Future drum legend Neil Peart replaced John Rutsey in Rush on July 29, 1974.
Jethro Tull have released a re-mastered and expanded edition of their 1973 album, 'A Passion Play.'
We look at the important contributions made by John Rutsey during his brief tenure as Rush's first drummer.
We reviewed 'Heaven and Earth,' the new album by Yes.
The 2014 edition of Cruise to the Edge nearly tripled the number of bands from last year, and that eclecticism made for quite an experience.
Throughout the Beatles' history, many fans and critics have noted the existence of a 'Fifth Beatle' -- folks like keyboardist Billy Preston (who helped perk up the 'Let it Be' sessions) or producer George Martin, who contributed the occasional keyboard overdub, wrote orchestral arrangements and helped the band achieve their most groundbreaking sonic tricks in the recording studio. But not all of these arguable 'Fifth Beatles' were destined for rock greatness. Most fans are aware of drummer Pete Best and bassist Stuart Sutcliffe, both of whom helped flesh out the line-up during the band's formative stage in the early '60s. But few give historical credit to bassist Chas Newby, who, on Dec. 17, 1960, began his two-week run in the Slightly-Less-Than-Fab Five.
Frank Zappa's live shows, much like his studio albums, were regarded as much for their irreverent playfulness as their technical virtuosity: They were wildly unpredictable, genre-hopping musical sideshows that united freaks and misfits of all varieties. But on Dec. 10, 1971, that chaotic unpredictability turned ugly, when disgruntled fan Trevor Charles Howell pushed Zappa off the stage at London's Rainbow Theatre, inflicting multiple injuries upon the versatile guitarist and composer, ultimately leaving him bound to a wheelchair.
The past six years have been incredibly fruitful for Led Zeppelin after decades of inactivity. Recently, the hard rock icons have announced a new reissue campaign, received the Kennedy Center Honors, and released the live CD/DVD package, 'Celebration Day,' which features the band's heavily anticipated reunion performance at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Dec. 10, 2007. Perhaps it's only a side-effect of this recent Zeppelin whiplash, but it's crazy to think it's been six whole years.