Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

METALLICA: Back Together Again

METALLICA: Back Together Again

Metallica apparently had enough of playing remotely, so they got together at their headquarters in San Rafael, California. The group posted footage dated yesterday (August 6th) on their Instagram Stories that shows all four of them in their rehearsal room, with everyone wearing masks except James Hetfield — because he’s at a microphone getting ready…Read more »

FLEETWOOD MAC: Founder Peter Green Dead at 73

FLEETWOOD MAC: Founder Peter Green Dead at 73

Peter Green, guitarist and founder of Fleetwood Mac, has passed away. He was 73. His family issued a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days.” Mick Fleetwood, who organized a tribute…Read more »

LED ZEPPELIN: Rare Footage

LED ZEPPELIN: Rare Footage

Blurry but rare eight-milimeter film of Led Zeppelin performing at Detroit’s Cobo Arena on July 12th, 1973 has recently been posted on YouTube. This was the first of a two-night stand at the legendary venue. The tour was in support of their fifth album, Houses of the Holy. Their set list that night was: Rock and Roll Celebration Day Black Dog…Read more »

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Garage Sale

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Garage Sale

Eddie Van Halen is cleaning out his garage as he’s parting with three custom vehicles. He’s selling his customized 1970 Chevy Nova, which sports a 650HP engne and is described as “all dialed-in and brutally fast.” The asking price for the 50-year old “Tang yellow orange” classic is $100,000. The second car is relatively new…Read more »

AC/DC: Behind the Black

AC/DC: Behind the Black

AC/DC, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Back in Black, have launched The Story of Back in Black, a video series examining their biggest album. The first episode examines “You Shook Me All Night Long,” the album’s first single and their first song to crack the Billboard Top 40, peaking at number-35. In addition,…Read more »

EAGLES: You Can Never Leave

EAGLES: You Can Never Leave

The Eagles have released a live version of “Hotel California” ahead of the October 16th release of Live From the Forum 2018. The album was recorded over three nights at The Forum in Los Angeles — September 12th, 14th and 15th — during their first tour without Glenn Frey, who passed away in 2016. His spot has been filled…Read more »

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Reunion on Streets of Philadelphia

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Reunion on Streets of Philadelphia

Bruce Springsteen‘s live archival release for July is from September 25th, 1999 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia during his reunion tour with The E Street Band. It was one of the shorter set lists of the tour — 22 songs — but they were long ones, starting with the 11-minute show opener, “Incident on 57th Street.” Sixteen…Read more »

The World Has Gone Crazy

The World Has Gone Crazy

The Empty Hearts, featuring Elliot Easton of The Cars and Clem Burke of Blondie, will release The Second Album on August 28th. It features a guest appearance by Ringo Starr playing drums on “Remember Days Like These.”Read more »

Deep Purple : Woman From Tokyo

Deep Purple : Woman From Tokyo

Happy Birthday to Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice  born on June 29th, 1948. Deep Purple: “Woman From Tokyo” The Hook: Recorded during a month-long stay at a villa outside Rome, in which they completed just two songs. Album: Who Do We Think We Are Year: 1973 Writers: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice Stats: Peaked at number-60 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Deep…Read more »

TOM PETTY: Wildflowers Reissue Closer to Reality

TOM PETTY: Wildflowers Reissue Closer to Reality

The long in the works reissue of Tom Petty‘s Wildflowers is one step closer to reality. The Petty family released a home demo of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and said that they are in “a joyful process of discovering the Wildflowers sessions and demos and wanted to share a tiny bit of that with the fans.” The track…Read more »