A documentary that looks at the history of the blues through someone who saw its birth will soon be released on DVD. ‘Honeyboy and the History of the Blues‘ looks at the career of David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, who passed away in Chicago on August 29, 2011 at the age of 96.
Let’s see. You’re Slash, and you’ve got six weeks off before the next leg of your tour in support of ‘Apocalyptic Love.’ Do you spend that time recharging your batteries by resting on some beach somewhere, or do you grab your guitar and jam with one of your idols? For the real Slash, there’s really only one answer, isn’t there?
Yesterday (June 5) Joe Walsh released ‘Analog Man,’ his first solo album since 1992′s Songs for a Dying Planet.’ Produced by Jeff Lynne, ‘Analog Man’ features everything we expect from the veteran rocker, and, in a new interview, he says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
You can’t judge a book by its cover, an old saying goes. The same is true for albums. The FW has recently created a list of the 50 Worst Album Covers, and we here at Ultimate Classic Rock were shocked to discover three of our favorite artists had made the final cut.
Few classic albums in rock history have as famous a backstory as Fleetwood Mac‘s 1977 album, ‘Rumours.’ Ken Caillat, who co-produced the album with the band and Richard Dashut, has written a book, ‘Making ‘Rumours:’ The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album,’ designed to clear up some of the, well, rumors about what took place during the sessions for the album.
Gene Simmons may like to boast that he’s never been drunk or high in his life, but he’s about to get ‘Tanked.’ Kiss will appear on the next episode of ‘Tanked,’ a show on the Animal Planet cable channel. The program will center on the owners of the Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing company as they build a giant Kiss-themed aquarium for the band’s Monster Mini Golf course in Vegas.
You never forget your first. Of course, we’re talking about guitars. Did you think we meant something else? The nerve of some people. Either way, in a new interview, Slash discusses the instruments on which he got his start.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse are going back on the road for the first time since 2004. Beginning Oct. 3 in Windsor, Ontario, they will play arenas 23 cities across North America before finishing up on Dec. 4 in Bridgeport, Ct. Young will also co-headline the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival with Metallica on Aug. 10-12.
It’s become a cliche for Kiss fans to take pictures of themselves dressed and made up as their heroes. But one organization has gone in the opposite direction. On Sunday (June 3) a online community of nudists held a private function at the band’s Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas, which opened in March.
Aerosmith‘s new album, ‘Music from Another Dimension,’ won’t be available until August 28, but the first single, ‘Legendary Child,’ is currently at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart. The video for the song won’t be released for a few days, but today (June 3), they released a one-minute preview of what we can expect.
From his impressionistic lyrics to his ability to use his guitar effects to add color and nuance, there has always been a visual element to Neil Young‘s music. However, for his new album, ‘Americana,’ which is being released Tuesday (June 5), Young has brought in acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey to provide artwork for each of the album’s 11 songs.
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