Heart’s Ann Wilson On Getting Sober: ‘The Tarp has Come Off’
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart cover a lot of ground in their new memoir ‘Kicking & Dreaming,’ which hits stores on Sept. 18. In the book, Nancy talks about moving past the end of her longtime marriage to film director Cameron Crowe , while Ann reveals that she’s been sober now for nearly three years.
Rush’s Lifeson On Power Trio Format: ‘It Keeps Us On Our Toes’
Operating in the power trio format has left Rush with a lot of sound to fill onstage and on record over the years, a task they’ve more than capably covered without missing a single beat.
Legendary Designer Storm Thorgerson Recalls ‘Climbing Towards A Fiery Dawn’ With Led Zeppelin Album Cover
Through the years, artist Storm Thorgerson has contributed a lot to musical pop culture with his album artwork pieces designed for a wide variety of artists and bands such as his more recent work with bands like the Mars Volta and Audioslave and most notably, his classic sleeves for Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Genesis.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons: ‘We Didn’t Want to Put Out an Album Like the Last Two’
When looking at the lineage of ZZ Top, perhaps it’s no big surprise to learn exactly how big of an influence Jeff Beck’s music was on the group, particularly guitarist Billy Gibbons.
How Led Zeppelin’s First U.S. Show Almost Didn’t Happen
Led Zeppelin made their North American concert debut in Denver in December of 1968 as the first band on a three band bill that also featured Vanilla Fudge and Spirit, but as concert promoter Barry Fey recalls, it’s a milestone that almost happened in a different city.
Styx, REO Speedwagon + Ted Nugent Bring High Octane ‘Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ to Ohio
The roar of the crowd was surprisingly deafening on Saturday evening when Styx frontman Tommy Shaw asked how many in attendance were seeing the group for the first time. It was a moment which provided proof positive that classic rock continues to cross over into new generations.
Blue Oyster Cult Bassist Rudy Sarzo Announces Departure
When the Blue Oyster Cult convene for their next meeting, er, rock show, they’ll do so with a revised band lineup. Bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake) has parted ways with the group to free up time to focus on his ever-expanding slate of musical activities.
New Ebook Recalls The ‘Magnificent Roar’ Of The Grateful Dead
“Lately it occurs to me/ What a long strange trip it’s been.” Being a fan of the music of the Grateful Dead was certainly a unique experience and author Gene Sculatti captures what it was like from that angle in a new ebook called ‘Dark Stars and Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead.’
Joe Walsh Says the Eagles Were ‘Lucky’ to Break Up Before Their Relationships Were ‘Irreparably Damaged’
The release of the landmark ‘Hotel California’ album was a heady time for the Eagles, who were in a transitional phase, welcoming new guitarist Joe Walsh to their lineup.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington On Their New Album And Bassist
Southern rock godfathers Lynyrd Skynyrd have released seven albums together since reuniting in 1987, a decade after the tragic plane crash which claimed the lives of three band members, including original vocalist and primary lyricist Ronnie Van Zant.
Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Says ‘Competition And Rivalry’ Make For ‘Great Music’
With Aerosmith preparing for liftoff on their ‘Global Warming’ summer tour with Cheap Trick, they’ve been doing a lot of press to talk about both the upcoming trek and their highly anticipated new album.
Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’ Reissue Will Be ‘Coming Out Shortly’ According to Gene Simmons
Kiss fans have anxiously been awaiting an update on the highly anticipated expanded reissue of the band’s landmark ‘Destroyer’ release, which was tentatively scheduled for release earlier this year, but failed to materialize.