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.
Sammy Hagar Celebrates ‘4 Decades of Rock’ in Concert with Help from Chickenfoot, Montrose…
Sammy Hagar took fans on a trip through his 40-year career last night (Sept. 1) during a special ’4 Decades of Rock’ concert in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The show featured appearances from members of all three of his famous bands — Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot &md…
Aerosmith, ‘Lover Alot’ – Song Review
‘Lover Alot,’ one of two new songs released simultaneously today from Aerosmith‘s upcoming album ‘Music from Another Dimension,’ proves the band can still deliver stripped-down rock with the best of their peers.
The Rolling Stones Tease ‘Big News’ With Newfangled App
The Rolling Stones have promised to reveal “big news” to the world shortly, and apparently they’re going to do it via a new mobile device app named uView.
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 …
New Music Releases – September 2012
The September 2012 New Music Releases calendar finds some of rock’s biggest bands helping to get the autumn off to a busy start at your local record store.
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.
Pink Floyd Alumni To Perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony
At least one and possibly two members of Pink Floyd will perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 12.
Aerosmith’s ‘Rock in a Hard Place’ Turns 30
‘Rock in a Hard Place,’ the aptly-named 1982 album that found Aerosmith recording without founding guitarist Joe Perry for the first time, celebrates its 30th birthday this month.
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.
Larry Hoppen of Orleans Dead at 61
Singer / guitarist Larry Hoppen of Orleans died Tuesday (July 24) of unspecified causes. The popular soft-rock group had several massive hits in the ’70s, including ‘Still the One’ and ‘Dance With Me.’
Kiss, ‘Hell or Hallelujah’ – Song Review
A tantalizingly raw opening riff straight out of Paul Stanley‘s ‘I Stole Your Love’ playbook kicks off ‘Hell or Hallelujah,’ the new single from Kiss.