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Steven Tyler Hits The Studio With Johnny Depp

10th May 2011

Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith singer and current American Idol judge, is writing songs with the Hollywood actor Johnny Depp. Steven Tyler and Depp recently hit the studio to work on a new collaboration but there...

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Martin Scorsese Praises 'Ageless' Dylan

6th May 2011

Martin Scorsese has described Bob Dylan as an "ageless" talent.The 'Raging Bull' director - whose documentary film 'No Direction Home' told the story of Dylan's life between 1961 and 1966 and his impact on popular...

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N-dubz Teaching Red Hot Chili Peppers British Slang

28th March 2011

N-Dubz have been trying to teach Red Hot Chili Peppers British slang. The London based hip-hop group are presently promoting themselves in the US, where lead rapper Dappy said he tried to teach the funk...

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Natalie Maines Debuts Beach Boys Cover

15th March 2011

Natalie Maines has premiered her first new material for nearly five years.Natalie Maines, the American singer-songwriter and Dixie Chicks star, has premiered her cover of the Beach Boys classic 'God Only Knows'. Fans of the...

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Fascinating Fact 10955

22nd February 2011

A friend's crazy LSD trip has inspired the title of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' new album, Dr Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express MAChine-head.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Acid Trip Album Title

21st February 2011

The title of Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album is inspired by an acid trip.Anthony Kiedis, who fronts the band, says they are currently using the working title 'Dr Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express...

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Captain Beefheart Dies Aged 69

19th December 2010

Captain Beefheart has died at the age of 69. The eccentric musician - born Don Van Vliet - passed away on Friday (17.12.10) from complications relating to multiple sclerosis at a hospital in Northern California....

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Scissor Sisters' Single Regret

9th December 2010

Jake Shears regrets decisions made about his band's latest album.The Scissor Sisters singer admitted the success of their latest album 'Night Work' has been "a slow burn" - and they feel they shouldn't have released...

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Metallica Become Family Friendly

7th December 2010

Metallica singer James Hetfield has made his band's live shows "more family-friendly" since becoming a father. The heavy metal singer has toned down his language when the group play live for the sake of his...

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Fleet Foxes Finish 'More Personal' Album

23rd November 2010

Fleet Foxes second album will be "more personal".The acoustic folk band's singer Robin Pecknold said tracks on their forthcoming album - recorded over eight months in their own studio in Seattle, North West America -...

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Foo Fighters Added To Isle Of Wight Line Up

17th November 2010

Foo Fighters will join Pulp and Kings of Leon at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011.The US rockers will headline the Saturday night of the event, which kicks off the festival season in the UK...

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Albarn Forms Supergroup With Flea

3rd November 2010

DAMON ALBARN has formed another supergroup - he's teaming up with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS rocker FLEA for a new band.The former Blur frontman is currently working on his fourth studio album with Gorillaz and...

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Chili Peppers Recording Red Hot New Tracks

20th October 2010

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are halfway through recording a new album. The 'Under The Bridge' group have been in the studio with producer Rick Rubin and reportedly started enough tracks to fill a whole...

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Chili Peppers 'Preparing To Sue Over Vickers Track'

16th October 2010

Rockers RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are considering taking legal action against British pop star DIANA VICKERS over similarities between her new track and the band's classic UNDER THE BRIDGE, according to U.K. reports.The chart newcomer,...

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Bryan Ferry's Bass Odyssey

13th October 2010

Bryan Ferry used three bass players on one track on his new album. The 'Love Is The Drug' singer layered ace bassists Mani, from Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and jazz ace...

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Duff Mckagan Quits Addiction

7th September 2010

Duff McKagan has left Jane's Addiction after just five months.The former Guns 'N' Roses bass player cited "musical differences" as the motivation behind his decision to leave the US rock group, despite working on material...

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Smith Too Busy For Chickenfoot

3rd September 2010

Rock supergroup CHICKENFOOT are preparing to hit the studio to record their second album without drummer and founder CHAD SMITH - because the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star is too busy to join them.Smith formed...

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Star-studded Tribute Show For Bonham

30th August 2010

Drummers including former GUNS N' ROSES star STEVEN ADLER and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' CHAD SMITH have signed up to take part in a tribute to late LED ZEPPELIN percussionist JOHN BONHAM to mark the...

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Ronnie Wood Announces All-star Album

25th August 2010

Slash and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will both appear on Ronnie Wood's solo album. Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie has announced his first solo album since 2001, 'I Feel Like Playing', which will feature...

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Rapper Dick Van Dyke

12th April 2010

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith has got Dick Van Dyke rapping on his new album. The drummer has recorded an album of songs for children and recruited the 84-year-old 'Mary Poppins' actor to lay...

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Former Chili Peppers Star Frusciante Is Top Guitarist

11th April 2010

Former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star JOHN FRUSCIANTE has been named the greatest guitarist of the last 30 years.The musician left the rock band after they embarked on a two-year hiatus in 2007, choosing not...

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Van Dyke Has Red Hot Fun With Chili Peppers Star Smith On Kids Album

11th April 2010

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer CHAD SMITH has teamed up with beloved MARY POPPINS star DICK VAN DYKE for a new children's album.The rocker plays drums and helped 84-year-old Van Dyke perfect his rapping skills...

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Bryan Ferry Knows How To Dance

18th March 2010

Bryan Ferry is embracing dance music on his next record. The former Roxy Music frontman has recently re-recorded his collaboration with Groove Armada - as well as working with other dance artists - and is...

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Flea Joins The Soloist On New Record

4th February 2010

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star FLEA has realised his dream of playing with mentally ill music mastermind NATHANIEL AYERS after signing up to join the classically-trained subject of the film THE SOLOIST in the recording...

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Flea Launches Affordable Instrument Range

6th January 2010

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star {FLEA] has launched his own range of affordable bass guitars - after seeing his music students struggling to play cheap instruments.The rocker - real name Michael Balzary - was inspired...

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Klinghoffer Is New Red Hot Chili Peppers Star

4th January 2010

JOSH KLINGHOFFER will replace JOHN FRUSCIANTE in the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and his first concert as an official band member will be at NEIL YOUNG's 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in Los...

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John Frusciante Confirms Departure

18th December 2009

John Frusciante has confirmed he has left Red Hot Chili Peppers - over a year ago.It was claimed earlier this week that the guitarist had departed the 'Californication' hitmakers and been replaced by session musician...

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Frusciante Left Chili Peppers A Year Ago

17th December 2009

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star JOHN FRUSCIANTE has confirmed he's left the band, insisting he quit "over a year ago".The Give It Away hitmakers reconvened earlier this year (09) after a two year hiatus which...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Lose Guitarist

15th December 2009

John Frusciante has reportedly left Red Hot Chili Peppers.The guitarist is said to have been replaced by session musician Josh Klinghoffer, who has previously toured with the 'Under The Bridge' hitmakers.A source said: "Josh Klinghoffer...

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Frusciante Quits Chili Peppers?

14th December 2009

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE has quit the group to concentrate on his solo career, according to reports.The Californication hitmakers reconvened earlier this year (09) after a two year hiatus which saw the...

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