15 TRACKS THAT RUIN PERFECT ALBUMS. WRONG!


15 Terrible Songs That Ruin Supposedly Perfect Albums By Frank Donovan The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life, Nirvana’s Nevermind–Even the most iconic and highly-regarded albums have a track that we always skip. We’re all for artists evolving their sound, but it’s often painfully clear when the sonic experimentation in the studio […]

SLASH To Make MAJOR Announcement Tomorrow on CBS This Morning.


Tune in tomorrow (Thursday, May 7) to watch the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer Slash join “CBS This Morning” live on CBS TV at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT (PT is tape-delayed) for an interview and special announcement. Online, viewers can tune in live to watch the interview on CBSN, CBS News‘ interactive streaming […]

RUSH’S FIRST DRUMMER- PRE-NEIL PEART.


Rush have survived 40 years in the music industry, persisting through critical hatred and shifting musical trends, and they owe much of that longevity to the consistently inventive drumming of Neil Peart. Within that view, it’s easy to miss the band’s important first chapter with John Rutsey, their founding drummer. While Rutsey may be remembered […]

HISTORIC DAY IN HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL: VAN HALEN/JUDAS PRIEST


HISTORIC DAY IN HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL: VAN HALEN/JUDAS PRIEST VAN HALEN I and JUDAS PRIEST’S STAINED CLASS were both released 35 years ago today. WOW! I was only 12 years old at the time and way more into baseball and school than rock and roll in February 1978. I had discovered KISS and RUSH by that time and I’ve been longtime supporters […]

DAVID COVERDALE HONORS DEEP PURPLE’S JON LORD


DAVID COVERDALE HONORS DEEP PURPLE’S JON LORD In the four-minute clip below, WHITESNAKE/ex-DEEP PURPLE vocalist David Coverdale remembers first meeting late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord whom he describes as “a sweet, sweet man. He knew how to elevate your spirit.” Coverdale talks about how Lord comforted him before his audition for DEEP PURPLE in 1973, and of the rehearsals at Clearwell Castle before they recorded the “Burn” album. Jon Lord died […]

HEAR METALLICA’S COVER OF “WHEN A BLIND MAN CRIES,” FROM RE-MACHINED – A TRIBUTE TO DEEP PURPLE’S MACHINE HEAD.


Eagle Records has announced the release of “Re-Machined – A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head” album on September 25. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of this landmark album and in recognition of the influence of the band, and of “Machine Head” in particular. Some of rock music’s biggest names have […]

VAN HALEN’S 50 GREATEST SONGS AS RANKED BY GUITAR WORLD


While Van Halen is currently on the road promoting ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ their long-awaited reunion album with David Lee Roth, the band’s namesake and chief riffologist Eddie Van Halen has been strangely absent on the interview front and hasn’t done any of the expected national press. Instead, the bulk of the official band […]