The jacket worn by Ringo Starr in the Beatles’s film Help! sold for $46,500 at Boston’s RR Auction over the weekend. The double-breasted black wool number went to an unnamed “top rock ‘n’ roll collector in Rhode Island.” According to the seller, the jacket features soft gray vertical line patterns and a keystone layout of six black buttons.More »
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan used at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago returned to the fest on its first day over the weekend. In 2013, the guitar was bought at auction for $913,000 by Jim Irsay, owner of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. “[Dylan’s guitar] is such an important part of musical history, and Dylan was our generation’s Shakespeare, so it’s our way to give back.”More »
Roger Waters performed an acoustic set at the Newport Folk Festival with My Morning Jacket as his backing band over the weekend. The boys played a set of Pink Floyd classics (“Wish You Were Here,” “Mother,” “Brain Damage,” “Eclipse”), a couple of Waters’ solo cuts (“Amused to Death,” “The Bravery of Being out of Range”) and even a couple covers.More »
Win the Sound Warehouse & Rockford Fosgate – Rockin’ Summer Giveaway including a new Rockford Fosgate Flying V guitar, 4 tickets and Arrow VIP passes to Def Leppard September 28th at USANA Amphitheater. Stop by any Arrow event or live broadcast to guess the number of guitar picks inside the Rockford Fosgate Flying V guitar case – closest number wins!
Billy Joel and Elton John have reportedly smoothed things over after several years of bitter media feuding. Billy opened up about the dust up to Entertainment Weekly and says they actually patched things up ages ago. “We made up a long time ago,” he told Entertainment Weekly.More »
Enter to win tickets to see Kansas August 6 at the Kenley Amphihteater in Layton!
Eddie Hardin, former Spencer Davis Group and Axis Point member, has died at the age of 66. Hardin first released a single with A Wild Uncertainty in the mid-1960s before he joined the Spencer Davis Group. During this time the lineup of the Spencer Davis Group was in the midst of changing after Steve Winwood and his brother Muff left the group.More »
Led Zeppelin have released a previously unreleased version of their track “When The Levee Breaks,” alternatively titled “If It Keeps On Raining.” The alternate recording appears on the reissue of 1982 album Coda, released after drummer John Bonham’s death. The mix was recorded at London’s Island Studios in November 1970.More »
Keith Richards hit Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village recently to host a listening party to Crosseyed Heart, his first solo album in 23 years. After several minutes, Monte Lipman, Chairman and CEO of Republic Records, introduced Richards, who kept his speech brief.More »