Bret Michaels Explains Why Slash Didn’t Fit In With Poison
Could you imagine how different Poison would sound if Slash was their guitarist? Or how the former Guns N’ Roses star would look with poofy hair and tons of makeup? Well, the top-hatted one did in fact try out for the job, and as you might expect it wasn’t a perfect match.
Early Recordings from Ringo Starr’s Pre-Beatles Band Unearthed
Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.
Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Recalls His First Musical Memory
Sometimes it’s a guitar lick, sometimes it’s seeing someone on TV, but for Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, his first musical memory came from his father and an accidental stage appearance.
Journey Accept Big Money Offer to Play Mitt Romney’s Fundraiser
Journey won’t stop believing in the power of the almighty greenback, as the band will head to Florida this week to take part in a private Mitt Romney fundraising event.
ZZ Top Amassed ’20 CDs of Starter Material’ Before Creating ‘La Futura’
ZZ Top aren’t exactly the “turn around a new album every year” kind of band anymore, but even by their standards, their latest stint between records was rather long. Part of the reason for that is the perfectionist streak that went into the ‘La Futura’ disc, courtesy of noted producer Rick Rubin.
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider’s ‘Not Gonna Take It’ From Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
First Tom Morello, now Dee Snider. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan may love rock music, but he’s not exactly having much success buddying up to any musicians at the moment. Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider is the latest to lash out at Ryan, calling him out over using his band’s music at a recent rally.
Ted Nugent Readies Third Annual ‘Kamp for Kids’ Event
The period for summer camp is just about over, but that’s okay for Ted Nugent as the fall is really the time for him to enjoy the outdoors. The singer has booked Saturday, Sept. 15 for his third annual ‘Kamp for Kids‘ outdoor activity day in Yankton, S.D.
Sammy Hagar Selling His 2007 Mustang Shelby GT500 Coupe
There’s no doubt that notorious lead foot Sammy Hagar loves his cars, but the “Red Rocker” is ready to part with one of his stellar hot rods for a price. The vocalist has posted online that he’s ready to let go of his 2007 Mustang Shelby GT500 Coupe, and is willing to throw in some extra goodies for good measure.
Elton John Bassist Bob Birch Dead of Apparent Suicide
Bob Birch, a long-time member of Elton John‘s band, was discovered dead Wednesday (Aug. 15) of an apparent suicide. The bassist had performed with John for two decades, and also worked with many other music legends.
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Says Encores are a ‘Rip Off’
Motley Crue have earned the right to approach their shows as they want. But there was at least one fan who called out the band for failing to deliver an encore during their recent Phoenix performance.
Eddie Van Halen Says Bassist-Son Wolfgang Van Halen Is ‘Just One of the Band’
Van Halen‘s extensive tour schedule has given Eddie Van Halen access to his son that most fathers don’t have with their children, and the guitar great says that having Wolfgang on the road has changed the dynamic of their relationship a little bit.
Rob Halford Thinks Chick-Fil-A Debate is ‘a Wonderful Thing’
Metal god Rob Halford is the latest to comment on the Chick-fil-A controversy. A firestorm erupted when the fast food chain’s president, Dan Cathy, expressed his opposition to gay marriage in a radio interview. As a result, there has been some public outcry and protests of the chicken chain across the country.