A skimpy stage production is definitely not in the cards for Motley Crue's upcoming 12-gig residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In fact, singer Vince Neil says that every two-hour-plus show will feature "amazing visuals and stuff you would not expect from a rock concert."
At the start of the 1990s, young guitarist Jason Becker was riding high, having joined forces with ex-Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth to record what would become Roth's third full-length solo album, 1991's 'A Little Ain’t Enough.'
But around the same time, Becker was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Now paralyzed and unable to speak or play guitar, Becker still continues to make new music. His incredible story has been captured in the new documentary 'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet,' which will make its world premiere March 3 in San Jose, California.
Speed has always been essential to Motorhead's music. The metal band's fans better show off some quickness of their own if they want to snatch up one of the very limited-edition 'Motor-Bag' collectibles that are available now.
As the reunited Sabbath moves forward with a new album and tour, Iommi will be armed with two new replicas of the trusty guitar made specifically for him by a craftsman in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England.
When Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh first sang the memorable 'Truckin' lyric "What a long, strange trip it's been," the Grateful Dead had only been together for about five years. Of course, the Dead's rich musical journey continued for another 25 years, effectively ending with Garcia's death on Aug. 9, 1995.
Guitarist/singer Tommy Bolin wasn't on the scene very long, but he certainly left his mark as a brief member of those two bands, followed by his short-lived solo career, which ended when he died in 1976 at age 25.
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