New Queensryche Drummer Bobby Blotzer Says Ratt Bandmates ‘Fed False Info to Fans’
In the latest development of “As The Ratt Turns,” drummer Bobby Blotzer is lashing out at his bandmates, saying that they “fed false info to fans” regarding the current state of the group.
Steve Hackett Revisits His Genesis Past Again
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett was a big part of the group’s golden period, perhaps best remembered by his work on their fabled ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ album. Now, 35 years after his departure from the band, he’ll revisit selections from their classic catalog with his new album ‘Genesis Revisited II.’
The US Festival’s 30th Anniversary: Remembering the Ten Million Dollar Backstage Pass
The US Festival was an event that had a staggering impact on the world of rock and roll. Despite only existing for two short years, it would help to lay the groundwork for the modern festivals (Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Coachella, etc.) which we enjoy now.
Mike Rutherford Puts Genesis in the Past: ‘I’d Rather Do Something New’
With Genesis in a dormant state for the past few years, guitarist Mike Rutherford has been focused on moving forward, most recently with a retooled version of his ‘80s Mike & The Mechanics project.
New Yes Frontman: ‘I’m Living Up To How The Music Should Sound’
Looking at the chameleonic nature of the ever-changing lineup of Yes over the last four decades, it would seem understandable that Jon Davison, the band’s latest singer, might approach the gig with a degree or three of hesitation. But with a number of shows under his belt, Davison is already feeling pretty comfortable.
‘Power Chord’ Author Talks About Learning Guitar from Ace Frehley, Steve Vai
While many of us might have grown up with posters of our favorite guitar heroes on the wall, Thomas Scott McKenzie took the basic idea of being a fan and went one step further. He set out on a journey to meet and interview each of his six string influences. Indulging his frustrated inner guitar player, McKenzie sought advice from each of his subjects while interviewing them to get tips on how he c
Heart’s Ann Wilson On Getting Sober: ‘The Tarp has Come Off’
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart cover a lot of ground in their new memoir ‘Kicking & Dreaming,’ which hits stores on Sept. 18. In the book, Nancy talks about moving past the end of her longtime marriage to film director Cameron Crowe , while Ann reveals that she’s been sober now for nearly three years.
Former Queensryche Lead Singer Geoff Tate: ‘I’d Like To Know And Actually Understand Their Point Of View’
Several weeks after being ousted from his role in Queensryche, former vocalist Geoff Tate is still seeking some clarity to understand what went down.
Rush’s Lifeson On Power Trio Format: ‘It Keeps Us On Our Toes’
Operating in the power trio format has left Rush with a lot of sound to fill onstage and on record over the years, a task they’ve more than capably covered without missing a single beat.
Jon Anderson Says ‘the Door Isn’t Closed’ for a Yes Reunion
Although he’s currently busy performing as a solo artist, former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson can still see the possibility that he might reunite once again with his former group someday.
Computer Virus Blasts AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ at Iranian Nuclear Facilities
The music of AC/DC is finding a new audience, but these new fans aren’t learning about the Australian legends via social media or Youtube. In a strange twist, Iranian nuclear scientists are being subjected to the pyro-infused sounds of the band’s music as a result of what they believe is computer malware which has infected their machines.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons: ‘We Didn’t Want to Put Out an Album Like the Last Two’
When looking at the lineage of ZZ Top, perhaps it’s no big surprise to learn exactly how big of an influence Jeff Beck’s music was on the group, particularly guitarist Billy Gibbons.