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Ronnie Wood Enlists Rod Stewart to be His Best Man

Stones guitarist asks former Faces bandmate to bear ring for impending nuptials

 

By Alex Baker

 

In what sounds like the premise for a sketch on Saturday Night Live, Ronnie Wood has asked Rod Stewart to be the best man for his upcoming wedding.

 

The Read More

Pete Townshend Storms Offstage on Who Tour Opening Night

Veteran guitarist walks offstage during the encore of The Who’s tour opener

By Alex Baker

 

No sooner had the Who embarked upon the latest edition of their Quadrophenia Tour, when the old specter of the ‘Orrible Oo’ suddenly reared its ugly head.

 

The veteran English rock band were in the middle of playing “You Better You Bet” during an encore last night in… Read More

Robert Plant Records with Primal Scream

Zeppelin frontman teams up with Scottish indie dance rockers

Legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has contributed some guest vocals to the upcoming Primal Scream album. The album, which is due out next year, will be the first by Scottish indie dance-rockers since 2008′s Beautiful Future.

 

The Scream are probably best known for… Read More

Lemmy on Motorhead, Playing in Hawkwind and Jamming with Hendrix

In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited Motorhead frontman Lemmy revealed that he was so excited when he joined Hawkwind back in the early Seventies, that he’d still be in the band today if he hadn’t been fired.

 

“I got fired,” explained Lemmy. “I wasn’t thinking about leaving them. It was a great band to be in, onstage at least.”

 

Lemmy also explained that after being booted from the celebrated space rock outfit it… Read More

Arcade Fire New Album Scheduled for Next Year

Canadian indie rockers the Arcade Fire are apparently hard at work on their new album and plan on releasing it sometime in 2013.

 

“We’re in the studio pretty much full time,” said the band‘s drummer Jeremy Gara to Ottawa radio station CKCU. “We haven’t really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven’t done… Read More

James Brown Biopic to be Produced by Mick Jagger

For a guy who can’t get no satisfaction, Mick Jagger sure has been busy lately. The celebrated frontman was just in London for the premier of Crossfire Hurricane, a new documentary about the epic career of the Rolling Stones that will air on HBO November 15.

 

And then, faster than you can say “Jumpin’ JackRead More

Rod Stewart: Jeff Beck Group Missed Woodstock Over Affair Rumors

In his new tell-all memoir Rod: The Autobiography, former Jeff Beck Group frontman Rod Stewart has revealed the band missed a chance to appear at Woodstock due to Beck‘s concerns that his wife was having an affair with the gardener.

 

In an excerpt from the book published on Rollingstone.com, Stewart revealed that the band were nearing the end of their final U.S. tour, which he described as… Read More

Re-energized Jimmy Page Promises New Album and Tour

Semi-reclusive Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is allegedly readying himself to step out of the shadows and back into the limelight. The legendary guitar hero was apparently inspired after seeing himself perform in the new film Celebration Day, which chronicles the appearance of a reunited Zeppelin at a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in 2007.

 

“I’m starting to work next year, to be… Read More