Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Talks Traveling the World to Play Golf
Though K.K. Downing may have left behind the fame and glory of rocking and rolling with Judas Priest in favor of running a golf course, he fondly remembers his former days on road, particularly in the far east.
Robert Plant Gets His ‘Big Voice’ Out of Mothballs for Upcoming Space Shifters Album
It seems Robert Plant feels right at home in Mississippi Delta. The one time Led Zeppelin frontman has a new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, who made their US debut by headlining the 25th annual Sunflower Blues Festival on Aug. 11. It seems Plant brought his recently-in-hiding rock god voice o…
Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner on Drugs, Soldiers, and Breakups
In a recent interview, Mark Farner, one-time leader of Grand Funk Railroad, talked about the legacy of the mighty band. “We were a bunch of 20-year-old rock and rollers who were putting our thoughts out there and looking for answers, and so were our fans.” he said. …
Pete Seeger to Release Album With Bruce Springsteen + Guests
The man who could be called the father of American folk music, Pete Seeger, is certainly keeping busy. At age 93, Seeger is releasing not one, but two albums this fall. Appleseed Records will issue ‘A More Perfect Union,’ which features 14 new songs written by Seeger with singer-songwriter Lorre Wy…
Ronnie James Dio’s Second ‘Very Beast′ Set Track Listing Revealed
As previously reported, a second volume of classic material from the late, great Ronnie James Dio is due out this fall. Now we have a complete track listing. The collection, titled ‘The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2,′ will include several rare tracks, including some previously only available …
Kiss Eases Off on the Sex Talk With ‘Monster’
If you’re looking for a heavy dose of sexual boasting on the new Kiss album, you might want to re-align your expectations, according to Gene Simmons. “A lot of the lyrics and points of view have less to do with sort of the cocksmanship,” he says, declaring…
Mick Fleetwood on Drumming: ‘I Don’t Really Know What I’m Doing’
“As a percussion player, I approach my own work in a very emotional, personal way,” says legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, “and so I have to rely on one thing, the essence of feel.”
Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Album Turns 25
Guns N’ Roses‘ stunning debut album, ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ hits the quarter century mark today (July 21). Before all the drama, Guns N’ Roses were a kick-ass little rock and roll band. During that initial blast, they created one of th…
Queen ‘We Will Rock You’ Musical Announces 10th Anniversary Arena Tour
Following the success of the 2010 and 2011 UK theater tours, ‘We Will Rock You,’ the Queen and Ben Elton musical, has announced that the show will embark on its first world arena tour to mark it’s tenth anniversary in 2013.
Pearl Jam Cover Pink Floyd, Van Halen and the Who at Berlin Concert
Third generation classic rockers Pearl Jam paid tribute to a few of classic rock giants at their show on July 5 in Berlin, Germany. Performing at the Berlin O2 Arena, the alt rock legends dished out a few surprises including a straight up rendition of the Pink Floyd ‘Wall’ clas…
Bruce Springsteen Named 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year
Twenty-time Grammy winner, Bruce Springsteen, has been named MusiCares Person Of The Year for 2013. He will be honored at a ceremony tied into the Grammy Awards next February.
New Randy Rhoads Book To Hit Shelves
Though only on this planet a short time, the influence and legacy of Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads continue to grow. After much anticipation, a new biography about the guitar legend is set for release.