Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner on Drugs, Soldiers, and Breakups
In a recent interview, Mark Farner, one-time leader of Grand Funk Railroad, talked about the legacy of the mighty band. “We were a bunch of 20-year-old rock and rollers who were putting our thoughts out there and looking for answers, and so were our fans.” he said. ” We were saying what everybody wanted to say.”
See the Press Clipping for the First Rolling Stones Concert, 50 Years Ago
On July 12, 1962 something monumental happened. A band calling themselves the Rolling Stones took to the stage for the first time. You can see a press announcement for that gig right here.
Paul Stanley on Rock Hall of Fame: ‘I Don’t Know Who is Doing the Voting’
Paul Stanley is kissing and telling, giving his take on Kiss‘s Rodney Dangerfield-esque “no respect” treatment from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Stanley said “I don’t need validation from an organization where I don’t even know who is doing the voting,” adding a fact not talked about outside the inner circles, “There are board members who have said,
The Beach Boys Set For Reunion At 54th Grammy Awards
For the first time in over twenty years, The Beach Boys will reunite to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards show. Founding members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, will be joined by David Marks and Bruce Johnston for this special event.
Night Ranger’s Jack Blades To Release New Solo Album
Following the success of last year’s new album and tour from Night Ranger, bassist and vocalist Jack Blades is set to release a brand new solo record. ‘Rock N Roll Ride,’ set to be released March 27 on the Frontiers label, will be Blades’ second ever solo release, following his 2004 self-titled disc.
Reg Presley of the Troggs Announces He Has Cancer, Retires from Music
Reg Presley, lead singer of the British ’60s hitmakers the Troggs, has announced a retirement from music due to his being diagnosed with cancer.
Kiss’ ‘Music From The Elder’ To Hit The Big Screen, Book Shelves
Following in the conceptual footsteps of Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Wall’ and the Who‘s ‘Tommy,’ there may soon be a movie based on Kiss‘ 1981 concept album, ‘Music From The Elder.’ Independent British author and film maker Seb Hunter is taking the story to the big screen, with or without the endorsement of the grease paint wonders.
Ron Wood Remembers Jimi Hendrix’s Last Night
Guitarist Ron Wood recently recalled his friendship with the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Speaking on their friendship recently on his show on Absolute Radio UK, Wood said “Jimi was a really sweet, well-mannered boy, and I’m very honored to have shared a little space of time with him back in the late 1960s.”
Steven Tyler Says ‘American Idol’ Has More Than Doubled Aerosmith’s Sales
Say what you want (some of us have) about Steven Tyler, but the mouth behind the lips claims that Aerosmith sales are up 260% due to his involvement with American Idol.