[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqdCUkxHJ4&w=500&h=305] A few weeks ago former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who has been fairly quiet since his departure from Voivod, suddenly popped up with a new website and some teasers to new music coming.
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Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, still apparently amped up about playing with Sir Paul McCartney during the 12-12-12 concert and on Saturday Night Live, has started thinking about other unlikely pairings. How about David Lee Roth?
‘We’ve had some great fun’: Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwoT9_StEfY&w=500&h=305] The narrator for the audio version of Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi’s autobiography will be familiar to longtime fans: It’s by old friend and former bandmate Bev Bevan, who rose to fame with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.
‘You’ll definitely be able to tell’: Even solo, Justin Hayward says he still sounds like the Moody Blues
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkH5Ha2Zui8&w=500&h=305] Last night, Justin Hayward wrapped up a concert series with the Moody Blues celebrating the 45th anniversary of the band’s celebrated Days of Future Passed project. Up next: His first solo album since 1996.
‘Sometimes they sound downright silly’: The Cars’ Ric Ocasek separates lyrics from music in new book
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6G-qb1RRCo&w=500&h=305] Ric Ocasek, singer and songwriter with the Cars, has a new book that combines his songs and other writings, titled aptly enough Lyrics and Prose. It’s taught him that you have to be careful around words with no music.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHlBkZCcvwI&w=500&h=305] Though Shooter Jennings’ The Other Life, a companion piece to this year’s Family Man, is not due out until March, fans got a first taste of the record on Friday when Rolling Stone premiered “The White Trash Song.”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcFGrWjOX0E&w=500&h=305] Neil Peart, in between shows with his newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Rush, likes to take motorcycle rides to free his mind. A recent trip, however, turned into a nightmare.
‘I didn’t see it coming’: Sudden dismissal from Journey still stings for former frontman Jeff Scott Soto
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwFvx49OU2o&w=500&h=305] Jeff Scott Soto says he’s finally gotten some closure on why he was suddenly axed as Journey frontman, though he’s still not ready to go into the reasons why.
On a day that had everyone from the president on down wiping away tears and parents hugging their kids extra long and hard, we’re reminded that great tragedies often collide with great beauty.
‘I could hardly stand up to the infection’: Carl Palmer talks about his decision to bow out of Asia tour
Drummer Carl Palmer describes his excruciating experience with E. coli in a new message to fans, a day after his illness forced the cancellation of a UK tour in celebration of his band Asia’s 30th anniversary.