How Dio Created the Metal Masterpiece ‘The Last in Line’

Ronnie James Dio‘s platinum-selling ‘Last in Line’ arrived on this date in 1984: How Dio Created the Metal Masterpiece ‘The Last in Line’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7743994819007154

2 July 1989, Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette play…

2 July 1989, Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple’s iPod and other new digital devices. Did you have one? Read the full […]

SLASH Explains Why GUNS N’ ROSES Plays Three-And-A-Half-Hour Live Shows

SLASH Explains Why GUNS N’ ROSES Plays Three-And-A-Half-Hour Live Shows SLASH Explains Why GUNS N’ ROSES Plays Three-And-A-Half-Hour Live Shows Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5787349244617024

Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana (Official Video)

2 July 1988, Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when ‘Dirty Diana’ went to the top of the US charts. The other four chart-toppers from the LP ‘Bad’ were the title track, ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Man […]

CHARLIE WATTS Biography, Authorized By THE ROLLING STONES And Drummer’s Family, Coming In October

CHARLIE WATTS Biography, Authorized By THE ROLLING STONES And Drummer’s Family, Coming In October CHARLIE WATTS Biography, Authorized By THE ROLLING STONES And Drummer’s Family, Coming In October Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5786915711327044

Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air

2 July 1969, Thunderclap Newman started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Pete Townshend produced track ‘Something In The Air.’ Featured on the soundtrack for the movie, ‘The Magic Christian’. The band featured guitarist Jimmy McCulloch who went on to work with Wings. https://youtu.be/RTZoJ01FpD8 Thunderclap Newman – Something […]

Watch: GUNS N’ ROSES Joined By CARRIE UNDERWOOD At London Concert

Watch: GUNS N’ ROSES Joined By CARRIE UNDERWOOD At London Concert Watch: GUNS N’ ROSES Joined By CARRIE UNDERWOOD At London Concert Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5786164771402138




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SCORPIONS’ KLAUS MEINE On Retirement: We Have ‘Scratched That Word’ Out Of Our Vocabulary

During a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal’s “Metal Global”, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine assured fans that there is no more talk of retirement, as there was back in 2010 with what was purported to be a final album and a farewell tour that never quite took hold. “No, we scratched that word [retirement] out of our [vocabulary],” he said (as […]

KEVIN CRONIN Looks Back at 50 Years With REO SPEEDWAGON

Kevin Cronin is celebrating 50 years of ridin’ the storm out with REO Speedwagon this year — an anniversary the frontman tells UCR crept up on him. “That was an anniversary that didn’t even cross my radar screen,” Cronin says. “It didn’t dawn on me ’til we played some shows earlier in the year and that came […]

CRAIG GOLDY Says VIVIAN CAMPBELL Must Have Done Something ‘Pretty Insulting’ To Get Himself Fired From DIO

Former DIO and DIO DISCIPLES guitarist Craig Goldy has weighed in on the way Vivian Campbell was fired from DIO, saying that Vivian must have done something “pretty insulting” to get himself kicked out of Ronnie James Dio‘s band. Ronnie, Vivian, drummer Vinny Appice and bassist Jimmy Bain collaborated on the first three DIO albums — 1983’s “Holy Diver”, 1984’s “The Last In Line” and 1985’s “Sacred Heart” — before Irishman Campbell left to join WHITESNAKE in 1987. Vivian later publicly took issue with Ronnie‘s need […]

JOE SATRIANI: Why I Decided Against Joining DEEP PURPLE

Joe Satriani, who was drafted into DEEP PURPLE to complete Japanese dates in December 1993, and stayed on for a European summer tour in 1994 following the abrupt departure of founder Ritchie Blackmore, spoke to VintageRock.com about his decision to decline a permanent position in the band. He explained: “I took my cue from those players that were laying the […]

ROB HALFORD Says Leftover Material From His ‘Confess’ Autobiography Is Being Used In Soon-To-Be-Announced Project

In a new interview with the Phoenix, Arizona radio station KSLX-FM 100.7, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford discussed his autobiography, “Confess”, which arrived in September 2020 via Hachette Books. Co-written with Ian Gittins, the book offered readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as exploring his music and his many brushes with […]

LZZY HALE: How HALESTORM’s New Album, ‘Back From The Dead’, Got Its Title

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the inspiration for the title of the band’s upcoming fifth studio album album, “Back From The Dead”. Due out May 6 via Atlantic, the follow-up to 2018’s “Vicious” was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, MASTODON, ALICE IN CHAINS) with co-production by Scott Stevens (SHINEDOWN, DAUGHTRY, NEW YEARS DAY). “When we first wrote [the] ‘Back From The […]

Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Explains Why IRON MAIDEN Uses UFO’s ‘Doctor Doctor’ As Its Entrance Music At Every Concert

During the question-and-answer portion of his February 11 spoken-word show at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, Bruce Dickinson was asked why IRON MAIDEN always uses UFO‘s “Doctor Doctor” as its “entrance music” at is concerts. He responded: “It has the added advantage that everybody knows we play ‘Doctor Doctor’ before we go on stage. So, before the intro tape, there’s five […]




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