Though K.K. Downing may have left behind the fame and glory of rocking and rolling with Judas Priest in favor of running a golf course, he fondly remembers his former days on road, particularly in the far east.
Metallica wants their fans to be a part of the group’s upcoming movie! According to the band’s official website, all wheels are rolling for their much talked about 3-D concert movie, and anyone willing to travel to Vancouver, B.C. can be a part of the process for a very low price.
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.
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.
As previously reported, the project former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord was working on before his untimely death is now set to see the light of day. ‘Concerto For Group and Orchestra’ picks up the theme put into play by Lord and Deep Purple back in 1969. This updated version was recorded at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall by Abbey Road Studio‘s crew and features the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Also guesting on the album are Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse.
With the sudden death of Davy Jones earlier this year, it seemed like all Monkee business would be put on put on hold, but now comes word that the remaining three members are “comin’ to your town” one more time.
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 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.
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.”
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