Mark Mayfield

Round One.

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LED ZEPPELIN: Lose First Round of “Stairway” Suit Their bid to have the plagiarism case moved or dismissed has been rejected. Led Zeppelin have had a minor setback in defending themselves against the plagiarism lawsuit concerning “Stairway to Heaven.” The estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California (whose real family name was Wolfe) filed their suit in Pennsylvania. Zep’s lawyers sought ... Read More »

Good Reason.

U2: Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses After years of rumors, the singer explains that he suffers from glaucoma. Bono has finally revealed why he’s always seen wearing sunglasses. And it’s not rock star stylishness. In an interview on The Graham Norton Show set to air on the BBC over the weekend, the host asks the U2 singer if ... Read More »

Long strange trip?

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GRATEFUL DEAD: 90 Minutes of Fun (or Torture) A Deadhead has assembled a bizarre — and lengthy — sound collage from the band’s 1977 shows. A Grateful Dead fan — someone with way too much time on his hands, no doubt — has assembled a bizarre document of the band’s legendary 1977 tour. Using shows available on Archive.org, Michael David ... Read More »

Heart Of The Matter.

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AEROSMITH: Kramer Explains Heart Issues Says he had stents inserted to relieve a minor blockage, but serious heart problems were in his family’s history, not his. Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has confirmed what his wife said at the time he was briefly forced to leave the band’s tour in August due to heart issues. Appearing on The Eddie Trunk Podcast, ... Read More »

Honors.

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THE DOORS: Honored by Classic Rock The group will be given the Inspiration Award on November 4th. The Doors will be honored at the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards November 4th at the Avalon in Hollywood. The remaining members of the band, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, will be on hand to accept the Inspiration Award. The Classic ... Read More »

New/Old.

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LED ZEPPELIN: Another Reissue Preview This time it’s an alternate mix of “Rock and Roll” from Led Zeppelin Four. Led Zeppelin have shared another preview of their upcoming reissues. The band is streaming an alternate mix of “Rock and Roll” from Led Zeppelin Four which, upon close listen, isn’t really that different from the album version. The next installment in ... Read More »

The Lowe Down…

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NICK LOWE: Holiday Tour Announced He’ll support his 2013 holiday album Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family with 13 December shows in the East and Midwest. Nick Lowe has announced a 13-show holiday season tour. The British rocker — best known for “Cruel to Be Kind” — released Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family ... Read More »

All Elton’s Billys?

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ELTON JOHN: London Production of Billy Elliot to Be Screened in Theater A special performance of the musical — with 25 past and present Billys — will be screened in U.S. theaters on three nights in November. Elton John‘s original musical Billy Elliot will be screened at select U.S. theaters in November. The show, which closed in January 2012 after ... Read More »

Clubbin’.

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ALICE COOPER: Covers for Nashville Club He invited fans to a club after he opened for Motley Crue Wednesday night. Alice Cooper played a surprise set at a bar in Nashville Wednesday night. Just after the show at the Bridgestone Arena ended Cooper tweeted, “If you’re looking for more rock after the Motley Crue [and] Alice Cooper show in Nashville ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS KISS, Ozzy, Grateful Dead and more. Former KISS drummer Peter Criss, a breast cancer survivor, will walk in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey this Sunday. And in other Criss news, he will make an appearance at the All Things That Rock Festival on November 28th and 29th in ... Read More »