With its high-concept series of contemporary on-screen messages, “Right Now” was, Sammy Hagar today admits, “the biggest video Van Halen ever had.” Yet it almost never got made, because Hagar actively boycotted the idea.
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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrK9uJKw5Ps&w=500&h=305] Steve Lukather steps away from tours alongside Toto, Ringo Starr and Steve Vai to issue one of his most bitingly confessional solo recordings yet, while Aaron Neville goes way back for doo wop.
‘I’m sort of like the George Harrison of Jethro Tull': Martin Barre on playing second fiddle to a flute
Guitarist Martin Barre might be the most underrated member of any legacy progressive-rock group. Not only has he played a key role in some of Jethro Tull’s signature moments, he is — other than Ian Anderson — the band’s longest-tenured member.
‘You’re very handsome': A chance meeting for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and lookalike Will Ferrell
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, during a news conference to announce their appearance at Australia’s Big Day Out 2013, returned to a common theme: The fact that he looks just like Will Ferrell.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8EjZ5TWlYQ&w=385&h=280] Oh dear God, please someone take the microphone away from Joey Belladonna. I’ve admitted before, and in the interest of fairness will again, that I prefer John Bush as vocalist for Anthrax.
It’s been reported at Bruce Springsteen.net that guitarist Tom Morello will be taking Steve Van Zandt’s place during the upcoming Australian leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour.
‘The best songs happen that way': Dave Grohl on his thunderous jam session with the Beatles’ Paul McCartney
For Dave Grohl, working with Paul McCartney was a throwback to the days before labels brought in multiple songwriters and producers to finish tracks, before singers went on TV to try to make it big.
Peter Frampton is at work with his former bandmate Jerry Shirley on an expanded album showcasing Humble Pie’s legendary stint in May 1971 at the Fillmore East.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8nyL5ksJqs&w=500&h=305] Four years ago, Jon Anderson was in the midst of a series of medical crises. You’d never know it these days, as the ex-Yes vocalist has emerged on a creative jag unseen across his legendary career.
Toto’s Steve Lukather returns with Transition, perhaps his most confessional, hardest-rocking solo album ever, on January 21, 2013 from Mascot Records. Check out an exclusive stream of its first single “Right the Wrong” here!