Classic rock 

  • Watch Shane Hawkins & Nandi Bushell jam together backstage at London Taylor Hawkins show

    Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for FFIn between all the rock legends who played the Taylor Hawkins concerts in September, it may have been the youngest people onstage who stole the show. Hawkins' teenage son Shane memorably took his father's place on drums to play "My Hero" along with Foo Fighters, while kid music prodigy Nandi Bushell — who went viral after challenging Dave Grohl to a drum battle — joined the Foos for "Learn to Fly" during the concert at London's Wembley Stadium. In addition to warming the hearts of countless rock fans, Shane and Nandi became friends, and jammed together backstage during the Wembley show. Nandi has now shared video of that jam session, featuring her and Shane playing songs including the Foos' "Everlong" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." "Jamming with Shane backstage at Wembley is one of my favorite ever moments," Nandi writes alongside the clip. "Shane is one of the nicest, friendliest, talented people I have ever met. He is so much fun to be around and has so much energy." Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes celebrates 25 years of sobriety

    Desiree Navarro/WireImageWednesday marked a very special day in Glenn Hughes’ life. The Deep Purple singer shared on social media that he was celebrating his 25th year of sobriety. “G’mornin everyone ☀️ so full of gratitude, for these past 25 years of clean & sober living,” he shared on Twitter. “I give thx each & every morning, for another day on planet earth. sending love to my sober brothers & sisters, and more importantly to those who are still suffering,” adding, “#loveistheanswer💜.” In the post, Hughes, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 with Deep Purple, shared a tally of what that 25 years breaks down to: 300 months, or 9,132 days, or 219,150 hours of sobriety. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Rockers release new holiday-inspired merch collections

    With the upcoming Black Friday being the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, lots of folks are probably starting to think about what to get their loved ones. If there are music fans in your family, Bravado is here to help. Universal’s merchandise and brand management company has just launched some new exclusive holiday-inspired collections, with items from such artists as The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Who, Guns N' Roses and more.  Among the items available: The Rolling Stones — A Licks snow globe, a black Sixty cardigan and a variety of ornaments, including a diamond anniversary ornament, and Forty Licks, Steel Wheels and No Filter Licks ornaments. Black Sabbath — An ugly Christmas sweater that reads "Holidays Bloody Holidays," ornaments and more. Guns N' Roses — A variety of ornaments, as well as a blue and white Christmas sweater and an Appetite for Destruction corduroy jacket. The Who — Socks, vintage T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters. The Beatles — A Merry Christmas green shirt, a Sgt. Pepper’s green holiday beanie, a holiday sticker set, gift wrapping, various T-shirts and more. The Beach Boys — A snow globe photo sweatshirt, a "Little St. Nick" T-shirt and zip hoodie, as well as an ornament and a scarf. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Elton John on track to break all-time best-selling tour record

    Ben Gibson for Rocket EntertainmentElton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour may be finished in the U.S., but he's still got a lot more touring to do — and it may see him break a new record. Elton wrapped the U.S. leg of the tour this weekend in Los Angeles and, according to Billboard, the last three Dodger Stadium shows brought in $23.5 million and sold 142,970 tickets. In total, the last 13 shows bring the tour’s total gross to $749.9 million, with over 5 million tickets sold since it began in 2018. And with about 50 shows still left to play, it’s certainly looking like Elton has a good shot at surpassing Ed Sheeran’s The Divide Tour for the title of best-selling tour of all time. Ed’s tour wrapped in 2019 and grossed $776.4 million, which means Elton is less than $30 million away from taking over number one. It now sits at number two, having surpassed U2’s 360 Tour, which brought in $736.4 million. Next up, Elton brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour back to Australia and New Zealand in January with 10 stadium shows, which puts him on track to break Sheeran's record in early 2023. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Rare 13-minute live recording of Led Zeppelin’s 'Dazed and Confused' hits YouTube

    Lorne Thomson/RedfernsA rare live recording of Led Zeppelin performing a 13-minute version of “Dazed and Confused” has just turned up on YouTube. The audio clip was shared by YouTuber Mark McFall, founder of the Zepfan memorabilia website, and features audio recorded at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on October 5, 1969. According to the post, the performance was recorded from a fan’s TV speaker during a broadcast of the show on November 12, 1969. A review of the show on Ledzeppelin.com says “the atmosphere crackled” during the concert, noting, “Heavy, crashing Zeppelin sounds swept the audience onto another plain." The review continued, “Wild, standing ovations brought the group back time and time again and they finally left the stage exhausted." Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.