Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tommy Lee Says No Hug Fest

On Today's Rock Report: The final performance. The lights are out. The gang has broken up. But did it really have to feel that way? Tommy Lee says there was no group hug during the after party of the final show. It was just done. He talks about the passion he put into every performance. In his eyes and heart. He was always that little kid inside.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bun E Carlos Reachs Beyond Trick

Bun E Carlos is a proud member of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. On June 24th his journey forward will include his first solo album away from Cheap Trick. Greets from Bunezuela features a classic Who song.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Celebrating Steve Vai

Exploration or genius? Either way. Steve Vai has left his mark on the making of music. Set for a June 24th release is something totally Him. Modern Primitive contains 13 tracks recorded between 1984, after the release of his debut Flex-Able, and the 1990 arrival of Passion and Warfare. “The music on Flex-Able is so vastly different from Passion and Warfare, one could wonder if the same guy actually made both records,” He wrote in the liner notes. “Modern Primitive is the missing link between these two records. It’s sort of Cro-Magnon Vai.” The two-CD set is packaged in a four-panel soft-pack with a 20-page booklet for Modern Primitive and a 24-panel poster fold for Passion and Warfare. Guitar World has a preview of one of the unreleased cuts, “Lovely Elixir.” The CDs can be pre-ordered at Amazon. Vai is also putting out this special version of Passion and Warfare in a two-LP, clear 180-gram vinyl package. The bonus tracks make up the entire fourth side, and you can pre-order it at Friday Music.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Both Will Appear In Court

The date has been set. The Stairway to Heaven plagiarism trial begins. Both Robert Plant and Jimmy Page will be there. Who will win and how will it turn out? Could it be the one dollar payoff or will the songwriting team be forced to fork out $14 million in royalties?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Will They Tour Without Tyler

Since 2009 Aerosmith has been pretty visible with their reasons for not wanting or needing to be a single unit of sound. The band wants to tour. But will they do it without Steven Tyler. Tom Hamilton talks about the toxic brother's relationship.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Brian Johnson Resurfaces

Brian Johnson of AC/DC mighty be on temporary vacation from the band. But that hasn’t stopped his vocals from appearing on new albums. Longtime friend and comedian Jim Breuer’s new collection of riffs lyrics and bass beats features Brian’s brilliance. Breuer said, “To me, Brian is the most powerful voice in rock and roll. He is also the funniest and most generous man I have ever known. I am still in awe of how he recorded the song and forever thankful.”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Clapton Mystery

Eric Clapton's new album comes out this Friday. With it? A mystery. Did Eric use technology to put his creative friend George Harrison within the riffs and bass beats of one of the songs?