Time for A ‘Reunion’: Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

Time for A ‘Reunion’: Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

By the early ’80s, guitarist Brad Whitford and lead singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, members of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent respectively, had departed from their classic bands and were forging out together on a new project aptly titled Whitford St. Holmes. In 1981, the duo issued a self-titled album, packed with radio-friendly songs bursting with power […]

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks ‘Battle Cry’, Heavy Metal Longevity

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks ‘Battle Cry’, Heavy Metal Longevity

Bred from the same downtrodden working class industrial town of Birmingham, England as fellow brethren Black Sabbath, Judas Priest transcended the suffocating oppressive forces of their hometown and infused it into their music, equal parts brute and brutality. Corralling  pulverizing lethal stadium sized riffs, dark gothic imagery and the soaring operatic vocals of “Metal God” […]

Q&A: Lita Ford Talks New LP ‘Time Capsule’, Career, Ozzy Osbourne, and More

Q&A: Lita Ford Talks New LP ‘Time Capsule’, Career, Ozzy Osbourne, and More

Lita Ford was one of the original Riot grrrls along with her fellow compatriots in the Runaways. Upon the band’s breakup, Ford forged on as a solo artist, upending macho perceptions about the authenticity of a female guitar hero. But Ford proved all the naysayers wrong emerging as a legitimatize musical force, gender be damned racking up the smash hits Kiss Me Deadly and Close My Eyes Forever, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne. Since returning to the music scene after a long sabbatical, Ford is back with […]

Robin Zander of Cheap Trick – The Interview

Robin Zander of Cheap Trick – The Interview

For years, Cheap Trick was the worst kept secret in rock and roll, a hugely talented band that defines the ethos of hard work, boundless creativity and consummate musicianship but were frankly never given their due by critics and the public at large as one of America’s finest rock and roll outfits. Now with their […]

Still Twisted: An Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

Still Twisted: An Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

When Twisted Sister first assaulted the radio airwaves and MTV with their fist-pumping anthem, We’re Not Gonna Take It, for the music world at large it seemed as if the group’s seemingly meteoric rise happened overnight. But as a new documentary film put together by Music Box Films called We Are Twisted F***ing Sister demonstrates, this over-sized […]

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 […]

Top 11 Spooky Songs

Top 11 Spooky Songs

 “If it turns out that there is a God… the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.” — Woody Allen The Beatles’ interest in Eastern Religion inspired a generation of musicians to tackle subjects like God, death, mysticism and the occult. Fans accustomed to songs about cars, girls and […]

VIDEO: Robert Plant Joins Jack White at Lollapalooza Argentina for Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Lemon Song’

VIDEO: Robert Plant Joins Jack White at Lollapalooza Argentina for Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Lemon Song’

Some high-profile festival magic happened over the weekend, when music legend Robert Plant joined Jack White onstage during White’s headlining set at Lollapalooza Argentina for a rendition of the Led Zeppelin classic The Lemon Song. Check out video of the fun below, thanks to the preserved online webcast: Who knows what White will cook up […]

Sasquatch! 2015: Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Adams, More (Full Lineup)

Sasquatch! 2015: Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Adams, More (Full Lineup)

The lineup & details for this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival were announced late Tuesday night. Set for Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25) at the Gorge in Quincy, Washington, this year’s ‘Quatch features the following acts: Robert Plant Modest Mouse Kendrick Lamar Lana Del Rey Ryan Adams the Decemberists Jose Gonzalez Spoon St. Vincent the New […]