Marshall Amplification founder Jim Marshall passed away last week, causing an outpouring of love from rockers that used his famous amps. Marshall died at age 88 and was beloved by the rock community. He was known as the ‘Father of Loud.’
As if warm weather, the beach, baseball games and comic book-themed blockbuster movies weren’t enough reason to look forward to summer, Pink Floyd just gave us another reason. The band will release ‘The Story of Wish You Were Here’ on DVD and Blu-ray on June 26 via Eagle Rock.
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons appeared on Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends’ and the hot topics The Demon touched on included the 2012 election, President Obama, who he supported in 2008, and of course, a Gene business endeavor in the form of his Rock & Brew bar that’s launching near the Los Angeles Airport.
The 40th anniversary of David Bowie‘s iconic and game-changing ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’ was commemorated yesterday (March 27) when the Crown Estate unveiled a plaque which has been placed at 23 Heddon Street. The sign is just off from Regent Street, London, W1, and is where the album’s cover photo was actually taken. That fact was little-known, until now, of course. The plaque marks a significant location in British music lore and history.
Congrats are in order for Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson. She confirmed her engagement to Geoff Bywater, a music industry exec who works for FOX and deals with the tunes that are used on shows like ‘Glee,’ in a very public forum: Facebeook.
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.
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.
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