Slash has worn an awful lot of hats in his day — and no, we aren’t talking about his collection of top hats. He helped to propel Guns N’ Roses to top of the hard-rock heap with his fiery guitar licks and gritty riffs. After GNR imploded, Slash moved on to new endeavors, including Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit and his newest effort: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, which has returned with “World On Fire.”
More than 30 years after The Babys called it quits, founders Tony Brock and Wally Stocker are giving things another shot with a new LP and new bandmates.
When you think of legendary rock and roll bands, acts like The Beatles, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen and Pink Floyd tend to come to mind. But there’s one claim that will always elude these venerated acts, and that’s membership in rock and roll’s Super Group Club.
Money can’t buy love, but it’ll help buy you a piece of The Beatles’ history at Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 6 Entertainment and Music Memorabilia auction.
Sure, The Empty Hearts’ members came from Blondie, The Cars, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings. But they’d rather just have you focus on the music.
A series of lovely, limited-edition vinyl releases are due out for Black Friday 2014. If you haven’t already added these to your list (or if you plan to do some holiday shopping for a vinyl lover in your life), below …
Get ready for upcoming record shows, including the Greater New Jersey Record Show on Dec. 7 in Edison, N.J., the Record Swap Meet Dec. 14 in Newark, Calif., the Record & CD Show in Jan. 17 in Lansing, Mich., and the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show Jan. 18, 2015, in Hillside, Ill.
Megadeth fans will have 234 different ways to bring a piece of the band’s history into their lives, thanks to Backstage Auctions’ upcoming sale. Bidding runs Dec. 1-7, 2014, for the Megadeth: The Countdown to Extinction Auction, which features several decades of the band’s historical tour memorabilia.
She was billed as “Sanctified Singer with Guitar.” And, man, she’s one hard-rockin’ mother. Well, Mother McCollum, that is. McCollum’s soulful vocals and nimble guitar picking are the highlights this rare and rockin’ little record paying homage to the Lord.
David Crosby was blessed with the voice of an angel, the luck of the Irish and the constitution of Keith Richards (or at least an ox). Although he remains undefeated against the Grim Reaper — an impressive feat — Crosby is acutely aware of the frailty of human life.