Thursday, July 20, 2017

Rolling Stones to Release New 'On Air' Book and DVD (UCR)

The Rolling Stones‘ TV and radio broadcasts from the ’60s will be the subject of a new book due later this year.

Read More of Michael Gallucci's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Rolling Stones to Release New 'On Air' Book and DVD 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Todd Nance Talks Leaving Widespread Panic, Forming Interstellar Boys (

Former Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance, who parted ways with the band early last year after periods of time off the road, spoke with recently in an interview that covered both Nance’s new band, Interstellar Boys, and his break from his old bandmates.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Eagles' Classic West Appearance Marks First Concert Without Glenn Frey (UCR)

The Eagles took the stage last (July 15) at the Classic West festival for their first full-length concert since Glenn Frey suddenly passed in 2016. Frey’s son Deacon and country star Vince Gill joined the group as Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh offered a hits-filled evening at Dodger Stadium.

Read More @ Ultimate Classic Rock: The Eagles' Classic West Appearance Marks First Concert Without Glenn Frey 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...That's The Way of The World

That's the Way of the World is the sixth studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, released on March 15, 1975 by Columbia Records. It was also the soundtrack for a 1975 motion picture of the same name which featured several of the band members in cameo roles. Included on the album was the single "Shining Star", which was a #1 U.S. pop and R&B hit. Another popular single was the title track, which reached #12 on the pop chart. The album spent three weeks atop the Billboard Pop Albums Charts, five nonconsecutive weeks atop the Soul Albums chart.
That's the Way of the World was also the third best-selling pop album and the number one best-selling R&B album of 1975 respectively and has been certified triple platinum in the U.S by the RIAA.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 493 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2012, on a revised list by the magazine, the album listed at #486.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Neil Young Rounding Up 1976 Vault Recordings (UCR)

A long-unheard collection of acoustic studio performances from Neil Young is scheduled to finally make its way out of the vault and into stores this summer.

Read More of Jeff Giles' Article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Neil Young Rounding Up 1976 Vault Recordings for Previously Unreleased 'Hitchhiker' LP 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Umphrey's McGhee Welcome Taulk's Isaac Teel in Central Park (

After raging a three-night stand at Colorado’s Red Rocks last weekend, Umphrey’s McGee returned to the East Coast last night for a stop at SummerStage in New York’s Central Park, and the band welcomed a frequent collaborator for the encore.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sammy Hagar Announces Ticket Details for 70th Birthday Bash (UCR)

Sammy Hagar will turn 70 on Oct. 13. As he does every year, he’ll celebrate with a Birthday Bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, by performing four concerts between Oct. 9 and 14, and will be joined by special guests who have yet to be announced.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ UCR: Sammy Hagar Announces Ticket Details for 70th Birthday Bash 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Paul McCartney Spans 60 Years of Music at Tour Opener in Miami (UCR)

Paul McCartney began the latest leg of his One on One tour with a lengthy show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami last night (July 7). The set list, which can be viewed below along with fan-shot video of the concert, contained his earliest recorded song and some of his most recent ones.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Paul McCartney Spans 60 Years of Music at Tour Opener in Miami: Set List + Video 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Family Reunion

Family Reunion is a 1975 album by American R&B group The O'Jays.
The album was released in late 1975 on the Philadelphia International Records label. Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon HuffFamily Reunion includes the enduring classic "I Love Music" and "Livin' for the Weekend", both of which topped the R&B singles chart, and placed at #5 and #20 respectively on the pop chart. The ballad "Stairway to Heaven", originally issued as the B-side to "Livin' for the Weekend", has also gone on to become a staple of quiet storm programming. While the title track did not chart, it still garnered airplay, as the lyrics (as well as the album artwork) focused on the importance of the family structure especially at gatherings.
Family Reunion became the group's third consecutive R&B chart-topping album, and its #7 peak on the pop chart was their highest placing on this chart at the time (1978's So Full of Love would peak one place higher). Family Reunion was awarded a Platinum Album for RIAA Certification of over one million copies sold.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers Reunite with Original Drummer in Memory of Late Guitarist (

Last week during their stop at Grand Rapids, MI’s Van Andel Arena, iconic rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers offered a tribute to a lost friend and bandmate while welcoming another former bandmate to the stage, as founding RHCP drummer Jack Irons emerged to honor late guitarist Hillel Slovak, NME reports.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Iron Maiden Announce 'Hallowed' Belgian-Style Beer (UCR)

Following the success of their Trooper ale, as well as the limited-edition Trooper 666 and Red ‘N’ Black porter, Iron Maiden have announced their latest foray into the beer world. They’ve once again teamed with Robinsons to create a Belgian-style beer, Hallowed.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ UCR: Iron Maiden Announce 'Hallowed' Belgian-Style Beer 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Umphrey's McGee Confirm Three-Night Return to Denver for NYE (

After bringing their New Year’s Eve event back to their hometown of Chicago, Umphrey’s McGee will return to Denver to celebrate the end of 2017 as keyboardist Joel Cummins confirmed the news on Twitter.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

UCR's List of Rock's Most Hated Records

First off, let’s point out the difference between a list of Rock’s Worst Records and Rock’s Most Hated Records. There’s crossover between them, for sure, as you’ll see in our above list of Rock’s Most Hated Records, but there’s a special place for records that aren’t just bad but totally despised too.

Read More of Michael Galluchi's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Rock's Most Hated Records

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Miker Gordon Debuts New Material (

Mike Gordon’s solo band hasn’t seen much of the road since their fall tour last year, but the collective took to the stage at High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA, yesterday to deliver a set that featured several brand new tunes.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

See Classic Rock Record Covers Given a Marvel Comics Twist (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Select issues of Marvel Comics titles will put some of the publisher’s best-loved characters in the middle of classic rock album covers later this year.

Read More of Jeff Giles' article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: See Classic Rock Record Covers Given a Marvel Comics Twist 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...Revolution Come...Revolution Go

In the four-year interim between Gov't Mule studio albums, guitar boss Warren Haynes has been busy: He played on the final Allman Brothers Band tour, paid tribute to Jerry Garcia with a symphony orchestra, issued an Americana-esque solo album, and played on James Cotton's Cotton Mouth Man. That said, no other music he makes resonates in the same way as what he creates with Gov't Mule (co-founder and drummer Mat Abts, keyboardist/guitarist Danny Louis, and bassist Jorgen Carlsson).

Read more @ AllMusic

Saturday, July 1, 2017