Mark Mayfield



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 »

New Musical.


EDDIE MONEY: Bio Musical Opens Tonight on Long Island The life story of the “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” hit-maker has been turned into a stage musical. Eddie Money has brought his life story back home. Two Tickets to Paradise — The Musical opens a limited engagement tonight (Friday) at the Madison Theater of Molloy College on ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS J. Geils, Yes, Robert Plant and more. House Party Live in Germany, The J. Geils Band‘s 1979 performance on the German TV show Rockpalast, will be released on CD and DVD on February 24th. Donny Osmond covers songs by Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and others on his new album, The Soundtrack of My Life. The ... Read More »

Stevie Speaks!


STEVIE NICKS: You’re So Vain She’s on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone. Stevie Nicks is the cover girl on the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands Friday, and as she’s been doing recently, she really opens up about her personal life. Here are some highlights: On her past drug use: “All of us were drug ... Read More »

Replacement For Rudd?


AC/DC: Really? No Rudd? No surprise that it is highly unlikely Phil Rudd will drum for AC/DC at the Grammy Awards. Australia’s International Business Times is reporting that AC/DC will be without drummer Phil Rudd when they do their first-ever performance on the Grammy Awards, February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With all due respect to this ... Read More »

May’s Message.


QUEEN: Put the Phone Down and Listen     Brian May says the true concert experience is paying attention to the performance. Queen guitarist Brian May can’t understand why anyone attends a concert if all they’re going to do is take photos with their phones. He says, “If you go to a concert and you spend the whole time looking at ... Read More »

In Theaters.


AEROSMITH: On the Big Screen Concert from last June to be shown in theaters in February. Aerosmith‘s performance last year at the Download Festival at Donnington Park in Leicestershire, England will be shown on the big screen next month. Aerosmith Rocks Donnington 2014 will be screened in theaters nationwide on February 26th. Aerosmith will be back on the road this summer. Read More »