Singer/guitarist Steve Hyams passed away on May 21after years of heart problems. He was only 62. Mot exactly a household name on his own, but among those he worked with were Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and, for a short time, Mott the Hoople. Friends with Mott for years, he joined up at the very end of their career, working with them on s
In their new 'Get Real' ad campaign, Jockey Sport Underwear use the music of a band who pretty much defines 'real.'
On May 18, 1988, the fine folks at Rhino Records opened a door to a world few knew existed by releasing 'Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off.' The LP showcased the forgotten artifacts from a time when actors regularly put out records, cashing in on 'the sounds of today' or 'the now sounds of the jet set generation,' or some other such tag line. Say what you want about such boring things as 'artistic merit' and jab if you must about how these, um, 'vocalists' abused these songs, you would be hard pressed to find a more entertaining batch of tunes.
Eric Kitteringham (pictured above on the left), the original bass player with Rory Gallagher's Taste, passed away on May 7 after a battle with cancer.