He hasn’t drummed for Iron Maiden since the early ’80s, but Clive Burr is still in his former bandmates’ thoughts. In fact, as bassist Steve Harris revealed during a recent interview, Burr has been the focus of some of Maiden’s main fundraising efforts.
Four decades ago this month, Alice Cooper released the song that would help define his career — and become an annual staple on rock radio, not to mention graduation playlists, for years to come. We’re talking about ‘School’s Out,’ of course, and Cooper helped celebrate his signature work’s latest anniversary with a Huffington Post editorial titled ‘A Rock Star’s Guide to Coping After Not Getting Your Grades at School.’
Before they topped the charts by sowing the seeds of love, the guys in Tears for Fears used synths and stomping beats to exorcise emotional demons — and before he became an Oscar-winning composer, so did Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. As it turns out, that isn’t all they have in common.
A British man who’s just reaped a lottery windfall that comes to more than $232 million in American dollars has suggested he might try and use it to buy the gift that keeps on giving: a reunion of the original Guns N’ Roses lineup.
Because writing and recording a triple-album set — and then touring behind it — apparently isn’t enough to keep him busy, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC’s reality singing competition series ‘The Voice’ as a mentor.
As anyone who’s ever read a Steven Tyler press release knows, it can be difficult to understand where he’s really coming from on any particular subject, and Tyler’s rambling explanation for the last-minute scheduling bump for the new Aerosmith record is no exception. Happily, we have guitarist Brad Whitford to set the record straight.
Yesterday (July 23) was a sad day for Seattle Mariners fans, as one of the team’s most beloved and longest-lasting players, Ichiro Suzuki, was traded to the New York Yankees. But Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard helped soothe the burn a bit by posting his own musical tribute to the departed legend, suitably titled ‘Ichiro.’
Best Coast must be in a Fleetwood Mac state of mind these days — fresh off covering ‘Rhiannon’ for an upcoming tribute album, the band appeared on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ to perform one of the Mac’s greatest hits.
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