Steven Tyler and Joe Perry‘s relationship is one of rock’s great wonders, but the pair have managed to pull it together once again in time for Aerosmith to release new music and tour this summer. When asked about the oft-contentious relationship, Perry tells the Boston Herald he’s as puzzled as fans and critics.
What looks like Queensryche, sounds like Queensryche but isn’t really Queensryche? Well, it’s complicated. Tonight, the rock band is scheduled to play West Valley City, Utah, but only singer Geoff Tate will be there.
Rock guitarist Steve Vai has announced 49 tour dates to support his upcoming album of solo material called ‘The Story of Light.’ The tour will begin one day after the album’s release, on Aug. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and end on October 13 in Agoura Hills, Calif.
Thirty two categories worth of Big Daddy Awards nominees were announced this week, for the virtual awards show that serves as a fundraiser and public service announcement for prostate awareness. Gene Simmons, Bono and Jon Bon Jovi are just a few of the rockers nominated for awards like the “Do Gooder Big Daddy” and the “All Time Reality TV Big Daddy.”
Three necklaces valued at $200,000 were stolen from Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose following the band’s recent show in Paris. It doesn’t appear Rose was wearing the gold and diamond necklaces at the time, but a judicial police spokesman says they were taken during a private gathering.
Are the Smashing Pumpkins the next Led Zeppelin? Drummer Mike Byrne certainly wasn’t suggesting his band — fronted by Billy Corgan — was anything comparable to the legendary classic rockers. But he did evoke the group’s name in describing ‘Oceania’ during an interview with Music Radar.
On Monday, a story in the U.K.’s Daily Record claimed Axl Rose contacted a model agency to hire 20 women to fill the front row of Friday’s Guns N’ Roses concert in Glasgow. It’s a claim the band is now denying. Guitarist Bumblefoot says if the women show up in the crowd and backstage, he’s not going to complain, but it wasn’t the band that requested them.
The four members of Metallica realize a world of fans and haters will be watching closely when they release their next studio album. In a way they’re going back to basics, letting old music influence their new music. For his part, singer James Hetfield says that despite rehab and an artistic venture with Lou Reed, there is still plenty for him to be ticked off about.
The latest in a series of wide-ranging videos at Van Halen‘s official website features the elder band members sitting around a camera talking about old times like three friends sucking down brewskies in the garage. David Lee Roth leads a discussion in which Eddie and Alex Van Halen share how they would rig their stage and electronics to be ahead of their time in the early ’70s.
A 14-song collection of Black Sabbath‘s biggest hits will be released in the U.K. on June 4. According to multiple media sources, ‘Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath’ will include cuts from the metal band’s first eight albums.
Kiss will celebrate their new album with a new magazine. The rock band announced on their official website that ‘Kiss: Monster — The Official Album and Tour Magazine’ will be out this June. The 72-page magazine is “made by Kiss fans for Kiss fans.”
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