Herman Rarebell Says He Quit Scorpions Because He Hated the Music
Drummer Herman ‘ze German’ Rarebell was an integral part of the Scorpions‘ success, not only performing on some of their most important records, but also writing the lyrics for such classic songs as ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane,’ “Bad Boys Running Wild’ and ‘Tease Me, Please Me.’ He left the group in …
Joe Walsh to Run for Congress?
Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh has often joked about running for office, announcing a tongue-in-cheek presidential campaign in 1980 and throwing his name in the hat for vice president in 1992. But in a new interview to promote his solo album ‘Analog Man,’ the musician reveals he&Cl…
Rolling Stones Documentary to Air on HBO This Fall
The Rolling Stones will be the subject of an exhaustive new documentary that is slated to air on HBO in the fall. The self-proclaimed “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World” gave their full cooperation to the film, whose air date has not been announced.
ZZ Top Reveal Street Date, Cover Art and Full Tracklist for New Album ‘La Futura’
Legendary blues rockers ZZ Top are set to release a new album titled ‘La Futura’ on Sept. 11 through American Recordings, the group announced today.
Dennis DeYoung Says Performing the Music of Styx Keeps Him Young
Former Styx maestro Dennis DeYoung is 65 years old, but he shows no sign of slowing down. The singer-songwriter and keyboardist currently performs a solo show billed as the Music of Styx, and in a new interview he says playing live keeps him young.
Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Peter Gabriel Support Jailed Russian Punk Group
Sting, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Peter Gabriel have added their voices to the growing din of support for jailed Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot, who face seven years in prison if convicted of inciting religious hatred.
Johnny Winter Battles Back from Decades of Substance Abuse
Legendary guitarist Johnny Winter doesn’t just play the blues, he’s lived them. The iconic blues rock guitarist has battled his addictions to drinking and drugs off and on since his commercial heyday in the ’70s, but in a new interview he says he is fi…
Graham Nash Blames Rick Rubin for CSN Album Delay
Stephen Stills recently made headlines by saying Crosby, Stills and Nash would never make another album, implying trouble between band mate David Crosby and producer Rick Rubin. In a new interview, Graham Nash confirms the tension between the two men, but says he believes the legendary trio will fin…
Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer Shares His Funniest Stage Mishaps
Tommy Thayer may fill Ace Frehley’s platform boots in Kiss, but he’s found out first-hand those boots aren’t necessarily made for walking.
Paul McCartney Slams ‘Idiot’ Who Denied David Beckham a Spot on Olympic Soccer Team
Paul McCartney is upset that David Beckham won’t be playing with Great Britain’s soccer team at the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, and he’s not afraid to say so in public, calling the team manager an “idiot.”
Motley Crue Guitarist Mick Mars: ‘I’ll Keep Rockin’ Till I Fall Down’
Motley Crue have been around the block a time or ten, but guitarist Mick Mars says he has no intention of slowing down any time soon. In an interview with the Miami New Times, the 61-year-old musician vows to keep playing until the day he dies.
Motorhead to Release ‘The World is Ours – Vol 2′ Live Set
There are only three certainties in life: death, taxes, and more Motorhead live albums. The venerable hard rock and metal band has announced the upcoming release of ‘The World Is Ours – Vol 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else,’ which will arrive in Germany on Sept. 21, Sept. 24 in Europe, and Oct. 9 …