Epping, N.H. can no longer be described as a “sleepy little town,” mainly because nobody has been able to get to sleep thanks to Joyce Coffey. The 53-year old woman was arrested three times in one day earlier this week for blasting music, which included AC/DC‘s ‘Highway to Hell,’ according to the Union Leader.
One of the toughest things a classic rock artist has to deal with is working up a new batch of songs only to have the press focus exclusively on your past. Slash has found a way to ensure that the focus is on his most recent work and not Guns N’ Roses, by limiting discussion about it.
Back in January, Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation for use in Los Angeles public schools. In a new interview, Felice Mancini, the foundation’s executive director, explains how the transfer took place.
Often when a band breaks up, they take a handful of years off, then get back together for a tour. If that works well, then they get back into the studio for a new album. The Scorpions have subverted that formula, first by deciding not to break up, but also by announcing that they are working on a new album.
Billy Corgan’s war of words against, oh, pretty much everything continues. This time, while appearing last week (June 29) on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight,’ the Smashing Pumpkins‘ auteur set his sights on the American public, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Neil Peart of Rush is not only one of rock’s most unique lyricists, but his verbal dexterity translates to prose, as well. Since 1996, he has written five books detailing his travels, both on tour and his personal journeys. An autographed copy of his most recent book, 2011′s ‘Far and Away: A Prize Every Time,’ recently sold for $187.00 on eBay.
Hollywood’s Avalon Theater will be the venue for the 2nd annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala. The event will take place on October 31, 2012, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills recently held the estate auction of guitarist and innovator Les Paul. The two-day auction brought in nearly $5 million for the Les Paul Foundation, a charity founded by the legend to support music education, engineering, innovation and medical research.
Guitarist Zakk Wylde says that he’s pretty much the same outrageous guy he’s always been (of course if he wasn’t, he’d probably have to change his name to Zakk Mylde), only now he’s doing it sober. In a new interview, he opens up about his drinking and what it took to quit.
Given that Rush has been around since 1968, with the current lineup having been in place since 1974, it would seem to the outsider that they’ve always been best mates. But that hasn’t always been the case. In a recent interview, bassist/singer Geddy Lee talks about how he was once fired from the band.
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