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.
Davy Jones’ Daughters Fight to Care for His Horses
Despite the untimely death of Monkees singer Davy Jones earlier in the year, there was never any doubt that his music and legacy would live on. Now, his daughters are making that happen in another way, close to Davy’s heart. The Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund has been set up by daughters Talia, Jessica, Sarah & Annabel to provide care for Jones’ stable of horses. As their Faceb...
‘Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86′ to Enjoy September Theatrical Release
Filmed in 1986, ‘Queen Live In Budapest’ lets us follow Queen, hot off thier historic Live Aid appearance in July of ’85, through the following year leading up to this concert in Budapest in front of 80,000 fans.
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.
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.
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.”
‘Yellow Submarine’ Floating Hotel Opens In Liverpool
A floating hotel, based on the Beatles 1966 song and 1968 film, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ has opened in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool. The hotel aboard an 80-foot submarine, or ‘narrowboat,’ opened this weekend on Albert Dock in the famed city. The vessel, which can accommodate up to eight people, is the brainchild of an eccentric businessman named Alfie Bubbles, according to the Daily Mail. Read
See the Press Clipping for the First Rolling Stones Concert, 50 Years Ago
On July 12, 1962 something monumental happened. A band calling themselves the Rolling Stones took to the stage for the first time. You can see a press announcement for that gig right here.
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.
Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch’s Suicide Reportedly Spurred by an Unsuccessful Spinal Operation
Last week it was reported that former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch took his own life, we now have learned a little more behind that sad and dramatic action.