The son of Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty has pleaded guilty to child porn charges stemming from a 2008 arrest. Simon Jasper McCarty was arrested at Hilo Airport in Hawaii after photos of nude children fell out of his bag while being examined by a TSA officer. An additional search of his laptop and hard drive turned up over 400 still images and 200 video clips of child pornography.
Metallica just celebrated their first thirty years as a band, and now, they’re off and running into their next thirty. The band has begun to work on songs for the follow up to ‘Death Magnetic,’ a record which many saw as a real return to form. Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone, “We’re about seven, eight songs into it.
All eyes and ears have been on Van Halen recently! First there was confirmation of a new album, then its title was revealed, tour dates announced, and finally a special small club show in New York. Now, thanks to MelodicRock.com, we have the what is reportedly the track listing for the long-awaited new album.
Justin Timberlake may be “burning out his fuse out there alone” if Elton John has anything to say about it. With plans for a biopic in the works, Sir Elton has declared the one time teen star Timberlake as his top choice to play him.
Rumors set the woods alight, and the fire around Pink Floyd has begun. According to the London Evening Standard, the legendary band’s surviving members will reunite to close out the London 2012 Olympics.
It’s a pretty universal idea that with the calendar about to flip over to a brand new year, thoughts of the last 365 days merge with hopes for the next. Slash has been doing some pondering of his own. In a recent Esquire magazine column titled “Slash: What I’ve Learned,” there’s an interesting series of quotes from the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist — including some about his former band.
Mick Jagger is always on the move! This Rolling Stone really doesn’t gather any moss! With a hectic 2011 nearly behind him, he took a moment to thank his fans and wish well to one and all. You can read his message right here. (Wow, he even writes like a rich guy, huh?)
Only yesterday, Vince Neil was telling the media that the Motley Crue’s upcoming Vegas romp might be the start of their farewell. Now today, word comes in from bassist Nikki Sixx that, though a farewell may be in the cards at some point, it might be a long goodbye.
Guitar legend Michael Schenker will be hitting the road in 2012 for a fairly large U.S. tour in support of his recently released album ‘Temple Of Rock.’ The trek kicks off on Feb. 15 in San Francisco, then crisscrosses the country before winding up March 24 in San Juan Capistrano.
Don’t set a table place for Slash at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony just yet, despite a recent statement from Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation President and CEO Joel Peresman that Guns N’ Roses “all have RSVP’d that they will show” for the big ceremony in April.
Contrary to reports last week, Sir Paul McCartney‘s forthcoming new release will not be titled ‘My Valentine.’ The as of yet untitled album will, however, be released on Feb. 7, and will still be a collection of love songs from an era long gone by, with two new McCartney compositions added into the mix.
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