Make it sound like Egypt

Make it sound like Egypt

Neil Young and Crazy Horse played their first live show together 50 years ago today (February 12th, 1969) at the Bitter End in New York.  Their first album was Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere in 1969.  The first song we heard from them was “Cinnamon Girl” Neil Young wanted it to sound as big as…

Tommy Lee Needs a Hobby

Tommy Lee Needs a Hobby

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee needs to start making more home porn movies with his significant other, get a job or get a hobby, as it’s become apparent that he has too much time on his hands. Last November he whined about the drummer in rapper Travis Scott’s band having a similar roller coaster-style apparatus…

It’s about Drugs?  Shocking.

It’s about Drugs? Shocking.

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil turns 58 years old today (February 8th). Motley Crue’s “Dr. Feelgood” is the title of their best selling single and their only number 1 album.  Go figure; the Crue are singing about a Hollywood drug dealer sung fast, like a rap song…but it’s not one. Vince Neil says what it…

Too Cheesy?

Too Cheesy?

There was talk of a limited-edition line of cheeses that will be offered by Aldi that are named after popular songs from the ’80s. Some examples are “Sweet Cheddar of Mine” a play on the GNR song and “Pour Some Gouda on Me” from the Def Leppard song.  The problem:  Nobody checked with the bands.…

Bigger than Motorhead

Bigger than Motorhead

Guns n’ Roses singer Axl Rose celebrates his 57th birthday today (February 6th) The band’s first album, Appetite for Destruction out in 1987 “made” the band especially the second single “Sweet Child o’ Mine” Slash actually thought the band was good but never dreamed how big they would become. “It was just a rebellious hard-living…

Folk Rock?

Folk Rock?

Alice Cooper turned 71 yesterday (February 4th). Having reached number-two with their previous album, School’s Out, Alice Cooper and his band headed to Morgan Studios in London to try to top it. The result was Billion Dollar Babies, Alice’s only number-one album (U.S. and U.K.). He says that many of the stars who came to…

This worked out better

This worked out better

Mike Campbell celebrates his 69th birthday today (February 1st). Stevie Nicks: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” was supposed to be a Tom Petty song on the album Hard Promises.  Mike Campbell liked it and was surprised they left it off. Both he and Stevie Nicks shared the same producer Jimmy Iovine. Here’s Mike Campbell: “That…

Farewell to Kiss…probably

Farewell to Kiss…probably

Three months after it was announced,KISS will finally kick off their End of the Road tour tonight (Thursday Jan 31) at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. But, unlike their farewell tour in 2000, Gene Simmons says this is it. “This decision to finally end it comes from a sense of knowing yourself. It feels…

They were the Beatles again

They were the Beatles again

50 years ago today (Wednesday Jan 30), The Beatles performed for the final time in public. They were in the midst of recording an album that was to be called Get Back with a film crew making a documentary of it. Instead of staging a proper concert for the film, the band and guest keyboardist…

Weh it was hard to play

Weh it was hard to play

Guitarist Steve Clark joined Def Leppard on this day (January 29th) in 1978. He’ll be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band on March 29th. The Def Leppard song “Photograph” was their breakthrough hit. Drummer Rick Allen and guitarist Phil Collen say it was a really hard song to…