Though K.K. Downing may have left behind the fame and glory of rocking and rolling with Judas Priest in favor of running a golf course, he fondly remembers his former days on road, particularly in the far east.
As the ’70s gave way to the 80′s, the heroes of the old decade were struggling to stay alive in the new. Alice Cooper was one of many old guard trying to read the new maps for the new times. ‘Zipper Catches Skin’ was the third in a run of four experimental albums issued by the Coop in the period.
Metallica wants their fans to be a part of the group’s upcoming movie! According to the band’s official website, all wheels are rolling for their much talked about 3-D concert movie, and anyone willing to travel to Vancouver, B.C. can be a part of the process for a very low price.
It seems Robert Plant feels right at home in Mississippi Delta. The one time Led Zeppelin frontman has a new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, who made their US debut by headlining the 25th annual Sunflower Blues Festival on Aug. 11. It seems Plant brought his recently-in-hiding rock god voice out for the occasion, too.
We find the oddest uses for things now and then don’t we. Just ask Alberta dentist Dr. Michael Zuk, who purchased a tooth, from the mouth of John Lennon, for over $32,000. The doc’s sister, artist Kirsten Zuk, has used a piece of the molar in a clay sculpture of the famed Beatle.The tooth was bought at a Stockport, England auction in November.
Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen isn’t ready to be relegated to relic status just yet. Still, fans will be happy to know that the man, his legendary band — and yes, all those guitars — are the subject of a special exhibit at the Burpee Museum Of Natural History, located in the band’s hometown of Rockford, Ill.
As previously reported, the project former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord was working on before his untimely death is now set to see the light of day. ‘Concerto For Group and Orchestra’ picks up the theme put into play by Lord and Deep Purple back in 1969. This updated version was recorded at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall by Abbey Road Studio‘s crew and features the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Also guesting on the album are Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse.
Filmed in 1986, ‘Queen Live In Budapest’ lets us follow Queen, hot off thier historic Live Aid appearance in July of ’85, through the following year leading up to this concert in Budapest in front of 80,000 fans.
With the sudden death of Davy Jones earlier this year, it seemed like all Monkee business would be put on put on hold, but now comes word that the remaining three members are “comin’ to your town” one more time.
Death, taxes and Motorhead. Three things you can always count on in this ongoing question mark of a world. Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee recently spoke with Artisan News about the latest in the world of Lemmy & Co. “We’re going to finish our studio album,” he said. “We have a lot of songs done already. We’re going to keep writing and recording … It’ll come out next year.”
As previously reported, a second volume of classic material from the late, great Ronnie James Dio is due out this fall. Now we have a complete track listing. The collection, titled ‘The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2,′ will include several rare tracks, including some previously only available in other countries.
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