Mark Mayfield

Not Impressed.


MEAT LOAF: Feels Today’s Music Lacks Staying Power He isn’t impressed with the contemporary music scene and says there’s a lack of well-written songs. Meat Loaf isn’t happy with today’s recording stars — and expects few to have the kind of long career he’s enjoyed. The Bat Out of Hell star tells Ireland’s Independent newspaper, “Nobody lasts long these days. ... Read More »

Beatles For Sale.


BEATLES: Baby, You Can Drive George’s Car How could one resist George Harrison‘s favorite car? Want to own the Mercedes Benz George Harrison drove for 16 years? Or a drum case used by Ringo Starr while traveling? They’re up for sale from Rock Star Guitars — that’s right, sale not auction. George Harrison’s other love besides music was cars. While he owned ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Steven Tyler, KISS, Sammy Hagar and more. Steven Tyler sat in with his ex-girlfriend, model-singer Bebe [pr: bee-bee] Buell, and her band, The Nashville Aces, Thursday night at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. He sang and played harmonica on “Bebe’s Boogie (Shake Your Tushie).” They are the parents of actress Liv Tyler. The song that KISS collaborated on with ... Read More »

Journey To Court.


NEAL SCHON: One Expensive Journey Down the Aisle The Journey guitarist is suing the city of San Francisco over an inflated rental fee. Journey guitarist Neal Schon has filed a lawsuit against San Francisco city officials, claiming they quadrupled the rental fee of the city’s Palace of Fine Arts when they learned that his wedding there in 2013 to reality TV ... Read More »



ROLLING STONES: As Trains Go By The spot where Mick and Keith met in 1961 has been commemorated with a plaque. A plaque commemorating the spot where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met, October 17th, 1961, was unveiled this past Thursday at the Dartford Railway Station in Dartford, England. Dartford council member Jeremy Kite says, “Platform 2 has a ... Read More »

Lawsuit Continues.


LED ZEPPELIN: Stairway to L.A.? Lawyers in the band’s current copyright infringement case are fighting over where the trial should be heard. Is the Stairway to Heaven located in Pennsylvania? The Pennsylvania-based lawyers for the trust of Spirit guitarist Randy California in the copyright-infringement lawsuit over Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” are trying to keep the case in Pennsylvania. Zeppelin’s lawyers ... Read More »



GRAMMY AWARDS: All the Winners    All the envelopes have been opened. The winners in all the Grammy categories have now been announced. Sam Smith was the top winner of the night, taking four prizes, including Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Beck, Beyonce, Rosanne Cash and Pharrell Williams each won three. RECORD OF THE YEAR: Sam Smith – “Stay ... Read More »

Back In Back?


AC/DC: Slade Is in for the Tour Too The band’s former drummer has re-upped not just for the Grammy Awards, but for the 2015 tour. Not only is former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade back in the band for their performance on the Grammy Awards, he’ll also be on board for their Rock or Bust tour. Slade, whose first tour of duty in AC/DC ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Bruce Springsteen, Rush and Yes The Lakewood Blue Claws, the single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies based in Lakewood, New Jersey, will change their name to the Bruce Claws on July 25th as they hold a Bruce Springsteen appreciation night at the ballpark. The shells of Neil Peart‘s drum kit on the upcoming Rush 40th anniversary tour ... Read More »

From Tokyo To You.


VAN HALEN: And Wait, There’s More They’ll reissue their first six albums in the spring. Not only will Van Halen release their first-ever live album with David Lee Roth next month, they’ve also remastered their first six studio albums, and those will be out in the spring. The live album, which we reported on earlier this week, is titled Tokyo Dome Live in ... Read More »