As we all know, the Prince of Darkness, or Ozzy Osbourne, as he is known to friends and family, has survived countless scrapes with life-threatening disaster through the years, including a harrowing ATV accident that nearly finished him for good, ten years ago. However, Ozzy’s frequent dances with the grim reaper have als
Two of heavy metal’s greatest champions, Metallica and Iron Maiden, have been officially confirmed as headliners for Sonisphere 2014 -- the European continent-touring mega-festival first launched to great success in 2009, but which latter suffered a last-minute cancellation of its UK leg in 2012, and took a year off in ’13.
Now, it appears Sonisphere is ready to return at full strength in 2014, and the UK dates set for July 4 through 6 at Kn
On Dec. 2, 1968, a mysterious group of pompadoured cartoon faces turned back the clock of music history to highlight the golden era of doo-wop with their self-referencing album ‘Cruising With Ruben & the Jets.’
On Dec. 1, 1973, Black Sabbath unleashed their fifth (and final) universally adored masterpiece, ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.’ Universally adored by loyal fans, that is, since know-it-all rock critics universally hated it as a matter of course - just as they had every Sabbath product before it.
Get ready to feel really, really old because it's hard to believe how much time has elapsed since Guns n’ Roses unleashed their second piece of vinyl product, ‘GN’R Lies’ on Nov. 30, 1988. It was released some fifteen months after their eventual record-setting debut album, ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ but a mere 90 days (give or take) after the same LP finally topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
Short of references to eye color, perhaps no other body part has had as much classic rock prose committed to it as the leg – proof positive that more rockers’ minds live in the proverbial basement than in the penthouse, so to speak
For every universally celebrated song, known to all and played to death by radio stations everywhere, there are countless hidden gems — album cuts that, for reasons unclear, somehow missed their predestined date with classic-rock immortality
A significant year in rock history by any measure, 2003 marked the nominal dawn of the digital music age with the launch of the iTunes music store, while simultaneously yielding a rich crop of soon-to-be classic long playing albums, primed and ready to wage battle against the forces of individual downloads