Mark Mayfield

All Over?

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BLACK CROWES: Drummer Doubts There’s a Future Promoting the debut by his other band Trigger Hippy, Steve Gorman says he’d be surprised if the Crowes return. Longtime Black Crowes fans may find this hard to handle. The group has been on hiatus since their tour ended last year, with the members all doing their own things. And drummer Steve Gorman, ... Read More »

Solo Recordings.

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AEROSMITH: Tyler Heading Out on His Own     Steven says he will start working on his debut album in January. Steven Tyler says he will finally start working on his long-talked-about first solo album next year. During a Twitter chat on Friday he said, “I’m going down to Nashville [in] January, February, March, April to write and see what ... Read More »

His Way.

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TOM PETTY: Does It His Way     He did not want to hit the road until his latest album was done. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are down to the last three dates on this first leg of their tour in support of Hypnotic Eye. Petty tells us that, unlike he has done in the past, he wanted the ... Read More »


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IN OTHER NEWS Springsteen, Starr, Sixx and more. Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has sold his home in Calabasas, California for $2,409,000. The spread has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, hardwood floors, an office, a loft and a music room/home theater, an in-ground pool and a spa and barbecue center with fireplace and pizza oven. He and his new wife, Courtney ... Read More »

Gene Vincent Tribute.

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MOODY BLUES: A Question of Be-Bop-a-Lula Bassist John Lodge is taking part in a Gene Vincent tribute album. Moody Blues bassist John Lodge was recently in the studio recording a song for a Gene Vincent tribute album called The Black Leather Rebel. A very young Lodge crossed paths with the early American rock and roller in 1964 when Vincent moved ... Read More »

Lawsuit Continues…


CHEAP TRICK: No One Is Surrendering A judge rules that the lawsuit filed by former drummer Bun E. Carlos against the band can move forward. A U.S. District Judge has rejected a motion by the lawyers for Cheap Trick to dismiss a lawsuit by founding member and former drummer Bun E. Carlos, whose real name is Brad Carlson. Bun E. ... Read More »

Bowling Benefit.


RONNIE JAMES DIO: Stand Up and Bowl His widow hosts Celebrity Rock ‘N Bowl in L.A. next Thursday to raise money for the T.J. Martell Foundation. Ronnie James Dio‘s widow, Wendy Dio, is hosting a Celebrity Rock ‘N Bowl fundraiser in L.A. next Thursday to raise money for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s efforts to find a cure for cancer. Among ... Read More »


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IN OTHER NEWS Beatles, Stones and Zeppelin Jimmy Page will take part in a question-and-answer session for the new expanded version of his photo autobiography, Jimmy Page, on October 15th at London’s Cadogan Hall. Paul McCartney performed “I Saw Her Standing There” at Barbara Walters‘s 85th birthday party on Saturday in New York. Macca’s wife, Nancy Shevell, is Barbara’s second ... Read More »

Super Deluxe.


VELVET UNDERGROUND: Historic Third Album the Heart of a Super Deluxe Reissue Five discs of additional material turn the 45th anniversary re-issue of The Velvet Underground‘s self-titled third album into something special. The Velvet Underground‘s legendary third album will be reissued November 24th in a Super Deluxe Edition in honor of its 45th anniversary. The self-titled set marks the arrival ... Read More »

Tour Begins.


FLEETWOOD MAC: 1998 All Over Again The band has started its first tour with Christine McVie in 16 years. The most successful line-up of Fleetwood Mac came back together on stage Tuesday night in Minneapolis for the start of their first tour in 16 years. With Christine McVie on keyboards and vocals, the band did a 24-song set that started, ... Read More »