Author Archives: Elizabeth Tonn

Four Classic Rockers on the Forbes Top 10 Highest Paid Musicians List

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Thanks to their successful tours, four classic rockers — the Eagles, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney – wound up in the Top 10 on the annual World’s Highest Paid Musicians list. According to Forbes, the Eagles finished at No. 3 by taking in $100 million. Directly behind them were Bon Jovi ($82 million) and Springsteen ($81 million). McCartney, the ... Read More »

YES: “Cruise To The Edge” 2015 line-up

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Yes will embark on their third annual Cruise to the Edge next fall, and they’re taking some friends along for the voyage. ABC News Radio reports that the band’s next cruise, which follows similar expeditions in March 2013 and April 2014, will begin on Nov. 15, 2015, departing from Miami. On their four-day sail, which is scheduled to visit Key ... Read More »

Scorpions announce 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

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The Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary pretty much the same way they’ve spent all the other ones: on the road. The band has announced the first dates for its upcoming half-century celebration, which begins with a May 8 show in the Czech Republic and runs through spring 2016. Although there’s a significant number of stops on the tour, they’re ... Read More »

The Rock Hall’s Five Worst Snubs

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Accompanying this morning’s announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2015 induction class was the usual head shaking and open-mouthed disbelief that some of classic rock’s oldest and most worthy bands were passed up once again. We love Lou Reed, Green Day and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, but we can think of many other artists who belong inside the hallowed Rock ... Read More »

Ann Wilson says she’d take on Plant’s role in Zep

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Heart star Ann Wilson has offered guitar great Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones a little girl power as they mull over a Led Zeppelin comeback – she wants to front the group. Robert Plant has made it clear he isn’t interested in returning to the band for a reunion tour and Page has abandoned plans to hit the road ... Read More »

James Hetfield on fear of turning 50

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James Hetfield has triumphed over band turmoil, changing trends and even fire itself, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t afraid of anything. Take responsibility, for instance. The Metallica frontman opened up on the subject during a recent interview with Road Recovery (which you can watch above), admitting, “I’ve been afraid of responsibility my whole life, not wanting to take responsibility ... Read More »

Jimmy Page Blasts Drug Rumors

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“You know who knows me? My clothes. My clothes know me very well.” That quote about sums up the confrontational tone set between Jimmy Page and GQ during the magazine’s ‘Men of the Year’ feature on the former Led Zeppelin guitarist — a conversation that found him repeatedly shrugging off questions about his personal life and irritably refusing to wave ... Read More »

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

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The band are heading out on the road again, playing indoor arenas for the first time in a decade. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will see U2 play 19 cities worldwide next year, with pairs of shows in each city. Special shows are being planned for Dublin for the end of next year to benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project ... Read More »

Was Kiss ‘Screwed Over’ on Thanksgiving?

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Kiss star Paul Stanley says his band was “screwed over and misled” by the executive in charge of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and that both the group and their fans deserved better from the event. Stanley doesn’t go into any detail about his complaints, but a look at the video above sure makes it seem like a rough gig ... Read More »