Their lead singer and guitarist played with the Lemon Pipers, of 'Green Tambourine' fame. The rest of the band members never even played on this highly offbeat entry on our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs list. Welcome to the wild and crazy story that is 'Black Betty' by Ram Jam.
Following in the footsteps of at least four U.K. and Ireland-based music festivals planned for this summer, Reuters is reporting that the producers of Sonisphere Knebworth, a mammoth rock festival featuring Kiss, Queen with Adam Lambert (!), and Faith No More as the headliners, has pulled the plug on the event. The statement from the organizers is very carefully worded, but the subtext is clear: they can't afford to do it.
The taxman may have been taking 95% of George Harrison's earnings at one point in time, but that didn't stop the Quiet Beatle from amassing enough money to purchase a gorgeous Swiss estate in 2001, which Radar is reporting has recently hit the market over 10 years after Harrison's death...
The calendar might say it's spring, but it's time to break out your flannel, because Soundgarden have released a teaser video for 'Live to Rise,' the first single from the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster-in-waiting 'The Avengers...
Let's send a big 'yow yow yow yiggy-yiggy-yiggy YOW' out to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, who turned 64 this week and also announced another huge summer tour with his famous band. And to him we present a reader's poll, wrapped in a chiffon scarf.
Dee Snider, lead singer for onetime cross-dressing hard rockers Twisted Sister (they retired the makeup in 2009), turns 57 today (March 15). So what do you get for the guy who does everything? A Readers' Poll, of course!
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