Mark Mayfield



IN OTHER NEWS Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Doobie Brothers and more. Deep Purple‘s Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Steve Morse all play on This Is the Thing Number-One, a concept album by Purpendicular, a Deep Purple tribute band. It will be out in March. The Steve Miller Band will perform on the opening night of this summer’s Montreal ... Read More »

New Solo Album And Tour.


DAVID GILMOUR: Album Coming Along The Pink Floyd guitarist will release his first studio effort since 2006 later this year. We’re not going to get any more Pink Floyd music, but maybe this is the next best thing. David Gilmour continues to work on his first studio album since he released On an Island in 2006. His producer, Roxy Music guitarist ... Read More »

Rio Bound.


QUEEN: Off to Rio The band plus Adam Lambert will perform at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil in September. Queen + Adam Lambert put the wraps on their European tour tonight (Friday) in Sheffield, England, but it looks as though there are more shows to come. They just announced that they’ll perform on the opening night of the ... Read More »

All The Way Live!


BEATLES: The Entire White Album Performed Live The L.A.-area benefit featured a group of artists including Gary Wright, two Bangles and two Cowsills. The Beatles‘ 1968 White Album was performed from start to finish Saturday at a Glendale, California fundraiser for the Autism Think Tank. Artists who joined the annual event’s rotating cast of musicians, The Wild Honey Orchestra, included: ... Read More »



OZZY: Messing With the Kid He defended his daughter Kelly over comments made by Billy Bush. Ozzy Osbourne has come to the defense of his daughter Kelly after Billy Bush of Access Hollywood made some negative comments about her. It all stems from something Kelly said about her Fashion Police co-star, Giuliana Rancic, who came under fire earlier this week ... Read More »

KISS Kakes?


KISS: Love Bun A Japanese convenience store chain is selling KISS buns. Add food to the KISS line of merchandise. Though it’s not officially sanctioned by the band, the Circle K convenience store chain in Japan is celebrating their 40th anniversary tour there by selling specially made steamed buns called manju that the company says “are based on the image ... Read More »



KANSAS: No Sour Notes Among Its Founding Members They’ve avoided the infighting that’s driven apart many other ’60s and ’70s bands. With their documentary Miracles: Out of Nowhere coming out later this month, Kansas co-founder Rich Williams says that unlike many bands with ’60s and ’70s roots, they’re not a dysfunctional family. Even though most of the original members tour ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Van Halen, Little Feat, Brian Wilson and more. A new book on Van Halen will be published in October. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal was written by Greg Renoff. Members of Little Feat will perform at a concert May 23rd at The Pageant in St. Louis to benefit Avery’s Angels ... Read More »

Purple Passion.


DAVID COVERDALE: Purplesnake The next Whitesnake album is a reworking of Deep Purple songs. Before putting together Whitesnake, singer David Coverdale fronted Deep Purple from 1973 to ’76, recording three albums with the group. He is revisiting those albums on Whitesnake’s next release, The Purple Album, which will be out on May 19th. Coverdale says, “It’s a tribute – an ... Read More »

Dire Help.


DIRE STRAITS: Knopfler Wants Your Moving Pictures Mark Knopfler is turning to his fans to put together a video for a song off his new album, Tracker. Mark Knopfler is turning to his fans for help with a video for a song off his forthcoming album, Tracker. A post on his website says, “Mark is looking to provide an opportunity ... Read More »