U2 Give Backstage Tour Of Innocence Trek


U2 gave a tour of their Innocence + Experience set to CBS’ Sunday Morning program over the weekend. The set requires 24 semi-trucks to transport, and much of the equipment, notes the Edge, belongs to him. He says that his gear includes “antique amps” and “Guitar World,” a trove of instruments stored under the stage because “every guitar in the show has to have a spare.”More »


Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Says He Never Like Tie-Die


The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir has opened up about the band’s signature style and says that he was never a fan of the tie-dye shirts and dancing bears. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Weir admitted that it was never his choice to bring the signature hippy style to the band and recounts its origin. “I don’t much relate to the dancing bears, for instance.”More »


Pete Townshend Working On A Novel To Be Published In 2016


The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says that, following the completion of the band’s 50th anniversary tour, he’ll be working on his “magnum opus,” which will include the publication of a “short novel.” “Celebrating 50 years of the Who also allows me to celebrate 52 years of life as a commercial songwriter (my first song, ‘It Was You,’ was published in early 1963),” he said.More »


Paul McCartney And Dave Grohl Perform ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ In London


Paul McCartney was joined by Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl for a rendition of “I Saw Her Standing There,” during a gig at London’s O2 Arena over the weekend. The cut came at the end of Macca’s first encore and featured Grohl playing rhythm guitar and sharing a mic with the Beatles legend. The pair have also previously hooked up on the collab “Cut Me Some Slack.”More »


Jon Bon Jovi Debuts New Song At Rutgers Commencement


Jon Bon Jovi debuted a new song, “Reunion,” during a recent graduation ceremony at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Bon Jovi hoped to encourage the graduates with the new song, which he claims he only played once before – “for the chancellor in the back dressing room,” he said. “This isn’t how the story ends, my friends, it’s just a fork along the road,” he sang.More »


Queen’s Brian May Says Adam Lambert ‘Doesn’t Want To Be With Us All The Time’


Sorry Queen fans, guitarist Brian May says that the band are not working on a new album because singer Adam Lambert “doesn’t want to be with us all the time.” “[A new album] is not coming along, no we’re not doing that,” May told Gigwise. “Not at the moment anyway, we might do. At the moment we’re watching with interest while Adam pursues his solo career . . .”More »


Gregg Allman To Release New Live Album And DVD In August


Gregg Allman has announced plans to release a new album and DVD, Live: Back to Macon, GA this summer, which was recorded during a January 14, 2014 performance at the Grand Opera House. The two-disc album and DVD include much of the same material; the video also features some interviews with Allman, who recorded the shows with his eight-piece solo band in front of an intimate crowd.More »