Queen Debut Their Official App Queen: Play The Game


Queen have teamed up with developers Soshi Games to deliver a new official band app, titled Queen: Play the Game. The app, out now for iOS and Android devices, offers what Soshi promises to be “beautiful imagery from Queen’s official archive, re-sampled sounds from all the hits and many recordings you may not have heard.”More »


Thin Lizzy Almost Didn’t Release ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’


Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham reveals that the band came close to cutting their biggest hit single “The Boys Are Back In Town.” “Back then, you picked 10 songs and went with those because of the time restrictions of vinyl. We recorded 15 songs, and of the 10 we picked, that wasn’t one of them,” he tells Classic Rock. “But then the management heard it and said, ‘No.'”More »


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 »