With the Rolling Stones ’50 and Counting’ tour finally underway, the first few shows have proven to be star-studded affairs both on and off the stage. When the tour rolled into Las Vegas over the weekend even Axl Rose and DJ Ashba from Guns N’ Roses wanted to get in on the action, but it wasn’t as guest performers, a slot taken on the night by Katy Perry.
“Glad you could make it tonight, we have six to eight million songs or so to play for you,” Rush bassist, vocalist and all-around prankster Geddy Lee jokingly said, addressing a sold out Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Thursday night (May 9). Although he may have been exaggerating a bit, it summoned loud cheers from the crowd at the mere thought of it. When you have 19 albums under your belt and many songs that clock in at six to seven minutes, the options are pretty wide open on any given night.
The feud between drummer John Densmore and his remaining bandmates from the Doors – keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger - has played out in the press for the past decade. Now in his new book, ‘The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial,’ Densmore offers up his very personal account of the lawsuits and the often very public battle he’s endured.
Fame, fortune and passionate fans - it's all part of the package when it comes to the swanky lifestyles of rock's biggest stars. But even for rock stars, once you get beyond the backstage parties and hotel shenanigans, nothing compares to the unconditional love and support of a mother, right?
The four painted faces of Poison's Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille and Rikki Rockett made their debut in 1986 on ‘Look What the Cat Dragged In,’ but it was the band's 1988 follow-up LP that sealed their fate. Twenty-five years ago today, ‘Open Up and Say … Ahh!’ was released, crowning Poison the kings of rock's glam revival.
The train just keeps a ‘rollin on ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ tour, featuring the triple bill of Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. The classic rock collective that earned a prominent spot on our ‘Must-See Rock Concerts of 2013’ list recently made a pit stop in Springfield, Mass. on April 23. Check out our photos from the show below.