Category Archives: Classic Rock

There has been an on-going discussion about the value or the effectiveness of bands using backing tracks during live performances. The debate has brought in the likes of KISS’ Gene Simmons and Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, among others, with many debating whether or not it is fair that the audience are the ones being
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters for the 2019 induction. Queen guitarist Brian May leads the rock news – he will induct Def Leppard. Others named, David Byrne for Radiohead, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor for Roxy Music, Trent Reznor for the Cure, Susanna Hoffs for the Zombies,
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In the pantheon of popular music, there probably wasn’t a drummer as prolific and as recorded as session drummer Hal Blaine. Blaine passed away yesterday, March 11, at the age of 90, his family announced. Blaine was a member of the revered Wrecking Crew studio group and contributor to dozens of world-renowned songs covering almost every
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They hit their peak in the late 1980s and now looking back on ill-fated reformations, ex-White Lion singer Mike Tramp says that he regrets past decisions to resurrect his former band without his former songwriting partner and bandmate, guitarist Vito Bratta. It’s been 28 years since White Lion broke up, and Tramp hasn’t played
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One of rock’s most iconic acts, the Pretenders could be finalizing new music soon, possibly even by the end of the year. Band leader Chrissie Hynde said they have enough material and that rehearsals were due to begin soon, with a goal to completing it this year. Hynde also said her pet project,‘Valve
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In recent years, the brick and mortar music outlets have seen a resurgence in the sales of their product. A big ‘thanks’ must be given to the annual Record Store Day fest that celebrates these independently-owned businesses. The latest list of this year’s limited-edition releases has been revealed, and with nearly 400 (mostly) vinyl options
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