Author Archives: Elizabeth Tonn

Ozzy to receive global icon honor


There’s no questioning the legacy of Ozzy Osbourne, and this fall the metal icon will receive yet another honor for the body of work he’s put in over the years. Osbourne will be saluted with the Global Icon Award at the MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland in November. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the MTV EMAs will take place on Nov. ... Read More »

You think you know Sammy Hagar?


With Sammy Hagar‘s new ‘Lite Roast‘ acoustic album coming out this week, we thought this would be the perfect time to take a look in the Red Rocker’s personal file and dig up a few lesser-known facts about the Chickenfoot frontman. These days, Sammy parties with Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith — a.k.a. the other guys in Chickenfoot — between solo records. But decades before he ... Read More »

The Who announce massive 50th anniversary tour


Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will play a two-leg, 38-concert 2015 North American tour in celebration of the Who‘s 50th anniversary. Seventeen initial stops are set for the spring, followed by another 21 shows across the U.S. and Canada. The Who Hits 50 tour kicks off on April 15, 2015, in Tampa, concluding in May in Forest Hills, N.Y. The fall leg launches on ... Read More »

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Nominees


The 2015 nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, released TODAY (10/9), are The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Green Day, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed, The Smiths, The Spinners, Sting, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War and Bill Withers. Chic has now been nominated nine times, Butterfield four, and N.W.A. three; Sting and Reed are ... Read More »

Black Sabbath planning final album & world tour


The band members publicly wondered whether they were finished for good after 2013′s ‘13‘ album, but Black Sabbath will reconvene one last time for a final studio album and world tour. The news comes courtesy of singer Ozzy Osbourne, who confirmed recent musings from bassist Geezer Butler about the possibility of another studio LP. Butler stressed that it wouldn’t be about the money, and Osbourne echoed his ... Read More »

AC/DC announce new album ‘Rock Or Bust’, but no Malcolm Young


AC/DC have just announced that their new album will be titled ‘Rock or Bust,’ and arrive on Dec. 2. However, the news is bittersweet, as the legendary rockers have also revealed that ailing guitarist Malcolm Young will not be returning to the group in any capacity. The band’s follow-up to the mega-selling 2008 album ‘Black Ice,’ will boast 11 new tracks, ... Read More »

Crosby says Young left wife for a ‘Purely Poisonous Predator’


David Crosby knows a thing or two about making big mistakes in full view of the public, and he’s learned to be perfectly blunt about blunders — both his own and those committed by people close to him. Crosby didn’t mince words when the Idaho Statesman asked him to weigh in on the news that his on-again, off-again longtime creative partner Neil Young had filed for divorce from his ... Read More »

RUSH Releasing 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray Box Set


Rush are giving fans a hi-def treat for their 40th anniversary. The Rush Is a Band site has turned up product information for ‘R40,’ a six-disc Blu-ray box that collects the band’s five most recent concert films (‘Rush in Rio,’ ‘R30,’ ‘Snakes & Arrows Live,’ ‘Time Machine’ and ‘Clockwork Angels Tour’) alongside a sixth disc of career-spanning bonus material. It’s that final disc ... Read More »

Megadeath cancel Motorhead Cruise


Lingering complications from Dave Mustaine‘s back surgery have forced Megadeth to cancel a scheduled appearance this month on Motorhead‘s Motorboat, a heavy metal-themed at-sea concert event. They’ll be replaced by Metal Allegiance, an all-star group that features Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and Chris Broderick. According to a released statement, “Upon his doctor’s strict recommendations, Dave Mustaine has canceled all performances for the next eight weeks. ... Read More »

Queen’s Roger Taylor Releasing Two Solo Titles This Fall


While there’s no shortage of Queen material about to come out of the band’s vaults, drummer Roger Taylor will take a moment to spotlight his solo career this fall. On October 27 Taylor will release “Best,” an 18-song compilation spanning from his first solo single, 1977’s “I Wanna Testify,” to his 2013 album “Fun On Earth.” “Best” will be available on CD and double-LP ... Read More »