The death of Booker T. and the MGs bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn has shaken the entire music world, with many rock greats logging on to Twitter to say how much Dunn’s music meant to them. One of those is Slash, who tweeted the message below to his more than 1.5 million followers.
Donal “Duck” Dunn was one of the greatest side & session, blues, R&B
For a band that began their career by putting out 12 albums in the first 15 years of their career, AC/DC have become almost invisible as a studio entity in the ensuing 22 years. Despite still having massive global appeal, they’ve only released three albums since 1990′s ‘The Razor’s Edge,’ and nothing since 2008′s ‘Black Ice.’
Unsuspecting barbecue lovers in Los Angeles received a special treat to go with their pulled pork sandwiches on Thursday (May 10). No, it wasn’t a free side order of mac and cheese (although that would have been nice, too), but rather a surprise performance by Tenacious D.
While we’re celebrating the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix‘s ‘Are You Experienced,’ we’d be remiss if we didn’t pass along this strange bit of news that passed across our desk the other day. Apparently Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on the ‘Star Trek’ television series and movies, had a close encounter with Jimi Hendrix.
Neil Young has just released the second song and video from his ‘Americana‘ album, which will be released June 5. As has been widely reported, the album reunites him with longtime co-conspirators Crazy Horse as they put their unique sound on classic American folk tunes. Here, Young and his pals take on ‘She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain,’ which is renamed ‘Jesus’ Chariot’ on the album.
Sony Classics Pictures has released a trailer for ‘Journeys,’ the Jonathan Demme-directed film which combines footage from Neil Young‘s 2011 solo show at Toronto’s Massey Hall with a road trip up through his native Ontario. The documentary, which premiered at Sundance this past January, will be in theaters June 29.
Few sounds in rock history define decadence as perfectly as T. Rex‘s 1971 hit ‘Bang a Gong (Get it On).’ So when actor/hedonist Charlie Sheen signed on to appear in Dutch beer company Bavaria’s new commercial, it made sense for them to spring for Marc Bolan’s most famous song.
In the spot, Sheen leaves a rehab center and hops into his car, hoping to never return.
The Twitter feeds of Bruce Springsteen fans exploded with shock tonight (May 2) when fans attending his show at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. reached for their phones to tell the world that he performed the obscurity ‘Bishop Danced.’ Springsteen had not sang the song since an opening slot for Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Berkeley Community Theatre on March 2, 1973.
August 21 will see the release of ‘Last of a Dying Breed,’ Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s first album since 2009′s ‘God & Guns.’ The album, which was announced on their website, was produced by veteran Bob Marlette, who has also
For all of its gleaming new resorts, Las Vegas has long had a reputation as a haunted city. From the mobsters who helped build the city and disappeared under mysterious circumstances to those who came to Sin City in search of fortune but died broke and hungry, the ghosts of Las Vegas could be found if you know where to look. After appearing on the Travel Channel’s ‘Ghost Adventures,’ which aired on April 27, Vince Neil of Motley Crue believes they’re in Room 908 of the Riviera Hotel.
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