When self-described SoCal “sonic surf smoke punk” band 40 Watt Domain imploded in the early 2000s, front man and songwriter Andrew Heilprin hit the beach. Literally.
For producer Bob Ezrin, who’s worked on signature recordings with Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and countless others, working with Deep Purple meant a chance to return to rock’s rebel ways.
Or “Why Thou Shall Not Tamper with the Vegetation In the Garden of Eden” — A Combination Counterculture Sermon and Horticulture Guide by JC Mosquito …
Gene Simmons sorts through his stormy relationship with Kiss’ initial replacement for Ace Frehley, guitarist Vinnie Vincent — saying the split had less to do with artistic differences than it did with simple business.
A couple of years ago, the brilliantly creative Steven Bernstein and his Millennial Territory Orchestra made a Sly Stone tribute MTO Plays Sly, and after his band got done reconstructing Stone’s music, I wondered if there was a need to devote an album revisiting that body of work anymore.
‘If you don’t come, there’s something f*cking wrong with you': Roger Waters is pumped about The Wall
As Roger Waters brings his solo tour of The Wall to Europe this summer, the inevitable comparisons arise with his gala presentation of the Pink Floyd classic in 1990 in Berlin.
13, long-awaited and so very hard-fought, begins with a morbid and massive riff, so clean and so spooky — so free of gimmickry — that it’s utterly transportive: This is what made Black Sabbath such as scary-ass experience in the first place.
From 1969 to 1975, this Los Angeles, California band spit out an incredible total of 21 Top 40 hit singles. Clearly one of the biggest selling acts of the era, Three Dog Night had everything required to make a winning team.
John Mellencamp’s top billing owes more to his work with writer Stephen King on the narrative that would become a play called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. He sings just once here, giving the album over to a host of guest stars
Even as a new compilation of Queen hits called Icon is set for release on June 11, 2013, guitarist Brian May looks back in wonder at all of the things he and his childhood friends were able to accomplish.