Rolling Stones Announce Release of Two New Songs Via Greatest Hits Album
This fall the Rolling Stones will re-release a significant portion of their hits catalog with a muli-disc greatest album called ‘Grrr!’ The band announced three-disc and four-disc options, allowing fans to snag up to 80 of their most important and best known works, plus two new songs cut specifically for this project.
John Lennon’s Killer Would Prefer to Stay in Prison
Last week, Mark David Chapman was denied parole for a seventh straight time since serving the minimum of his 20 year to life sentence for shooting Beatle John Lennon. That seems to be what he wants. The convicted killer says that if were granted parole he would “probably stay right where I’m at.”
Original Gordon Lightfoot Bassist John Stockfish Dead at 69
John Stockfish, the bassist responsible for the well-known riff that carried Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Sundown’ to success internationally, has died. According to the Windsor Star, the musician was buried in Mississauga today (Aug. 30) after dying in his hometown of Windsor, Ont. on Aug. 20 of natural causes.
Rolling Stones Begin Recording in Paris
The Rolling Stones have begun recording music — presumably new music — to mark their 50th anniversary. Mick Jagger tweeted a photo on Thursday of him sitting on a drum stool, holding a telecaster in front of a few racks of guitars and amplifiers. The band was also photographed entering or leaving a recording studio in Paris two days earlier.
Peter Gabriel Plans Five Disc Box Set to Celebrate ‘So’ Album’s 25th Anniversary
Peter Gabriel has remastered his 1986 album ‘So’ and added live footage and bonus tracks to create a five-disc boxset to be released in October. ‘So (25th Anniversary Immersion Box)’ will be available on Oct. 23, according to Amazon.
Elton John Calls Madonna a ‘Fairground Stripper’
Elton John is holding nothing back in his opinion of Madonna. The famous pop singer took a swipe at John’s son Zachary’s godmother, and he hasn’t forgotten about it. “She’s been so horrible to Gaga,” he told an Australian television show called ‘Sunday Night‘ on Sunday night, referring to Lady Gaga.
Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dies
Jon Lord, the founder and influential keyboardist of Deep Purple has died. According to his website, the 71-year-old suffered a pulmonary embolism on Monday (July 16), after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by family at the London Clinic at the time of his death.
Mick Jagger Says The Rolling Stones Weren’t Ready to Play the Olympics
In addition to Keith Moon, the Rolling Stones are another high-profile act forced to turn down a chance to play the 2012 Olympics in London. The games begin next weekend, with ceremonies to include Paul McCartney and Blur. Mick Jagger says his band wasn’t stage ready.
The Rolling Stones Confirm They Are Rehearsing for a Tour
Rollings Stones guitarist Keith Richards is once again talking about the potential of a full tour for the band, without giving away too many details. He confirms reports that the Stones have been rehearsing with an eye on their 50th anniversary — which is today (July 12) — but they don’t have dates just yet.
Elton John to Be Honored for Helping Poland’s Anti-Communist Movement
Elton John will be in Poland this weekend accepting the Medal of Gratitude for his part in bringing down the Communist regime that ruled the country until 1989. He’ll receive the award from former president Lech Walesa during his concert in Sopot.
Graham Nash Talks About What Fans Can Expect From New CSN Tour, DVD
Crosby, Stills and Nash are on the road again and couldn’t be happier. In an interview with radio station Big 100.3‘s Lisa Berigan, Graham Nash shared that the band is energized and in great shape. He reminded listeners that the only year the band didn’t tour was when David Crosby was in jail.
Bob Seger’s House Burglarized, Family Friend Arrested
The Gibson Les Paul that Bob Seger holds on the cover of his 1994 ‘Greatest Hits’ album was stolen from the rocker’s house in August, along with personal items like a Rolex and autographed Shaquille O’Neal sneakers. A family friend who had attended a party at the house has now been arrested.