Changing lead singers midstream tends to have an adverse effect on most rock bands, but after original vocalist David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985, the group topped the charts with their next album, 1986's '5150.' Two years later, they released their eighth LP, 'OU812' -- and the hits kept right on coming.
Mickey Sumner, Sting's daughter, has been racking up some great reviews for her role in the new indie movie 'Frances Ha.' The 29-year-old Sumner -- whose mom is Sting's longtime wife, movie producer and actress Trudie Styler -- gets second billing in the film behind star Greta Gerwig, indie movies' latest It Girl.
They were together for just a little more than five years -- and they've been inactive for more than three decades -- but the Babys are fondly remembered as the band that helped launch the careers of singer John Waite, keyboard player Jonathan Cain and bassist Ricky Phillips. Now, following years of frustrated reunion attempts, a new Babys lineup is ready to make its debut.
Forty years ago today, '60s flower-power icons Jefferson Airplane were denied permission to perform a free concert in their hometown of San Francisco. The slight cut much deeper than your average bummer in the summer; it was a huge insult to the band, which had been instrumental in making the City by the Bay an integral part of the counterculture, thanks to hit songs like 'White Rabbit' and 'Somebody to Love.'
We may not be getting new music out of Metallica for a couple more years, but we do have the band's new movie, 'Metallica Through the Never,' to look forward to this fall -- and although it won't arrive in theaters until September 27, they've just released a trailer to help tide fans over 'til fall.