Glenn Hughes Discusses Deep Purple’s Legacy and Rock Hall Snub
The spotlight is on Deep Purple this year, as their classic album ‘Machine Head’ turns 40. The metal pioneers will be saluted by a number of rock icons on the ‘Re-Machined – A Tribute to Deep Purple’s Machine Head‘ tribute disc that’s due Sept. 25. Former Purple singer Glenn Hughes spoke to Noisecreep about the band’s legacy and why he wanted to be part of this project even after serving his tenur
Bret Michaels Explains Why Slash Didn’t Fit In With Poison
Could you imagine how different Poison would sound if Slash was their guitarist? Or how the former Guns N’ Roses star would look with poofy hair and tons of makeup? Well, the top-hatted one did in fact try out for the job, and as you might expect it wasn’t a perfect match.
Songwriter Joe South Dies at Age 72
Songwriter Joe South, who played on Bob Dylan‘s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and whose song ‘Hush’ became a huge hit for Deep Purple, died at age 72 today (Sept. 5) of unspecified causes.
Early Recordings from Ringo Starr’s Pre-Beatles Band Unearthed
Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.
The Who’s ‘It’s Hard’ Turns 30
The Who‘s controversial and somewhat underrated tenth studio album, ‘It’s Hard,’ was released thirty years ago today (Sept. 1, 1982). Years later, singer Roger Daltrey would declare that the record never should have seen the light of day.
Rolling Stones Reportedly Set to Play Four Shows in 2012
The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger hinted earlier this year that “autumn” would be the next time he thought we’d see the band onstage. It now looks as though that prediction is pretty spot on, as Billboard reports that the band are in the process of lining up four performances later this year.
Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is reportedly doing well after undergoing emergency surgery for diverticulitis. According to the band’s official Facebook page, the guitar great was suffering from a severe bout of the condition and underwent surgery to alleviate the pain.
David Bowie Denies Museum Exhibition Participation
It’s rare that we see David Bowie these days, so the recent news that there was a Victoria and Albert museum David Bowie exhibition on the way got people wondering if the reclusive singer might rejoin the spotlight.
Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate + David Coverdale Among Honorees at Vegas Rocks Awards
Some of rock’s greats were on hand Sunday night (Aug. 26) in Las Vegas for the third annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards. Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate, and David Coverdale of Whitesnake were among the top honorees taking home hardware for their efforts at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Recalls His First Musical Memory
Sometimes it’s a guitar lick, sometimes it’s seeing someone on TV, but for Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, his first musical memory came from his father and an accidental stage appearance.