The annual Thanks Jimi Festival in Poland has set a world record for the largest guitar ensemble. Over 7,000 pickers showed up to follow Jimi Hendrix‘s brother Leon and a talented group of bandleaders in playing ‘Hey Joe.’
During a longer conversation about song and lyric writing, Slash told a few stories about how songs like ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ came to be. The guitarist tells Metro Lyrics that the well-known Guns N’ Roses hits were pretty spontaneous.
Known as ‘Mr. Guitar,’ Bert Weedon was indirectly responsible for the guitar playing of three of the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Brian May. The British guitarist published ‘Play in a Day’ in 1957. The book went on to be listed as an inspiration to a generation of classic rockers.
“Evil,” “Criminals,” “Vile,” “Coyotes” … these are just four of the words rocker Ted Nugent chose for his speech at the NRA Convention in St. Louis on Saturday. All descriptions were aimed at the White House, with the Motor City Madman adding that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
It turns out you can’t describe the president as “vile” and “evil” and say things like “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November” without catching the attention of a few government agencies. Ted Nugent‘s comments at an NRA Convention have brought him under the watch of the U.S. Secret Service.
Kiss is hoping their new album ‘Monster’ does something none of their previous albums were able to do. No, they’re not hoping it gets them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Paul Stanley, they want a No. 1 record.
Tickets are already on sale for many of the dates Journey has scheduled to play with Pat Benatar and Loverboy this summer. According to the band’s official website, they’ll play 14 dates across the country, beginning on July 21 in San Bernardino, Calif.
Weeks after opening his own late night establishment in Las Vegas, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has been asked to permanently refrain from entering the doors of another. After a Twitter War that would make Donald Trump jealous, Neil is no longer allowed inside the Palms casino.
ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons said their next studio album will stay true to the sound they have laying down for over 40 years. The still untitled project may be out this year, as Gibbons tells Billboard. “It’s down to seeds and stems.”
Kiss is looking for a few good men. Or just one good man. Actually it could be a woman too. The rockers — who’ve long been supporters of the men and women in the U.S. military — are looking to hire a veteran to join their road crew when they hit the road with Motley Crue in July.
The Allman Brothers Band closed a 10-night residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday night, and were forced to play parts of two of those shows without frontman and founder Gregg Allman. Allman walked off stage in pain on Saturday night and was taken to a local hospital.
Sometimes only David Lee Roth can properly express how you feel. Sometimes a set of circumstances are so complex that it takes a wordsmith like Roth to properly convey your sentiment. Sometimes you just have money to blow and you love Van Halen.
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