Aerosmith Unfold Their Wings at Cleveland Concert
Throughout most of Aerosmith‘s concert in Cleveland, Ohio last night (June 19), a single square panel of the circular video screen above the band refused to fall in line with the rest of the display, broadcasting random colors instead of say, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in action.
Beatles Film Actor Victor Spinetti Dead at 82
Actor Victor Spinetti, who appeared in three different films starring the Beatles, died this morning (June 19) at age 82 in Monmouth, Wales after a long battle with cancer. Paul McCartney once described the actor as a man “who makes clouds disappear.”
Kiss: ‘Love Gun’ First Fired 35 Years Ago
‘Love Gun, ‘ the sixth studio album from Kiss, and the clear pinnacle of the band’s first golden era, was released 35 years ago this week.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Jack Osbourne, son of Black Sabbath and solo career legend Ozzy Osbourne, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 26-year-old Osbourne, who only weeks ago became a father for the first time, has vowed to fight the disease: “‘Adapt and overcome&CloseCurlyQuote…
New Music Releases – July 2012
Our July 2012 New Music Releases calendar is highlighted by yet another worthy concert reissue from the one and only Jimi Hendrix.
‘Rock of Ages’ – Movie Review
The film version of ‘Rock of Ages‘ merits a lengthy and highly qualified recommendation: Can you stand the Broadway musical format at all? Can you stay extremely open-minded as some of your favorite ’80s rock songs are re-recorded by actors, then endure a couple of questi…
Kiss Announce Release Dates for ‘Monster,’ New Single and Gigantic Book
Kiss will release the first single from their new album ‘Monster‘ on July 2, and have announced that the full-length record will be released in October. A seriously oversized photo book, also entitled ‘Monster,’ will be released the same day as the single.
‘Van Halen Encyclopedia’ Author Plans New Hardcover Edition
The ‘Van Halen Encyclopedia’ is a treasure trove of information on one of hard rock’s most legendary bands. Heaven knows we’ve quoted from it more than a few times. Now, author C.J. Chilvers is seeking to release a new hardcover edition of the bo…
Foreigner Keyboardist Michael Bluestein Diagnosed with Cancer
Foreigner keyboardist Michael Bluestein, who has also performed with Stevie Nicks and Boz Scaggs, has been diagnosed with cancer, and will take an indefinite leave of absence from the band as he undergoes treatment.
Styx Guitarist James Young Says Band Offers Fans Sanctuary in Difficult Economic Times
James ‘JY’ Young of Styx sees a lot of parallels between the state of the world when his band first broke big in the ’70s and today, and he thinks those similarities help explain why the band’s popularity has endured so strongly.
ZZ Top Reportedly Set to Release New EP in June
ZZ Top are reportedly planning to release a four-song EP via iTunes in June, which will include ‘I’ve Got to Get Paid,’ the song they unveiled via a Jeremiah Weed beer commercial a few weeks ago.
Elton John Hospitalized, Forced to Cancel Concerts
Elton John was hospitalized yesterday (May 23) in Los Angeles as a result of a serious respiratory infection, and has been forced to cancel four concerts in order to facilitate his recovery.