Sammy Hagar’s ‘I Never Said Goodbye’ Turns 25 Years Old [AWESOME ’80S WEEKEND]
When Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen in 1985, he still had some solo career business to finish. So the Red Rocker recruited none other than Eddie Van Halen to play bass on what was expected to be his last solo album, ‘I Never Said Goodbye,’ which was released 25 years ago this mon…
Robert Plant’s First Post-Led Zeppelin Album, ‘Pictures At Eleven,’ Turns 30
Thirty years ago, Robert Plant released his first solo album, ‘Pictures at Eleven,’ bravely stepping out of the imposing shadow of Led Zeppelin and establishing a new musical identity for himself.
AC/DC First Declared ‘Let There Be Rock’ 35 Years Ago
It seems impossible to believe 35 years later, but AC/DC were actually dropped by their American record label prior to the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Let There Be Rock.’
Black Keys Drummer Blasts Van Halen for Replacing Michael Anthony
Looks like not everybody had as much fun attending Van Halen‘s current tour as we did. Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney said he didn’t enjoy himself “at all” when he attended one of the legendary group’s shows, and went on to questio…
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Jack Osbourne, son of Black Sabbath and solo career legend Ozzy Osbourne, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 26-year-old Osbourne, who only weeks ago became a father for the first time, has vowed to fight the disease: “‘Adapt and overcome&CloseCurlyQuote…
‘Van Halen Encyclopedia’ Author Plans New Hardcover Edition
The ‘Van Halen Encyclopedia’ is a treasure trove of information on one of hard rock’s most legendary bands. Heaven knows we’ve quoted from it more than a few times. Now, author C.J. Chilvers is seeking to release a new hardcover edition of the bo…
ZZ Top Reportedly Set to Release New EP in June
ZZ Top are reportedly planning to release a four-song EP via iTunes in June, which will include ‘I’ve Got to Get Paid,’ the song they unveiled via a Jeremiah Weed beer commercial a few weeks ago.
First Photos of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix Emerge
The first photos of rap star Andre 3000 in costume and (presumably) wig for his performance as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming movie ‘All is By My Side’ have been revealed, and it looks like they found the right guy!
Elton John Hospitalized, Forced to Cancel Concerts
Elton John was hospitalized yesterday (May 23) in Los Angeles as a result of a serious respiratory infection, and has been forced to cancel four concerts in order to facilitate his recovery.
Axl Rose Threatens to End Guns N’ Roses Show After Audience Member Throws Trash on Stage
Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose threatened to end a concert Sunday night (May 20) in Liverpool, England after someone in the audience threw an object on stage during the band’s second song.