The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed their inductees for 2015, and they include Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the class of 2015. Ringo Starr will be given a special Award For Musical Excellence. So that means not only are The Beatles in as a band, but now every member in the Fab Four is in as a solo act.
How sexy is it to talk about how rich your favorite music acts are? Well, Forbes has came up with their new list of the Highest Paid Musicians and may that we play on the Eagle have made the list.
Numbers 3-5 are covered by Classic Rockers. The Eagles, who earned $100 million thanks to their History Of The Eagles tour. Bon Jovi ranks fourth with $82 million and Bruce Springsteen with $81 million.
Jon Bon Jovi says the reason they do well? Cost cutting.
"I know big bands where each of them has personal assistants on the road, each of them has a security guard. We don't have a security guard. Take your own friggin' bags!"
Well, she's certainly covered enough Led Zeppelin songs to be a perfect fit. In an interview with Classic Rock Revisited the subject came up while talking about Heart's cover of "Stairway to Heaven" at the Kennedy Center Honors. Would Ann Wilson be willing to front Led Zeppelin if asked? Robert Plant isn't going to do it by the looks of things.
She says- "I don't know. Hypothetically, if they ever needed a lead singer and Heart was not active at the moment, then, sure, I would. I would go and play with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones any day of the week."
AC/DC's critically acclaimed "Rock or Bust" makes a nice debut on the Billboard Album Chart. In the Top 5 with respectable sales of 172,000 copies. It's not Taylor Swift 1 million in a week sales, nor does it come close to their last record, Black Ice's first week, which was 784,000. Still solid with a new guitarist filling in.
"If it ain't broke"...that's the motto that AC/DC seem to be operating under, which is just fine with most of their fans. A great riff and an old school sound is what you will hear from the new title track, "Rock or Bust."
With all that they have been through, they are moving on without a hitch.
It's called ’Tis a Pity She Was a Whore’ which is a Morrissey title if I've ever heard one. On Bowie's Facebook page, he offers this.
"The song acknowledges the shocking rawness of the First World War, and the title is a play on ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore,’ a John Ford Restoration play first performed in 1629 at the Cockpit Theatre in London.”
The video features stock footage of several bombings.
You can now listen to the new Robert Plant record in full before it's release September 9th,“Lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar.” Interesting that the new album was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in the UK A lot of nice tracks and textures are on this record. Stream the new album here.
If you are a Geroge Harrison fan, you might want to check out his new box set featuring his first six albums. The release, The Apple Years 1968-75, comes after the 2004 release, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92. Look for it to come with a DVD and a seven-minute film directed by Harrison's wife Olivia. Check out more below.
Rapper Kanye West seem to have scored the ultimate guest artist for his next album. According to Page Six, West has recruited none other than Sir Paul McCartney to make an appearance on his next album.
The publication report that McCartney might be working on several songs together with West. Macca has previously expressed interest in working with either West or Jay Z, and it now seems as if at least one of those collaborations is set to happen.
McCartney recently had the honor of being the last artist to play San Francisco's famed Candlestick Park before the venue is demolished. Macca was the perfect choice for the event, since the stadium was the place for the Beatles' last concert way back in 1966.