Mark Mayfield



IN OTHER NEWS CSN, Jimmy Buffett, Steve Miller and more. Bret Michaels is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new country/rock single, which he’ll film a video for next week. Since Crosby, Stills & Nash are taking the Queen Mary 2 to England in September, they may as well tour Europe, which is what they’ll do from ... Read More »

No TV Show.


ROD STEWART: No Reality Show No truth to reports of him doing one. The report out of London that Rod Stewart would be starring in a fly-on-the-wall reality show in the vein of The Osbournes and Gene Simmons Family Jewels is not true. His spokeswoman tells us, “Any reports claiming his participation, his wife Penny Lancaster’s or their young children Alastair ... Read More »

Personal Appeal.


TONY IOMMI: Getting Political The Black Sabbath guitarist sent a letter to the president of Indonesia asking him to spare the lives of two prisoners. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has written a letter to Indonesian president Joko Widodo asking him to spare the lives of two Australians who were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin ... Read More »

Princess Di?


ERIC CLAPTON: A Royal Interest? A new biography of Slowhand claims he had a thing for Princess Diana. A new book on Eric Clapton claims he had a thing for Princess Diana. In Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton, author Paul Scott writes, “They had first been introduced backstage at a charity concert for Prince Charles‘s Prince’s Trust at ... Read More »

Summer Tour.


CHICAGO, EARTH WIND & FIRE: Touring Together This Summer This will be the third time the two legendary bands have toured together. Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire are teaming up again on tour this summer. Word’s out that the brass-driven lineups will hit the road for seven weeks beginning July 15th in Concord, California and concluding the night before ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Queen, Santana, Bruce Springsteen and more. Queen Extravaganza, the officially Queen-sanctioned Queen tribute band, will tour the U.K. in October and November as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen’s A Night at the Opera. A single of the Sex Pistols‘ “God Save the Queen” on A&M Records sold for $9000 recently at an auction in the ... Read More »



PRETENDERS: Chrissie Signs a Book Deal Her as-yet-untitled memoir will be published on September 8th. The Pretenders‘ Chrissie Hynde has signed a deal to write a memoir. Her as-yet-untitled book will be published on September 8th. Doubleday, the book’s publisher, says the “rich and incredibly frank literary memoir” will cover “Hynde’s 1950s childhood in Akron, Ohio; the 1960s Cleveland rock ... Read More »

Bad Timing.


DAVE MASON: Not Exactly Feelin’ Alright He was forced to cut out his signature song, “Feelin’ Alright,” aboard last month’s Rock Legends Cruise 3 thanks to a former Skynyrd drummer. When Dave Mason and his Feelin’ Alright Band did his final show aboard last month’s Rock Legends Cruise 3, they had to cut it short thanks to the previous show by former Lynyrd Skynyrd ... Read More »

From Tokyo To You.

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VAN HALEN: Second Taste of Live Roth They’ve posted a second song from their forthcoming live album on their YouTube channel. Here’s your second taste of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, the first-ever Van Halen live album with David Lee Roth. “Runnin’ With the Devil” is among 25 songs the band performed there on June 21st, 2013 during their last tour. The ... Read More »

No Vegas This Year.


DEF LEPPARD: What Happens in Vegas Is Not Happening in Vegas Phil Collen says the band will not do their second Sin City residency this year. Not only has Def Leppard pushed back the release of their next album to possibly the end of the year, but they have also pushed back plans for a second residency at the Hard ... Read More »