Tuesday, October 17, 2017

moe.'s Bassist Rob Derhak Completes Cancer Treatment (jambands.com)

moe. bassist Rob Derhak has completed his chemotherapy and radiation treatment to deal with his oropharyngeal cancer, which was revealed this summer and led to the band’s current hiatus.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/10/14/moe-s-rob-derhak-completes-cancer-treatment/#ixzz4vUpYr400

Monday, October 16, 2017

Stevie Nicks Remembers Tom Petty (UCR)

A close friend and self-professed super-fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for decades, Stevie Nicks has been looking back on her relationship with Petty and the last time they performed together.

Read more @ Ultimate Classic Rock

Sunday, October 15, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Long After Dark

Long After Dark is the fifth album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in November 1982 on Backstreet Records. Notable for the major MTV hit "You Got Lucky", the album was also the first to feature the late Howie Epstein on bass and harmony vocals. Epstein's vocals are evident throughout the album, most notably on "Change of Heart". From this point on Epstein's vocals became an integral part of the Heartbreakers' sound.
Two other singles from the album were released, "Change of Heart" and "Straight into Darkness," with the former joining "You Got Lucky" in the Billboard top 40. "Keeping Me Alive" was one of the outtakes from the sessions for the album. A Petty favorite, "Keeping Me Alive" was eventually released on Petty's 1995 box set compilation Playback.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bob Seger Postpones 2017 Tour (UCR)

Bob Seger has been forced to postpone all 19 dates of his current 2017 Runaway Train tour for an undisclosed amount of time due to an “urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae.”

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Bob Seger Postpones 2017 Tour Due to 'Urgent Medical Issue'

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bruce Springsteen Releasing Final Madison Square Garden Show (jambands.com)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band reunited in 1999 for their first tour since 1988, the culmination of which took place at Madison Square Garden in 2000 where the band performed ten nights to close out the run.

Read more @ jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/news/2017/10/07/bruce-springsteen-releasing-final-madison-square-garden-show-from-2000-reunion-tour/#ixzz4urzB1Jth

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ghost's Papa Emeritus Replaced by 'New' Frontman (UCR)

The current incarnation of Ghost came to an end on Saturday night (Sept. 30) when frontman Papa Emeritus was forcibly removed from a stage in Sweden and a “new” Papa introduced himself. The Gothenburg show was the band’s last appearance in support of most recent releases, the album Meliora in 2015 and last year’s Popestar EP.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Watch Ghost’s Papa Emeritus Replaced by ‘New’ Frontman