The late, great Jimi Hendrix was voted No. 1 by a panel of professional guitarists and other experts in a new Rolling Stone poll of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Two other hard rocking trailblazers ranked in the Top 10 were Eddie Van Halen at No. 8 and Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page at No. 3.
In 1997, Detroit bad boy Kid Rock was a devil without a cause, raising havoc and keeping the party raging. Now, Rock is singing a different tune and he's. His new video for 'Care,' which debuted today, accompanies his chartbusting country rock single about social and political awareness and empathy.
Not only does Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson refuse to go down as a disgruntled former employee of Astraeus Airlines, the Boeing 757 Captain is hatching a three-tier plan to salvage the financially strapped Icelandic business-owned company, which ordered all pilots and staff to cease operations on Nov. 21.
If Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was considering making a move towards retiring from touring, like his country mates in Judas Priest, he may want to re-evaluate. The airline he has been working for as a pilot, Astraeus Airlines, has just gone under.
Motley Crue are apparently getting ready to sign a contract with the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel for a three-week plus residency, for which the band would play concerts three or four nights a week at the off-strip casino, reports the Las Vegas Sun.
A music fan in England apparently committed suicide earlier this year because a show by the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (featuring Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones) left him with such severe tinnitus -- a constant ringing in the ears -- that he couldn't sleep for three months, a UK coroner's investigation reported.
Ex-Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman Henry Rollins has recruited Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and members of Rob Zombie's band, including guitarist John 5, for a benefit concert Nov. 30 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Calif.
Time will tell whether Rage Against the Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha's involvement with the Occupy Movement will find its way into any of his future song lyrics. But for now, the rapper and rocker has written a poem for those who have been motivated into action by corporate greed and the division between those who have and those who have not.
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