Author Archives: Mark Mayfield

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IN OTHER NEWS Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Steven Tyler and Ted Nugent. Paul McCartney has rescheduled the dates he was forced to cancel in Japan last year after being hospitalized with a stomach virus. He will now play Osaka on April 21st followed by Tokyo on April 23rd, 25th and 27th. Jimmy Page will host a playback of the re-issue of Led Zeppelin‘s Physical ... Read More »

Honor Roll?

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MEAT LOAF: Going Back to His Old School He will be honored by his high school in Dallas in March. Marvin Lee Aday, known to the world as Meat Loaf, is heading back to his high school in March. Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas will honor him with its Distinguished Alumni Award. The singer with a gift for gab jokingly says, ... Read More »

Sad News.

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MOTT THE HOOPLE: Drummer Is Not Doing Well Alzheimer’s has taken control of Buffin‘s life. Mott the Hoople drummer Dale “Buffin” Griffin is no longer able to care for himself, as Alzheimer’s continues to ravage his body. A post on his website says, “Unfortunately, Dale’s condition is such that he now requires 24/7 professional care. He is well taken care ... Read More »

Ringo’s New Record.

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RINGO: Sailing His Yellow Sub to Paradise The drummer will release his new album on March 31st.   Ringo Starr will release his 18th studio album, Postcards From Paradise, on March 31st. It’s his first album to include a song written and recorded with his All Starr Band, which currently includes Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, former Santana and Journey singer-keyboardist ... Read More »

It’s All Good…

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TOM PETTY, SAM SMITH: No Hard Feelings from Tom The “I Won’t Back Down” singer says in a statement that he never thought about suing Smith. Tom Petty has made his first public statement about the agreement that gives him and Jeff Lynne part of the royalties for Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me.” The British press broke the news on ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Alice Cooper, Elton John and more. Alice Cooper sat in with his buddy Johnny Depp last week during a show at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. Alice did “Brown Sugar,” “Revolution,” “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” “Come Together” and “My Generation.” Joe Walsh also sat in, doing “Funk 49,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Walk Away” and a cover ... Read More »

Heavy Company.

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RANDY BACHMAN: Heavy Frampton Blues    Title track to his new album, Heavy Blues, has been posted online. Randy Bachman has leaked the title track off his new album, Heavy Blues. Recorded with two ladies — Anna Ruddick on bass and Dale Anne Brendan on drums — “Heavy Blues” features Peter Frampton on lead guitar. Frampton says, “I had a blast playing ... Read More »

New Who?

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THE WHO: 11 For 50 Their catalog is getting a vinyl makeover in celebration of their 50th anniversary. In celebration of The Who‘s 50th anniversary, all 11 of their studio albums, plus the recently released The Who Hits 50, are being reissued on 180-gram vinyl. Each album will also have its original issue artwork, including: Tommy – Original six-panel fold out ... Read More »

Sunset Strip Memories.

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BEATLES, DOORS: Before Billboards Went Digital An exhibit of legendary Sunset Boulevard billboards will go on display in L.A. in March. In addition to all the great music that was made, and is still being made, inside the clubs along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, there were all those over-the-top billboards advertising new albums up and down the strip. Robert ... Read More »

Brawling Bassist.

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BLACK SABBATH: Geezer Butler Arrested After Bar Fight The 65-year-old bassist was arrested for battery, vandalism and disorderly conduct. He was released Wednesday morning — after sobering up. Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested Tuesday night after mixing it up in a bar fight and spent the night in jail, according to TMZ. The brawl occurred at the Furnace ... Read More »