Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

AC/DC Full Video

AC/DC Full Video

AC/DC have premiered the video for “Shot in the Dark,” the first single off their forthcoming album, PWR/UP. Like most of their videos, it’s a performance clip. PWR/UP will be out on November 13th.Read more »

OZZY OSBOURNE: Panamoid?

OZZY OSBOURNE: Panamoid?

Eddie Van Halen is gone just over two weeks and in that time both Steve Perry and Sebastian Bach say they were considered for Van Halen — Perry in place of David Lee Roth, and Bach after Sammy Hagar was shown the door. Now Ozzy Osbourne says he was also asked … or was he?…Read more »

VAN HALEN: What Could Have Been and What Might Be

VAN HALEN: What Could Have Been and What Might Be

Two days after the death of Eddie Van Halen, the band’s manager, Irving Azoff, hints at the possibility of unreleased recordings. He tells concert industry publication Pollstar, “Wolf [Eddie’s son] and Alex [Van Halen] will go up to 5150, the studio in Ed’s house… Here’s been a lot of recording over the years. I can’t…Read more »

AC/DC: Premiere of “Shot in the Dark”

AC/DC: Premiere of “Shot in the Dark”

AC/DC have finally taken the wraps off their first new song in six years — “Shot in the Dark,” the first single off their new album, PWR/UP (Power Up). PWR/UP is their first album since 2014’s Rock or Bust, and, it surprisingly features the same line-up of Angus Young, singer Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams,…Read more »

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Dead at 65

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Dead at 65

Eddie Van Halen, one of rock’s greatest guitarists, died today from a variety of cancer-related causes at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica today. He was 65. His son Wolfgang announced his death on Twitter this afternoon. He wrote, “He was the best father I could every ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him…Read more »

AC/DC: Drop Tease of Single

AC/DC: Drop Tease of Single

AC/DC released a teaser for the first single from their upcoming album. It seems to be called “Shot in the Dark,” and since 30 second clip is titled “PWRUP Teaser 1,” it’s likely that the album’s title is Power Up. And, not surprisingly, the teaser sounds exactly like classic Brian Johnson-era AC/DC. Check it out…Read more »

JOHN BONHAM: 40 Years Gone

JOHN BONHAM: 40 Years Gone

Led Zeppelin and the music world were dealt a devastating blow 40 years ago Friday — September 25th, 1980 — when drummer John Bonham died at the age of 32. Bonham grave 0924 SC.JPG After a day of rehearsals for Zeppelin’s upcoming fall tour, Bonham, who drank heavily all day, fell asleep at Jimmy Page’s…Read more »

OZZY OSBOURNE: An Animated “Train”

OZZY OSBOURNE: An Animated “Train”

There’s a new video for “Crazy Train” for the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz. The clip, which is on YouTube now, is animated and features black and white drawings of Ozzy plus his Blizzard of Ozz-era band. There’s a couple of more things on tap for Ozzy this weekend to mark Blizzard’s…Read more »

STEVE MILLER: Tribute to Jimi

STEVE MILLER: Tribute to Jimi

Steve Miller has paid tribute to Jimi Hendrix on the 50th anniversary of his death — September 18th, 1970. He’s posted his performance of “Peppa Sauce” from that night at the Pepperland Ballroom in San Rafael, California, which he dedicated to Hendrix. Playing with him that night was future Journey bassist Ross Valory.Read more »

DISTURBED, STING: Another Cover as a Single

DISTURBED, STING: Another Cover as a Single

Disturbed are releasing yet another cover as a single. This time it’s a take on “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” by Sting. The song appeared on the Police frontman’s 1993 album Ten Summoner’s Tales. Disturbed’s version will be out Friday along with a video. Disturbed have had great success with covers in…Read more »