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‘AC/DC Pinball Rocks’ – App Review

‘AC/DC Pinball Rocks’ – App Review | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Music and visuals from throughout AC/DC's career have have somehow been jammed into an impressive 3D pinball game for your iPhone and iPad entitled,...
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Jon Bon Jovi Not Dead, Despite Internet Rumor

Jon Bon Jovi Not Dead, Despite Internet Rumor | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Jon Bon Jovi would like his fans to know that he is not dead, despite a nasty rumor to that effect which spread around the internet like wildfire today.
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Top 5 Pink Floyd Christmas Lights Displays

Top 5 Pink Floyd Christmas Lights Displays | #classicrock | Scoop.it

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas — and a Pink Christmas at that! Holiday lights displays set to rock 'n' roll music are all the rage these days — check out our feature on awesome AC/DC light shows if you don't believe us — and Pink Floyd's spacey, psychedelic jams are the perfect sonic companion to a well-orchestrated show of brightly-colored, pretty flickering lights. With that in mind, we searched high and low for the best Pink Floyd Christmas lights displays we could find, some of which we think are flat-out stunning:

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Peter Frampton: ‘We Left The Mistakes’ On ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’

Peter Frampton: ‘We Left The Mistakes’ On ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ | #classicrock | Scoop.it
ou’ve probably heard the joke over the years that all live albums of the ’70s were actually born in the studio and in some cases, there’s a lot of truth to that statement. But if you’re talking about ‘Frampton Comes Alive!,’ Peter Frampton would like you to know that nearly every minute of one of the biggest selling albums of the ’70s is indeed completely “live” as advertised on the cover.

 

St. Louis alternative weekly ‘The Riverfront Times’ recently published a list of ‘Five Other Albums That Should Be Taken On Tour’ to coincide with the announcement of Frampton’s area show scheduled for next March where he will perform ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ in its entirety, something that he has been doing nationwide this year to celebrate the album’s 35th anniversary.

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ZZ Top Enjoying ‘Luxury of Extra Time’ While Making New Album

ZZ Top Enjoying ‘Luxury of Extra Time’ While Making New Album | #classicrock | Scoop.it
ZZ Top have released a hefty update on the progress of their long-awaited new album courtesy of an in-person interview that Billy Gibbons gave recently to David Fricke from Rolling Stone.

 

Gibbons says that “presently, it would be safe to say that spring of the year 2012” looks like a probable moment when we’ll finally be able to get our hands on the new album. Producer Rick Rubin has brought what Gibbons describes as “latitude” to the sessions that made the pacing neither “hurried” or “rushed.”

 

The relaxed approach has given the Texas trio a chance to really consider the work they’re putting down in the studio. “We consider it a big bonus, the luxury of extra time. [You] go back and check it out and sure enough…you turn that sudden right corner that was unexpected and you say ‘wait a minute, let’s keep this extra piece.”
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers Lead 2012 Class Of Inductees

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers Lead 2012 Class Of Inductees | #classicrock | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses.

 

The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early '90s, best known for hits like "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "November Rain," leads the 2012 class of inductees announced on Wednesday. Also making the cut is the hip-hop trio Beastie Boys; rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro; Donovan; and influential British rock group The Small Faces/The Faces, which included Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
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Kiss ‘Music from the Elder’ Turns Thirty

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Without a doubt the weirdest record Kiss ever made, the critically trashed and commercially stillborn 1981 concept album ‘Music from the Elder,’ turns thirty years old this week.

 

The album was recorded at an extremely troubled time in the band’s career. Their ’70s reign as kings of sold-out arena shows had suddenly dried up, partially because two pop- and disco- influenced records (1979′s ‘Dynasty’ and 1980′s ‘Unmasked) alienated their original fans and failed to connect with the mainstream.

 

In addition, founding drummer Peter Criss had recently publicly departed the group, and lead guitarist Ace Frehley was threatening to do the same.

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Jethro Tull Not Included on Ian Anderson’s ‘Thick as a Brick’ Tour

Jethro Tull Not Included on Ian Anderson’s ‘Thick as a Brick’ Tour | #classicrock | Scoop.it

ethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is ready to stage live ‘Thick as a Brick‘ performances beginning next April in Europe before it moves to the U.S. in August, but it won’t include performances by the members of Tull.

 

Apparently, so many fans have thought that Anderson’s upcoming ‘Thick as a Brick’ tour, the first to feature the No. 1 album performed in its entirety since 1972, would include the rest of the band that long-time lead guitarist Martin Barre posted a clarification on his personal website.

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‘AC/DC Pinball Rocks’ – App Review

‘AC/DC Pinball Rocks’ – App Review | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Music and visuals from throughout AC/DC's career have have somehow been jammed into an impressive 3D pinball game for your iPhone and iPad entitled,...
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Motley Crue Discuss Heroin Addiction, Jack Daniels With ‘Piers Morgan’

Motley Crue Discuss Heroin Addiction, Jack Daniels With ‘Piers Morgan’ | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Video clips from Friday's Motley Crue appearance on CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight' have surfaced online, showing the band in fine form as they discuss a wide...
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Van Halen Never Slated to Appear on the Grammys – Mystery Band Was The Beach Boys All Along! | Van Halen News Desk

Van Halen Never Slated to Appear on the Grammys – Mystery Band Was The Beach Boys All Along! | Van Halen News Desk | #classicrock | Scoop.it

After all this drama, we can report that we have something to look forward to. We’re hearing that as of two to three weeks ago, Van Halen decided on late January as the time when they will finally officially announce their 2012 album and tour. We will likely not hear any major VH news until then.

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Happy Birthday Ozzy! 63 And Counting!

Happy Birthday Ozzy! 63 And Counting! | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Born 63 years ago today, how could father Jack and mother Lilian have ever guessed the icon that their fourth child, John Michael Osbourne, was to become.
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Clarence Clemons Leaves Behind A Holiday Gift With Two New Christmas Songs

Clarence Clemons Leaves Behind A Holiday Gift With Two New Christmas Songs | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Although we tragically lost the 'Big Man' earlier this year, the lasting legacy of Clarence Clemons can be felt this holiday season with two newly available...
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James Hetfield + the Coawardly Lion – Celeb Look-Alikes

James Hetfield + the Coawardly Lion – Celeb Look-Alikes | #classicrock | Scoop.it

ames Hetfield certainly knows how to put on a fierce face when he’s rocking out onstage with Metallica. See how intense and ferocious he looks? The Cowardly Lion from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ on the other hand, only can barely manage a meek, half-hearted growl.

 

And yet, from the right angle, these two radically different icons are total look-a-likes!

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Will Axl Rose and Slash Reunite at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony?

Will Axl Rose and Slash Reunite at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony? | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Now that Guns N’ Roses are set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the question on everyone’s mind is: Will Axl Rose perform on-stage with Slash and the rest of the group’s former members at the event?

 

Since 1997, Rose has been the only founding member to remain with the band, and in 2009 he told seemed to rule out any possibility of working with Slash again in an interview with Billboard: “What’s clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is.”

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Freddie Mercury and Sacha Baron Cohen – Celeb Look-Alikes

Freddie Mercury and Sacha Baron Cohen – Celeb Look-Alikes | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Late Queen singer Freddie Mercury was known for his flamboyant onstage persona, which included some pretty wild outfits. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen’s character Borat is known for, well … all kinds of wild ridiculousness. Put them together and what do you get? Well, a movie about Freddie Mercury starring Sacha Baron Cohen, for one.

Last year it was announced that Cohen had signed on to portray Mercury in a dramatic feature film focusing on the singer’s years in the spotlight as the frontman of Queen. Producer Graham King has already secured the rights to such Queen classics as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ for the flick, which is slated to hit theaters next year.

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Rush Hurry to Fix ‘Sectors’ Box Set Production Flaws

Rush Hurry to Fix ‘Sectors’ Box Set Production Flaws | #classicrock | Scoop.it

The release of three Rush box sets is more than enough for fans to celebrate, but you might want to hold the confetti for a moment! It turns out that there is a problem with discs in both the Sector 1 and Sector 2 boxes.

 

A statement issued on the band’s website states : “We are aware of some slight technical issues surrounding the CD of ‘Fly By Night’ inside the Sector 1 box set release and the DVD for ‘A Farewell To Kings’ inside the Sector 2 box set that some fans are experiencing. It stems from a production flaw and it is currently being addressed. As soon as production is completed a formal announcement of how to replace the discs will follow shortly. Please be aware that there may be a time delay in shipping and receiving the disc and we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience – Geddy, Alex & Neil”

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David Lee Roth Video Endorses Van Halen Lullaby Album

David Lee Roth Video Endorses Van Halen Lullaby Album | #classicrock | Scoop.it

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth recommends the new album of lullaby versions of the band’s songs to sooth your kid. It probably didn’t hurt that his sister Lisa is responsible for the ‘Rockabye Baby’ series, including the new ‘Renditions of Van Halen’ album.

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Paul McCartney Joined by Ron Wood at Three-Hour London Concert

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Paul McCartney Joined by Ron Wood at Three-Hour London Concert

by: Jeff Giles 33 minutes ago

Roberto Serra/Iguana / Chris Jackson, Getty Images

 

Paul McCartney played his only London gig of 2011 last night (Dec. 5) — and he made it count, delivering a hits-packed, three-hour set to his O2 Arena fans, including several songs he’d never played in the UK before.

But that wasn’t all McCartney had in store for fans: as the evening drew to a close, he told the crowd he had a “surprise” for them before bringing out Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, who joined McCartney for an energetic performance of ‘Get Back.’
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Paul McCartney Calls for Privacy Law After His Phone was Hacked

Paul McCartney Calls for Privacy Law After His Phone was Hacked | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Paul McCartney is speaking out in favor of a privacy law to protect victims of such intrusions as the one he claims he suffered when his phone was hacked by...
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AC/DC: 5 Great Christmas Lights Displays

AC/DC: 5 Great Christmas Lights Displays | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Outdoor Christmas lights displays synchronized to rock 'n' roll have been popular since an enterprising electrical engineer in Mason, Ohio, hooked up thousands of lights outside his house and set them to the tune 'Wizards in Winter' by the...
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Sammy Hagar: Dance of the Electric Hummingbird “A Must-Read for Redheads” | Van Halen News Desk

Sammy Hagar: Dance of the Electric Hummingbird “A Must-Read for Redheads” | Van Halen News Desk | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Here's something different! There's a newly released book which Sammy Hagar calls A MUST-READ for Redheads.
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Bob Seger Details New Album Schedule, 2012 Tour Plans and His Songwriting Methods

Bob Seger Details New Album Schedule, 2012 Tour Plans and His Songwriting Methods | #classicrock | Scoop.it
Bob Seger has announced plans to release a new studio album, and to support that record with a tour. “I will write from January 1 through March 31. I will finish the next record and right now, yes, I will tour with the next record,” Seger tells Ultimate Classic Rock.
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