Mark Mayfield


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IN OTHER NEWS     Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Queen and more. Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is mourning the loss of his namesake, longtime friend Gordon Lee Whyman, who was the inspiration for Bill’s stage name. Bill and Gordon knew each other since the mid-’50s when they met in Britain’s Royal Air Force. Bill’s real name is William ... Read More »

Tour Next Year.

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ROBERT PLANT: He’ll Be Back Next Year     He says he’ll do a longer U.S. tour next year. Robert Plant kicked off a seven-date North American tour this past Wednesday in Port Chester, New York. Over the weekend, he was in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to perform at the 50th anniversary of his current label, ... Read More »

Filling In.

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DEF LEPPARD: Fill Viv’s Vacancy Steve Brown of Trixter will cover for Vivian Campbell. Def Leppard have named a replacement for guitarist Vivian Campbell as he undergoes further treatment for cancer. Steve Brown of Trixter filled in when the band played at Sunday’s NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders in London’s Wembley Stadium. Brown will stay on ... Read More »

Celebrity Do…

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BONO: Spied (In the Name of Love) The U2 singer was caught by paparazzi at George Clooney‘s Venice wedding. Bono was apparently the only rock superstar among the celebrities who attended George Clooney‘s ultra-exclusive wedding to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The U2 singer and his wife Ali were photographed by paparazzi on the way to ... Read More »

Benefit Concert.


GEORGE HARRISON: First George Fest Benefits Sweet Relief Brian Wilson, Ann Wilson, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison, Perry Farrell and many more sang George Harrison songs for three hours last night in L.A. A long and impressive list of artists — including a few unannounced special guests — sang 26 George Harrison songs for about three hours Sunday at L.A.’s Henry ... Read More »

Sad News.

    On Wednesday, AC/DC confirmed that Malcolm Young would bot be rejoining the band. Word out today is that Malcolm has been hospitalized with dementia.         Read More »


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IN OTHER NEWS John Mellencamp, KISS, Tull and more. John Mellencamp performs at his Bloomington, Indiana studio on Saturday as AXS TV presents iHeart Radio Icons Live: John Mellencamp at 9 p.m. ET. Dan Rather‘s recent chat with Gene Simmons will air on The Big Interview on AXS TV Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. KISS manager Doc McGhee was honored ... Read More »

New Box Set.

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MOODY BLUES: Boxed Up For Christmas Band is releasing an eight-disc set in November that captures the years of 1986 to 1992. The Moody Blues will have another box set in stores this Christmas season. The Polydor Years 1986-1992 is a six-CD, two-DVD collection that brings together for the first time remastered editions of all of the band’s Polydor era ... Read More »


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SAMMY HAGAR: Birthday Bash Is Back On     He has moved it to Las Vegas for later in October. Sammy Hagar has salvaged his annual Birthday Bash after Hurricane Odile initially forced him to cancel it due to the devastation is caused in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, home of his Cabo Wabo Cantina. Instead of it being held over ... Read More »

Insight From Billy?


JOE COCKER: Not Doing Very Well     Billy Joel paid tribute to him at his recent MSG show. During Billy Joel‘s recent show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where he is appearing once-a-month for as long as there is demand, he did Joe Cocker‘s version of The Beatles‘ “With a Little Help From My Friends.” But before launching ... Read More »