Mark Mayfield

Bowie Day!


DAVID BOWIE: He Can Be a Hero, Just For One Day Chicago has proclaimed September 23rd in his honor. David Bowie is getting his day. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared September 23rd David Bowie Day in the Windy City in conjunction with the opening of the David Bowie Is… exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In his proclamation, ... Read More »

Slash Faves.


SLASH: His Favorites Are… He names his 12 most influential guitarists — including Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and a few real surprises. Esquire magazine asked Slash to choose the 12 guitarists who’ve influenced him the most and they are: Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith: “Those two guys just have always personified rock guitar to me, and ... Read More »

About Done…


MOTLEY CRUE: And in the End… Vince Neil says they hope to end their final tour in Las Vegas, or in Los Angeles in 2016. Vince Neil says when Motley Crue complete their Final Tour sometime in 2015, they hope to cap it off late in the year with a few shows in his hometown of Las Vegas, followed by ... Read More »


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IN OTHER NEWS Kinks, Rodgers, Adams and more. Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has weighed in on Thursday’s referendum to see if Scotland will break away from the United Kingdom. He says, “Scotland has their own parliament and they’re virtually self governing anyway, so I think it’s better they stay part of the United Kingdom. We are a more powerful force ... Read More »

New Documentary.

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GENESIS: Doc Headed to Showtime in October Sum of the Parts will air on October 10th. The Genesis documentary, Sum of the Parts, which was produced by the BBC, will be shown here in the States on Showtime starting October 10th. It features new interviews with Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett, and follows the ... Read More »

1998 Re-Release.

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ERIC CLAPTON: Super Pilgrim     His 1998 album, Pilgrim, is being reissued as a Super Audio CD. Eric Clapton‘s 1998 album, Pilgrim, is being re-released as a Hybrid SACD (Super Audio CD). The album was his first disc of original material since 1989′s Journeyman. Among the songs on this collection is “My Father’s Eyes,” which he occasionally still does ... Read More »

Apple Scraps.


U2: Bono’s Still on Your iPhone, Even If You Removed Songs You may be able to delete their new album from your library, but you can’t delete an image of the U2 frontman from your iPhone. With the furor still raging over Apple’s decision to drop U2‘s new free album Songs of Innocence into everyone’s iTunes account, Bono haters got ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Rod Stewart, Moody Blues, Aerosmith and more. Rod Stewart provided the entertainment at a wedding in Yorkshire, England on Saturday, playing for 200 guests. Asia canceled their show this Wednesday in York, Pennsylvania “for reasons beyond the band’s control.” Cheap Trick performed at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Saturday. On Friday, singer Robin Zander played a solo show ... Read More »

Feast Of Friends

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DOORS: New Documentary Feast of Friends will be accompanied by several other documentary features on the November 11th home video release. The first and only film produced about The Doors during their original existence is coming to home video. Feast of Friends, a documentary long held back by legal issues involving Jim Morrison, will finally be released November 11th by ... Read More »



GEORGE HARRISON: Weeklong Tribute Conan O’Brien to honor the late Beatle on his show each night next week. Conan O’Brien will pay tribute to the music of George Harrison over four nights starting Monday, September 22nd. He’s booked Beck, Norah Jones, George’s son, Dhani Harrison, and others to sing Harrison songs on his TBS show. This all ties in with ... Read More »