1. Peter Frampton Defends His Decision to Play in States With 'Absurd' Anti-LGBT Laws

    April 22, 2016 4:09 PM EDT But he won't schedule new shows in the states: "We will not play again until these laws are changed." Peter Frampton   by no means supports the controversial anti-LGBT laws that have been passed in Mississippi and North Carolina. However, the British rocker has chosen to move…

  2. 'I Felt Like I Had Lost Before I Started the Next Part of My Career': An Exclusive Oral History of 'Frampton Comes Alive!'

    March 03, 2016 4:57 PM EST In 1975, a year before the release of Frampton Comes Alive! , Peter Frampton ’s manager, Dee Anthony, made a fateful proposal to his 25-year-old client. Anthony also managed Humble Pie and had broken that band with the 1971 live album, Performance: Rockin’ the Fillmore , shortly after…

  3. Peter Frampton Reflects on 'Frampton Comes Alive!' 40 Years Later: 'I Went From Musician to Pop Star Overnight'

    March 03, 2016 4:57 PM EST The eight-times-platinum live album just celebrated its 40th birthday, as the singer-guitarist -- now 65 and with a new LP -- remembers the phenomenon with the day's players. Forty years ago, A&M Records released Frampton Comes Alive! , the fifth album by Peter Frampton , a doe-eyed…

  4. Peter Frampton Conquers 'Stubbornness and Fear' for 'Acoustic Classics'

    February 22, 2016 10:00 AM EST Playing acoustic is hardly alien to Peter Frampton  --  "Baby, I Love Your Way" from Frampton Comes Alive , anybody?  But it did take him awhile to wrap his head around the idea of doing a whole album that way.  "People have been trying to get me to do it for years, and I just…

  5. Peter Frampton Pays Tribute to 'Dear Friend and Mentor' David Bowie: 'I Can Never, Ever Thank Him Enough'

    January 11, 2016 3:39 PM EST Peter Frampton was succinct but in reacting to news of David Bowie 's death when it was reported early Monday, issuing a statement that "I am in shock hearing this news about David. He was a dear friend and mentor to me. He gave me help when I most needed it. My thoughts are with…

  6. Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton Join Forces on 'Call Me the Breeze': Exclusive Video

    July 17, 2015 2:19 PM EDT When he got the call to be part of an all-star tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd last fall, Peter Frampton didn't hesitate for a moment. "We've known each other on a very close level," Frampton tells Billboard. He joined the group to play J.J. Cale's "Call Me the Breeze…

  7. Peter Frampton Wants to Help You Tune Up With His New Crowdfunding Campaign: Exclusive

    June 10, 2015 12:11 PM EDT Peter Frampton isn't one to play pitchman for any random product. But he's found something he's in tune with enough to jump on board. Frampton has joined AxCent Tuning Systems LLC to help promote a campaign on Crowdfunder.com that hopes to raise $1 million to manufacture and…

  8. Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington Recalls When 'Free Bird' Took Flight at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

    May 27, 2015 4:18 PM EDT As the Fox Theatre in Atlanta marks 40 years since preservationists and Southern rockers helped save it from destruction, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington looked back at the venue where the band recorded one of its greatest albums, “One More For The Road,” and the rock anthem “Free…

  9. How Atlanta's Fox Theatre Is Celebrating 40 Years Since Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Other Southern Rockers Saved It

    May 27, 2015 4:14 PM EDT  When Gregg Allman got the call to join more than a dozen acts in a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert in late 2014 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre , he quickly signed on, and not just because he and the band are long-standing members of the Southern-rock brotherhood. The “One More for the Fans” show…

  10. 'Oral Sex During Turbulence': True Tales From the '70s Rock-Star Party Plane of Zeppelin, the Stones and More

    May 15, 2015 4:31 PM EDT Decades before deep-pocketed rock and pop stars embraced the Gulfstream V, there was the Starship, a former United Airlines Boeing 720 refurbished in the early 1970s by teen heartthrob Bobby Sherman and his manager, Ward Sylvester, as an airborne pleasure dome. The plane plied the skies…

  11. Exclusive Video: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Vet Randy Bachman Reinvents His Sound With New Single 'The Edge'

    March 17, 2015 12:27 PM EDT If "The Edge," the opening track of Randy Bachman 's new solo album Heavy Blues , sounds reminiscent of The Who , and particularly "Won't Get Fooled Again," it's kind of by design -- thanks, Bachman says, to his rhythm section. Bachman-Turner Overdrive…

  12. Man Sentenced For Taking Peter Frampton's Luggage

    April 19, 2014 1:45 PM EDT A man who acknowledged stealing the luggage of 1970s rocker Peter Frampton at Denver International Airport has been given a 60-day suspended jail sentence followed by two years of probation. The Denver Post reports 52-year-old John Allen Papelbon, of Thornton, was sentenced Friday and ordered…

  13. The Beatles Celebrated in 'The Night That Changed America': Review

    February 08, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago -- Feb. 9, 1964 -- in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. History weaves in and out of material from the Beatles'…

  14. Peter Frampton on Beatles Tribute: 'A Lot of Not-So-Dry Eyes'

    February 08, 2014 2:22 PM EST Guitarist participated as part of house band for "The Night That Changed America," premiering Sunday Just six weeks into the new year, Peter Frampton can say he's already had a pretty good 2014. As if being inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville just after the…

  15. Musicians Hall of Fame Induct Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton & Others

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nashville were Randy Bachman from The Guess Who…

  16. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  17. Peter Frampton’s Luggage Stolen in Denver

    November 27, 2013 6:07 AM EST Police say luggage belonging to ‘70s rocker Peter Frampton was stolen by a man who's suspected of taking several other bags from Denver International Airport. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that 52-year-old John Allen Papelbon told a police detective he snatched seven bags from the…

  18. Peter Frampton Turns Eye to Humble Pie Box Set

    May 08, 2013 12:30 PM EDT From ballet to the circus to dishing up some Humble Pie, Peter Frampton has plenty on his plate these days. Perhaps the most exciting news is the impending release of some choice material from his old band's vault. Frampton and Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley are working with Omnivore…

  19. Peter Frampton Plans Summer 2013 Tour with Superstar Guitarists

    December 20, 2012 4:00 PM EST B.B. King is the first guest signed up for the August trek. Peter Frampton will take a collection of guitarists on tour in the summer under the title of Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus. B.B. King is the first guest signed up for the tour, participating for three weeks in August. "I&…

  20. Peter Frampton To Unveil New Music in Ballet Project

    November 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Rock veteran says he's "scared stiff" of his collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet. Peter Frampton isn't thinking about renaming his song "Do You Feel Like Tutu," but he is fired up for his collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet that takes place next spring.…

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