Metalheads and music fans alike will celebrate the news that Shout! Factory has acquired rights to release audio and video recordings from the legendary US Festival. Among the initial offerings will be the release of Quiet Riot’s performance, captured at ‘Heavy Metal Day’ on May 29, 1983.
A nation of aspiring guitar heroes probably first heard the influential licks from former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley on vinyl back in the day. Now, they can put the needle on the record again with a special silver vinyl pressing of ‘Anomaly,’ the solo album which triumphantly re-launched the ‘Spaceman’s’ solo career in 2009.
The unexpected departure of Yes vocalist Benoit David brought rumors that original vocalist Jon Anderson might return to the group. Anderson himself stepped forward to squash those rumors with an official statement.
After previewing a bit of new music during his solo tour this past fall, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh turned it up several notches during a private performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last week.
If Steven Van Zandt is forever best known as the guitarist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, he’ll be perfectly fine with that. After all, the checks associated with that distinction are probably more than okay, right?
Perpetual change has been a key theme in the more than 40 years that Yes have been performing as a unit. In the latest chapter, it appears that vocalist Benoit David, himself a replacement for original lead singer Jon Anderson, has been replaced.
It’s been more than a quarter-century since the passing of Thin Lizzy vocalist Phil Lynott. Now it appears that there might be new music on the way from the Lynott-less edition of the band, which has kept his legacy alive since reuniting in 1996.
Now that Aerosmith have finally gotten down to the business the music do the talking on their long awaited new album, it’s sounding more and more like it has the legs to be a future classic. Additionally, it’s possible that ‘Smith vocalist Steven Tyler might draw on a surprising collaborator for some lyrical assistance.
With Def Leppard beginning to tune up for another summer of touring (a co-headlining tour with Poison is rumored), guitarist Phil Collen says they’ll hit the road with at least a little bit of new music to share with the fans.
After recently reuniting with lead singer Jimi Jamison, a member of Survivor has now gone to court to protect one of the group’s best known songs, ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ from being used by Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.
Having recently wrapped up a triumphant return to U.S. soil with a slew of arena dates, Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson says that the band’s forthcoming activity will find them engaging in “big stuff” that will be exciting for GN’R fans.
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