Back in July, I met Slash for the first time ever. Sure, it's daunting and all to meet the guy whose MTV video solos you imitated on your coffee table with a broom.
But then he was all, "I think we've met before."
Uh, no. We had not. I think I would have remembered.
Then it hits. He thinks I'm ... More >>
*Van Halen's Babysitter: The band's record label assigned Ted Cohen to go on tour with them in their glory years. Here's what he saw
*The Time David Lee Roth Abandoned His Plymouth Valiant to Rot
Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony apparently don't miss play ... More >>
By Michael Christopher
Last week, Sammy Hagar was in the green room at The Tonight Show, preparing to musical guest with Chickenfoot, his band that dropped its critically acclaimed second album (cheekily titled Chickenfoot III) in September. Host Jay Leno popped in to say hello, and seeing the Red ... More >>
Grindcore band Terrorizer formed here, and their 1989 debut World Downfall was extremely influential. After 2006's reunion album Darker Days Ahead guitarist Jesse Pintado passed away, but the rest of Terrorizer has a new album, Hordes Of Zombies, out February 28th.
Now weirdly, and out of nowhere, ... More >>
Diamond Bodine-FischerTosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders, live at The Key Club
WHO: Animals as Leaders
WHERE: Key Club
Technical wizards Animals As Leaders have quickly grown in popularity. They headlined a sold-out show Sunday night at The Key Club while Joe Satriani and Stev ... More >>
Review by Ian Cohen
WHO: Steve Vai and Joe Satriani
WHERE: House of Blues
"They don't make 'em like they used to." "Lion of the industry." Those are the sort of old salts that probably would be sprinkled about upon the mention of ailing music biz vet Cliff Cultrer ... More >>
Remember the 2008 Brian Eno-produced Coldplay hit song "Viva La Vida"? The one with the looping string-and-drums melody and the "when I ruled the world" refrain?
And then remember how someone (on YouTube, of course) figured out that the melody was suspiciously similar to guitar shredder Joe Satrian ... More >>
Arcade FireNot much we can say here is going to change your mind about Arcade Fire.
You're either a believer, or not. You've either dropped some paycheck/worked an angle/called in a favor to get a ticket to one of the next two nights' sold-out shows, or not. (Or, you'll wait for Coachella, w ... More >>
Neil ZlozowerEddie Van Halen"Talking rock n' roll with Zloz is like discussing tan lines with Hugh Hefner or escort services with Charlie Sheen," boasts the Van Halen fans in the David Lee Roth Army (yeah, that's right, army). Not like we'd want to pick a fight with Diamond Dave's soldiers an ... More >>
Joe Satriani has sued Coldplay for ripping off a song. (See above.) If, indeed, Chris Martin is relying of hotshot guitar wankers for songs, that would explain a lot. But that's a pretty standard three chord progression. I cry bullshit. (I have a tin ear, but is not "Bodies" the same?)