Of all of this year’s inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, the highest drama factor circles around, who else, Guns N’ Roses! While the big question of “will they or won’t they” reunite to perform at the event remains, we now have confirmation that all five original members of the fractured group will be in attendance.
There is no debate about the fact that Judas Priest are one of heavy metal’s pioneers. There is no second guessing the fire of songs like ‘Hell Bent For Leather,’ ‘Livin After Midnight,’ or ‘Breaking The Law.’ 1986′s ‘Turbo Lover,’ however, is a different kettle of stew. Even the most die-hard Priest fan would have to admit that this particular synthesizer-aided song wasn’t quite cut from the same cloth as most of the band’s early material.
Today (Feb. 10) would have been the 50th birthday of former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, had his life not ended far too early. Burton performed on the band’s first three classic studio albums, and his influence is still felt strongly in the worlds of rock, thrash and metal.
48 years ago today (Feb. 9), everything changed. Well, maybe not everything, but with the arrival of the Beatles on our shores and their debut performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ seeds were most definitely planted.
For the first time in over twenty years, The Beach Boys will reunite to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards show. Founding members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, will be joined by David Marks and Bruce Johnston for this special event.
Today’s headlines find Black Sabbath fans protesting the band’s reported plans to replace drummer Bill Ward as part of their upcoming reunion album and tour, Lars Ulrich defending ‘Lulu’ once again, and our verdict on Paul McCartney’s new standards album.
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will once again be hitting the road for a run of shows this summer. The tour kicks off June 14 in Niagara Falls and wraps up July 21 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. This will be the twelfth incarnation of Ringo’s cast of characters known as the “All Starr Band,” the idea of which, according to Ringo, is that “everybody on stage is a star in their own right.”
Following the success of last year’s new album and tour from Night Ranger, bassist and vocalist Jack Blades is set to release a brand new solo record. ‘Rock N Roll Ride,’ set to be released March 27 on the Frontiers label, will be Blades’ second ever solo release, following his 2004 self-titled disc.
Bruce Springsteen, back in action this year with a new album and world tour, will help Sirius XM Satellite Radio celebrate their 10th anniversary. Bruce, along with The E Street Band, will perform a special show at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York on Friday, March 9.
Following in the conceptual footsteps of Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Wall’ and the Who‘s ‘Tommy,’ there may soon be a movie based on Kiss‘ 1981 concept album, ‘Music From The Elder.’ Independent British author and film maker Seb Hunter is taking the story to the big screen, with or without the endorsement of the grease paint wonders.
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