Glenn Hughes Discusses Deep Purple’s Legacy and Rock Hall Snub
The spotlight is on Deep Purple this year, as their classic album ‘Machine Head’ turns 40. The metal pioneers will be saluted by a number of rock icons on the ‘Re-Machined – A Tribute to Deep Purple’s Machine Head‘ tribute disc that’s due Sept. 25. Former Purple singer Glenn Hughes spoke to Noisecre…
Bret Michaels Explains Why Slash Didn’t Fit In With Poison
Could you imagine how different Poison would sound if Slash was their guitarist? Or how the former Guns N’ Roses star would look with poofy hair and tons of makeup? Well, the top-hatted one did in fact try out for the job, and as you might expect it wasn’t a perfect match.
Songwriter Joe South Dies at Age 72
Songwriter Joe South, who played on Bob Dylan‘s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and whose song ‘Hush’ became a huge hit for Deep Purple, died at age 72 today (Sept. 5) of unspecified causes.
The Who’s ‘It’s Hard’ Turns 30
The Who‘s controversial and somewhat underrated tenth studio album, ‘It’s Hard,’ was released thirty years ago today (Sept. 1, 1982). Years later, singer Roger Daltrey would declare that the record never should have seen the light of day.
Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate + David Coverdale Among Honorees at Vegas Rocks Awards
Some of rock’s greats were on hand Sunday night (Aug. 26) in Las Vegas for the third annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards. Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate, and David Coverdale of Whitesnake were among the top honorees taking home hardware for their efforts at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel &am…
Nikki Sixx Says Motley Crue Won’t Rush Back to Studio or Las Vegas
Motley Crue are doing things on their own terms these days, and that includes promotion, recording, and touring. Bassist Nikki Sixx says that while it’s been fun to have the ‘Sex‘ single out there for fans and to spend time with Kiss on tour, that doesn’t necessarily mean a f…
Tropical Storm Isaac Forces Journey to Postpone Concert
Journey don’t want to go up against Isaac — Tropical Storm Isaac, that is — and the band has postponed their Tuesday performance (Aug. 28) in Lafayette, La. as a result.
Pete Townshend Talks Makeup with the Spice Girls
The Who‘s Pete Townshend has penned a lengthy update on his summer activities, and reveals that arguably the band’s biggest moment of the summer months almost didn’t happen.
Eric Clapton’s ‘Unplugged’ Album Turns 20
It may not have been a studio record, but Eric Clapton‘s ‘Unplugged’ was one of the most successful releases of his career. The album, released Aug. 25, 1992, turns 20 this year and remains both a timeless representation of his career and an enduring document of a period in time fo…
Black Country Communion Name Third Album, Unveil Artwork
Black Country Communion has taken the next step toward releasing their latest effort. They’ve given their disc the title ‘Afterglow,’ secured an Oct. 30 release and revealed the artwork.
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and His Wife Name Their Favorite Musicians
Beware Mitt Romney! The last time a politician cited his love for a band – a guy you might know named Paul Ryan talking about Rage Against the Machine – things got a little testy. Ryan, of course, is Romney’s running mate hoping their ticket ends up in the White House. Still, even with the troubled …
Paul McCartney Gives Fans a Chance to Mix His Songs With ‘Rude Studio’ App
Paul McCartney fans can now enjoy a new form of musical experimenting. The former Beatle has added a mixing board application to his website, allowing visitors to act as the producer on some of his most popular songs.