While Eddie and Alex Van Halen may be pushing 60 (currently 57 and 58-years-old respectively), it seems like the band’s legacy will carry on long after the brothers are finished. Eddie’s song, Wolfgang Van Halen, who’s been the band’s bass player since 2007, says he’ll keep playing the new and old songs the legendary rock band is famous for.
One of the hottest songs in country music pays tribute to one of the greatest rockers of all time. Eric Church‘s new single ‘Springsteen’ name checks Bruce Springsteen, while including many of his biggest hits within the lyrics of the nostalgic, mid-tempo cut from the ‘Chief’ album.
While the temporary marriage of Metallica and Lou Reed seemed like a most harmonious union, Lars Ulrich remembers when things got a little testy. During a revealing interview with Spin, the drummer recalls the day Reed wanted to fight him.
Thursday was a good news/bad news day for rocker Ted Nugent. While his meeting with the Secret Service came to a conclusion both parties felt was satisfying, he was dropped from the lineup of a show at Ft. Knox in Kentucky because of last weekend’s comments at an NRA convention in St. Louis, Mo.
Known as ‘Mr. Guitar,’ Bert Weedon was indirectly responsible for the guitar playing of three of the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Brian May. The British guitarist published ‘Play in a Day’ in 1957. The book went on to be listed as an inspiration to a generation of classic rockers.
“Evil,” “Criminals,” “Vile,” “Coyotes” … these are just four of the words rocker Ted Nugent chose for his speech at the NRA Convention in St. Louis on Saturday. All descriptions were aimed at the White House, with the Motor City Madman adding that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
During a longer conversation about song and lyric writing, Slash told a few stories about how songs like ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ came to be. The guitarist tells Metro Lyrics that the well-known Guns N’ Roses hits were pretty spontaneous.
It turns out you can’t describe the president as “vile” and “evil” and say things like “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November” without catching the attention of a few government agencies. Ted Nugent‘s comments at an NRA Convention have brought him under the watch of the U.S. Secret Service.
In the great African safari of self-expression, Ted Nugent is the thick-skinned and audacious rhinoceros. The rocker, defender of gun rights and avid hunter fired a verbal muzzleloader at Democrats in Washington D.C. last weekend. His comments were specifically aimed at President Obama and his cabinet.
Kiss is hoping their new album ‘Monster’ does something none of their previous albums were able to do. No, they’re not hoping it gets them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Paul Stanley, they want a No. 1 record.
Longtime Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers is excited for a stretch of European dates with his band, but not willing to commit to an extended tour. The singer says he’s “too long in the tooth” to live the road life again, which is part of the reason he left Queen after four years.
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