After 40 years in the business, Sammy Hagar wasn't looking to discover a new way to make records. But that's exactly what he accidentally did with 'Sammy Hagar & Friends,' a collection of spontaneously recorded songs that features almost as many musical styles as guest stars.
On Sept. 18, 1978, Kiss were on top of the world. On that day, all four members of the famously face-painted group released solo albums in one of the most extravagant displays of marketing power in rock history.
The bell rang on round five of the "was Sebastian Bach asked to join Motley Crue?" debate between Nikki Sixx and the former Skid Row frontman late last night, with Bach providing video of Sixx recounting a time when they all at least rehearsed together.
When Guns N' Roses released their 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' albums in the fall of 1991, large retail chains such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart refused to stock the titles because of the explicit lyrical content featured on tracks such as 'Back Off Bitch' and 'Pretty Tied Up.'
On Aug. 18, 1986, Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet,' the album that would make them international superstars -- but not before needing three wildly different attempts to get the album artwork finished.
Kiss founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are now among the owners of a professional football team, which will be called the LA Kiss and will use the band's famous logo on their helmets. We can only imagine what the uniforms are going to look like.
Founding Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist and guitarist Allen Lanier has died at the age of 67 after being hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, according to the band's official Facebook page. "DFTR sweet man," the post reads, in apparent reference to their hit 'Don't Fear the Reaper.' "We love you and miss you."
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