Rock n’ Roll would be in a much different place were it not for the talent and efforts of some of the greatest female artists that had a hand in shaping the music that we know and love today. From the days of classic rock in the ’70s, toRead More →

More than 400 flyers, posters, album covers, zines, and other ephemera from the punk era will be on view at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. The punk scene of the 1970s and early 80s burned brightly and briefly, but its impact on culture, style and design can still beRead More →

L.A. Guns

L.A. GUNS singer Phil Lewis has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying fans can look forward to “a thriving, crazy rock scene like we’ve never seen before.” While rock ‘n’ roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it’s been unseatedRead More →

NEW YORK — Museum exhibits tend to be quiet. Not this one. In Play It Loud, an exuberant show that can be heard as well as seen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes on the history of rock ’n’ roll through iconic instruments on loan from some of rock’s biggestRead More →

For the first fifty years of the recorded music industry, everyone had to make do with scratchy, fragile 78 RPM records. These 10-inch discs dating from the late 1800s and generally worked fine. It wasn’t until 1948 when Columbia Records came along with its long-playing albums pressed on a newRead More →

Nashville knows how to pull the big crowds. For years it’s been one of the most popular destinations in the United States. But the fact is, Tennessee has so much more to offer beyond Nashville — specifically, the cultural landmark of Memphis. Like Nashville, Memphis is one of the mostRead More →

Motley Crue

Way back in the early 1980s a family friend owned a record store called Boomer Sound. It was located in the Brunswick shopping center, near where Safeway is now. One day he had a band signing autographs in his shop. Not very many people turned out to meet them, butRead More →

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The best-selling female artists of the ‘90s, a punk rocker-turned-MTV-pop-icon, a legendary ‘70s glam rock band, a low-rent Radiohead, the self-anointed “Jesus of Cool,” a founding member of Pink Floyd, rock’s premiere poetess, and the unofficial founder of the one-name celebrity club are some of the big acts hitting theRead More →

Van Halen

Here’s what we call “Back To School”, written and performed by Eddie Van Halen in 1983. This track is part of the musical score from the movie The Wild Life, released in 1984. Eddie wrote the entire musical score for the movie, playing guitar along with his electronic drum machine.Read More →

Megadeth

In a recent interview with U.K.’s Cross Rhythms, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who is also a Lutheran pastor, spoke about his studies at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis nearly a decade ago. He said: “When I did my seminary training — I only did a year of it, aRead More →

Brett Michaels

Singer Bret Michaels, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was six, discusses his support of a proposed bill by state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, during a news conference, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. If approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor, Roth’s bill would require school districts to work with schools serving K-12 students to identify methods of informing parents and students about Type 1 Diabetes and require schools to implement those methods. RICH PEDRONCELLI AP PHOTO

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Brett Michaels

Bret Michaels says that POISON will return next year with “an incredible tour” and “hopefully” at least one new song. In 2018, POISON completed the “Nothin’ But A Good Time” tour with CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL. POISON‘s last album of new material was 2002’s “Hollyweird”. An album of covers, “Poison’d”, followed in 2007. During an appearance earlier today (Tuesday, March 26)Read More →

NITA STRAUSS CHATS WITH ANNE ERICKSON ABOUT HER PUMMELING NEW SOLO ALBUM, “CONTROLLED CHAOS,” AND MORE IN THIS IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW Nita Strauss is nothing short of a guitar superstar. Head to an Alice Cooper show, and you’ll see Strauss shredding from start to finish, showing off the hard-won chops sheRead More →