When it was announced that Duff McKagan's Loaded would open two shows for the new incarnation of Guns N' Roses, it seemed almost a given that Duff would take the opportunity to join his old band for a song or two.
The Beach Boys -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks -- will reunite in 2012 for a 50-date, 50th anniversary tour and a new studio album (on Capitol Records, no less!). The anniversary celebration also will include commemorative catalog releases on Capitol/EMI. The international tour is slated to kick off in April, with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
If you thought Chickenfoot III was just some clever joke from Sammy, Satch and crew, think again. According to a new episode of Behind the Foot, there was indeed a Chickenfoot II, but the 'Foot's sophomore album was not to be.
Late last week, the guys over at the Van Halen News Desk (VHND.com) published several recently unearthed photos of Van Halen making an in-store appearance at a record store during their 1978 world tour.