Guns N’ Roses Announces 2012 Las Vegas Residency
Guns N’ Roses will perform a 12-show residency, entitled ‘Appetite for Democracy,’ at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fun kicks off on Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 24.
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 I don’t really feel like I’m responsible, it comes through me.”
Kiss and Motley Crue Donate $100,000 to Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Victims
During their Aug. 8 joint concert in Denver, Kiss and Motley Crue announced that they will be donating $100,000 to a relief fund set up to help victims of the July 20 movie theater shootings in nearby Aurora, Colo.
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.
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.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Without a Beard – Pic of the Week
It seems hard to believe now, but as this photograph proves, there was indeed a time when ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons did NOT have a foot-long beard.
Metallica, Chickenfoot, Iron Maiden Join Deep Purple Tribute Album
Metallica, Chickenfoot, and Iron Maiden are among the stars joining forces for an upcoming Deep Purple tribute album, ‘Re-Machined: A Tribute to ‘Machine Head.” As you can guess from the title, every song from the band’s landmark 1972 album is covered at least once on this record.
Aerosmith Debut ‘Legendary Child’ Video
After much anticipation, Aerosmith has released the video for ‘Legendary Child,’ the first single from their upcoming album ‘Music from Another Dimension.’ The clip turns out to be the first of what promises to be a multi-part story featuring a rolling-skating young female hero.
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.
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’ is my new motto.”