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‘You learn a lot’: For Wolfgang Van Halen, touring with Tremonti was a different kind of truth

‘You learn a lot’: For Wolfgang Van Halen, touring with Tremonti was a different kind of truth

For bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, who started his music career playing in sold-out arenas with his father’s band, joining Tremonti was a learning experience. He went back to smaller venues, reversing the trajectory of most rock stars.

Gimme Five: Cinderella’s Tom Keifer on “Somebody Save Me,” “Solid Ground,” others

Gimme Five: Cinderella’s Tom Keifer on “Somebody Save Me,” “Solid Ground,” others

As he awaits the April 30, 2013 release of his first solo album, The Way Life Goes, Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer took some time out of his latest tour to discuss some of our favorite tunes off the new record and some Cinderella classics

Something Else! Interview: Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Something Else! Interview: Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Tom Keifer has seen the view from some of the highest mountaintops in the music business and had to claw his way out of some of the deepest pits. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Keifer fronted hard rockers turned blues rockers Cinderella.

‘Write music, rather than songs’: Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s breakthrough moment with Now What?!

‘Write music, rather than songs’: Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s breakthrough moment with Now What?!

Deep Purple has returned with one of its most complete recordings in recent memory, and it all began when Ian Gillan and Co. were discussing whether they should even attempt a studio effort like Now What?!

Flotsam and Jetsam – Ugly Noise (2012)

After 1995’s Drift, Flotsam and Jetsam seemed to do just that — drift off the musical map — with a series of disappointing records and a couple of long hiatuses between records. Then came 2010’s The Cold.

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “The End of the Beginning” from 13 (2013)

A day after fans heard the first single from Black Sabbath’s upcoming 13 project, the band debuted a second song, “The End of the Beginning,” live in New Zealand.

Skid Row – United World Rebellion, Chapter One EP (2013)

Skid Row – United World Rebellion, Chapter One EP (2013)

After a very uneven first album with new singer Johnny Solinger and a second album that was full of jokey novelty tunes, I didn’t hold out much hope for the future of Skid Row. Until now.

Something Else! sneak peek: Black Sabbath, “God is Dead?” from 13 (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Black Sabbath, “God is Dead?” from 13 (2013)

Since Black Sabbath began working on a new album with original singer Ozzy Osbourne and producer Rick Rubin, fans have been waiting for a taste of what was coming.

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

With Now What?!, Deep Purple doesn’t simply return, it sets out to remind you of everything that once made this band a contender for Led Zeppelin’s throne in the early 1970s as the biggest heavy-rocking band of them all.

‘You can’t take it from me’: Peter Criss tears into Kiss for allowing new members to wear old makeup

‘You can’t take it from me’: Peter Criss tears into Kiss for allowing new members to wear old makeup

Peter Criss, who helped Kiss to its highest-ever charting single, continues to excoriate his former band for continuing with new members performing in the classic makeup that he and fellow founding member Ace Frehley originally wore.