By the time ‘Special Forces’ came out in 1982, .38 Special was five albums deep into their career, spawned from a swampy locale that had already produced its share of Southern Rock gold and platinum records.
.38 Special came out of Jacksonville, Fla., following in the fo
‘Analog Man,’ the first solo album in 20 years from Joe Walsh, has points of nostalgia as you might expect, but there is perhaps no moment more directly wired to the past than ‘Funk 50.’ Coming in at just a shade under the two minute mark, the blitzing guitar rocker bares more than just a passing resemblance to its famous cousin, ‘Funk #49’ by the James Gang.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day inducted Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (April 14) with a stirring speech which proved that he was indeed a good choice for the gig. We were there and we’ve got the complete transcript for your reading enjoyment.
The inductions of Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, and the Faces were hardly the only highlights from what was a memorable evening of celebration at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. ZZ Top, John Mellencamp and several other big stars also made a big impact with their induction speeches, and the evening’s traditional all-star jam once again proved to be a blast.
Rush have revealed the track list, cover art and a release date for ‘Clockwork Angels,’ their long awaited new studio album, which is finally slated to arrive in virtual and actual record stores on June 12.
The ongoing sessions for a new album and the occasional dramatic moment won’t keep Aerosmith away from their natural habitat – the concert stage. The legendary Boston rockers have reportedly confirmed their first North American tour date for 2012.
He was a big part of helping to build their success story, and although Dennis DeYoung has been out of Styx for more than a decade, he says that if the opportunity were to present itself, he’d be game to return to the band.
Shout! Factory continues their history of unearthing some of pop culture’s strangest buried treasures with the newly announced DVD debut of ‘The Strange Case of Alice Cooper,’ scheduled for a May 22 release.
The Doobie Brothers will celebrate their 40th anniversary as a group by teaming up with Chicago for a summer concert tour that will feature an evening full of hits from both bands and their legendary catalogs.
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