Sammy Hagar Celebrates ‘4 Decades of Rock’ in Concert with Help from Chickenfoot, Montrose and Whitesnake
Sammy Hagar took fans on a trip through his 40-year career this past weekend (Sept. 1) during a special ’4 Decades of Rock’ concert in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The show featured appearances from members of all three of his famous bands — Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot — as well as David Coverdale of Whitesnake.
Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Jokes About Joe Perry Getting Credit for His Guitar Work
Aerosmith is blessed with two gifted guitarists, but there’s no question it’s Joe Perry, and not Brad Whitford, who gets the lion’s share of the attention. During his weekend appearance on ‘That Metal Show,’ Whitford insisted that the disparity didn’t bother him. Well, O.K., maybe one time….
Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies After Nebraska Concert
Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian died last night (Sunday, Sept. 2) of a heart attack following the group’s concert in Norfolk, Neb. He was 46 and had been with the Mickey Thomas-fronted group since 2000.
Brad Whitford Reveals Aerosmith Approached Sammy Hagar About Replacing Steven Tyler
How close did the other members of Aerosmith actually come to replacing Steven Tyler (under a new band name) when they found out the singer was going to be spending part of his time judging ‘American Idol?’ Close enough to call Sammy Hagar, apparently.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed’ – Album Review
Lynyrd Skynyrd place one foot in their past and one in the present, with mostly positive results, on their new album ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed.’
Aerosmith, ‘Lover Alot’ – Song Review
‘Lover Alot,’ one of two new songs released simultaneously today from Aerosmith‘s upcoming album ‘Music from Another Dimension,’ proves the band can still deliver stripped-down rock with the best of their peers.
Guns N’ Roses Announces 2012 Las Vegas Residency
Guns N’ Roses will perform a 12-show residency, entitled ‘Appetite for Democracy,’ at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fun kicks off on Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 24.
Unaired Olympics Performances from The Who and Ray Davies Emerge Via Internet
As we reported earlier, fans of the Who and the Kinks‘ Ray Davies were quite disappointed to find out they’d sat through two and a half hours of the pomp that was the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, only to be denied the chance to watch their heroes perform at the big event.
Did a Bad Hot Dog Inspire Eddie Van Halen to Write ‘Jump’?
Getting Eddie Van Halen to talk about the inspiration behind any of his songwriting efforts is rather difficult, in part because he refuses to take much credit for his work. “I’ve said plenty of times, I can’t claim to ever have really written anything. Because I don’t really feel like I’m responsible, it comes through me.”
NBC Angers Who, Kinks Fans By Bumping 2012 Olympics Performances from Telecast
Music fans were enraged last night (Aug. 12) when live performances from the Who and Kinks frontman Ray Davies were bumped from NBC’s prime-time coverage of the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
The Who, Queen Highlight Rock-Heavy Olympic Closing Ceremony
The Who and Queen performed in person at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics tonight (Aug.12), putting a fitting capper on what was a classic rock-heavy evening of music and fireworks.
Muddy Waters + the Rolling Stones, ‘Checkerboard Lounge – Live Chicago 1981′ – DVD Review
The Rolling Stones pay homage to their blues roots alongside one of their heroes on the newly unearthed live DVD ‘Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981.’