- 8:02 am Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Aaron
Last year when Axl Rose began touring with Slash and the rest of his old band mates, we reported that the band was heard practicing *new* tunes in a production studio in L.A.
Fast forward a year, and the band has not only successfully completed a critically acclaimed tour as Guns N Roses, but the rumors about new music continue to mount!
Take the comments mad by current guitarist Richard Fortus during a recent appearance on the Stage Left podcast:
“We haven’t started recording anything, when I say that, as far as in the studio doing an album, we’ve been recording a lot [More]
- 6:00 am Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by Aaron
Journey, already a fraction of its former self without lead singer Steve Perry, might be further splitting. This time, its not the music that is cauasing the rift – it is politics & religion!
Neal Schon co-founded Journey in the early ’70s, and aside from Perry has been the identity of the band since the beginning. Jonathan Cain has been the keyboardist since 1980, but his contributions to song-writing some of the groups biggest hits has given him some well-deserved clout within the band.
Cain also has a side career doing faith-based music. In addition to that, he’s also married to Paula White-Cain, [More]
- 9:08 am Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by Aaron
There are a whole heck of a lot of folks out there who love Journey, but the ones who don’t get really irked by the band!
One of the knocks that often gets thrown the band’s way is that their biggest songs all sound like each other.
Case in point: YouTube user phnord posted a video where he adjusted the speed/tempo one Journey classic to match another, and the results are pretty interesting!
- 6:31 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Aaron
Elton John was hosting some kind of music video competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and during a presentation he said that while videos CAN enhance music, they also covered up some CRAP music during the ’80s!
“We were before the MTV generation, and I’m glad we were because we were real artists. The MTV generation brought with it a lot of people who were great, but a lot of people who just made videos. A lot of the artistry went out of the music. We were lucky that we made it before videos.”
Unfortunately, Elton didn’t name any names.
That said, Elton [More]
- 9:05 am Friday, May 19th, 2017 by Aaron
The Blizzard of Oz is known as one of the first mainstream voices of metal, but it wasn’t until his MTV reality show that he entered into the pop culture zeitgeist.
On the other hand, the band Earth Wind & Fire had spent the 70’s and a chunk of the 80’s as an everybody-friendly act that would never offend a person’s sensibilities.
Enter DJ Cumberbund…the maestro of mash ups!
He had the brilliant idea of taking the biggest iconic tracks from the two artists and making them into one.
Once again, Cumberbund nails it!
- 7:26 am Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Aaron
The Eagles have found their replacement for Glen Frey, and it’s Glenn’s son Deacon Frey!
In an interview yesterday with Dallas sports radio station KTCK, Don Henley said:
“Deacon is a very talented young man, and he seems to be up for the task. There’s an old system both in Eastern and Western culture called the guild system, where the father is the master and the son is the apprentice. The trade, the craft, the business is handed down from father to son. I think it’s the only appropriate way to carry on.”
You may remember The Eagles are doing those two weekend [More]
- 7:39 am Monday, May 15th, 2017 by Aaron
Billy Joel has been bringing a lot of guest stars onstage during recent gigs, and Saturday’s show at Dodger Stadium was no exception.
Axl Rose came out for two songs: “Big Shot” and AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”. Billy has actually been doing “Highway” for a few years, but he usually has a roadie named “Chainsaw” do lead vocals.
Rose wasn’t the only guest star that night. Pink, who’s been rumored to be working on new music with Joel, also made an appearance to help Billy on “New York State of Mind”, and sing her own song, “Try”
- 6:07 am Monday, May 8th, 2017 by Aaron
Billy Joel hasn’t released a new studio album since “River of Dreams” in 1993. In that time he’s only released two original, non-instrumental songs: “All My Life” and “Christmas in Fallujah”, both in 2007.
Billy actually says he frankly isn’t all that interested in where pop music is these days. He also says his standards are so high that writing songs has become excruciating:
“I’d turn into a caveman . . . walk around kicking things.”
There has been an indication however, that he might come out of his creative hibernation to work with someone who’s a little more current.
Billy told the “L.A. [More]
- 7:22 am Friday, May 5th, 2017 by Aaron
Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony recently lost his infant grandson. The boy’s name was Rex, and he died when he was just a few days old because of a heart condition.
Michael’s family is asking for donations for Walk L.A., which is a charity walk to benefit the Children’s Hospital in L.A. It’s taking place in June. They have a page set up where you can donate in Rex’s name.
Interestingly enough, it appears that Sammy Hagar contributed $1,000. Not to be outdone by his former rival, David Lee Roth has also reportedly [More]
- 6:55 am Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Aaron