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 albums issued by the Coop in the period.
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 out for the occasion, too.
Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick Exhibit Opens in Band’s Hometown Museum
Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen isn’t ready to be relegated to relic status just yet. Still, fans will be happy to know that the man, his legendary band — and yes, all those guitars — are the subject of a special exhibit at the Burpee Museum Of Natural History, located in the band’s hometown of Rockford, Ill.
Legendary Producer Roy Thomas Baker Sues Label for One Million Dollars in Allegedly Unpaid Journey Royalties
Legendary producer Roy Thomas Baker is suing Sony Music for unpaid royalties, saying the entertainment company owes him over one million dollars for underpayment on twenty one Journey recordings.
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. ” We were saying what everybody wanted to say.”
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.
Led Zeppelin III Cover Artist Zacron Dies
Noted artist Zacron, whose vast collection of creative work includes the iconic gatefold sleeve for Led Zeppelin‘s 1970 album ‘III,’ has died.
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 the subject matter to instead be “more about sort of primal notions about who we are and how we feel.”
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.”
Izzy Stradlin Joins Guns N Roses Onstage In France
Original Guns N Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined his long lost band mate Axl Rose on stage at a Guns N Roses show Saturday night, July 21, in Saint-Tropez, France.
Robert Plant Unveils Live ‘Band of Joy’ DVD Trailer
As we recently reported, Led Zeppelin main man and all around rock and roll legend Robert Plant is set to release a new live in concert DVD next month, and you can now get a sneak peak thanks to a new video trailer.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Explains the Dangers of On-Stage Cannons
AC/DC front man Brian Johnson is your average ordinary bloke. He likes fast cars, fast women, rock and roll and cannons. But those cannons, as featured during the band’s powerful stages shows, aren’t always his best friend.