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Led Zeppelin 50 years ago Saturday

Led Zeppelin 50 years ago Saturday

America got its first taste of Led Zeppelin 50 years ago Saturday when their self-titled debut album was released. The band came together the year before when Yardbirds’ guitarist Jimmy Page recruited his old friend from his session days, bassist John Paul Jones, along with drummer John Bonham and singer Robert Plant. Jimmy Page on…Read more »

WOODSTOCK: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

WOODSTOCK: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

I Tried to go in 69 , but I was only 8 The wait is over as Woodstock producer and co-founder Michael Lang says there will be an official 50th celebration of the music’s most iconic festival. Woodstock founder and co-producer Michael Lang officially announces Woodstock 50 The Watkins Glen International Speedway was the site for Summer Jam, which once received the Guinness Book…Read more »

Black Sabbath have been named one of the latest Lifetime Achievement Award winners by the Recording Academy.

Black Sabbath have been named one of the latest Lifetime Achievement Award winners by the Recording Academy.

The group will receive the award during a ceremony and concert on May 11th in Los Angeles. Sabbath have won two Grammys in their career —Best Metal Performance in 1999 and 2013. Whether all four original members — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — show up for the ceremony is another question. Osbourne has a break in his…Read more »

Joe Walsh: Rock Hall Of Fame Is Controlled By Corporations.

Joe Walsh: Rock Hall Of Fame Is Controlled By Corporations.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for possible induction in 2019. In alphabetical order: The Cure Def Leppard Devo Janet Jackson Kraftwerk LL Cool J MC5 Stevie Nicks John Prine Radiohead Rage Against the Machine Roxy Music Rufus and Chaka Kahn Todd Rundgren The Zombies To be eligible for nomination,…Read more »

55 years ago (October 4th, 1963), Eric Clapton was asked to join The Yardbirds, replacing guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham.

55 years ago (October 4th, 1963), Eric Clapton was asked to join The Yardbirds, replacing guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham.

Album: For Your Love Year: 1965 Writer: Graham Gouldman Stats: Peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-three in Britain. Background: “For Your Love” gave The Yardbirds a Top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic, but it also spelled the end of guitarist Eric Clapton’s stay with the band. For Clapton, it represented a move in a…Read more »

Magic Bus” was released as a single in the U.S. 50 years ago July 27th, 1968

Magic Bus” was released as a single in the U.S. 50 years ago July 27th, 1968

CLASSIC CUTS: Magic Bus  The Who: “Magic Bus” The Hook: Pete Townshend wrote the song because he had nothing better to do. Album: The studio version was included on The Who’s fourth American album, a studio record oddly titled Magic Bus: The Who on Tour. Ironically, the version most people know is the concert version from Live at Leeds. Years: Studio version…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 »