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TonyIommi

What Do Jethro Tull, Earth & Black Sabbath Have in common Birthday Boy Tony Iommi Turning 70 Today 2/19

Black Sabbath founder and guitarist Tony Iommi turns 70 today (Monday). Born in Birmingham, England, where he still lives, he started playing guitar as a teenager after being inspired by Hank Marvin of The Shadows. He sliced off the tips of fingers on his right hand while working in a metal factory but didn’t give up the guitar. He compensated by attaching…read more »

Welcome

Axl’s Birthday turning 56

CLASSIC CUTS: Welcome to the Jungle    Guns n’ Roses: “Welcome to the Jungle” The Hook: Slash had the initial idea for it, but the whole band actually put it together in one three-hour rehearsal session. Album: Appetite for Destruction Year: 1987 Writers: Axl Rose and Slash Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: “Welcome to the Jungle” was initially released before “Sweet…read more »

G Frey

Today 1/18 is the second anniversary of the passing of #GlennFrey of the #Eagles.

Classic Cuts Eagles   Eagles: “One of These Nights” The Hook: A personal favorite of the late Glenn Frey. Album: One of These Nights Year: 1975 Writers: Don Henley and Glenn Frey Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100. Background: The late Glenn Frey told us that he and Don Henley were really on a roll as songwriters by the time the Eagles recorded their fourth album, One of These Nights. And for him,…read more »

CC Promise

Chris Cornell may be gone, but his work on behalf of human rights continues.

The late singer is featured in a new celebrity-heavy video PSA for his #KeepThePromise campaign for refugee children in war-torn countries. Tom Hanks, George Clooney,Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Ozzy Osbourne, Hugh Jackman, Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, Adam Levine, Serj Tankian, Jimmy Fallon and Cornell’s former bandmates Tom Morello and Matt Cameron are just a few of stars who speak in it. The clip starts with two of Cornell’s…read more »

Welcome

Axl’s Birthday turning 56

CLASSIC CUTS: Welcome to the Jungle    Guns n’ Roses: “Welcome to the Jungle” The Hook: Slash had the initial idea for it, but the whole band actually put it together in one three-hour rehearsal session. Album: Appetite for Destruction Year: 1987 Writers: Axl Rose and Slash Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: “Welcome to the Jungle” was initially released before “Sweet…read more »