The Midnight Ramble, the intimate concerts Levon Helm of the Band held in his Woodstock, N.Y. barn, are continuing, even though the drummer and singer passed away on April 19. The shows resumed May 26, with the second taking place on June 8.
Who knows what rare and valuable records could be sitting on your shelves. A list on New York radio station WCBS-FM’s website uncovers some classic albums and singles that may look like they are run-of-the-mill, but are actually worth a good chunk of change.
Few classic albums in rock history have as famous a backstory as Fleetwood Mac‘s 1977 album, ‘Rumours.’ Ken Caillat, who co-produced the album with the band and Richard Dashut, has written a book, ‘Making ‘Rumours:’ The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album,’ designed to clear up some of the, well, rumors about what took place during the sessions for the album.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse are going back on the road for the first time since 2004. Beginning Oct. 3 in Windsor, Ontario, they will play arenas 23 cities across North America before finishing up on Dec. 4 in Bridgeport, Ct. Young will also co-headline the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival with Metallica on Aug. 10-12.
A three-year battle to preserve Ringo Starr‘s childhood home has resulted in a victory. The small house in the Dingle section of Liverpool had been on a list of houses to be demolished as part of an urban renewal project, but a campaign started by local Beatles fans has saved No. 9 Madryn Street from the bulldozer.
The Memphis crypt that briefly housed Elvis Presley‘s body could be your final resting place for the right price. Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills will auction off the crypt as part of a two-day sale of rock memorabilia called “Music Icons” that will take place on June 23-24.
The eighth season of ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’ kicked off with flames tonight (May 28) on the A&E Network, as the Demon’s new wife, Shannon Tweed, set his prized photo collection of previous sexual conquests on fire.
Percussionist Drew Hester has left Chicago. The veteran rock band posted the news on its website today (May 27), citing Hester’s decision to return to his “primary passion of playing drums” as the reason.
Queen drummer Roger Taylor put to rest the rumors that Queen, with Freddie Mercury appearing via hologram, would be appearing at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, which are taking place in London this summer. In a recent interview, Taylor said the idea was brought up, but ultimately rejected.
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