Brad Whitford Reveals Aerosmith Approached Sammy Hagar About Replacing Steven Tyler
How close did the other members of Aerosmith actually come to replacing Steven Tyler (under a new band name) when they found out the singer was going to be spending part of his time judging ‘American Idol?’ Close enough to call Sammy Hagar, apparently.
Sammy Hagar Celebrates ‘4 Decades of Rock’ in Concert with Help from Chickenfoot, Montrose and Whitesnake
Sammy Hagar took fans on a trip through his 40-year career last night (Sept. 1) during a special ’4 Decades of Rock’ concert in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The show featured appearances from members of all three of his famous bands — Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot — as well as David Coverdale of Whitesnake.
Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Jokes About Joe Perry Getting Credit for His Guitar Work
Aerosmith is blessed with two gifted guitarists, but there’s no question it’s Joe Perry, and not Brad Whitford, who gets the lion’s share of the attention. During his weekend appearance on ‘That Metal Show,’ Whitford insisted that the disparity didn’t bother him. Well, O.K., maybe one time….
Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies After Nebraska Concert
Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian died last night (Sunday, Sept. 2) of a heart attack following the group’s concert in Norfolk, Neb. He was 46 and had been with the Mickey Thomas-fronted group since 2000.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed’ – Album Review
Lynyrd Skynyrd place one foot in their past and one in the present, with mostly positive results, on their new album ‘Last of a Dyin’ Breed.’
Aerosmith, ‘Lover Alot’ – Song Review
‘Lover Alot,’ one of two new songs released simultaneously today from Aerosmith‘s upcoming album ‘Music from Another Dimension,’ proves the band can still deliver stripped-down rock with the best of their peers.
Hockey Goalie Chris Mason Unveils New Iron Maiden-Themed Mask
Heavy metal-loving sports fans in Nashville, Tenn. will be able to spot a fellow headbanger on the ice pretty easily during the NHL’s next season. That’s because Chris Mason, who played with the city’s Predators franchise throughout much of the ’00s, is returning to the team… and bringing along Iron Maiden‘s beloved mascot Eddie.
The Rolling Stones Tease ‘Big News’ With Newfangled App
The Rolling Stones have promised to reveal “big news” to the world shortly, and apparently they’re going to do it via a new mobile device app named uView.
Blue Oyster Cult Announce 17-Disc ‘Columbia Albums Collection’ Box Set
Blue Oyster Cult will release a 17-disc box set entitled ‘The Columbia Album Collections’ through Sony Legacy on Oct. 30 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.
Guns N’ Roses Announces 2012 Las Vegas Residency
Guns N’ Roses will perform a 12-show residency, entitled ‘Appetite for Democracy,’ at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fun kicks off on Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 24.
NBC Angers Who, Kinks Fans By Bumping 2012 Olympics Performances from Telecast
Music fans were enraged last night (Aug. 12) when live performances from the Who and Kinks frontman Ray Davies were bumped from NBC’s prime-time coverage of the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
The Who, Queen Highlight Rock-Heavy Olympic Closing Ceremony
The Who and Queen performed in person at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics tonight (Aug.12), putting a fitting capper on what was a classic rock-heavy evening of music and fireworks.