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 1995, and in a new interview the drummer spills the beans on his decision to quit, saying it was all about the music.
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’s considering a real-life bid for political office.
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.
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, 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.
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 finally clean and sober and ready to rock.
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 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.
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 in North America through UDR/EMI. The upcoming project is the follow-up to 2011′s ‘The World Is Ours – Vol 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else,’ the group’s sixth live album.
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