With the exception of the movie ‘Spinal Tap,’ the last place you’d expect to find loads of comedy is in the life of a heavy metal guitarist. But for Ozzy Osbourne alum, Black Label Society founder and guitarist Zakk Wylde (who may or may not also be a Viking), every day feels an awful lot like ‘Seinfeld.’
In 1963, America’s Civil Rights Movement was in full swing — albeit with as much tragedy as there was triumph. President Kennedy was assassinated. And the British Invasion began in earnest. Here’s a look back at 1963, the year The Beatles were on the brink of their American breakthrough.
Sex. Drugs. A stroke. An epic feud with his bandmate (and brother). Dave Davies makes no apologies for his life. But he keeps making music, as evidenced by “I Will Be Me,” the latest chapter in the legendary career of The Kinks’ lead guitarist and co-founder — who also explains that’s he’s wanted to quit the music business at least once a year for the past 50 years.
From Tina to Dino, The Stones to The Beatles and The Possum to Pearl Jam, popular artists have long turned to country-soul pioneer Arthur Alexander’s music. So why do we know their names, but not his?
From being inspired to become a musician after watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan (and later working on that same stage) to logging performances alongside the lads from Liverpool and performing in the Fab Faux cover band, bassist Will Lee’s Beatles roots run deep.
Wondering what record shows are coming up? Check out listings for events including Music Expo in Enfield, Conn., and 45 Collectors Expo in New York City.
Without further ado, here are the “Very ’Eavy … Very ’Umble” list of 10 albums Uriah Heep guitarist and co-founder Mick Box can’t live without.
Led Zeppelin fans are getting an early Christmas present. The band’s legendary live and studio albums will begin streaming on-demand via Spotify today.
The story behind “Hysteria, Def Leppard’s 1987 landmark album, reads like a rock and roll soap opera. You’ve got power struggles (the band dumped producer Jim Steinman for Mutt Lange), money (the band pumped millions into the project), tragedy (drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car crash) and triumph (Allen’s comeback). There’s even sex, as the band created the closest thing to a national anthem for strippers with ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me.’
In honor of the release of “Viva Hysteria,” Def Leppard’s concert performance of its 1987 landmark “Hysteria” album in its entirety, lead guitarist Phil Collen shares these behind-the-scenes tidbits with Goldmine.