The famed English lyricist Sir Tim Rice presented Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, the late Jon Lord (his wife Vicky Lord accepted his trophy) and Ian Paice (the classic Deep Purple mark II line-up) with the "International Achievement" award at the 2019 Ivor Novello awards in London on 5/22/19. Former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was included with the prestigious honor but did not attend the ceremony...
Legenday singer/songwriter Don McLean ('American Pie', etc.) made a rare Memphis appearance at the Graceland Soundstage on June 15, 2019. Before the concert, McLean told Jungleroom.com that "I will be at Graceland for a Fathers Day concert and I will sing 'And I Love You So,' a song I wrote which Elvis sang during the last year of his life," said McLean. "It also appears on his album, "Today", released in 1975."
Peter Frampton was amazing in concert and gracious offstage at the Orpheum theater in Memphis. "All Blues", the new covers album from the Peter Frampton Band, is out via UMe. The album is receiving widespread critical acclaim...read more
Singer/songwriter Russell Smith of the Amazing Rhythm Aces (remember 1975's "Third Rate Romance"?) has passed away at age 70. Rest in peace, sir...
Joan Jett has finished producing 81 year-old rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson just as Gibson guitars announced the premiere of the new "Joan Jett ES 339" signature guitar. "I have witnessed first-hand the love and personal handcrafting that goes into each of these guitars," explains Joan Jett. "I'm so very proud my signature 339 is one of the last designed and produced in Memphis and amongst the first from Gibson Nashville."
World-class guitarist Pat Thrall (Beyonce, Meat Loaf, Chaka Khan, Asia, Pat Travers, etc.) reminisces with Jungleroom.com about working on Tina Turner's song "The Best" for producer Dan Hartman in 1989...read more
"The Rock Trenches" by Phillip Rauls has been prominently listed as one of the "23 Best-Selling Soul Music eBooks of All Time" by leading book rating service BOOK AUTHORITY...read more
Right after the global debut in New York on May 9th celebrities gathered again for the Los Angeles premiere of the Hollywood movie John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum on May 15, 2019. Swiss watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer was there of course, supporting director and friend of the brand Chad Stahelski with his latest work. After being featured in the first two episodes about contract killer and car fan John Wick, the Lucerne manufacturer's timepieces once again show the time of day in John Wick: Chapter 3, this time on the wrists of Laurence Fishburne, Halle Berry and Keanu Reeves.
Due to overwhelming demand, a third and final show has been added on Saturday, October 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring the Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill: performing their iconic album "Hotel California" in its entirety, for the first time in the band's career...read more
Rick Wakeman was extremely gracious to speak with Jungleroom.com this afternoon from Orlando, Florida on the very first day of the "An Evening of YES Music and More!" twenty-nine city American tour with bandmates Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin...read more
Candice Night spoke with Jungleroom.com about her amazing vocal contibution on 'Don't Kill The Whale' for the "A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute" album...read more
Brian May soke to Jungleroom.com about his contribution to Going Down: the songs of Don Nix: "Oh yes, I'd completely forgotten. I played on this track many months ago. It was a "quickie"-i've always liked the song and of course, Jeff Beck made it his own, and still enjoys playing it. The whole Don Nix track (in fact, the whole album) is recorded very real and live and informal, so I was pleased to be invited to have a blast on it and help."
I asked Bob Tait if he remembered playing at Peaches Records with a group named Wyzard. "You are the you the first person I've heard mention that band in years," he said. "Wyzard was Debra Preston (who later became Debra Dejean) on vocals, Delmar Preston on guitar, myself on bass and Chuck Bratton on drums. We opened for Meatloaf at the Ritz on Madison avenue the first time he appeared in Memphis on the "Bat out of Hell" tour. We opened for alot of bands coming thru memphis and bigger bands from here. Today, Bob plays bass in 5 O'Clock Shadow with Gary Hagar and Bill Parsley.
Aerosmith launched their Las Vegas residency, AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD, at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort last night combining visceral rock with high technology to bring to life their incredible story of a struggling group from Boston who became America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band. The sold-out audience, including celebrities Miranda Lambert and Diane Warren, were the first to see the epic production, sure to be known as the band's greatest spectacle in their stunning 50-year history...read more
Due to overwhelming demand, Live Nation and S2BN Entertainment announced a limited run of Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! dates have been confirmed for fall 2019. The 15-city limited engagement will kick off September 23rd in Dallas, TX and make stops in Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, New York City, Louisville, Omaha, Denver, Phoenix, and San Francisco before wrapping October 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada... read more
Southern rock legends Black Oak Arkansas return with their first full-length album of all new recordings in more than 30 years...read more
Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan releases "Chip Away" and announces release for solo album "Tenderness"...read more
The legendary "soul man" Sam Moore remembers Aretha Franklin...Moore was a label mate and close friends with the late Aretha Franklin, and joined many others in paying tribute to the Queen of Soul last year at Carnegie Hall in New York City. ..read more