Author Archives: Elizabeth Tonn

Neil Young announces boycott of Starbucks


The next time you’re in line for a latte, don’t look for Neil Young. Young has taken to his official site to denounce Starbucks’ involvement in an ingredient-labeling lawsuit against the tiny state of Vermont. Headlined “GOODBYE STARBUCKS!!!,” Young’s post asks his fans to join him in standing against corporations that would shield important information about how food is made ... Read More »

Robert Plant’s publicist denies singer tore up $800 million Led Zeppelin offer


Virgin tycoon Richard Branson apparently offered a whole lotta cash for Led Zeppelin to reunite — before Robert Plant set him straight on what is and what should never be. In fact, according to a new report from The Mirror, Plant ripped up a contract promising Led Zeppelin a final-tour guarantee of $800 million in front of a group of ... Read More »

Metallica calls on fans for Help


Metallica are asking their fans for help in assembling content for upcoming reissues of two of their earliest albums, 1983′s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and 1984′s ‘Ride the Lightning.’ They’re hoping to put out deluxe editions of the CDs sometime next year. “We want it all!” the band writes on its website. “Did you manage to sneak a video camera into a show long ... Read More »

Eric Clapton leads musical farewell at Jack Bruce’s funeral


Eric Clapton led a musical tribute to Jack Bruce at his former Cream bandmate’s funeral in North London earlier today, singing the Beatles‘ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ with help from the friends and family who were in attendance. Bruce, who passed away on Oct. 25 as a result of liver disease, was also mourned by Cream drummer Ginger Baker, band lyricist ... Read More »

Van Halen reportedly mixing new album


If the rumors are true, then we may be hearing a new Van Halen album sometime real soon. According to Melodic Rock, “the new Van Halen album is complete and the songs recorded are now in the mixing stage.” The information comes from “reliable sources,” but as the site notes, “As has been the case in the past, everything concerning ... Read More »

Roxy Music Announce Their Breakup


While Roxy Music‘s new-millennium reunion didn’t get as much attention as other, more high-profile, comebacks over the past 15 years, up until a few years ago, they were still working together. But it looks like they’ve called it quits for good this time. According to guitarist Phil Manzanera, the group probably won’t be performing together again. “I don’t think we’re going to ... Read More »

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 »