Artist Blog

Here They Come: Nesmith, Dolenz and Tork Reunite for Monkees Reunion Tour

The music world was dealt a very sad blow earlier this year with the death of Monkees singer Davy Jones.

 

But on a much brighter note, it was announced last month that the three surviving members of the band – Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, and Michael Nesmith – have decided to reunite for a concert tour this… Read More

Jack White Pulls “Blunderbuss” and Storms off Stage at NYC Gig

Jack White stormed off stage at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday night.

 

While the episode was nowhere near on par Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong‘s outburst at the iHeartRadio Festival in LasRead More

Johnny Depp Joins Aerosmith onstage at Hollywood Bowl

Actor Johnny Depp joined Aerosmith onstage at the Hollywood Bowl last night. The legendary rockers brought their Global Warming Tour to LA, where they performed before a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that along with Depp included other celebrities like Liv Tyler, Jim Carrey Seth Green, and even Ron Jeremy.

 

Following a house-rocking set that include timeless Aerosmith hits… Read More

Artist Damien Hirst Customizes Guitars to Commemorate Joe Strummer

Damien Hirst has created two new art pieces to help commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer. The British artist has painted and modified a Fender Telecaster and an Eastwood acoustic in honor of the legendary former Clash frontman.

 

The guitars will be given away through an online public raffle, the proceeds of which will go to Strummerville: the Joe Strummer New… Read More

Led Zeppelin III Cover Artist Dies

It was revealed today in a report in the online addition of Classic Rock Magazine that the artist Zacron, who is best known for having designed the sleeve for Led Zeppelin III, has died at the age of 69. Zacron, whose real name was Richard Drew, actually passed away in January. However the artist was estranged from his family so the news of his passing has only just surfaced.

 

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Sir Paul McCartney Paid only £1 for Olympic Opening Ceremony Performance

 

It was a grandstand performance, topping off a rousing opening ceremony witnessed by billions of people around the world; Sir Paul McCartney leading Wembley Arena, and in a manner of speaking, the entire whole world, in a sing-along of the Beatles classic “Hey Jude.”

 

And for bringing down the house, and the final curtain, on a ceremony that lasted more than four hours and officially opened the Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Clash: New Film Explores the Untimely Demise of Punk’s Most Meaningful Band

While it may have been the Sexpistols who garnered the headlines, it was the Clash that had the sophistication and sense of musical adventurism to take punk rock to the next level. During their initial five year run the London outfit expanded the raw, gritty, adrenalin fueled sounds of punk to include elements of funk, soul, reggae, and even rap.

 

After rising through the ranks of the ‘70s London punk scene, the Clash decamped to New York City in… Read More

The Holograms Are Coming!

 

For the longest time the first image that leapt to mind for most people when it came to holograms was that of Princess Leia being beamed from body of the droid R2-D2 in Star Wars. However all that changed earlier this year when a holographic projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur graced the stage at Coachella.

 

The holographic hip-hopper caused a sensation on the Internet and could well prove… Read More

Jack White Tops Album Charts, Reveals Hearing Loss

As one half of alt-garage rock duo the White Stripes, Jack White made a name for himself with his Zeppelinesque blues guitar style and screechingly melodic vocals. Driven by the steady, simple, thudding beats of his drummer ex-wife Meg, White took raw blues and infused it with punk energy to create some of the most memorable guitar… Read More

Aerosmith Gig Postponed Along with Album Release

 

According to a note posted on their Facebook page, Aerosmith have had to postpone tonight’s gig at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, due to frontman Steven Tyler being under “doctor’s orders to refrain from performing to provide vocal rest.”

 

The prolific Boston rock band are currently in the midst of their Global Warming Tour, which kicked… Read More