Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Talks Traveling the World to Play Golf
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.
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.
Robert Plant Gets His ‘Big Voice’ Out of Mothballs for Upcoming Space Shifters Album
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.
Guns N’ Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba Becomes Spokesman For Anti Bullying Website
Current Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Dj Ashba is no stranger to the perils of bullying and has recently become a spokesman foe the website BullyVille.com, who’s motto is ‘Take the bull by the horns’. Ashba says he lived through and abusive childhood himself, and wants to help those going through the same things he dealt with.
John Lennon’s Tooth Used in New Sculpture
We find the oddest uses for things now and then don’t we. Just ask Alberta dentist Dr. Michael Zuk, who purchased a tooth, from the mouth of John Lennon, for over $32,000. The doc’s sister, artist Kirsten Zuk, has used a piece of the molar in a clay sculpture of the famed Beatle.The tooth was bought at a Stockport, England auction in November.
Davy Jones’ Daughters Fight to Care for His Horses
Despite the untimely death of Monkees singer Davy Jones earlier in the year, there was never any doubt that his music and legacy would live on. Now, his daughters are making that happen in another way, close to Davy’s heart. The Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund has been set up by daughters Talia, Jessica, Sarah & Annabel to provide care for Jones’ stable of horses. As their Faceb...
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.
Jon Lord’s Final Recording Project Set For Release
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
‘Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86′ to Enjoy September Theatrical Release
Filmed in 1986, ‘Queen Live In Budapest’ lets us follow Queen, hot off thier historic Live Aid appearance in July of ’85, through the following year leading up to this concert in Budapest in front of 80,000 fans.
Beach Boys Announce Massive Reissue Campaign With 12 Studio Albums and Two Compilations
The celebration of the Beach Boys‘ 50th anniversary rolls on! Capitol Records has announced it will be launching yet another massive re-issue campaign for the legendary Californian band.
Legendary Producer Roy Thomas Baker Sues Label for One Million Dollars in Allegedly Unpaid Journey Royalties
Legendary producer Roy Thomas Baker is suing Sony Music for unpaid royalties, saying the entertainment company owes him over one million dollars for underpayment on twenty one Journey recordings.