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Genesis Announce Us Dates

8th March 2007

GENESIS are following in the footsteps of fellow reformed trio THE POLICE by announcing a reunion tour in North America. PHIL COLLINS, TONY BANKS and MIKE RUTHERFORD will stage stadium shows this autumn (07), beginning...

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Stewart, Jones And Paisley To Headline New Orleans Jazz Festival

26th January 2007

ROD STEWART, VAN MORRISON, STEELY DAN, ZZ TOP and NORAH JONES will headline this year's (07) New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival. The stars will be joined by Louisiana favourites, like IRMA THOMAS, DR JOHN...

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Rockers Show Off Their Poker Faces

31st October 2006

ZZ TOP star DUSTY HILL, GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA and KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY are among the celebrities who will literally play the world's poker kings at their own game in Las Vegas on Thursday (01NOV06)....

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Shaver Remarries His Ex

26th October 2006

Country singer/songwriter BILLY JOE SHAVER has remarried his ex-wife WANDA LYNN CANADY ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS presided over the ceremony on 13 October (06) in Las Vegas, Nevada Shaver has a habit...

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Fascinating Fact 2037

1st September 2006

JACK WHITE's new group THE RACONTEURS was the house band at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night (31AUG06). The group was fronted by LOU REED for their opening number, a cover...

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Fascinating Fact 2043

1st September 2006

JACK WHITE's new group THE RACONTEURS was the house band at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night (31AUG06). The group was fronted by LOU REED for their opening number, a cover...

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Chesney Takes Top Acm Award For Second Year

24th May 2006

Singer KENNY CHESNEY took home the top prize at last night's (23MAY06) 41st annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Awards for the second year in a row. The HOW FOREVER FEELS star was named Entertainer...

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Sean Paul Turned Down Zz Top Collaboration

3rd May 2006

Reggae star SEAN PAUL turned down a bizarre offer to make a record with ZZ TOP, because he was convinced their styles would never compliment each other. The TEMPERATURE hitmaker often makes snap decisions about...

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Corbett Cements Country Debut

24th October 2005

Former SEX AND THE CITY star JOHN CORBETT is stepping up his efforts to become a full-time musician, after shooting the video for the first single from his debut country album. The actor, dating...

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Crow Thanks Armstrong's Cancer Supporters

13th October 2005

SHERYL CROW put on a free concert in her fiance LANCE ARMSTRONG's adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, earlier this month (OCT05) to thank the residents for supporting him during his cancer battle. The ALL...

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Hurricane Forces Country Relief Show Postponement

22nd September 2005

The planned Country Music Television (CMT) benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina has been postponed - because of Hurricane Rita's imminent arrival on US shores. The One Country show was due to take place...

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Country Stars Line Up For Benefit Show In Homeless Shelter

14th September 2005

Newlywed KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and ZZ TOP are among the acts who'll headline a country-flavoured Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium on 1 October (05). The acts will join country...

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Homme Gets Gibbons Rocking Again

1st April 2005

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman JOSH HOMME left his ZZ TOP hero BILLY GIBBONS exhausted after a recording session, because the bearded guitarist hadn't rocked so hard in 25 years. Homme invited many...

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Nugent Rocks For Bush

16th December 2004

Conservative rocker TED NUGENT will perform in Texas next month (JAN05) to celebrate the second inauguration of American President GEORGE W BUSH. Nugent will take to the stage at the TEXAS STATE SOCIETY's BLACK...

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U2 And Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

14th September 2004

U2, GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE FURIOUS FIVE, RANDY NEWMAN and THE O'JAYS are among the nominees to be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME next year (05). Also vying for the...

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Winwood Delighted With Traffic Honour

3rd February 2004

STEVE WINWOOD is to bring his supergroup TRAFFIC together again for a one-off show at the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME induction ceremony. Winwood, who is currently touring Europe with MOTOWN stalwarts THE...

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Harrison Lands Hall Of Fame Induction

21st November 2003

Late BEATLES star GEORGE HARRISON will be posthumously inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2004, two years after his death. Harrison - who lost his battle with cancer in 2001...

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Peter Fonda Leads Motorcycle Event

7th November 2003

EASY RIDER star PETER FONDA will join comedian JAY LENO in leading more than 20,000 motorcyclists on Sunday's (09NOV03) LOVE RIDE XX. The annual event will start in Glendale, California, and end up at...

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Fab Four Top Brit-heavy Best Band Poll

28th May 2003

THE BEATLES are still top of the pops in California as far as fans of classic rock are concerned. The state's number one classic rock radio station, ARROW FM, asked listeners to vote for...

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Zz Top's Gibbons Helping Start Race

18th May 2003

ZZ TOP guitarist BILLY GIBBONS waved the green flag to start INDY RACING's FREEDOM 100 INFINITI PRO SERIES race in Indianapolis, America, yesterday (17MAY03). The 40-lap, 160-kilometre (100-mile) Freedom 100, part of the...

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More Stars Added To Willie Nelson Honour

9th April 2003

WYCLEF JEAN, PAUL SIMON and AEROSMITH rocker STEVEN TYLER have joined the long list of stars who will salute WILLIE NELSON at a tribute concert. The show, dubbed WILLIE NELSON AND FRIENDS: LIVE AND...

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