Fans of Jethro Tull are looking forward to Ian Anderson bringing them up to date on the fate of Gerald Bostock, fictional star of the band’s seminal 1972 album ‘Thick as a Brick.’ Tull frontman and founder Anderson has not only updated the story but also put together a sequel album, ‘Thick as a Brick 2,’ and a concert tour which will include performances of both ‘Brick’ albums.
Rolling Stones fans have an early holiday gift from the band, a video of their long-lost song ‘No Spare Parts.’ The track was recorded for the 1978 album ‘Some Girls’ but was shelved until earlier this fall, when it was released as part of the deluxe version of that album as one of 12 “lost” songs.
Bruce Springsteen just can’t stop loving other artists’ music. So who can be surprised that at yesterday’s Taylor Swift concert in Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 17), he popped backstage to say hello and even strummed a song on the young country star’s guitar?
Bob Seger has announced plans to release a new studio album, and to support that record with a tour. “I will write from January 1 through March 31. I will finish the next record and right now, yes, I will tour with the next record,” Seger tells Ultimate Classic Rock.
AC/DC‘s classic song ‘Shoot to Thrill’ has been summoned into battled again, this time in the trailer for ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,’ that will be released at midnight Nov. 8 and likely go on to become this year’s No. 1 video game, reports USA Today.
John Lennon‘s creativity and work ethic didn’t just help ensure the Beatles‘ music was legendary, it also inspired Apple’s recently deceased co-founder Steve Jobs to strive for perfection within his company, according to an authorized biography of the visionary by Walter Isaacson.
The Beatles‘ Pete Best could have missed his chance to be the band’s first drummer!
A handwritten letter Paul McCartney wrote on August 12, 1960, offered an unidentified drummer an audition just a few days before the Beatles departed for their legendary two-month stint in Hamburg, Germany, reports CBS News.
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