Billboard.biz reports that the Rolling Stones will launch a North American arena tour during the first half of the year. Although an official statement hasn't been released yet, it seems the band will play fewer than 20 dates. RollingStone.com reports that the shows will kick off May 2.
Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, 52, was hospitalized Sunday night, the result of a kidney stone attack that struck during Mötley Crüe's set in Sydney, Australia. Neil underwent surgery this morning. According to Setlist.fm, the Crüe were nine songs into their set when Nikki Sixx announced that Neil had been taken to the hospital because he had been experiencing pain all night.
Adrenaline Mob have released two more videos of the band in the studio recording Van Halen's "Romeo Delight." The song is from the band's upcoming release, Coverta, an eight-track EP featuring covers of some of the band’s favorite songs.
Slash — a big-time Angry Birds fan — has recorded the theme music for the latest version of the game, Angry Birds Space. You can watch Slash playing the song in the video below. Slash and Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, also have partnered to create the “SlashBird” character and a new ringtone.
From his days growing up in Liverpool and watching early Beatles performances to performing with his band, Player as the opening act for Eric Clapton on the Slowhand tour, guitarist Peter Beckett has been privy to a part of music history.
Frank Vignola is recognized as a preeminent jazz guitarist, which says a lot about his talent but omits much of his repertoire and experience. Vignola, the author of 18 instructional books and six educational DVDs, has recorded and performed with a vast selection of artists, from Tommy Emmanuel to Ringo Starr.