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Hard to believe that this record is now 24 years old. I came across this video on Sam's Facebook page. I love hearing artists talk about the recording of a particular song or album. This is good stuff but I have to warn you about some of the language. Van Halen "For Unlawful...
Happy Father’s Day, to all the dads out there. I gotta tell ya, out of all the holidays on the US calendar – Father’s Day is the worst one for me. Don’t get me wrong – I love dads (hell, ‘dads’ make up about 75% of our ratings…not to mention the new phenom of "Dad Bod" in...
Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock got their hands on a copy of Rush gracing the cover of Rolling Stone for the first time ever. Takeaways? Alex Lifeson dabbles in ganja, the members are kind even when they don't need to be and Subdivisions was a turning point in their catalog...
I really like talking with rock stars who have been in the game for a while. They tend to be the coolest, smartest, and most down to earth musicians you'll meet. Plus, it gives me the chance to chat with some of the rockers I grew up with. This week, I had the privilage to speak...
Ex-G N’ R bassist Duff McKagan and ex-Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach jammed together at a private event in Los Angeles on May 28th. Here is their version of the Guns N’ Roses power ballad 'Patience' from 1988’s G N' R Lies. And for good measure, we've included the original...
With David Letterman's epic 22-year run as the host of CBS-TV's Late Show coming to a close on Wednesday night (May 20th), one of the final musical guests to appear on the program was Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. The singer delivered a powerful version of the band's "Better Man" on...
While on a break from their Sonic Highways world tour, Foo Fighters performed a surprise concert last Saturday (May 9th) at a county fair called Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks, California. Appearing as Chevy Metal, the band covered AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock”, Alice Coopers...
Thursday (May 14th) I was happy to speak on the phone with Judas Priest guitarist, Glenn Tipton. Judas Priest will be in town on Tuesday (May 19th) at Family Arena -- tickets still remain! We discuss how the tour is going and how having Richie Faulkner filling in for longtime...
Have you seen Jimmy Kimmel’s "Mash Up Mondays” yet? On a recent episode, REO Speedwagon and Imagine Dragons teamed up as Imagine REO SpeeDragons to perform the REO classic, ‘Roll With The Changes’ and we’ve got the video below! And as an added bonus, you can watch the original...