Rolling Stones firebrand Ronnie Wood has latched onto a curious new hobby: gardening.
The guitar player -- a former alcoholic, now 16 months clean and sober -- says he delights in tinkering around the "controlled jungle" of his new house, weeding and taking care of the flowers and foliage.
Perry Farrell and the guys of Jane’s Addiction have slowly teased fans with scraps of information about the band's upcoming LP for about a year now. Now, finally, the alternative hard rock group have spilled the release date: ‘The Great Escape Artist’ will reach stores Sept. 27 (Sept. 26 overseas) via Capitol Records.
Classically trained singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst is a mega Cars fan, an attraction that started back in 1984 when the then-teenager bought her first cassette from Tower Records, ‘Heartbeat City.' She was instantly “unnerved but fascinated by lead singer punchy warble” and “defenseless against intricate layers of pop hooks,” reads a note on her website.
The radio dial seems like a comfy place for rockers to head in their later years and share their tales of decades of hanging with the musicians who embody the playlists. Just look at Alice Cooper and Nikki Sixx, who get heaps of praise for their syndicated rock shows.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is also getting heady high-fives for his radio program, 'The Ronnie Wood Show,' which airs on the U.K.’s Absolute Classic Rock station. Wood scored two trophies at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards on Wednesday (July 6), according to NME.com, including the coveted Specialist Programmer of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors.
Indecisiveness isn’t the worst trait for a band, so long as that band is killer enough to be worth the drama.
Such is the case with Chickenfoot, who have decided not to call their new album 'IV' as first reported. However, in a previously taped interview, frontman Sammy Hagar explains the non-jokey reasoning behind the discarded title, saying Chickenfoot has progressed so quickly as a band since their self-titled first album that they “just skipped over ‘II’ and ‘III' and went right to ‘IV.’”