Paul Simon Says He Won’t Record With Art Garfunkel Again
Simon and Garfunkel will not record again, according to Paul Simon. Speaking to Rebecca Jones of BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today‘ program, Simon said that a problem with Art Garfunkel’s vocal chords has affected his ability to sing in the middle of his range.
Joe Walsh Learns How to Make Music Without Vodka
Joe Walsh's last solo album was called ‘Analog Man,’ and it was his first album since 1992′s ‘Songs for a Dying Planet.’ In a new interview, Walsh said that while touring with the Eagles has taken up a lot of his time, another reason for the delay is the result of quitting drinking in 1994.
Chris Frantz of Talking Heads Looks Back At The Old Days
Some musicians who have been in the business for over 30 years aren’t very comfortable talking about their past and prefer to only look forward. Chris Frantz, drummer for Talking Heads, is not one of them. In a recent interview to promote a new DVD, ‘Chronology,’ Frantz talked about his band’s early days at CBGB.
Bob Dylan Re-Opens Famous Theatre
The town of Port Chester, N.Y., located 35 miles north of New York City, may seem like an unusual place for a famous rock venue, but the Capitol Theatre boasts a history few stadiums can match. The long-dormant theater re-opened last night (Sept. 4) with a performance by Bob Dylan.
Paul McCartney to Receive France’s Legion of Honor
Here at Ultimate Classic Rock we always root for the underdog, and we love it when artists who have gone under-appreciated for years finally get their due, especially when it occurs in their lifetime. Today we learned of one such case when we saw the news that the French government has awarded the Legion of Honor to a little-known singer from Liverpool, England, Sir Paul McCartney.
Elton John and Madonna Make Up
It would appear that Elton John and Madonna have made up in the latest round of their long-running feud. According to the British tabloid the Sun, the two exchanged pleasantries while coincidentally having dinner at the same fancy restaurant in the south of France. Nice work if you can get it, as the old song goes.
Rolling Stones ‘Play with Fire’ Covered by Michelle Branch
Pop singer Michelle Branch, best known for a string of hits between 2001 and 2004, has decided to tackle the Rolling Stones‘ ‘Play with Fire.’ The original version, which was No. 66 on our recent list of the Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs, was the B-side of their 1965 hit ‘The Last Time.’
Eddie Money Sells ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ in New GEICO Commercial
It’s known that before he was Eddie Money, Rock Star, he was Eddie Mahoney, New York Police Officer. Apparently things have gotten so bad in his singing career that he’s had to go back to a day job, running his own travel agency — and he’s loving it.
Chuck Leavell Talks About New Rolling Stones Songs
Veteran keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who has worked with such big names as the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton and John Mayer, recently spent a week in Paris with old friends. That might not seem like news until you realize that he wasn’t hanging out at the Eiffel Tower, but in a recording studio, and the old friends were the Rolling Stones.
Eddie Van Halen Issues Health Update
Yesterday (Aug. 31) Eddie Van Halen took some time out from his recuperation to issue an update on his health. Van Halen recently spent three weeks in the hospital after needing emergency surgery for diverticulitis.