The boys in Bon Jovi sure are keeping busy this year. Fresh from a string of European concerts, the Jersey-based rockers have announced a run of North American tour dates this fall. These dates will comprise the second leg of the North American shows that began in February and ran through April before the group headed overseas.
A lawsuit filed by former Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine sheds new light on the inner dysfunction of the groundbreaking new wave group. Valentine filed her complaint in Los Angeles on May 24, alleging that her former band mates are conspiring to rob her of her fair share of the group's income.
Led Zeppelin were one of the preeminent live bands of the '70s, but their fans had to wait an awfully long time for a proper representation of the band's live career. It wasn't until they released their self-titled live DVD collection on May 27, 2003 that the world got a high-quality visual document of the groundbreaking group's live history.
Legendary rocker John Fogerty has teamed up with an all-star cast for his new album 'Wrote a Song for Everyone,' on which he re-visits a number of the hits he wrote for Creedence Clearwater Revival in new recordings with guest appearances from Foo Fighters, Kid Rock and Bob Seger, as well as country stars like Miranda Lambert and Alan Jackson. In an interview to promote the new album, Fogerty clarified his position on the longstanding tensions between he and his former CCR band mates, and why he feels he can never reunite with them.
Australian rockers AC/DC were teetering on the brink of worldwide stardom when they released 'Powerage' on May 25, 1978, and though the album didn't quite get them there, it marked an important period of transition for the band and remains a favorite of many fans who feel it is an underrated classic.
Rock music has often taken a somewhat dim view of armed conflict by exposing the human cost of war in its lyrics. But that's not to say that rock and roll doesn't honor the soldiers themselves -- in fact, the following songs alternately celebrate their courage, and mourn their loss.