One of the reasons for Sammy Hagar’s longstanding appeal is that nobody onstage has as much fun as he does. Now, he’s got even more reason to smile after hearing the news that Van Halen has postponed more than 30 dates on their 2012 tour.
It’s every young musician’s dream to have a gold or platinum album hanging on their walls. For most people, it requires years of hard work and dedication, but for one lucky collector, it only takes $1,300. That’s the going rate for an RIAA-certified triple platinum award that recently sold on eBay.
In September 2009 a handful of famous British rock musicians, including Robert Plant, performed a concert at London’s O2 Arena as a benefit for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation. A DVD of highlights of the show, which was called “Rockwell,” will be released on June 19 by MVD.
With a new album coming out, Rush are ramping up their publicity machine. On Thursday (May 10) bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee appeared on Real Radio XS in the United Kingdom to talk about ‘Clockwork Angels,’ namely, why it took so long for it to come to fruition.
The death of Booker T. and the MGs bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn has shaken the entire music world, with many rock greats logging on to Twitter to say how much Dunn’s music meant to them. One of those is Slash, who tweeted the message below to his more than 1.5 million followers.
Donal “Duck” Dunn was one of the greatest side
For a band that began their career by putting out 12 albums in the first 15 years of their career, AC/DC have become almost invisible as a studio entity in the ensuing 22 years. Despite still having massive global appeal, they’ve only released three albums since 1990′s ‘The Razor’s Edge,’ and nothing since 2008′s ‘Black Ice.’
A rare poster for Led Zeppelin‘s 1971 tour of Japan has sold for $2,200 on eBay. The poster advertises the tour’s first two dates, at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall on Sept. 23 and 24. Led Zeppelin played three other shows in Japan: Hiroshima on Sept. 27 and Osaka on Sept. 28 and 29. Ticket prices for the shows ranged from 1,500 to 2,700 Yen, which corresponds to $18.80 to $33.85 in 2012 dollars.
A poster of one of the oddities in the Bruce Springsteen‘s pre-fame career recently sold for $650 on eBay. The poster is for the “Ernie the Chickin’ Festival” at Newark State College in Union, N.J. on May 15, 1971. Music was performed by several local acts including the oddly named “Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom with Bruce Springsteen.”
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