Pure Rock Report

  • Kid Rock, Incubus and Hinder Have New Music Coming Soon >

    Kid Rock is teaming up with NASCAR's biggest event to kick off the promotion for his album First Kiss. Rock will perform on pit road before the Daytona 500 on February 22nd in Daytona Beach, Florida. He'll do a mix of his hits as well as the title track to Read More
  • Kid Rock Wants Your First Kiss Of The New Year >

    Kid Rock has a New Year's Eve mission for his fans. The first single from Rock's upcoming album is the title track to his new album, First Kiss, and he wants fans to share their first kiss of the new year by posting it to Twitter or Instagram using the Read More
  • Theory Of A Deadman Rock AC\DC For Christmas >

    Theory of a Deadman have posted a Christmas gift for their fans. They've recorded a cover of AC/DC's "Mistress for Christmas" that is available at below.  The original version appeared on AC/DC's 1990 album The Razor's Edge. Read More
  • Eddie Vedder Auctions Autographed Guitar For Teen cancer Charity >

    Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder is auctioning off a very special guitar to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Vedder used the Gibson SG 50 was at The Who Hits 50 tribute show November 11th in London. Vedder and Roger Daltrey autographed it after the show. The highest bid right now is just over $7200, but bidding runs through December 22nd. Read More
  • Def Leppard Take new Approach To new Album >

    Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen believes there's no need for the band to spend big money on recording their upcoming album together every step of the way. He argues that his two visits to singer Joe Elliott's studio in Ireland, combined with additional work in his home in the US, Read More
  • 2015 Rock Hall Inductees Announced >

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015. The artists to be enshrined next year are The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Green Day, Bill Withers, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Ringo Starr is being given the Award Read More
  • Joe Perry's Kids Follow In Dad's Footsteps >

    Last night, Joe Perry's sons Adrian and Tony became the third and fourth members of their family to have music on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this year. Back in May, the Aerosmith guitarist and another son, Roman, supplied instrumental music for the show. This time, Adrian and Tony's band, Dead Read More
  • Slipknot Get Into The Ugly Xmas Sweater Business >

    Slipknot are the latest act to get into the ugly Christmas sweater trend. The sweater is surprisingly tame for the band, featuring only the Slipknot logo and a mix of red and white patterns. Get it now through their online shop. Read More
  • Scott Stapp, CIA Agent? It Keeps Getting Weirder. - Audio >

    In another round of disturbing news about Creed frontman Scott Stapp, the singer has allegedly threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama. In a 911 call — released by TMZ — Stapp's wife, Jaclyn, and his sister-in-law allege he'd gone missing from a mental health facility late last month, fleeing shirtless on a Read More
  • Jimmy Page Doesn't Understand Robert Plant's Music >

    Jimmy Page is obviously aware that Robert Plant does not want to reunite Led Zeppelin, but he says he doesn't read his comments on the matter. Page says, "People will read me things he has said, and I will usually say, ‘Are you sure you’re quoting him correctly?’ It’s always Read More
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Kid Rock, Incubus and Hinder Have New Music Coming Soon

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Kid Rock is teaming up with NASCAR’s biggest event to kick off the promotion for his album First Kiss. Rock will perform on pit road before the Daytona 500 on February 22nd in Daytona Beach, Florida. He’ll do a mix of his hits as well as the title track to First Kiss, which will be released on February 24th. The race will air live on FOX. Hinder will release their new album on March 3rd. When the Smoke Clears is their first full-length release with singer Nolan Neal, who replaced original vocalist Austin Winkler after his departure in 2013. A tour in support of the album will be announced early next year. Incubus plans on going the EP route instead of recording a full new album in 2015. The band just signed a new deal with Island Records. Guitarist Mike Einziger tells Billboard, “We’re planning on releasing two installments that will total an album, two EPs. We’re hoping to put out the first one in February or March, then the [second in] summer.” A single called “Trust Fall” will be released early next month. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Kid Rock Wants Your First Kiss Of The New Year

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Kid Rock has a New Year’s Eve mission for his fans. The first single from Rock’s upcoming album is the title track to his new album, First Kiss, and he wants fans to share their first kiss of the new year by posting it to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #KidRockFirstKiss. The best shots will be part of a short video previewing “First Kiss” on January 5th. All photos will be on display at KidRock.com/firstkiss beginning on January 1st. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Eddie Vedder Auctions Autographed Guitar For Teen cancer Charity

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Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder is auctioning off a very special guitar to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Vedder used the Gibson SG 50 was at The Who Hits 50 tribute show November 11th in London. Vedder and Roger Daltrey autographed it after the show. The highest bid right now is just over $7200, but bidding runs through December 22nd. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Def Leppard Take new Approach To new Album

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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen believes there’s no need for the band to spend big money on recording their upcoming album together every step of the way. He argues that his two visits to singer Joe Elliott’s studio in Ireland, combined with additional work in his home in the US, provide everything that’s needed to complete the project to their satisfaction. Allen says: “I’ve been to Joe’s place on two occasions for extended periods. We’ve got a good 16 to 17 songs that, when I left, were 80, 85% done. I think I’m pretty much done with my parts.” Asked whether all five members of the band will get together over the final stages, he replies: “I don’t think we need to go into that kind of expense. With technology these days, it’s fantastic.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

2015 Rock Hall Inductees Announced

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015. The artists to be enshrined next year are The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lou Reed, Green Day, Bill Withers, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Ringo Starr is being given the Award for Musical Excellence. (He is already in as a member of The Beatles.) The “5” Royales are being recognized with the Early Influence Award. The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held April 18th at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Tickets go on sale on Thursday. The inductees were chosen by a voting body of more than 700 artists, critics, historians and members of the music industry. To be eligible for election this year, a nominee had to release his or her first recording no later than 1989. This year’s nominees who did not make the cut were Sting, Chic, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, The Spinners and War. Four of the top five vote-getters in the online ballot made it in. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble grabbed 30 percent of the vote — more than 18 million votes — and were followed by Nine Inch Nails with 22 percent, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts with 15 percent, Bill Withers with 6.5 percent and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band with 6.25 percent. Nine Inch Nails did not make the cut. This will be the second time Lou Reed is inducted, having gone in with the Velvet Underground in 1996. Green Day, with all its members being 42 years old, are one of the youngest acts ever to be inducted. It appears that only three members of both the Jackson 5 and Red Hot Chili Peppers were the same age or younger when they were inducted in, respectively, 1997 and 2012. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Joe Perry’s Kids Follow In Dad’s Footsteps

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Last night, Joe Perry’s sons Adrian and Tony became the third and fourth members of their family to have music on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this year. Back in May, the Aerosmith guitarist and another son, Roman, supplied instrumental music for the show. This time, Adrian and Tony’s band, Dead Boots, had a song, “Looking Pretty Pretty,” played. The episode guest-starred another music figure, Sharon Osbourne, as a woman who may or may not have been running a prostitution ring and may or may not have been a killer. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Scott Stapp, CIA Agent? It Keeps Getting Weirder. – Audio

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In another round of disturbing news about Creed frontman Scott Stapp, the singer has allegedly threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama. In a 911 call — released by TMZ — Stapp’s wife, Jaclyn, and his sister-in-law allege he’d gone missing from a mental health facility late last month, fleeing shirtless on a bike while claiming to be a CIA agent whose mission it was to kill the President. Jaclyn also tells the dispatcher that before her husband took off, he printed out hundreds of CIA documents found on the Internet and put them in a backpack. The two women ask the dispatcher to find Scott and take him back to the psych ward. Stapp — who recently claimed to be broke and homeless — reportedly also called 911, saying that his soon-to-be-ex had stolen his truck and taken six million dollars from him, and, when he confronted her, she tried to get him committed. Ultimately, the police felt Scott did not show enough signs of mental instability to warrant a psych hold. Hear the full 911 call here: Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Jimmy Page Doesn’t Understand Robert Plant’s Music

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Jimmy Page is obviously aware that Robert Plant does not want to reunite Led Zeppelin, but he says he doesn’t read his comments on the matter. Page says, “People will read me things he has said, and I will usually say, ‘Are you sure you’re quoting him correctly?’ It’s always a little surprising. But I can’t answer for him. I have a respect for the work of everyone in the band. I can’t be dismissive of the work we did together. I sort of know what he’s doing. But I don’t fully understand it.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

An Aging Star Wars Cast (SNL)

DLR “Dylanizes” Christmas

Slash Joins Lonesome George