Through the years, artist Storm Thorgerson has contributed a lot to musical pop culture with his album artwork pieces designed for a wide variety of artists and bands such as his more recent work with bands like the Mars Volta and Audioslave and most notably, his classic sleeves for Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Genesis.
For a time, Emerson, Lake & Palmer ruled the progressive rock genre, traveling with some of the most epic stage productions that had ever been attempted in the time period. Doing so often brought critical malign and in the case of an ill-fated tour with an orchestra, financial devastation to the group.
It’s been well documented that Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell had a complicated relationship with Ronnie James Dio during the time that he was playing guitar for Dio. But their collaboration was certainly a successful one, illuminating Campbell’s talents as a guitar player as record sales brought three gold and platinum albums for the Dio band, beginning with the band’s debut release ‘Holy Diver’ in 1982.
The roar of the crowd was surprisingly deafening on Saturday evening when Styx frontman Tommy Shaw asked how many in attendance were seeing the group for the first time. It was a moment which provided proof positive that classic rock continues to cross over into new generations.
Never mind the fact that they’re presently in the midst of their summer tour as we speak, Crosby, Stills & Nash have already announced plans to officially document that same tour with a new live release which will be released on July 17.
By the time ‘Special Forces’ came out in 1982, .38 Special was five albums deep into their career, spawned from a swampy locale that had already produced its share of Southern Rock gold and platinum records
With Aerosmith preparing for liftoff on their ‘Global Warming’ summer tour with Cheap Trick, they’ve been doing a lot of press to talk about both the upcoming trek and their highly anticipated new album.
While he might be currently looking in the rear view mirror, celebrating the legacy of Pink Floyd’s classic ‘The Wall’ album, the experience has put Roger Waters in the planning mode for a new solo album, which would be his first proper solo release since 1990’s ‘Amused to Death.’
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