Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

AC/DC: For Those About to Puzzle

AC/DC: For Those About to Puzzle

AC/DC will be getting into the puzzle game this fall. They struck a deal with Zee Productions to have four of their album covers — High Voltage, For Those About To Rock, Blow Up Your Video and Ballbreaker — be reproduced as 500-piece jigsaw puzzles. Zee’s been turning classic album covers into jigsaw puzzles for about a year. Their previous collaborations include Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Guns n’ Roses, Iron Maiden, KISS and Metallica.…Read more »

JIMMY PAGE: Stairway to Publication

JIMMY PAGE: Stairway to Publication

The deluxe limited-edition of Jimmy Page’s new book, The Anthology, had numerous publication delays, and so has the mass-market edition. Originally scheduled for release on September 8th, it will now be published on October 8th. It’s 400 pages long and will sell for $60, a far cry from the $600 price tag for the deluxe edition. The…Read more »

ZZ TOP: Rock + Roll Gearhead May Put It in Reverse

ZZ TOP: Rock + Roll Gearhead May Put It in Reverse

Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top took part in a virtual book signing and fan Q-&-A in conjunction with the release on June 2nd of the expanded and updated edition of his book, Rock + Roll Gearhead. The first question of the session — which was cut short due to technical difficulties, but is posted on YouTube — produced a possible bit…Read more »

JOHN FOGERTY: His 75th Birthday Gift to You

JOHN FOGERTY: His 75th Birthday Gift to You

John Fogerty celebrates a milestone birthday as he turns 75. Achieving success first as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival and then on his own, he is an Army veteran and a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall and Songwriters Hall of Fame, and his “Centerfield” baseball bat guitar is in the National…Read more »

SAMMY HAGAR: Saddles Up the Buffalo … Springfield

SAMMY HAGAR: Saddles Up the Buffalo … Springfield

Sammy Hagar and The Circle have put together their sixth recording in their Lockdown Sessions. This time it’s a cover of the Buffalo Springfield’s “For What it’s Worth.” This recording follows an original song, “Funky Feng Shui,” The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” Van Halen’s “Good Enough,” Bob Marley & The Wailers’ “Three Little Birds”…Read more »

LED ZEPPELIN: Blimp For Sale

LED ZEPPELIN: Blimp For Sale

A very cool piece of rock memorabilia is on the auction block — the original artwork of the cover of Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut album. George Hardie‘s design, based on the historic 1937 photograph of the Hindenburg disaster taken by Sam Shere, is estimated to sell for between $20- and $30,000 when it goes up…Read more »

R.I.P. Brian Howe Not Paul Rodgers

R.I.P. Brian Howe Not Paul Rodgers

With the death of Wednesday of onetime Bad Company singer Brian Howe, rumors started to swirl that it was the band’s founder and current singer Paul Rodgers who had died. Despite some health issues of his own, Rodgers, who lives in British Columbia, posted a video to let everyone know he’s alive and well. A message from Paul clarifying his…Read more »

SAMMY HAGAR: Mas Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

SAMMY HAGAR: Mas Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

While Sammy Hagar, like the rest of us, will most likely be spending today (Tuesday) Cinco de Mayo at home, there’s no reason not to imbibe in a little cocktail. Sammy suggests using his Santo Mezquila to make a Santo Mezquila Margarita. Here’s the recipe: 1 oz of fresh lime juice 1/2 oz Fresh tangerine or…Read more »

Billy Gibbons  “Missin Yo’ Kissin’”

Billy Gibbons “Missin Yo’ Kissin’”

Billy Gibbons posted a performance video of “Missin Yo’ Kissin’” because of its “relevance to the current circumstance of quarantine/shelter-in-place” restrictions we are under. It was shot in San Antonio on November 11th, 2018 and features Matt Sorum on drums.Read more »