Mark Mayfield

Music Cares.


PAUL McCARTNEY: MusiCares Tribute Show Coming to DVD Paul McCartney shares the stage with such guest stars as Joe Walsh, Neil Young, James Taylor and Coldplay. A very special Paul McCartney tribute concert is coming to DVD on March 24th. Recorded during Grammy Week 2012, A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney packs 15 classic performances, including Sir Paul‘s take of ... Read More »

New Book.


GENESIS: Collins and Hacket Write Intro to Tour Book A Selection of Shows — Genesis (& Solo) Live Guide 1976-2014 will be published in the U.K. on March 2nd. Phil Collins and Steve Hackett have written forewords to a new Genesis book. A Selection of Shows — Genesis (& Solo) Live Guide 1976-2014 by Alan Hewitt will be published in the ... Read More »

Good Works.


CHEAP TRICK: Rick Helps Rockford Kids A benefit on Sunday for Nielsen’s hometown The Music Academy of Rockford raised over $10,000. Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen helped out aspiring musicians in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois on Sunday. Nielsen was the main attraction at a benefit for the Music Academy of Rockford, which raised well over $10,000. He brought along his ... Read More »



PAT BENATAR: Spring Tour Announced It kicks off April 11th in Temecula, California. Pat Benatar has announced a spring tour. It kicks off April 11th in Temecula, California and runs a month before wrapping up May 10th in Morristown, New Jersey. It’ll be her first run of shows since the final 30 shows on her tour with Cher were canceled ... Read More »

Back At It.


BOB SEGER: Tour Resumes Tonight The first of 26 shows over the next two months takes place tonight (Tuesday) in Toledo, Ohio. Bob Seger kicks off the second leg of his Ride Out tour tonight (Tuesday) in Toledo, Ohio. It’s the first of 26 shows on this leg, which wraps up March 26th in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The setlist for ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Rod Stewart, Robby Krieger and more. Rod Stewart‘s 70th birthday bash last weekend at his Beverly Hills home featured entertainment by the Glenn Miller Orchestra as it was a 1940s themed affair. As previously reported, Rod’s Faces bandmates, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones, were there and all three did two songs together in tribute to their keyboardist, Ian McLagan, ... Read More »



BLACK CROWES: A Permanent Breakup? Guitarist Rich Robinson says the band has split up for good. The Black Crowes‘ recent hiatus has turned into a full-fledged split. Guitarist Rich Robinson issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying the band had broken up and put the blame squarely on his brother Chris. Rich says, “I love my brother and respect his talent, ... Read More »

Styx Picks.


STYX: NFL’s Final Four JY picks New England and Seattle to advance to Super Bowl 49. On Sunday night, we’ll find out who’s going to Super Bowl 49 as the NFL’s conference championship games will be played that day. James “JY” Young of Styx, our NFL expert, is going with the home teams in both games. Sunday’s early game in ... Read More »

Kim Fowley R.I.P.


KIM FOWLEY: Runaways Producer Dead at 75 He worked with a West Coast who’s who from The Byrds to Frank Zappa, but is best known for his work with the all-girl band featuring Joan Jett. Kim Fowley, an influential West Coast producer and musician considered a rock and roll Svengali, died today (Thursday) of cancer, according to Variety. He was 75. ... Read More »



RUSH: Permanent Humanitarians Band will be honored at the JUNO Awards in March. Rush will be presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The presentation will take place on March 14th at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards in Hamilton, Ontario. The JUNO Awards are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. The ... Read More »