Alice Cooper ‘Zipper Catches Skin’ Turns 30
As the ’70s gave way to the 80′s, the heroes of the old decade were struggling to stay alive in the new. Alice Cooper was one of many old guard trying to read the new maps for the new times. ‘Zipper Catches Skin’ was the third in a run of four experimental albums issued by the Coop in the period.
Metallica Invites Vancouver Fans to Five-Dollar Concert
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.
Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick Exhibit Opens in Band’s Hometown Museum
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.
Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Peter Green to Release Rare 2001 Album ‘Blues Don’t Change’
A CD by the Peter Green Splinter Group, featuring former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, which was previously only sold at live shows will now see the light of day as a standard release.
Queen ‘We Will Rock You’ Musical Announces 10th Anniversary Arena Tour
Following the success of the 2010 and 2011 UK theater tours, ‘We Will Rock You,’ the Queen and Ben Elton musical, has announced that the show will embark on its first world arena tour to mark it’s tenth anniversary in 2013.
Sweet Singer Brian Connolly’s Smoking Led To His Departure From The Band
According to Sweet bassist Steve Priest, singer Brian Connolly had to quit the legendary glam band because of his serious smoking habit. Priest claims that his nicotine habit caused serious damage to that golden voice. “A lot of the songs were really up there – and he smoked like a chimney. So he used to lose his voice a lot.”
Andy Scott Of Sweet Faces $78,000 Legal Bill After Courtroom ‘Blitz’ Over $1.25 Used CD
Andy Scott, guitarist for the Sweet, got more than he bargained for when he tried to sue an E-Bay customer for selling a used CD from his band, and now faces a whopping $78,000 legal bill.
Sweet Return With New Album ‘New York Connection’
Original Sweet guitarist Andy Scott has a new record ready to roll out, featuring interesting takes on songs by originally recorded by other artists, and furthermore, each mixed with elements of classic Sweet songs.
Red Hot Chili Peppers To Cover Neil Young, Beach Boys on New EP
Fresh from their own induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to issue a rock and roll tribute of sorts. The crazed funksters are releasing ‘We Salute You,’ an EP of cover versions of songs by artists that influenced them.
Levon Helm Dead at 71
Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist with the legendary rock group simply known as the Band, died today (April 19) at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. His wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted the news of his imminent exit on his official website earlier this week.
Rush Unleash New Single ‘Headlong Flight’
The new single from the long-awaited new Rush album, ‘Clockwork Angels,’ is here, and let us tell you… it rocks! The song, titled Headlong Flight,’ clips along at a brisk pace nearly from start to end. Rush haven’t sounded this emphatic and dynamic in a long while.