Ted Nugent once said he wanted to buy Muzak for $10 million in order to shut it down, since it represented everything “uncool” about music. Now, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has similar feelings towards the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band has been eligible for induction into the music institution since 1999, but they’ve yet to be voted in. You can bet that Simmons’ feathers are ruffled by their continued exclusion from the HOF.
When Paul McCartney performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards last month, “Who is Paul McCartney” became a trending topic on Twitter, causing older Beatles fans to blink in amazement.
But before you start spouting off about “kids these days” and the sadness of their musical apathy, it turns out McCartney’s one-time bandmate Ringo Starr was not offended by the question — even though it’s likely he’d have garnered the same digital reaction.
Sammy Hagar has shared his true feelings about his former bandmate, Eddie Van Halen. Even though the Red Rocker’s split with Van Halen was a rather difficult one, he contends that he doesn’t hate the guitarist, nor does he wish him ill. It’s more of a case of hating the sin, not the sinner.
Nationally syndicated radio show ‘InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands’ will take a look back at Van Halen‘s early days in their latest episode. With the new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ out now, the show uses interviews with founding band members to offer a peek into their mindset at this particular formative era.
Sammy Hagar has spoken out, this time at more length, about Ronnie Montrose, who died on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 64. Hagar had issued a statement immediately following the news that his former bandmate had passed away, but expounded on his thoughts and feelings a few days later.
When rapper Frank Ocean released his ‘Nostalgia’ mixtape, it featured a song called ‘American Wedding’ that had an uncleared sample of The Eagles classic tune ‘Hotel California’ — something that didn’t make Don Henley, the song’s co-author, or his label very happy.
Mark your calendars for June 18, Aerosmith fans.That’s when the band’s tour kicks off, according to frontman Steven Tyler. Tyler will be all done with his ‘American Idol’ judging duties by then and ready to hit the road hard!
The sexy educator from Van Halen‘s famous ‘Hot for Teacher’ video has resurfaced. Her name is Lillian Muller and she followed her modeling career with a gig as an inspirational speaker, personal health consultant and author.
Want to impress your beloved or your Valentine this Feb. 14 with a personalized message from Ringo Starr? Well, you have the chance. The former Beatle has kicked off his ‘Wonderful Valentine’ campaign on Facebook. We love it when a classic rock legend embraces technology and the digital space.
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