Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, Don Felder and Chris Frantz and his wife,Tina Weymouth-- both former members of the Talking Heads -- attended the press preview Monday of Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Rollat the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit will display gear, stage wear and other artifacts from all of them, along with The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Metallica, Jerry Garcia,The Who,T he Rolling Stones, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Emerson, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry and others.
James Taylor and his family spent the last few weeks in Africa, helping to celebrate his 71st birthday on March 12th, while his son Henry traveled the country with his high school music group.
Motley Crue's soundtrack to their bio-pic,The Dirt, has entered the Billboard 200 at number-10 with nearly 30,000 equivalent album units sold -- 15,000 of which were in traditional album sales.
Ann Wilson, who now lives in Florida, has sold her Seattle homefor $4.32 million. She bought it in 1980 for $460,000.
Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner says the band will do more than half a dozen different songs on the next leg of their U.S. tour, which starts on May 3rd at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
David Lee Roth sang at the annualUltra Music FestivalEDM festival in Miami, Saturday. He provided live vocals for Dutch producer Armin Van Buuren's remix of Van Halen's "Jump." (What is it with Dave and Dutch musicians?) In other Van Halen news, bassist Michael Anthony has again quashed rumors of a summer tour by the group’s original lineup.
The Psychedelic Furs and James will co-headline a 24-date North American tourstarting July 5th in Toronto. The Furs also have a slate of April and May dates, mostly in Florida and Texas.
Sting has been crowned King of Toronto's Restaurant Row. He was honored Thursday at the Kit Kat Bar & Grill, near where his musical The Last Ship just concluded a six-week run.