Yesterday (June 5) Joe Walsh released ‘Analog Man,’ his first solo album since 1992′s Songs for a Dying Planet.’ Produced by Jeff Lynne, ‘Analog Man’ features everything we expect from the veteran rocker, and, in a new interview, he says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
You never forget your first. Of course, we’re talking about guitars. Did you think we meant something else? The nerve of some people. Either way, in a new interview, Slash discusses the instruments on which he got his start.
Gene Simmons may like to boast that he’s never been drunk or high in his life, but he’s about to get ‘Tanked.’ Kiss will appear on the next episode of ‘Tanked,’ a show on the Animal Planet cable channel. The program will center on the owners of the Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing company as they build a giant Kiss-themed aquarium for the band’s Monster Mini Golf course in Vegas.
You can’t judge a book by its cover, an old saying goes. The same is true for albums. The FW has recently created a list of the 50 Worst Album Covers, and we here at Ultimate Classic Rock were shocked to discover three of our favorite artists had made the final cut.
Few classic albums in rock history have as famous a backstory as Fleetwood Mac‘s 1977 album, ‘Rumours.’ Ken Caillat, who co-produced the album with the band and Richard Dashut, has written a book, ‘Making ‘Rumours:’ The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album,’ designed to clear up some of the, well, rumors about what took place during the sessions for the album.
Despite a busy schedule of writing, touring and philanthropy, Elton John seems to be enjoying his newfound status as a father. On Christmas Day 2010, he and longtime partner David Furnish became parents to a boy, Zachary, through a surrogate mother. Now, John is interested in adopting a second child, according to a new interview.
From his impressionistic lyrics to his ability to use his guitar effects to add color and nuance, there has always been a visual element to Neil Young‘s music. However, for his new album, ‘Americana,’ which is being released Tuesday (June 5), Young has brought in acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey to provide artwork for each of the album’s 11 songs.
Aerosmith‘s new album, ‘Music from Another Dimension,’ won’t be available until August 28, but the first single, ‘Legendary Child,’ is currently at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart. The video for the song won’t be released for a few days, but today (June 3), they released a one-minute preview of what we can expect.
A three-year battle to preserve Ringo Starr‘s childhood home has resulted in a victory. The small house in the Dingle section of Liverpool had been on a list of houses to be demolished as part of an urban renewal project, but a campaign started by local Beatles fans has saved No. 9 Madryn Street from the bulldozer.
For years, bassist Andy Fraser has been blamed for breaking up Free when he left in 1971. However, in a new interview, he suggests there was a little more to the story than that, saying that creative differences with singer Paul Rodgers had come to a head.
A remastered version of Paul McCartney‘s 1971 album ‘Ram’ was reissued last week in several formats with the now-standard assortment of bonus tracks and DVD documentary. In a new interview, McCartney talks about how, in putting together the various packages, he was trying to capture not just the music, but also a feeling of what those loose days were like.
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