Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paul McCartney tribute album tops the hennemusic Hot 10

News about a Paul McCartney tribute album tops the hennemusic Hot 10 this week.

McCartney is making a new album featuring covers of his own solo material and Wings tracks. The former Beatle hand-picked the artists himself for the project, including KISS, The Cure, B.B. King, Paul Rodgers, Billy Joel and Garth Brooks.

A full song/artist list has not been announced, but we know KISS have already recorded their version of “Venus And Mars/Rock Show” for the set.

No timeline has been announced yet for the tribute’s release, so stay tuned!

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending April 17, 2011

01 – KISS, Paul Rodgers & more on new Paul McCartney tribute album
02 – Motley Crue/Poison 2011 Tour dates
03 – Axl Rose’s vocal coach training Tom Cruise for Rock Of Ages film
04 – Def Leppard: Hear new single ‘Undefeated’
05 – VIDEO: James Durbin, Zakk Wylde rock Sammy Hagar on American Idol
06 – VIDEO: Foo Fighters rock Jon Stewart, play online concert tonight
07 – Aerosmith: Steven Tyler helps American Idol bounce back
08 – VIDEO: Steven Tyler rocks the Country Music Awards
09 – Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose vs. Irving Azoff duelling lawsuits stall
10 – VIDEO: Jeff Beck rocks The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Motley Crue/Poison tour is still a hot topic amongst hennemusic readers, as the tour dates for the summer’s hottest double-bill land in the #2 position.

A few Guns N’ Roses items on the list this week: in #3, word that Axl’s vocal coach is working with Tom Cruise for an upcoming film adaptation of the Rock Of Ages musical; and in 9th, news that Axl’s dueling lawsuit with former manager Irving Azoff has hit a roadblock while the parties forge ahead towards another court appearance.

New music from Def Leppard appeared, as “Undefeated” – the first single from the upcoming live album, “Mirrorball,” was debuted with some help from singer Joe Elliott.

Metal fans shook their heads at news of guitarist Zakk Wylde’s appearance on American Idol, as the guitar legend jammed with James Durbin on the Sammy Hagar track, “Heavy Metal,” for the soundtrack-themed episode.

Other big news stories from Foo Fighters, Steven Tyler and Jeff Beck rounded out the hennemusic Hot 10 this time out.

Paul McCartney & Wings – Junior’s Farm

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