Mark Mayfield

Pleased With Results.


BOB SEGER: Firing on All Cylinders     He is very pleased with the way his Silver Bullet Band is playing on his Ride Out tour. Bob Seger is eight shows into his Ride Out tour and he very pleased with the way he is singing and his Silver Bullet Band is sounding. “[They are] so good,” says Seger. “I’m ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Airplane, Allman Brother, Styx, The Beatles and more. Original Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen will release his next solo album, Ain’t in No Hurry, on February 17th. He’ll follow it with a solo tour into March. Richie Sambora will perform John Lennon‘s “Happy Xmas/War Is Over” with the choir from the School of Rock ... Read More »

Back At It.


DEF LEPPARD: Back to Work Joe Elliott has been in the studio tinkering with the band’s next album. Joe Elliott was in the studio this week working on the next Def Leppard album. He says, “We’re back on it now and hoping to get it finished by early spring.” As for guitarist Vivian Campbell, who is recuperating from stem cell ... Read More »

Grammy Nominations.


U2 & TOM PETTY: Grammy Nominees Their latest releases are up for Best Rock Album. For fans of rock artists who rose to prominence in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s, the Grammy Awards in February have very little to offer. When the nominees were announced Friday, only a small group of those artists were recognized. U2 and Tom ... Read More »

Fan Letter…To Their Father?


HEART: Dad Was No Barracuda Ann and Nancy Wilson share a letter from a fan about their dad on their website. Ann and Nancy Wilson recently received a letter from a fan — a fan of their father. John Wilson was a teacher at Ringdall Junior High School in Bellevue, Washington in the early ’70s, and while the student, David ... Read More »



PHIL COLLINS: Cancels Rare Performance He was only supposed to be performing three or four songs, but an illness kept him from taking the stage at all. Having already announced that his appearance at Saturday’s fundraiser for his Little Dreams Foundation during Miami’s Art Basel would be brief and semi-acoustic, Phil Collins was unable to do even that due to ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Macca, Grammys and more. Nominees for the Grammy Awards, which will be held February 8th in Los Angeles, will be announced tomorrow (Friday) morning and throughout the day. The Album of the Year category will be kept secret until tomorrow night’s (Friday) CBS-TV special, A Very Grammy Christmas. According to, Paul McCartney is no longer the ... Read More »



BRIAN MAY: Help Keep the Earth From Going Boom The Queen guitarist and astrophysicist has announced that June 30th will be Asteroid Day. Astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May announced on Wednesday at the Asteroid Awareness Press Conference in London that June 30th will be Asteroid Day. The goal of the day is to heighten awareness of the asteroid hazard ... Read More »

Maiden England.


IRON MAIDEN: Trooper Invasion The band’s beer will expand its reach in the U.S. in 2015. Iron Maiden‘s Trooper beer will expand its reach in the U.S. market starting in January. The beer’s brewer is making 300,000 tall boy cans to distribute here. Singer Bruce Dickinson tells the Manchester Evening News that cans are much easier thank bottles to market ... Read More »

For The Fans.


RANDY RHOADS: Family Holds Birthday Open House The guitar legend is being remembered, and rare memorabilia shown, at his sister’s wine-tasting room in Burbank. Saturday would have been the 58th birthday of the late Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads, and his family continues to celebrate his life and accomplishments. From Thursday through Sunday, Randy’s older sister, Kathy ... Read More »