Rare Beatles Guitar Played By John Lennon And George Harrison Arrives In London »
A rare guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison is on display at the Stafford London Hotel before it goes up for auction at Julien's Auctions in New York on May 18. The guitar was a gift from Lennon to his friend Alex Mardas in 1967. On the back of the guitar, there is a plaque which reads "To Magic Alex / Alexi thank you / for been [sic] a friend / 2-5-1967 John"
Frank Zappa's Bandmates Launching New Project »
Project Object, a band composed of former Frank Zappa instrumentalists, is on the road performing Zappa classics from all eras. The group, which includes Ike Willis, Ray White, Ed Mann, Denny Walle and Tom Fowler, began the tour on May 8 at Teaneck, New Jersey's Mexiali, and continues through May 26 at Hard, Austria's Kammgarn venue.
Grateful Dead's 1977 Box Set Due In June »
The Grateful Dead will be releasing a box set of their 1977 tour. The set includes concert performances from their shows in St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis and Tuscaloosa in May 1977, with a 14-disc set of songs including "Brown-Eyed Women," "Uncle John's Band," "Terrapin Station," "Estimated Prophet," "Jack-A-Roe" and "Passenger."
Bruce Springsteen Collaborates With The Dropkick Murphys »
Bruce Springsteen has teamed up with the Dropkick Murphys on a new single to raise funds for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. The song, a re-recording of the Murphys' "Rose Tattoo," will be released via iTunes this week. "Bruce actually called us up the day of the bombing and asked what he could do to help," DM guitarist James Lynch told Springsteen fan site Backstreets.
The Doors Release Interactive IPad App »
The Doors have launched an interactive iPad app, featuring an historic overview of the band, the report of frontman Jim Morrison's arrest (including mug shot), an FBI report on Morrison and the pardon issued to him in 2010. The app also includes a serialization of the Miami incident in which Morrison was accused of exposing himself on stage . . .
Steven Adler Admits To Drinking Relapse »
Steven Adler, the former Guns n' Roses drummer who recently canceled an upcoming tour with his new band Adler, says the reason was a drinking relapse. The stickman released a statement saying he's in rehab getting help for his problem. "I picked up a bottle and drank. This occurred a few times - and that's a few times too many," he said.