Classic Rock Music News 5/23

U2 have upset pro-life fans over their support to repeal the eighth amendment of the Ireland constitution.

Robert Plant joined his favorite soccer team for a special celebration and a two-song set.

British Grove Studios in London has been a successful business undertaking for Mark Knopfler.

The Glenn Frey career-spanning box set, Above the Clouds: The Collection, is out.

A new book, ‘Fare Thee Well,’ chronicles what the Grateful Dead members have been doing for the 20 years since the death of Jerry Garcia.

Boz Scaggs will release “Out of the Blues” on July 27th.

Paul McCartney tops the Sunday Times Rich List of the richest musicians in the UK with $1.1B.

Neil Young says he’s leaving Facebook and Twitter soon and will just use his Archives site.

The next photography book from Bryan Adams focuses on the plight of those down on their luck in England.

Roger Daltrey has previewed another song off his new album, “As Long As I Have You”, which will be out on June 1st.

The PBS Soundstage special with Chicago will be released on CD and DVD June 29th.

Nancy Wilson of Heart talked about helping Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament financially before Pearl Jam got started.

Def Leppard will launch their own beer brand near the start of their upcoming tour with Journey.

Foghat drummer Roger Earl has set up a crowdfunding campaign at and is taking pre-orders for “Shaken and Stirred”, the debut album by his own side project Earl and the Agitators All Star Band.

A buy-a-brick fundraiser is being held to support the new project at the site of Liverpool, England’s Strawberry Field. The former Salvation Army home that inspired the classic Beatles song is being turned into a learning center for people with developmental challenges.

Burton Cummings is sidelined after being in a car wreck recently in L.A.

Sammy Hagar held his fifth Acoustic-4-a-Cure pediatric cancer benefit earlier this month.

Joe Elliott says Def Leppard will follow up their tour with Journey by heading back into the studio for a new album.

Three contest winners recently got to tour Metallica‘s San Rafael, CA Headquarters with James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett as their guides.

Drummer Steven Adler says Axl Rose‘s manager is the one person who could make a reunion of the original Guns N Roses.


Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is releasing a solo album.  “For the Love of Metal” will be available on July 27th.

Season three of A&E Network’s “Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour” is set to premiere on June 13th. On the new season, Ozzy is anxious to hit the road to escape the stress of planning his final solo world tour, and will be joined by his daughter Kelly Osbourne. The three Osbournes have not appeared in a regularly scheduled television series since the wildly successful MTV reality series “The Osbournes” ended in 2005.

Elton John brought his “Million Dollar Piano” residency in Las Vegas to a close last week.

Combined with his previous residency, The Red Piano, which debuted in 2004, EJ did 450 performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a total audience of more than 1.8 million. That’s the most shows he’s performed in one venue.

He did 243 Red Piano shows and 207 Million Dollar Piano performances.  The Million Dollar Piano run started in 2011 and featured 20 songs from 11 albums and one non-album single.

Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story, which includes “Maggie May,” has been reissued on purple vinyl in an edition of 2000.




Our own Kelly McCoy is up for adoption to help benefit the Humane Educational Society!

4:20 Flashback: 747

4:20 Flashback: 747

This bands personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile, 2016.