Oooh Snap!

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider once again criticized Kiss for letting replacement members use the signature stage makeup worn by original guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. “I hate what Kiss is doing,” the singer  said”I hate...

Success to build

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson celebrates his 67th birthday today (August 27th) . The song “Limelight” was a song about how the band was going to deal with their success. It was on the album Moving Pictures in...

The song that changed everything

Bruce Springsteen released his landmark album, Born to Run, 45 years ago today, Tuesday — August 25th, 1975. It was the pivotal album in his career, coming after two albums that hardly sold, despite great reviews. The feeling...

No idea

The R.E.M. song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” sounds like it’d be difficult to record, fast with a lot of words! They didn’t really know what they were...

It's like jazz

55 years ago today The Rolling Stones album: Out of Our Heads containing the song “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” became the first Stones album to hit # 1 It stayed and # 1 for 4 weeks....

It's on the Hob

Ronnie Wood says he’s doing his best to be optimistic during the pandemic, but admits he’s getting anxious to get back on the road, which is what The Rolling Stones were supposed to be doing this summer....

Shades of Melancholy

The Band released Stage Fright, their third album, 50 years today (Monday) — August 17th, 1970. Containing 10 songs, including the title track, “The Shape I’m In,” “The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show” and “Daniel and the Sacred...

No Stairway

If you’re a guitar player in a band imagine the opportunity to play with Jimmy page.  it happened to the Black Crowes.  the got an album out of it too; [Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes Live...

Owner of a Broken Foot

Former Yes singer Jon Anderson started his self-quarantining at his central California home on crutches. He tells us how it happened:   “I was gonna make barbecue, and, what I do, I give my wife a massage...

Appliance Approved

Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits turns 71 today his song “Money for Nothing” was inspired by something he saw at an appliance store. Add a cool guitar and Sting and you had a number 1 hit…3 weeks...