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Not Just Another Friday

Not Just Another Friday

Cheap Trick‘s 20th studio album is out this Friday (tomorrow). In Another World is their first album since 2017 and their first for BMG. Produced by their longtime associate Julian Raymond, it contains 13 songs, including a cover of John Lennon‘s “Gimme Some Truth,” which they released in 2019. n Another World is available digitally as well as on…Read more »

RUSH: 2021-2112=45

RUSH: 2021-2112=45

April 1st, marked the 45th anniversary of Rush releasing their fourth album, 2112. Often described as the first progressive metal album, it saved them from being dropped by Mercury Records. In 2016, for the album’s 40th anniversary, it was re-released in a deluxe format, which added an additional CD of rare, live and previously unreleased material — including…Read more »

VAN HALEN: Runnin’ With the Same Beat

VAN HALEN: Runnin’ With the Same Beat

Numerous songs recorded over the past 30 years underwent quantization, which is the process of fixing all the parts to a fixed beat – even if that’s not how it was originally played. So, a YouTuber calling himself Dr. Bob has posted a video using Van Halen‘s “Runnin’ With the Devil,” recorded in 1977, as an example. He says, “I…Read more »

FLEETWOOD MAC: Going Back Again

FLEETWOOD MAC: Going Back Again

Mick Fleetwood plans to follow up the release next month of his Peter Green tribute concert album and DVD with a documentary on Fleetwood Mac’s founder and their career before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks launched them into the stratosphere. Mick tells Rolling Stone, “We’re working on what I hope will be a really substantive…Read more »

PETER FRAMPTON: Loses Voice

PETER FRAMPTON: Loses Voice

Peter Frampton has officially announced a release date for his next album, which we first reported on last October. Frampton Forgets the Words, his second instrumental album, will be out on April 23rd. The first was the 2007 Grammy Award-winning Fingerprints. “This album is a collection of 10 of my favorite pieces of music,” says…Read more »

ZZ TOP: Sharp Dressed Deal

ZZ TOP: Sharp Dressed Deal

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons made an appearance last week on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars and turned a sale into a donation to a museum close to his heart. A woman named Dani brought in a rhinestone-studded suit that she said had belonged to ZZ Top. Gold and Silver owner Rick Harrison asked, like he…Read more »

BLACK CROWES: A “Mess” of a Money Maker

BLACK CROWES: A “Mess” of a Money Maker

The Black Crowes will release a deluxe 30th anniversary edition of Shake Your Money Maker on February 26th. There’s a single-disc remastered version and a two disc version with 10 rarities and B-sides including the single “Charming Mess.” The band played the track once at a show in Las Vegas on March 10th, 1990 and…Read more »