John Lennon’s Killer, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole
For the seventh time since being convicted of killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. The New York Department of Corrections announced the ruling this morning, meaning the man who shot the Beatle on December 8, 1980 will serve at least two more years in jail.
Teacher Penalizes Student for Crediting the Who Hit ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ to Limp Bizkit
The price of sarcasm is high in one teacher’s classroom. The prof. (and obvious Ultimate Classic Rocker) was ticked that her student left an answer blank, but even more upset that he went on to quote the Who’s ‘Behind Blue Eyes,’ attributing the song to Fred Dust of Limp Bizkit.
Queen Keyboardist Hints at ‘Big Tour’ in 2013
During a promotional video for Korg keyboards, Queen keyboardist Spike Edney may have revealed more than he intended. Now speculation is running wild that the band will tour the world with Adam Lambert as their singer in 2013.
Elton John and Partner David Furnish Reportedly Expecting Another Baby
Elton John and his life partner David Furnish have both said in recent weeks that they hope their son Zachary won’t be an only child. It looks like the couple was optimistic for a reason. The Daily is reporting the men will welcome another child via surrogate, later this year or in early 2013.
‘Jimi Hendrix: The Ultimate Lyric Book’ Announced
The family-operated company that controls the late Jimi Hendrix‘s music and image is releasing a 304-page hardcover book featuring photos and the handwritten lyrics from the legendary guitarist. According to the publisher Backbeat Books, the book will be released on Nov. 13.
Paul Stanley of Kiss on Ace Frehley and Peter Criss: ‘I Was Never Really Friends With Them’
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says former bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley became “impossible” and “intolerable” and that he hasn’t talked to either in years. If fans were hoping for another reunion, it’s not going to happen.
Zakk Wylde and Wife Name New Son Sabbath Page
Guitarist Zakk Wylde is a father once again, as his wife Barbaranne gave birth to their fourth child on Wednesday night. Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde was born at 11:40PM, weighing 8-pounds, 1-ounce and measuring 21 inches long.
Metallica’s James Hetfield Helps Design Limited-Edition Sutro Sunglasses
For years Metallica has been amongst the toughest acts in hard rock, and now they’ve built a pair of sunglasses to rock hard in. James Hetfield has partnered with Sutro Eyeware to create the JH Sutro sunglasses, available in black or tortoise. The band’s merchandise page calls them Hetfield’s “ideal pair of sunglasses.”
Jon Bon Jovi Sings Duet With Warren Buffett at Philanthropy Summit
It’s not the dream collaboration Bon Jovi fans have been waiting for, but it’s interesting. At the Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit last week, Jon Bon Jovi shared the stage with billionaire businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett. The two took on the timeless hit ‘The Glory of Love’ in front of what sounds like dozens of appreciative fans.
Graham Nash Talks About What Fans Can Expect From New CSN Tour, DVD
Crosby, Stills and Nash are on the road again and couldn’t be happier. In an interview with radio station Big 100.3‘s Lisa Berigan, Graham Nash shared that the band is energized and in great shape. He reminded listeners that the only year the band didn’t tour was when David Crosby was in jail.
Bob Seger’s House Burglarized, Family Friend Arrested
The Gibson Les Paul that Bob Seger holds on the cover of his 1994 ‘Greatest Hits’ album was stolen from the rocker’s house in August, along with personal items like a Rolex and autographed Shaquille O’Neal sneakers. A family friend who had attended a party at the house has now been arrested.
Rolling Stones Update Logo for 50th Anniversary
With less than three weeks remaining until the official 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones‘ first concert, the band has revealed a new version of their classic logo.