Recent discussions about the current Queensryche debacle have me thinking about what happens when bands implode, tempers flare and members are either fired or take their ball and go home.
There’s a reason Deep Purple never previewed any of the new music on What Now?!, despite appearing in such high profile settings as the Dubai Jazz Festival in the run up to their forthcoming LP’s April 30, 2013 release.
Color me surprised. When Queensryche split with Geoff Tate, spawning a couple of bands named Queensryche and a real headache for fans and anyone involved in the band, my money was very much on the Tate-less version.
‘I would be in that band if we could get along’: Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen
As Sammy Hagar worked on plans to celebrate his four decades in rock, the former Montrose and Van Halen singer says he lit on the idea of presenting a set that moved through each of his hitmaking eras — with special guests to match.
To paraphrase Ozzy Osbourne, who whines with a dark menace on this preview video, there’s “no where to hide” from this monster riff as Black Sabbath offers a short preview of its forthcoming reunion project.
Glenn Hughes, despite his gypsy resume, boasts one of the most distinctive voices in rock — as heard on the first new music he’s issued since Black Country Communion imploded, a guest shot on a new project from David Draiman of Disturbed fame.
‘Oh my God, that would be terrible!’: Thankfully, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour refused a suggestion to rap
For years now, Bob Ezrin’s overwrought initial work with Kiss — in particular, the career-killing 1981 concept-album dud (Music from) The Elder, was thought to have been his worst idea ever. Not even close.
Billy Sherwood won’t be remixing the new album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche. Just days after it was announced that the 1990s Yes vet would get involved with that troubled project, he’s pulled out — citing a host of other obligations.
After losing founding member Jon Lord, Deep Purple emerged with the twilit reverie of “All the Time in the World,” a ruminative song that spoke to passages. With “Hell To Pay,” however, they return to the locomotive glories of the band’s youth.
Most metal fans are probably looking a little more forward to another album titled 13 later this year from a barely known band called Black Sabbath. Me, too, but I was also quite intrigued by Suicidal Tendencies’ album of the same title.