Classic Rock News 4/4

Paul Stanley says he cannot imagine starting his music career today.


The image of John Lennon will soon appear on museum-grade figurines.


The release date for the Queen bio-pic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been moved up from December 25th to November 2nd.


The David Bowie statue recently erected was marked with graffiti two days after it was unveiled.


Ann Wilson will induct The Moody Blues into the Rock Hall of Fame, and they just released a live Days of Future Passed.


Songwriter Desmond Child, whose catalog includes hits for Bon Jovi (“Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name”), KISS (“I Was Made for Lovin’ You”) and Aerosmith (“Dude (Looks Like a Lady,” “Angel”) will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award at the Pop Music Awards April 23th in Los Angeles. Past recipients include Paul McCartneyJames TaylorStevie Wonder and Tom Petty.


Sammy Hagar has announced the details of his fifth annual Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit on May 15th at the Fillmore in San Francisco.


Chrissie Hynde will have a book of her oil paintings, Adding the Blue, published in September.


Neal Schon says his upcoming album, Universe, will contain instrumental versions of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” and “Third Stone From the Sun.”


Night Ranger have joined Roger DaltreyDave Davies and Kansas in the lineup for next February’s Rock Legends Cruise.


Yoko Ono has long been criticized for her singing, but apparently one of her songs is good enough for a national TV commercial. PetSmart is using “Yes, I’m Your Angel” off of Double Fantasy in a new spot.


Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore says he is not a fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Bob Seger is still recovering from surgery as his Runaway Tour continues to be on hold.


The hospital and doctor that treated Glenn Frey have asked that the lawsuit filed by his widow be dismissed.


Ronnie Wood says he is cancer-free.


Five of Bob Marley‘s sons and two grandsons will perform at the Kaya Festival in San Bernardino, California on April 28th and 29th:


A VIDEO FOR DESSERT!

Weird Al covers Neil Young and makes his guitar playing debut:

 

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