Mark Mayfield

The ‘Heart’ Of Led Zeppelin?

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LED ZEPPELIN: Their Magic Woman? Ann Wilson says she would entertain singing in Led Zeppelin if she were available. Ann Wilson was recently asked if she would ever entertain the thought of fronting a band with Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. And she’s game. She said, “Hypothetically, if they ever needed a lead singer and Heart was ... Read More »

2015 Tour?

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PAUL McCARTNEY: Out There Again in 2015 He says he plans to tour in 2015. Paul McCartney will turn 73 next June but he obviously has no plans of slowing down. He says, “We haven’t gotten any concrete plans except in April, I think we’re going back to Japan.” These will be the make-up dates for the shows he canceled ... Read More »

Top Earners.

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EAGLES: Millions Fly Into Their Account The band was the top earning classic rock act of 2014. Forbes recently published its list of the top money earners of 2014, and among classic rock acts, the Eagles flew above them all with $100 million between June 2013 and June 2014. The article says, “The History of the Eagles tour helped the ... Read More »

Live Dates.

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AC/DC: Europe First The band has announced the first live dates in support of Rock or Bust. Unless there are plans for a short U.S. leg first, AC/DC will kick off the Rock or Bust tour in Europe. The first date is May 5th in The Netherlands, followed by 12 shows through July 22nd in Finland. They’ll be doing arenas ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Bruce Springsteen, Kansas and more. This week’s series finale of Sons of Anarchy featured Bruce Springsteen‘s “Adam Raised a Cain.” Kansas have posted another clip from their forthcoming documentary, Miracles Out of Nowhere, on their Facebook page. This one is about their first meeting with record executive Don Kirshner, who signed them to their first deal. The ... Read More »

Civic Duty

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SAMMY HAGAR: Honorable Red Rocker The singer swears in the Mayor of Roseville, California. Sammy Hagar made a special appearance Tuesday in Roseville, California. No, it wasn’t at his Sammy’s Island Bar and Grill, which is in the city’s downtown district, but rather at the Roseville Theater where he administered the oath of office to Mayor Carol Garcia. She chose the ... Read More »

On Broadway To Stay?

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STING: A Longer Stay on the Ship He extends his Broadway run for two weeks. Sting must be enjoying his time on Broadway. The producers of his musical The Last Ship announced on Thursday that his run in the role of Jackie White has been extended for two weeks. He’ll now appear in the show through January 24th. Sting joined ... Read More »

Bad Blood.

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CREEDENCE: He Said, Now They Say Doug Clifford and Stu Cook explain why they’re suing John Fogerty. The war of words and lawsuits between the former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival continues. Drummer Doug Clifford and bassist Stu Cook issued a response to John Fogerty‘s recent statement that “No lawyers, lawsuits or angry ex–band members will stop me ever again from singing my ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Paul Stanley, Sting, Bret Michaels and more. Bret Michaels‘ Pet Rock line for dogs and cats has hit the $50-million mark in sales in less than three years. One-time KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent is auctioning off everything from instruments to memorabilia to the copyrights of 21 songs that appeared on two Vinnie Vincent Invasion albums — their ... Read More »

Interesting Analysis.

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ELTON & THE BEATLES: Who Is Sophisticated and Who Isn’t? The Mirror compiles a list of who has the most and least sophisticated lyrics. The Mirror conducted a study to see who has some of the most sophisticated lyrics and Elton John ranks pretty high, thanks to his long-time lyricist, Bernie Taupin. The British paper used algorithms designed to measure ... Read More »