Alice Cooper ‘Zipper Catches Skin’ Turns 30
As the ’70s gave way to the 80′s, the heroes of the old decade were struggling to stay alive in the new. Alice Cooper was one of many old guard trying to read the new maps for the new times. ‘Zipper Catches Skin’ was the third in a run of four experimental…
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…
Jon Lord’s Final Recording Project Set For Release
As previously reported, the project former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord was working on before his untimely death is now set to see the light of day. ‘Concerto For Group and Orchestra’ picks up the theme put into play by Lord and Deep Purple back in 1969. This updated version was recorded at Liv…
Beach Boys Announce Massive Reissue Campaign With 12 Studio Albums and Two Compilations
The celebration of the Beach Boys‘ 50th anniversary rolls on! Capitol Records has announced it will be launching yet another massive re-issue campaign for the legendary Californian band.
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…
Boston’s New Lead Singer Promises Upcoming Album Will Be Worth the Wait
Boston mastermind Tom Scholz has never been known for his quick turnaround on new albums. Though a new album is in the works from the band, recently appointed lead singer Tommy DeCarlo has wisely suggested fans may not want to hold their breath while waiting for it.
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.”
Beatles Record Sells for $35,000 at Auction
According to Gigwise.com, a promotional copy of an early Beatles 7″ single has sold at auction for $35,000.
T. Rex’s ‘The Slider’ Turns 40
1972 was the pinnacle year for glam rock, and ‘The Slider’ by T. Rex, which turns 40 years old this week, was in many ways the ultimate glam album.
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.