This Saturday’s installment of Rock Icons features a no-holds-barred profile on Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates. The episode brings the pair together to discuss their dizzying rise to fame in the early ’80s, including all of the best—and worst—elements of success. Hall reveals that it wasn’t all rosy, and that he particularly loathed making music videos for the embryonic MTV market.
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Alas, it seems that Dee Snider and his merry band of louder-than-life hair-metal marauders Twisted Sister are finally destined, for real, to not take it anymore. On the heels of the tragic heart attack death of drummer A.J. Pero, the Long Island legends have announced that they’ll soon part ways. Naturally, Twisted Sister will not go quietly, so the band will be honoring A.J. with a couple of tribute gigs and then saying farewell to fans throughout 2016 on their amazingly named “Forty and F—k It” Tour. Read more…
As the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck nears release, Frances Bean Cobain is speaking publicly about her famous father for the very first time. The latest issue of Rolling Stone features an in-depth interview with the daughter of Cobain and Courtney Love, in which she talks about executive producing the upcoming doc, and her feelings on her father’s band, Nirvana. Despite their ultra-legendary status, she admits that she’s not exactly a superfan.
Hair metal legends Twisted Sister have announced they’re splitting up following the completion of their final tour. The news comes soon after the death of drummer A.J.Pero, but a rep for the band claims that they made their decision before the tragic event took place.
By Frank Donovan
We don’t mean to bum you out, but damn—some of our favorite musicians were shockingly young when they released albums that have gone on to become American classics. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson–they ALL would have had to pay that under 25 car rental fee, even after they had made their magnum opus. It’s not fair, we say, they didn’t have the internet to distract them.
Former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein recently made headlines by claiming that Michael Jackson is responsible for the ongoing feud between ex-bandmates Axl Rose and Slash. But now the guitar god himself is weighing in on the theory—and he ain’t buyin’ it. In fact, he calls it “B.S.”
Aerosmith’s breakthrough Toys in the Attic LP exploded all over radio stations and record stores in April 1975. Here’s to a genuinely monumental fortieth anniversary!
Not every rock star is a musician. Some don’t even say an actual word, let alone sing a note. Yet, the rock-and-roll icon status is indisputable among the following females who emblazon landmark album covers. Their images exude the ideas and energy of the music contained within, as well as each embodying a very specific time and place in rock history.
Still, while fans may obsess over chords and lyrics and who played what instrument on which track, the facts regarding many of rock’s most toweringly totemic album-topping sirens remain unknown or unsung.
Let us now lift the veil, then, and crack open the backstories of 15 iconic women on classic rock album covers.
-By Frank Donovan
Easter is upon us— a time of year when those of the Christian faith celebrate the ressurection of Jesus by exchanging chocolate eggs left by an oversized bunny. Yeah, we don’t get it either. But if you think that’s out there, get a load of these hilariously un-PC, un-church friendly, unholy band names. From Jesuseater to Anal Blasphemy, it’s safe to say that all of these blasphemous names are pretty NSFW…
This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f-ck they want to talk about. This week hear Billy Corgan, Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera and Rich Ward sound off about their life in music.