eric Clapton’s 4 year-old son killed in fall from New York City apartment window… 2015 Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero dies... 2018 Ringo Starr knighted in Buckingham Palaces ceremony 21 years after Paul McCartney got the honor...
1971 Jethro Tull release Aqualung... 1976 Doobie Brothers release Takin' It To The Streets... 1976 Paul Kossoff dies in flight during LA to New York City flight… 1982 Guitarist Randy Rhodes dies when plane he is on clips the Ozzy Osbourne tour bus near Orlando, Florida… 1996 Beatle Anthology volume II released… 2001 Rock Hall Of Fame inducts Queen, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Richie Valens, Solomon Burke… 2002 Jimmy Buffett releases Far Side of the World... 2009 Eric Clapton joins the Allman Brothers Band during the annual series of shows at the Beacon Theater… 2009 Cheap Trick announces Bun E. Carlos will no longer tour with band…
1941 Wilson Pickett born… 1950 Dan Hartman of the Doobie Brothers born… 1962 James McMurtry born… 1965 Rolling Stones busted for relieving themselves on a gas station wall after the owner refused to let them use the rest room… 1978 Aerosmith, Heart, Mahogany Rush, Dave Mason and Santana play California Jam II… 1994 Darryl Jones announced as Bill Wyman’s replacement by the Rolling Stones… 1997 Aerosmith releases Nine Lives… 2011 Bruce Springsteen does 3 songs with Dropkick Murphys at Boston House Of Blues…