The inductions of Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, and the Faces were hardly the only highlights from what was a memorable evening of celebration at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. ZZ Top, John Mellencamp and several other big stars also made a big impact with their induction speeches, and the evening’s traditional all-star jam once again proved to be a blast.
While Van Halen is currently on the road promoting ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ their long-awaited reunion album with David Lee Roth, the band’s namesake and chief riffologist Eddie Van Halen has been strangely absent on the interview front and hasn’t done any of the expected national press.
The ongoing sessions for a new album and the occasional dramatic moment won’t keep Aerosmith away from their natural habitat – the concert stage. The legendary Boston rockers have reportedly confirmed their first North American tour date for 2012.
Over the past year, Yes fans have been looking forward to a proposed project from former vocalist Jon Anderson that would reunite him with his ‘90125’ Yes-mate Trevor Rabin and famed former Yes keyboard legend Rick Wakeman. Unfortunately, as Anderson tells Ultimate Classic Rock, the grouping has been put on hold.
A nation of aspiring guitar heroes probably first heard the influential licks from former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley on vinyl back in the day. Now, they can put the needle on the record again with a special silver vinyl pressing of ‘Anomaly,’ the solo album which triumphantly re-launched the ‘Spaceman’s’ solo career in 2009.
After recently reuniting with lead singer Jimi Jamison, a member of Survivor has now gone to court to protect one of the group’s best known songs, ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ from being used by Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.
Having recently wrapped up a triumphant return to U.S. soil with a slew of arena dates, Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson says that the band’s forthcoming activity will find them engaging in “big stuff” that will be exciting for GN’R fans.
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