- 6:14 am Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Aaron
Arts education is usually one of the first things to be cut from the budget of struggling schools, so classic rock icon Eddie Van Halen has decided to lend a helping hand.
The guitar god donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. That’s the program that provides musical instruments to students in low-income schools.
Eddie says learning music has had a huge impact on him,
“My whole life has been music. I could not imagine anything else. It’s a must. It has to be taught.”
- 6:39 am Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Aaron
On the heels of the rumor that Roger Waters was considering a reunion with the surviving members of Pink Floyd, now there’s word that he’s considering performing a special version of “The Wall” at the future site of another wall – the U.S. – Mexican border.
During an appearance with his fellow Pink Floyd co-founder Nick Mason to promote Their Mortal Remains, a multimedia exhibit created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s “Arnold Layne” single, Waters said he’s seriously entertaining the idea.
According to the Floyd co-founder, he’d need to see that there’s substantial resistance against the idea of a [More]
- 6:15 am Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Aaron
Mick Jagger has never released a memoir, but apparently he HAS written one.
A publisher named John Blake says he wrote a 75,000-word manuscript back in the early ’80s.
Mick got an advance of about $1 million, and was set up with a ghostwriter to help him out. Everything was going fine until the manuscript was rejected. The publisher reportedly turned it away because it was “too light on sex and drugs.”
Blake says the manuscript is great though. “It’s extraordinary. I compared it to, like, the Dead Sea Scrolls…It’s delicious, heady stuff.”
He’s been trying to get Mick to agree to release the [More]
- 6:21 am Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Aaron
Chickenfoot has a new best hits/live album hitting stores on March 10th. The super-group made up of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Will Ferrell doppelganger Chad Smith, are back at it with a collection of their favorite tunes & live performances.
Their newest effort is called ‘Devine Termination’ and it is all kinds of awesome:
- 7:22 am Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Aaron
The Demon Gene Simmons has had his fair share of beefs in recent years, so it should be no surprise that he is shooting off his mouth once again. This time he’s taking aim at one of the best lead singers in the history of rock!
In a recent chat with Goldmine Magazine, Gene Simmons was asked about his relationship with Paul Stanley. The question became more relevant recently after Stanley took aim at Simmons in his book. Simmons comments revealed a bit of how the two have kept it going for the last 40+ years:
“You have to figure out that [More]
- 6:17 am Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Aaron
For Van Halen fan Michael Brewer, health issues were not something he spent a lifetime dealing with. In fact, it wasn’t until 2013 that it all started to unravel for him.
That’s when doctor’s say an auto-immune disease first surfaced for Brewer. Two years later COPD followed, then prostate cancer that metastasized to his bones. Chemotherapy has stopped working, and his diagnosis is terminal. Now he’s set to live life to the fullest.
Earlier this week, he was able to fulfill one of his dreams when he got to meet Eddie Van Halen (who had a long bout with tongue cancer, himself). Eddie [More]
- 5:45 am Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Aaron
Blondie is putting out a new album on May 5th called “Pollinator”
If you check the liner notes, it looks like Debbie had a lot of help on this one:
Featured contributions are al over this thing with Joan Jett, The Gregory Brothers, Laurie Anderson, and comedian John Roberts appearing on the album. John is the guy who voices Lin Belcher on “Bob’s Burgers”. He described his vocals as “a little breakdown,” whatever that means.
Sia and Charli XCX wrote songs for the album, and one song has guitar work by The Strokes’ Nick Valensi.
The first single “Fun” is out now, and [More]
- 6:31 am Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Aaron
ASIA singer John Wetton died in his sleep yesterday after a battle with colon cancer. He was 67.
John was known for more than just Asia. His first big break came when Robert Fripp juggled the lineup of King Crimson back in 1972. He became the group’s fourth singer and bass player.
From there, John spent some time touring with Roxy Music, and did a couple of albums with Uriah Heep before doing some of his own solo stuff.
He founded the prog-rock “supergroup” Asia in 1981 along with guitarist Steve Howe of Yes, keyboardist Geoff Downes of Yes and The Buggles, and drummer Carl Palmer [More]
- 7:11 am Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Aaron
Hearing a music legend like Butch Trucks has died is sad enough, but now a new report in the Daily Mail is claiming he died at his own hands, and the brutal scene was discovered by his wife.
The report says Trucks ended his life with a gun shot wound to the head while in his West Palm condo. That condo seems to be part of the struggle that led Butch to take these sad actions, as mounting tax bills and other debt were leading to severe financial issues for the legendary drummer.
When police arrived on the scene they found a [More]
- 9:43 am Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Aaron