Singer Geoff Tate was the guest on Saturday night’s (Aug. 25) ‘That Metal Show’ on VH1 Classic, and provided an open account of his ousting from Queensryche, with some speculation as to why it occurred.
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 for the guitar great.
There’s a lot of focus on Deep Purple at the moment. First off, it was revealed that an all-star tribute album was in the works to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s ‘Machine Head’ album. Then, it was revealed that the group’s current lineup was plotting a new record and touring for 2013. Now comes word that a pair of vinyl reissues are in the works for October.
It’s easy when a story breaks to be so rushed to beat everyone else to it that a mistake can be made, but one error by NBC News had music fans wondering which part of what they read was true. The network initially reported that astronaut Neil Young had passed away, rather than Neil Armstrong.
ZZ Top aren’t exactly the “turn around a new album every year” kind of band anymore, but even by their standards, their latest stint between records was rather long. Part of the reason for that is the perfectionist streak that went into the ‘La Futura’ disc, courtesy of noted producer Rick Rubin.
First Tom Morello, now Dee Snider. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan may love rock music, but he’s not exactly having much success buddying up to any musicians at the moment. Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider is the latest to lash out at Ryan, calling him out over using his band’s music at a recent rally.
One of the things that stands out with Rush is the complexity of their playing and how deep the lyrics often take the listener. Because of that, it would seem that having a spinoff novel of the group’s latest disc ‘Clockwork Angels‘ would be a perfect fit for the Rush fan, but co-author Kevin J. Anderson says that the book can appeal to more than just the hardcore follower of the group.
After appearing in a stagnant state earlier this spring, Black Country Communion are now forging ahead with their third studio album. Earlier this year, singer Glenn Hughes stated that he had a wealth of songs ready to go, but there were only rumors at that point of a recording session over the summer.
The period for summer camp is just about over, but that’s okay for Ted Nugent as the fall is really the time for him to enjoy the outdoors. The singer has booked Saturday, Sept. 15 for his third annual ‘Kamp for Kids‘ outdoor activity day in Yankton, S.D.
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