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January 28
  • ZZ Top back in action

    ZZ Top has been out of action for months after Dusty Hill suffered a hip injury last August (story), but the Texas trio is back at it and in good form.  Here's the rendition of Tush the Top delivered on the Jimmy Kimmel Show Monday night (1/26).


  • Dead Chicago dates ticketing change

    With more than 60,000 mailed in ticket requests to process, organizers of the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well concerts at Chicago Field during the July 4th weekend have decided to delay the on-sale date for tickets through Ticketmaster.  Aiming to fill as many of the mailed requests as possible and uncertain about how many of the approximately 350,000 tickets available during the 3 nights are being sought by mail-ins to GDTSTOO, the promoters have opted to cancel a planned online pre-order and move the Ticketmaster on-sale date to 9am (Eastern) on February 28th.



  • Surf injury derails Black Keys tour

    Patrick Carney didn't just relax on a beach while in Saint Barts over the holiday.  The Black Keys took-on the surf and got a painful lesson in the power of water when he got pounded into the bottom by a wave, dislocation his shoulder.  The injury has forced the band to scrub a series of dates planned for England and other European countries.

  • Rush tour likely to be trio's last big trek

    The Rush R40 tour is being billed as 'not to be missed concerts' with good reason.  Band members are giving clear indications that it is unlikely Rush will mount another major world tour once this one wraps-up in LA this August.  The official announcement of the tour included the statement that the R40 tour '...will most likely be the last major tour of this magnitude' for the Canadian Rock mainstays.  The 34 city tour gets underway May 8 in Oklahoma City.



  • Slash rips into Queen with Foo Fighters (video)

    We posted the footage of Alice Cooper performing with he Foo Fighters during a birthday set they did for Dave Grohl Saturday (1/17).  Here's a look and listen at the Queen Classic the Foos did that night with Slash and Tanacious D.



  • A Furor over Grateful Dead reunion show (video)

    New the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will do three farewell concerts in Chicago gave someone with spare time an idea...



  • Metallica back in studio

    An Instagram photo Lars Ulrich posted of Robert Trujillo in the studio evidently laying down the bass part for a new song indicates Metallica is at work on the group's first new album in 6 years.


  • CSN/CSN&Y drummer Dallas Taylor dies

    Dallas Taylor, a member of the California band Clear Light that became best know through his long association with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning (1-18) at his home.  The drummer was 66.  No cause of death was announced.  Taylor played on Crosby,Stills & Nash, the trio's 1969 debut album and was also behind the kit for Deja Vu, the following year's album that also included Neil Young.  He would become the drummer for Manasas, the Stills fronted band that had a brief run in the 70's.  Taylor also performed with Van Morrison and became a touring member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.  He had battled substance issues in his life and eventually served as a counselor and intervention specialist in Southern California.

  • Springsteen reprises Light Of Day appearance

    Supporters of the Light of Day benefit concert in New Jersey had every reason to expect a certain unannounced special guest to make an appearance.  Bruce Springsteen has only missed 4 of the 15 annual concerts staged to raise money to combat Parkinson's Disease. Saturday night (1/17) at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, The Boss delivered an epic performance that went on into the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Bruce joined Willie Nile, Southside Johnny Lyons, Bon Jovi guitarist Bobby Bandier and Joe Gruschecky and his Houserockers during their performances and roamed through the crowd between his stints on stage.  Things didn't wrap-up until around 2am.





  • Sudden illness hits Mick Fleetwood

    Saturday's Fleetwood Mac concert in Lincoln, Nebraska was cut short when Mick Fleetwood was struck with a sudden illness. The drummer was overcome with nausea and vomiting, forcing the group to leave the stage several songs short of its planned set closing tunes.

  • Grateful Dead announce Fare Thee Well concerts

    The surviving members of the Grateful Dead will return to the last venue Jerry Garcia played with them before his death in 1995 for a series of concerts Bob Weir vows will be the last time he, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart  and Bill Kreutzmann will play together.  Phish's Trey Anastasio will join the band for the July 3,4 & 5 concerts at Soldier Field in Chicago, as will Bruce Hornsby, a Dead member during the latter years of Garcia's tenure with the band.  They have also enlisted Jeff Chimenti from Bob Weir's RatDog ranks.  We don't know whether these dates mean the previously reported concerts planned with a holographic Garcia are no longer in the mix (if those were for real to begin with).



  • Black Crowes officially finished

    In an announcement that's hardly surprising, Rich Robinson Thursday (1/15) announced that the Black Crowes has broken up. The group has hardly been an entity over the last several years.  Rich blames the permanent split on his brother's insistence that his now equal share in the band be reduced and that drummer Steve Gorman settle for being a hired member instead of a vested partner.  Chris Robinson recently called being a member of the Black Crowes 'tedious' and expressed doubt that the group would ever be able to '...turn around and be something that I think is super amazing again'.  Ironically, that's what a lot of Crowes fans have been waiting for his new band the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to become, too.  Speaking with Billboard, Chris responded to his brother's announcement attirbuting the break-up to Chris wanting a bigger share of the money than other members by saying the reasons for the split were '...way more complicated than Rich's public outburst.'



  • Keith Richards downsizes Justin Bieber

    Apparently Keith Richards and Justin Bieber might have trouble picking one another out in a lineup. Us Weekly reported that the two encountered each other at a beach bar on Turks and Caicos over the New Year's holiday.  The Stones guitarist supposedly blurted out 'Who the f*&k are you?'  when Justin approached. According to the account, The Bieb's response was 'I don't know, who the f*&k are you?'.  Informed of the whipper snapper's identity, Richards later invited Bieber to join him for a drink, during which the guitarist is said to have told Bieber, 'Let's get one thing straight. You're a wannabe.'




  • AC/DC a lock to Rock the Grammys

    We mentioned a couple of weeks back that AC/DC was in discussions for a performance during the Grammy Awards. That appearance has now firmed-up.

  • Alice Cooper joins Foo Fighters at Grohl birthday bash (video)

    Dave Grohl's birthday concert in LA on Saturday (1/10) featured guest performances by Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth, Paul Stanley and Motorhead's Lemmy with the Foo Fighters.

Noteworthy Then
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    1943 Rolling Stones and Pretty Things Mick Taylor born…      1948 Corky Laing of Mountain born…      1959 Alram’s Dave Sharp born…      1968 Rowdy conduct by members of the Who and Faces causes unscheduled landing in Australia so extra security can come aboard…      1993 Don Henley sued by Geffen Records for failing to deliver albums on time…      1998 Mick Jagger does commentary during online presentation of England vs West Indies cricket match…      2005 Traffic’s Jim Capaldi dies…      2009 Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Billy Powell dies… 2014 Gregg Allman announces the Allman Brothers Band will stop touring by the end of the year...

  • 1-27

    1918 Elmore James born…      1945 Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason born…      1951 Seth Justman of the J. Geils Band born…      1971 David Bowie visits US for first time but cannot perform due to not having a work permit…      1980 Capricorn Records files for bankruptcy…      1984 Michael Jackson ignites his hair while filming a Pepsi commercial …     1998 Chris Degarmo quits Queensryche…      2009 Bruce Springsteen release Working On A Dream…      2010 Steven Tyler’s lawyer sends band a letter threatening a suit if they replace his client as Aerosmith front man…

  • 1-26

    1957 Eddie Van Halen born…      1970 Tom Constanten does his final concert with the Grateful Dead…      1977 Former Fleetwood Mac member Peter Green committed after shooting at a delivery boy…   , Patti Smith falls of the stage during her opening set for Bob Seger in Tampa and gets 20+ stitches in her head…      1986 Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Allen Collins is paralyzed in a car wreck…      2010 Mick Fleetwood Band releases Blue Again…      2011 Jimmy Buffett gets stitches in head after falling from a stage during Sydney. Australia concert…    

  • 1-25

    1950 The Tubes Michael Cotton born…      1965 Guns N Roses Steven Adler born…      1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival releases Proud Mary…      1971 Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane name daughter born on this date God, later changing it to China…      1971 Charles Manson convicted of murder…      1983 Lamar Williams of the Allman Brothers Band dies of cancer…      1985 George Thorogood releases Maverick…      2003 Billy Joel crashes car into a tree in Sag Harbor on Long Island…

  • 1-24

    1947 Warren Zevon born…      1949 John Belushi born…      1955 Jules Holland of Squeeze born…      1962 Beatles sign management contract with Brian Epstein…   1995 Van Halen releases Balance…      2000 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young open first tour in 4 years in Auburn Hills, Michigan…      2010 Bruce Springsteen does benefit for a New Jersey school at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, …     Scorpions announce plan to break-up after one last tour…

  • 1-23

    1950 Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers born, E Street Band’s Danny Federici born…      1953 Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander born…      1969 Neil Young releases self-titled solo debut…      1973 Neil Young announces the end of the Vietnam War to fans at his Madison Square Garden concert…      1976 Kinks release Schoolboys In Disgrace…      1977 Pink Floyd releases Animals …     1978 Terry Kath of Chicago accidentally shoots himself to death…      1970 Beach Boy Brian Wilson divorces wife Marilyn…      1982 Allman Brothers Band appears on Saturday Night Live…      1990 Allen Collins of Lynyrd Skynyrd dies of pneumonia…      1998 George Harrison sings at the funeral of Carl Perkins…      2007 John Mellencamp releases Freedom’s Road…       2010 J. Geils Band plays benefit for Big Brothers & Big Sisters at Boston Convention Center…

  • 1-22

    1935 Sam Cooke born…      1954 Journey’s Steve Perry born…      1972 David Bowie tells Melody Maker magazine he is bi-sexual …  1983 Daughter born to Pretenders Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies of the Kinks…      1990 Guns N Roses punctuates appearance at American Music Awards with profanities…     1992 Fender issues a Stevie Ray Vaughan replica guitar…      1998 Joe Perry of Aerosmith sits in with David Letterman’s band…      2010 Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Neil Young and Sting participate in Hope For Haiti earthquake relief telethon…   Neil Young and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top appear on last Tonight Show hosted by Conan O’Brien…     2012 Steven Tyler sings national Anthem before AFC Championship game between Baltimore Ravens and New England in Foxboro (Patriots win 23-20) …

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