Author Gary Graff

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Geezer Butler Thanks Fans For Their Support After Bar Fight Arrest

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler is a man of few words when it comes to his arrest earlier this week after a bar brawl in Death Valley, Calif. Read more...

Jack Blades Talks Seahawk Fever In Washington

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Musician Jack Blades performs during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov.Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30.
Night Ranger's Jack Blades
-- who's also part of the all-star Damn Yankees and the new "supergroup" Revolution Saints -- has lived for the last several years in Washington State, on an island about 30 minutes north of Seattle.

And with the city's Seahawks playing for the National Football League championship in Sunday's (February 1) Super Bowl, Blades says there's been on escaping Seahawks fever during the past couple of weeks:

"It's, like, nuts. Everywhere I go everything is like 12! 12! this and that. Everyone is wearing blue. Every frickin', like, coffeehouse and barista's got, like, football black painted under his thing but it's blue and it's got 12 written underneath his eyes. It's just insane...I feel like I'm living in Boston or something."

Actually, no, Jack, because the Seahawks are playing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, so you're living in the anti-Boston.

The Seahawks, by the way, promote the crowds at their games as the 12th man, making "12" an iconic image around the city. Night Ranger played its first shows of 2015 last weekend and will be touring throughout the year, while Revolution Saints, which also features Journey drummer Deen Costronovo and former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, just released its self-titled debut album and hopes to tour later this year.  Read more...

New Journey Album On The Way?

It's been nearly four years since Journey's last album, so we thought we'd check in to see what's on tap for a follow-up to 2011's "Eclipse." Read more...

Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Arrested After Bar Fight

Black Sabbath's Terry "Geezer" Butler isn't too old to rock -- or to fight. Read more...

Eddie Van Halen Speaking At Smithsonian Event

Eddie Van Halen will be talking rather than playing next month in Washington, D.C. Read more...

Rush, Bryan Adams, Leonard Cohen Up For Juno Awards

Rush, Bryan Adams and Leonard Cohen will represent Classic Rock at this year's Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Grammys, taking place March 15 in Hamilton, Ont. Read more...

Deen Castronovo Talks Revolution Saints Debut

Arriving today is "Revolution Saints," the self-titled debut from the new all-star trio featuring Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, who also handles lead vocals, Night Ranger bassist Jack Blades and former Whitesnake and Dio guitarist Doug Aldrich. Read more...

Gov’t Mule’s ‘Sco-Mule’ Out Now

Gov't Mule has dug into its vaults again for today's (January 27) release of "Sco-Mule," a long-awaited official release of its often bootlegged September 1999 performances in George with jazz guitarist John Scofield. Read more...

Final Date Announced For Seger Tour

Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band have announced the final date for his Ride Out tour of North America -- March 28 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Read more...

Petition Started For Chicago Deadhead Tailgating

Will the Deadheads get to camp out during the Grateful Dead alumni's 50th anniversary shows July 3-5 at Chicago's Soldier Field? Read more...

New Classic Rock Releases – Week of January 26th

Titles from Gov’t Mule and John Scofield, as well as Harvey Mandel headline this week’s new classic rock releases. Read more...

Kansas Introduces New Members To Lineup

Kansas will have a new look when it hits the road later this year. Read more...

Bob Dylan Talks New Album With ‘AARP Magazine’

If you thought finding Bob Dylan in the Great American Songbook was strange...well, suffice to say it's gotten even stranger. Read more...

‘A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney’ Coming Out March 24th

Paul McCartney is the latest MusiCares Person of the Year to release a DVD and Blu-ray from the annual gala honoring recipients. Read more...

Rush Announce North American Tour

After plenty of rumors and even some leaked dates, Rush has announced a 34-city North American R40 Live Tour to celebrate the Canadian trio's 40th anniversary (which was actually in 2014, but who's counting, right?). Read more...

John Mellencamp On His 80-Date North American Tour

John Mellencamp returns to the road tonight (January 21), opening his 80-date North American tour close to home in South Bend, Ind. Read more...

“Fictitious Rock Hall” Honors Music Acts From TV, Film

The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Toronto-based organization celebrating fictional music acts, has named the 40 semifinalists for its inaugural class of inductees. Read more...

J. Geils Band 1979 Live Release Due Out February 24th

The J. Geils Band is dipping into its vaults for its fourth live album next month. Read more...

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Back On The Road

After a four-week break Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band return to the road tonight (October 20), continuing the Ride Out Tour in Toledo, Ohio. Read more...

Aerosmith Announce First 2015 Show, More On The Way

Aerosmith plans to get its wings back out on the road again in 2015. Read more...