Mark Mayfield



IN OTHER NEWS Elton, Hagar, Toto and more. Elton John will marry his partner, David Furnish, on Sunday at their home in Windsor, England. It comes nine years to the day that they entered into a civil partnership in England. Earlier this week, it became legal in England to convert civil partnerships into marriages. Toto have announced a European tour ... Read More »



GEORGE HARRISON: Lifetime Achievement. He will be recognized by the Recording Academy along with The Bee Gees and others in February. George Harrison, The Bee Gees, Buddy Guy and Wayne Shorter are among the list of honorees of the Recording Academy’s Special Merit Award. They will each receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, while producer Richard Perry, songwriters Barry Mann and ... Read More »



KEITH RICHARDS: 71 Years Young In celebration of his 71st birthday, here is a list of his Top 10 guitar riffs.   Keith Richards turned 71 on Thursday and in celebration, the folks at have listed what they feel are his 10 best guitar riffs. They are, in chronological order: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – 1965 “Get Off ... Read More »

Benefitting Wounded Warriors.


MOODY BLUES: Christmas Helping Bassist John Lodge has recorded a Christmas song with the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. Moody Blues bassist John Lodge has been in the studio putting the finishing touches on his new album, 10,0000 Light years Ago, which will be out on April 14th. While in there last week he performed an impromptu acoustic ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Grateful Dead, Billy Joel and Sammy Hagar. Rock Scully, who managed The Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1985, has died from lung cancer. He was 73. The 12 shows Billy Joel did this year at New York’s Madison Square Garden grossed just over $24-million dollars on the sale of 223,900 tickets. Sammy Hagar will join Nikki Sixx, ... Read More »



YARDBIRDS: Shutting the Coop The current members of the legendary band will go their separate ways after January. The current version of The Yardbirds will do their last show on January 30th at the 100 Club in London. Jim McCarty, the band’s original drummer, says, “The Yardbirds as a band has continued to evolve through the years with great musicians ... Read More »

Bachman Is Back…


RANDY BACHMAN: Launches a New Lineup He’s backed by two women in Bachman. Randy Bachman has himself a new band he’s calling Bachman, and they’ll release their debut album, Heavy Blues, on April 15th. The new lineup is a trio — Randy and two ladies, Anna Ruddick on bass and Dale Anne Brendan on drums. The disc features some very ... Read More »

Surgical Songs.


PINK FLOYD: Music for Operations A study finds the band’s music is soothing during surgery. If you are going to face surgery anytime soon and your surgeon insists on playing music while he or she slices and dices, you may want to request some Pink Floyd. A study at Cardiff University Hospital found that four out of five operating rooms ... Read More »

Daltrey Sidelined.


THE WHO: Postpone Last Two Shows of U.K. Tour Roger Daltrey has a throat infection, so this week’s shows in London have been moved to March. The Who have scrapped the last two dates of their 50th anniversary U.K. tour — tonight and Thursday at London’s O2 Arena as Roger Daltrey has a throat infection. They’ve moved the dates on ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Items on CSN, Bon Jovi and Roger Waters. Crosby, Stills and Nash will do a brief Japanese tour March 5th through the 12th. The Bon Jovi documentary Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey, which was released this year as part of the New Jersey box set, will be streamed at 1, 6 and 9 p.m. ... Read More »