Motley Crue Guitarist Gets Tackled Onstage »
Mick Mars, Motley Crue guitarist, says he is "alright" after getting knocked over by a rambunctious fan at a show in Canada over the weekend. The fan rushed the stage during a performance of "Primal Scream" at Spectra Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan, in an attempt to get to frontman Vince Neil. Mars was run over in the process, and eventually the fan was subdued by security.
Rolling Stones Reportedly Facing Slow Ticket Sales »
The Rolling Stones have faced slow ticket sales on their current 50 and Counting U.S. trek. The band managed to sell out its first date in Los Angeles, but only after ticket prices were cut in the days leading up to the show. Ticket prices are to blame, say industry experts, with Stones' general admission prices beginning at $170, rising to $600 for premium seating.
Paul McCartney Performs Five Beatles Songs In Concert For First Time »
Paul McCartney pulled out all the stops at the opening show of his Out There world tour in Brazil this past weekend, performing five Beatles songs as well as two Wings songs. According to Consequence of Sound, Sir Paul performed "Eight Days a Week," "Your Mother Should Know," "All Together Now," "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" and "Lovely Rita."
Robert Plant Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker »
Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant has filed for a restraining order against a woman who claims that she had a relationship with him. The woman, Alysson Billings, sent Plant a series of threatening messages, according to Britain's The Sun. The tabloid reports that Billings has not, in fact, ever met Plant . . .
Heart To Play Bumbershoot Festival »
Heart is among the acts taking the stage at the 42nd annual Bumbershoot Festival, which takes place at the Seattle Center in Washington from August 31 to September 2. The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees take the stage on Saturday, August 31. The fest, featuring over 100 acts in all, typically draws a crowd of 100,000 or so.
Slash And David Mustaine Lead Tributes To Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman »
Several guitarists have paid tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman, founding member of Slayer and heavy metal guitar hero. Hanneman died of liver failure last week at the age of 49. Slash hit Twitter, clearly surprised and upset by the news: "Tragic & shocking news about Jeff Hanneman. He is going to missed by so many. What a sad day for metal. RIP man."