Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

Rock Deals

Rock Deals

Thank you for visiting “Rock Priced Deals!” We’ve worked out deals with some of our area’s best restaurants and businesses to give you 1/2 off gift certificates – That’s right, 50% off food and more! When available, we’ll open up the ONLINE store for that week’s business. But you have to be fast – we…Read more »

Tom Petty vaults, is coming listen to the first single “Keep a Little Soul”

Tom Petty vaults, is coming listen to the first single “Keep a Little Soul”

An American Treasure, a four-CD box set of unreleased music from the Tom Petty vaults, is coming September 28th. The 60-song, career-spanning collection will feature dozens of previously unissued recordings — alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, live performances and deep tracks. Petty’s daughter Adria, his wife Dana, and original Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench all had a hand in compiling it. .…Read more »

John Bonham’s 70th birthday was marked today

John Bonham’s 70th birthday was marked today

by the unveiling of a statue of the Led Zeppelin drummer in his hometown of Redditch, England. The bronze sculpture of Bonham behind his drum kit is life-sized and weighs more than 5,000 pounds. It’s covered in anti-graffiti paint and emblazoned with an ungrammatical sentence: “The most outstanding and original drummer of his time, John…Read more »

EAGLES: Best of the 12 String Slingers

EAGLES: Best of the 12 String Slingers

When it comes to guitar lists, what’s left? There have been lists of who’s the best, fastest, as well as the best solo, riff and on and on. But here’s a new twist – Guitar World has compiled the “Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All-Time.” To qualify, they “looked at not only the legacy…Read more »

Live Stream Greta Van Fleet’s Coachella Performances

Live Stream Greta Van Fleet’s Coachella Performances

Coachella is upon us, and for the eighth year in a row, you can live stream the first weekend on April 13-15. We know, we know—Coachella? Before you roll your eyes, keep in mind that you can watch some high-quality performances, including sets from A Perfect Circle and Greta Van Fleet—and that last one’s about…Read more »

JUDAS PRIEST: Powering Up the Fire Generator

JUDAS PRIEST: Powering Up the Fire Generator

Judas Priest released a name generator so you can have your name or anything else spelled out like the band’s iconic logo. It was posted in conjunction with Friday’s release of the new album, Firepower. You can have a go at it at JudasPriest-NameGenerator.com In released news, a Priest pop-up store opened Friday at Sony…Read more »

CHRIS CORNELL: Widow Blames Drugs

CHRIS CORNELL: Widow Blames Drugs

Chris Cornell’s widow is sure she knows why he committed suicide — drugs impaired his judgment. After Cornell hung himself last May in Detroit, a coroner’s report said that he had seven different drugs in his system — though it insisted that none of them had contributed to his suicide. And shortly before his death,…Read more »

Happy Birthday Roger Fisher Heart Guitarist

Happy Birthday Roger Fisher Heart Guitarist

Heart: “Crazy on You” The Hook: Nancy says she was sick when she first heard Ann’s lyrics — but not because she didn’t like them. Album: Dreamboat Annie Year: 1976 Writers: Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson Stats: Peaked at number-35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: “Crazy on You” was Heart’s first single released in…Read more »