We all know that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler loves the camera, and his stint on 'American Idol' gave us a close-up look at his outrageous personality on full display. But long before he started coming up with humorous and interesting critiques, Tyler was perhaps a little less choosy in how he made it onto television. For instance, check out his 2002 appearance on the Hilary Duff Disney Channel series 'Lizzie McGuire.'
Metallica enjoyed one of the year's bigger single-destination festivals with their inaugural Orion Music + More festival this past June and they now plan on bringing it back for year two … but in a different location. Rather than staging it again in Atlantic City, the band will pack up the festival and move to Detroit for 2013.
Meat Loaf may have suggested his touring career was concluding as far back as 2007, but the rocker is finally and apparently ready to say farewell to at least one nation. The vocalist has just announced the 'Last at Bat' tour of the U.K., which is intended to be his final trek in the country.
The new '60s music explosion-inspired film 'Not Fade Away' opens in select theaters this coming Friday (Dec. 21). Ultimate Classic Rock is pleased to bring you an exclusive premiere of the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards-penned song 'Ride on Baby' as performed by the Twylight Zones, the fictional band featured in the movie.
The music world is mourning the death of legendary A&M Records executive Gil Friesen (pictured at left in the above photo), who along with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, helped grow the record label into a major player in the music industry. Friesen passed away Thursday (Dec. 13) at his Los Angeles home at the age of 75.
Sex, drugs and rock and roll -- those are usually the big attention getters in the music scene. But if you were to substitute death or surgery for sex, you would have the makings for some of Ultimate Classic Rock's most shocking rock stories of 2012.
Queen's Roger Taylor has seen his musical vision come to life and next year North American audiences will get more of the Queen Extravaganza. Dates have been revealed for 2013, with touring set to launch Jan. 11 in Tarrytown, N.Y. and continuing through the end of the band's Quebec City residency on Sept. 1.