November’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
November offered another series of highest highs and lowest lows in the world of rock news.
Zakk Wylde Says His Drinking Problem Began with Ozzy Osbourne
Guitarist recalls joining Black Sabbath icon’s band at the age of 19: “like ‘Animal House’ on steroids.”
Joe Elliott Criticizes AC/DC’s Handling of Brian Johnson’s Hearing Problems
Def Leppard frontman discusses lineup change after deafness warning: “I wouldn’t have done it like that.”
Ringo Starr’s Knighthood Is Confirmed by the Queen
Paul McCartney congratulates his Beatles bandmate as Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb is also listed for the honor.
Roy Orbison’s Son Reveals Why He Started Wearing Dark Glasses
Roy Orbison developed his image while on a U.K. tour with the Beatles in 1963.
Ratt Say They’ll Tour in 2018
Classic-era Ratt members Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier reunited earlier this year, but a fight over the band name continues.
Myles Kennedy Hopes No One Recorded His Led Zeppelin Audition
Myles Kennedy confirms that no video was taken, but say he’s “heard different accounts” about the possibility of audio recordings.
Denny Laine Grateful to ‘Friends From the Top’ for Fixing Rock Hall Snub
Moody Blues co-founder pleased to be honored after his name was intially left out of Class of 2018.
Why Kiss Didn’t Sue Bruce Springsteen Over ‘Outlaw Pete’
Gene Simmons explains his band's reason for not pursuing the Boss in court over his track "Outlaw Pete," which bears resemblance to "I Was Made for Lovin' You."
Ringo Starr to Reportedly Receive Knighthood
A British newspaper is saying that Ringo Starr will be on the Queen's New Year honors list for a knighthood.