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‘Everybody was influenced by the Beatles': Alice Cooper on the British Invasion’s sweeping impact

‘Everybody was influenced by the Beatles': Alice Cooper on the British Invasion’s sweeping impact

People associate Alice Cooper’s intense brand of horror-movie rock with Frank Zappa, who gave Cooper’s band their first big break. But Cooper says the British Invasion — and the Beatles, in particular — shaped his early sound.

Something Else! sneak peek: Soilwork, “Spectrum of Eternity” (2013)

I don’t always listen to Swedish melodic death metal, but when I do, I listen to Soilwork. And this is why.

‘Like a rhythmic party': For Jordan Rudess, new drummer is most exciting development with Dream Theater

Since Dream Theater released 2011’s celebrated A Dramatic Turn of Events, the group has earned its first Grammy nod — for the song “On the Backs of Angels.” But that’s not what excites Jordan Rudess the most.

‘Something wonderful will take place': David Coverdale says Jon Lord’s passing could spark Deep Purple reunion

‘Something wonderful will take place': David Coverdale says Jon Lord’s passing could spark Deep Purple reunion

In a moving farewell to his former bandmate in Deep Purple, David Coverdale says the terrible loss of founding keyboardist Jon Lord just might serve as the spark the band needs to get back together.

Newsted – Metal (2013)

Since leaving Metallica, Jason Newsted’s record hasn’t exactly backed up statements that he was into heavier music and how things might have changed during the dark period of Load and Re-Load if the bassist had more input.

Philip H. Anselmo/Warbeast – War of the Gargantuas split (2013)

Long rumored and long awaited, this split EP from Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records gives fans the first taste of the former Pantera and current Down frontman’s upcoming solo work.

‘I can’t think of a better axiom': Beer-swilling David Lee Roth talks Van Halen’s ‘Stay Frosty,’ and a certain tattoo

‘I can’t think of a better axiom': Beer-swilling David Lee Roth talks Van Halen’s ‘Stay Frosty,’ and a certain tattoo

David Lee Roth celebrates, in his own inimitable way, a No. 16 ranking for Van Halen’s “Stay Frosty” on the Rolling Stone magazine list of the Top 10 songs for 2012: By drinking a tall boy beer and discussing a favorite tattoo.

Adler – Back from the Dead (2012)

Drummer Steven Adler has built a fair bit of legend in hard rock circles, but for all the wrong reasons. Adler, you may recall, was the guy who was kicked out of Guns n’ Roses because of his drug problem. That takes some real effort.

T&N – Slave to the Empire (2012)

What do you get when you mix the three original members of Dokken who were not named Don Dokken with drummer Brian Tichy and guest shots from a few of the best singers in the hard rock realm? A surprisingly solid and vibrant record.

‘His spirit is very much in the record': Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s emotional tribute to Jon Lord

‘His spirit is very much in the record': Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s emotional tribute to Jon Lord

Deep Purple’s new album will be both a departure and an opportunity to pay tribute to fallen co-founder Jon Lord, frontman Ian Gillan says.