Thursday, May 25, 2017

Brian May Reveals New Details of Freddie Mercury’s Final Days (UCR)



Queen singer Freddie Mercury was fiercely protective of his privacy, and he continued to guard it jealously even as his health succumbed to the ravages of AIDS — but as guitarist Brian May recently revealed, Mercury’s bandmates were privileged with glimpses of their frontman’s grueling final struggle.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Brian May Reveals New Details of Freddie Mercury's Final Days 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

U2 Offer Chris Cornell Tributes in Pasadena (jambands.com)



U2 kept their Joshua Tree tour going at Pasadena, CA’s Rose Bowl on Saturday night for the first of two shows at the venue. The band continued their run of shows celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal 1987 album of the same name and added a couple of tribute to late Chris Cornell in the process.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

22 Dead in Manchester Concert Terror Attack: Rockers React (Ultimate Classic Rock)



In the aftermath of the carnage at Ariana Grande‘s Manchester concert last night — during which more than 20 people were killed in a terrorist attack — some of rock’s most widely respected artists have taken to social media to share their stunned responses to the news.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: 22 Dead in Manchester Concert Terror Attack: Rockers React 

Sammy Hagar on Reuniting with Van Halen: "It would be fun" (jambands.com)



In a new interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Sammy Hagar addresses the possibility of reuniting with Van Halen at some point..

Monday, May 22, 2017

Glenn Frey’s Son to Join the Eagles (UCR)



Glenn Frey‘s son Deacon is apparently joining the Eagles when they play the Classic East and Classic West music festivals this summer.

Read More of Michael Gallucci's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Glenn Frey's Son to Join the Eagles 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Killing Me Softly



Killing Me Softly is a studio album by American singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, released on August 1, 1973, by Atlantic Records. She recorded the album with producer Joel Dorn for 18 months.

Killing Me Softly reached number three on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape and number two on the Soul LPs chart. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album gold on August 27, 1973, and double platinum on January 30, 2006, denoting shipments of two million copies in the United States. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, which it lost to Stevie Wonder's 1973 album Innervisions. The album's title track was released as a single and topped the Billboard Hot 100. It won the 1974 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chris Cornell’s Police Report Reveals Full Timeline for Singer’s Death (UCR)



A police report from the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell provides some details about the last 90 minutes of his life. The report appears to back up, in part, what his widow, Vicky, said this morning about the role that the prescription drug Ativan may have played in Cornell’s decision to take his own life.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Chris Cornell's Police Report Reveals Full Timeline for Singer’s Death