Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Is 20

20 years ago today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in Cleveland! Cleveland was chosen as the site for the museum in May 1986, four months after the Hall inducted its first group of artists at a New York gala. The museum groundbreaking was held June 7th, 1993 with architect I.M. Pei joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board members Ahmet Ertegun, Suzan Evans and Jann Wenner, as well as inductees and prominent artists such as Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry, Billy Joel, Sam Phillips, Ruth Brown, Sam Moore, Carl Gardner and Dave Pirner (from Soul Asylum). Just under 27 months later, the doors opened and rock and roll finally had its own museum. The next night, September 2nd, a gala Concert for the Hall of Fame was held outdoors at Cleveland Stadium to cap the celebration, and its doors were opened to the general public.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stevie Ray Influences Seger

No day passes that someone isn't talking about the impact of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bob Seger caught the legendary Blues guitarist on stage playing with Eric Clapton. From that moment... a song was born.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ozzy Has New Music

The last time Ozzy broke free of Black Sabbath he dropped into the danger zone. He openly admits that it was a very depressing time in his life. From the darkness came some of his biggest success stories. Now that Sabbath is on hiatus... Ozzy's got a new collection of solo songs which were premiered this past Saturday night in Los Angeles at Epic-fest.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Joe Perry Has Big Foot Encounter

Joe Perry of Aerosmith talks about a crazy encounter. Here's how it went down. They heard noises in a nearby forest. Grabbed the video camera. Once inside the leaves and trees. A huge black hairy creature dominated their fear. Did Joe Perry see Big Foot?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

25 Years Later

Twenty five years ago today. We. The music industry. The world lost Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was opening for Eric Clapton that night and three members of Clapton's entourage, who were traveling with Stevie, were also killed in the crash. He was just 35 years old. Vaughan had come through a lot and was probably in the best place he'd been in ages at the time of his passing. In an interview the year before, he addressed his recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Stevie Ray talks about getting his life back together and how he was going to learn how to share it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Joe Perry's Paul McCartney Question

It almost sounds like I'm setting you up for a joke. Joe Perry and Paul McCartney meet up at a recording studio to drop some tracks with Alice Cooper's Hollywood Vampires. Joe turns to McCartney and says.... Joe talks about it... Hollywood Vampires new album drops September 11th

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Born To Run Turns 40

Born To Run from Bruce Springsteen turns 40 today. Getting the song to the studio was a difficult task for the young singer/songwriter. Simple pencil sketches turned into 50 page layouts. The Late Great Clarence Clemons always believed they were a young band just messing around with sound. And when it clicked. The party was on.