Rock News

If its happening in rock and roll - I tend to hear about it. I spend a great deal of my time here at the radio station reading articles and news stories on the world of rock and roll. All of the Rock News that I think you should know about is posted here. Enjoy!

Cubs Fender Stratocaster

Fender Cubs Stratocaster

Fender is well known in the rock world of guitarists. Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many other greats have used this hunk of wood to achieve greatness. Now, the team at Fender has partnered with MLB to create a special line of team guitars. Yes, they do look very cool.

So far, 15 different models are available including a All-Star version. Since I’m from Chicago, I have to admit the Cubs version caught my eye instantly. It might not be my favorite design of the bunch.. but a Cubs guitar?!?! SOLD!

Unfortunately, I did not see a White Sox guitar at this time.

Stewart Copeland Video

Stewart Copeland

The LOOP has been playing the Police since the beginning, and there is not doubt about the musical ability of all of their members. Although, I wonder sometimes if our boy Stewart Copeland gets his fair due as a drummer.

We often hear people talk about Neil from Rush, or John from Zep, even Keith from the Who, and these are all excellent examples of rock drummers at the top of their game. But what about Stew?

Aerosmith LIVE at Whisky A Go Go

Live Aerosmith from the Whiskey!
In case you missed the live YouTube feed earlier today (4-8-2014) in celebration of the Let Rock Rule Tour with special guest Slash; the archived performance is now available and well worth watching. According to the announcer, they last time they played in the venue was 1973? Crazy.

Aerosmith with Slash on Friday July 25th, 2014
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Adre3000 as Hendrix Movie Preview

Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix Preview

I have to admit, when I first heard that Adre 3000 was going to play the immortal guitar legend Jimi Hendrix I was a little nervous. First, the guy definitely looks like Jimi, but he does have a name that sounds like it belongs to an old computer system from 70’s. I was totally unaware of any acting experience, and I was nervous that he was going to screw this all up.

Well, the preview for the new movie – All is by my Side is out, the full preview will be done at the SXSW music festival next week, and I admit.. it looks great!

Yesterday Piano Auction

Beatles Yesterday Piano

So, you’re a huge Beatles fan and you have about $65,000 laying around.. what could you do with that money? I got an idea, you could bin on the piano that Paul wrote “Yesterday” on back in 1965.

Now, this iconic 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand piano was used by more than Paul and John, it had been part of a movie production studio since the early 30’s and has been used on dozens of well known films. Does that matter? Probably not. Does it matter that Sir Paul wrote Yesterday on it. You bet.