Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Jokes About Joe Perry Getting Credit for His Guitar Work
Aerosmith is blessed with two gifted guitarists, but there’s no question it’s Joe Perry, and not Brad Whitford, who gets the lion’s share of the attention. During his weekend appearance on ‘That Metal Show,’ Whitford insisted that the disparity didn’t bother him. …
Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies After Nebraska Concert
Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian died last night (Sunday, Sept. 2) of a heart attack following the group’s concert in Norfolk, Neb. He was 46 and had been with the Mickey Thomas-fronted group since 2000.
Lemmy from Motorhead Joins Slash on Stage in Boston
Lemmy from Motorhead joined Slash on stage in Boston, Mass. recently to perform ‘Doctor Alibi,’ their collaboration from Slash’s self-titled 2010 album. You can watch the whole thing right here.
Guns N’ Roses Announces 2012 Las Vegas Residency
Guns N’ Roses will perform a 12-show residency, entitled ‘Appetite for Democracy,’ at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fun kicks off on Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 24.
NBC Angers Who, Kinks Fans By Bumping 2012 Olympics Performances from Telecast
Music fans were enraged last night (Aug. 12) when live performances from the Who and Kinks frontman Ray Davies were bumped from NBC’s prime-time coverage of the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
Did a Bad Hot Dog Inspire Eddie Van Halen to Write ‘Jump’?
Getting Eddie Van Halen to talk about the inspiration behind any of his songwriting efforts is rather difficult, in part because he refuses to take much credit for his work. “I’ve said plenty of times, I can’t claim to ever have really written anything. Because I don’t really…
Marshall Tucker Band Guitarist Stuart Swanlund Dies
Stuart Swanlund, longtime member of the Marshall Tucker Band, died Saturday (Aug. 4) of natural causes. The slide guitar specialist joined the band in 1985, touring and recording with the group until unspecified health problems forced him off the road recently.
Muddy Waters + the Rolling Stones, ‘Checkerboard Lounge – Live Chicago 1981′ – DVD Review
The Rolling Stones pay homage to their blues roots alongside one of their heroes on the newly unearthed live DVD ‘Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981.’
Peter Frampton Injured in Car Crash
Guitar hero Peter Frampton was injured in a car accident yesterday (July 31), but luckily, not badly enough to stop the ’70s icon from breaking the news himself via his Twitter account.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Without a Beard – Pic of the Week
It seems hard to believe now, but as this photograph proves, there was indeed a time when ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons did NOT have a foot-long beard.
Robert Plant Releases New Live Album Featuring Sensational Space Shifters Band
Robert Plant has released a new live album featuring the second-ever show from his newest band, Sensational Space Shifters. The 15-track set was recorded barely two weeks ago — July 12 at the HMV Forum in London.
David Lee Roth Says Van Halen Would Accept Super Bowl Gig ‘In a N.Y. Minute’
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has responded to rumors his band will perform at the next Super Bowl with an open letter stating that while they have not been offered such a gig, they would quickly say yes if asked.