Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

“In the ’70s … that’s the era when that was kind of perfected, the whole idea of Arena Rock. In the arena back then you were a little, tiny thing on stage making a great big noise. What really mattered was that sound you were making.” – Lawrence Gowan of Styx “Too Much Time on […]

Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog of his late ‘60s/early ‘70s group, Free. The best singer in rock and roll, according to this rock scribe, Rodgers’ remarkable voice remains a marvel, […]

Mick Ralphs of Bad Company Recovering After Suffering a Stroke

Mick Ralphs of Bad Company Recovering After Suffering a Stroke

On Friday, word broke from Bad Company that founding guitarist Mick Ralphs recently suffered a stroke: The family and representatives of our co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Mick Ralphs are sad to announce that Mick has suffered a stroke. pic.twitter.com/QpbpCkuc9U — Bad Company (@officialbadco) November 4, 2016 Ralphs, 72 and also a co-founder of Mott the […]

Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills of Hollywood like sweetly-scented sonic spores, the music had to be screaming from those distant monitors because the riff of Billy Gibbons’ guitar scuttled the […]

Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Try to follow along. The Nelson brothers were there. Hey! It’s Joel Hoekstra on guitar! He’s in Whitesnake now, used to be in Night Ranger. They play later on. But between now and then, it’s John Waite, with his sometimes guitarist, Kerri Kelli. Kerri took Joel’s place in Night Ranger. Winger was there. Hey! It’s […]

Joe Walsh, Bad Company Announce ‘One Hell of a Night’ Co-Headlining Tour

Joe Walsh, Bad Company Announce ‘One Hell of a Night’ Co-Headlining Tour

This summer, two legendary rock acts will join forces for a can’t-miss tour. Renowned guitarist/songwriter Joe Walsh and Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke) will embark on the One Hell of a Night tour across the United States, spanning from May through early July. Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers offered up the following quote about […]

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Wedged between the primal heavy metal thunder of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly and the introspective Laurel Canyon singer/songwriter fare ala Carole King, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, Dave Edmunds’ 1970 solo smash single, I Hear You Knocking, a cover of Smiley Lewis chestnut, sounded like a lost musical missive plucked from the […]