1. Bassist Glenn Hughes Still Hoping to Perform With Deep Purple for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    March 07, 2016 5:57 PM EST Although statements have been made to the contrary, former Deep Purple  bassist Glenn Hughes still hopes to be able to perform when the group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. "All I know is I'm getting the award,"…

  2. California Breed's Debut Impacted By Singer Glenn Hughes' Heart Surgery

    May 20, 2014 1:15 PM EDT The Deep Purple alum talks about having heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. "I'm singing about life and death," Hughes says of his new band with drummer Jason Bonham. Watch an exclusive video premiere below California Breed and its self-titled new album and near and dear…

  3. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  4. Jason Bonham Fills Dad's Shoes in Led Zeppelin Film: 'Best Gig I Ever Did'

    November 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Jason Bonham is hoping the release of Led Zeppelin 's "Celebration Day," which documents the group's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, will mean good things for his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience -- although he's hesitant to predict it will. …

  5. RHCP's Chad Smith Explores Improvisation, Silly Titles with Side Project

    July 18, 2012 5:50 PM EDT For Chad Smith, the best part of having an all-instrumental band -- in this case, his Bombastic Meatbats -- is coming up with song titles such as "Oops, I Spilled My Beer," "Pig's Feat," "Lobster Legs" and "Into the Floyd." "The songs are just…

  6. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  7. Black Country Communion 'Went from a Side Project to a Band,' Says Bonham

    June 09, 2011 2:22 PM EDT It's almost unheard of for any band these days to release two albums just nine months apart, but Glenn Hughes says that's one of the things that makes Black Country Communion "a freak of nature." "I've never been in a situation in a band before that's like…

  8. Jason Bonham 'Representing the Family' with Led Zeppelin Experience Show

    May 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT He's in a band (Black Country Communion) and also plays with Paul Rodgers . But Jason Bonham says he'll always make time for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience show. "If you'd have asked me that about a year go, I'd have said it was going to be a one-time…

  9. Slash, AC/DC, Rolling Stones Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC , the Rolling Stones , Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a performance from Florida's Alter Bridge ,…

  10. 'I'd Love' a Led Zeppelin Reunion: Jason Bonham

    August 12, 2010 1:00 PM EDT Jason Bonham knows better than to promise a Led Zeppelin reunion as part of his "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience" show that goes on tour this fall. But he's certainly not opposed to the idea. "I'm not going to hide it from them," Bonham, who filled…

  11. Ronnie James Dio Remembered by Fans, Friends

    May 31, 2010 10:45 AM EDT The mammoth service for fiery frontman Ronnie James Dio was more akin to a spirited rock concert than a dreary funeral. With chants of "Dio, Dio, Dio," headbangers were loud and proud Sunday as they paid tribute to the late metal legend, who died from stomach cancer May 16 at age 67…

  12. Red Hot Chili Peppers Reuniting In October

    July 31, 2009 9:04 AM EDT With another Chickenfoot tour and the first release of his instrumental side band Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats looming, the drummer has October circled on his calendar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers ' return to active duty. "That's the plan," Smith tells Billboard…

  13. March 4, 2009

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of cancer at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2001 – Glenn Hughes, the biker in the Village People, dies of lung cancer at his apartment in New York City. He is 50. 1999 – Actor and country singer Eddie Dean dies in Los Angeles of…

  14. King's X Enjoys Best Album Chart Debut Since '96

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a 12-year absence, veteran rock act King's X returned to The Billboard 200 last week with "XV" (InsideOut/SPV), debuting at No. 145. After a 12-year absence, veteran rock act King's X returned to The Billboard 200 last week with "XV" (InsideOut/SPV),…

  15. Smith Keeps Rocking During Chili Peppers Break

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least drummer -- in show biz these days. With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least…

  16. Hendrix Happenings: Brother Preps CD, Film Moving Along

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The younger brother of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, Leon Hendrix, is readying his first domestically available album, which will be released early next year. The Gotham Metro Company will be releasing The younger brother of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, Leon Hendrix, is readying his first…

  17. Hughes Drafts Chili Peppers For New Album

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of…

  18. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tony Iommi Sabbath Sounds For his third solo release, "Fused," due this week via Sanctuary, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi didn't stray too far from his quintessential metallic solo past. Most notable is the old school track "I Go Insane," which at over nine…

  19. Iommi Keeps Rocking With Third Solo Set

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On his third solo release, "Fused," due July 12 via Sanctuary, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi didn't stray too far from his quintessential metallic solo past. On his third solo release, "Fused," due July 12 via Sanctuary, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi didn&…

  20. Classic Rockers Form Label/Web Venture

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the Spencer Davis Group's namesake are among the 15 classic rock musicians who've joined together to form Rockforever.com. The venture incorporate Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the…