Author Archives: Mark Mayfield

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IN OTHER NEWS The Band, Robert Plant, Ronnie Wood and more. Judas Priest will play New Zealand for the first time ever in March. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund presented a check for $100,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Dio was treated at the end of his life. Ronnie Wood‘s horse, ... Read More »

Chrissie’s Opinion.

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PRETENDERS: Porn in Pocket Chrissie Hynde is not a fan of exhibitionist singers like Madonna, Britney and Miley. Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is not a fan of singers like Madonna, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. She calls them “porn stars trying to make records” because of their exhibitionist-type shows. Chrissie says, “If you go and see Kate Bush, you’ll ... Read More »

Christmas Comp.

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JEFF BECK, OTHERS: Rockers’ Christmas Compilation Traditional Christmas songs by a collection of classic rockers highlight a series of Sony/Legacy holiday albums due October 7th. Sony/Legacy has announced a series of Classic Christmas Albums. Along with freshened collections from such traditional voices of the season as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como and Barbra Streisand, there’s a Classic Christmas Hard ... Read More »

U2 Time…For Real.

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U2: Elvis Is on the Cover Bono offers up a clue about the artwork for the Songs of Innocence cover. So just what was Bono getting at when he said that U2 is working with Apple on a new music format? Bono recently said they’re hoping that the new format that will entice music fans to buy music, including complete ... Read More »

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IN OTHER NEWS Jackson Browne, Sting and more. The opening night of Jackson Browne‘s tour on Sunday in Washington, D.C. did not include an encore because he went right up to the curfew with his main set. The Margaritaville casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, which licenses the name from Jimmy Buffett, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, just over two ... Read More »

Bootleg Release.

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ROLLING STONES: Official Bootlegs Being Given an Official Release Two rare concerts are being released in November. Audio from two of the four Official Bootleg shows The Rolling Stones released in 2011 and ’12 will be released by Eagle Rock in November under the banner of From the Vault. The first is Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981, captured on ... Read More »

Bowie Day!

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DAVID BOWIE: He Can Be a Hero, Just For One Day Chicago has proclaimed September 23rd in his honor. David Bowie is getting his day. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared September 23rd David Bowie Day in the Windy City in conjunction with the opening of the David Bowie Is… exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In his proclamation, ... Read More »

Slash Faves.

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SLASH: His Favorites Are… He names his 12 most influential guitarists — including Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and a few real surprises. Esquire magazine asked Slash to choose the 12 guitarists who’ve influenced him the most and they are: Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith: “Those two guys just have always personified rock guitar to me, and ... Read More »

About Done…

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MOTLEY CRUE: And in the End… Vince Neil says they hope to end their final tour in Las Vegas, or in Los Angeles in 2016. Vince Neil says when Motley Crue complete their Final Tour sometime in 2015, they hope to cap it off late in the year with a few shows in his hometown of Las Vegas, followed by ... Read More »

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IN OTHER NEWS Kinks, Rodgers, Adams and more. Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has weighed in on Thursday’s referendum to see if Scotland will break away from the United Kingdom. He says, “Scotland has their own parliament and they’re virtually self governing anyway, so I think it’s better they stay part of the United Kingdom. We are a more powerful force ... Read More »