Mark Mayfield

2112 Anniversary Edition.


RUSH: 2112 Vinyl Gets a Hologram The classic logo from the cover of band’s 1976 album will appear when you play the vinyl! The next vinyl reissue marking Rush‘s 40th anniversary will sound good — and look pretty cool, too. The 2112 reissue, due out March 17th, will feature a hologram on the vinyl. The hand-drawn hologram of the “Red ... Read More »

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Amazing Blue Oyster Cult!


BLUE OYSTER CULT: Spring Dates Announced They’ve added more shows to their itinerary — including a pair of dates with Kansas. Blue Oyster Cult have added more shows to their upcoming spring tour. It kicks off March 13th in San Jose, California and wraps up with a pair of dates with Kansas — May 29th in Springfield, Massachusetts and May ... Read More »

New/Old Mac.


FLEETWOOD MAC: Three Founders Live With Mayall Coming John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967, featuring Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, is due in April. Historic recordings featuring three founding members of Fleetwood Mac performing together in the months before they started the band — and eight years before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined — will be released on ... Read More »

Getting Physical Again…


LED ZEPPELIN: Getting Physical…Again The band reissues Physical Graffiti today (Tuesday), 40 years to the day after its original release. Led Zeppelin‘s studio album re-issue campaign continues today with the re-release of their sixth album, Physical Graffiti, 40 years to the day after its original release (February 24th, 1975). Like the previous five re-issues last year, Physical Graffiti has been ... Read More »

Lawsuit Win.


BOB MARLEY: Family Wins Appeal Over Image Use A federal appeals court has upheld a 2011 decision concerning the late reggae legend’s trademark. The Bob Marley family has prevailed against the appeal of a lawsuit concerning the merchandising of the late reggae legend’s image. In 2008 the family sued A.V.E.L.A. for creating shirts with the singer’s image and selling them through ... Read More »

Bad Blood.


BLACK CROWES: Brotherly Non-Love Chris Robinson says he and his brother Rich “never really had much of a relationship.” Ex-Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson isn’t holding back on how he feels about his brother Rich and the band. In a new interview with The Huffington Post, Chris says that he and the guitarist, who is three years younger, haven’t been on ... Read More »

Icon Damaged.


U2: The Joshua Tree Loses a Limb A blog reports that a branch of the tree photographed on the inside cover of the iconic album has been sawed off. A U2 blog recently reported that the Joshua tree that appears on the inside cover of the iconic album of the same name has been vandalized. A member of the band’s ... Read More »

Solo CD?


ZZ TOP: Cuba Leads to Solo Album? Billy Gibbons says he’s been writing Cuban-influenced songs ahead of a trip there in June. ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons is looking to do a solo album — with a Cuban influence. Gibbons is headed to the island nation in June for a jazz summit and he’s been working on new material inspired by ... Read More »



DEF LEPPARD: Album’s Not Done…Yet Singer Joe Elliott says finishing it is all on his shoulders now. Joe Elliott says Def Leppard had two reasons to delay the release of its new album until later this year, when the band is well into its summer tour. One is that the band got offers from different labels, so it decided to ... Read More »

No Bookie Wookie.


JUDAS PRIEST: Don’t Expect a Book From Rob The frontman says he has no interest in writing an autobiography. Don’t expect to see Judas Priest singer Rob Halford pitching an autobiography anytime soon. While it seems Halford’s life as a closeted singer in a heavy metal band and his eventual coming out in 1998 would make for a rock book ... Read More »