At this point, it’s pretty clear that Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill was dealing with a lot more than just heat exhaustion when he left the stage during the band’s show in Dallas last Friday — and that the band was thinking about more than the weather when it pulled the plug on its American tour.
It’s been awhile since their respective former bands were riding high on the radio with hits like ‘Hold the Line,’ ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ ‘Africa,’ and ‘The Search Is Over’ — but Bobby Kimball (ex-Toto) and Jimi Jamison (ex-Survivor) are still making music. In fact, now they’re making it together.
Longtime friends and fellow ’80s hitmakers, Kimball and Jamison found themselves at loose ends in recent years — both, ironically, having concluded reunions with their former bandmates — and decided to start a band of their own. The result is a duo they’re calling Kimball Jamison, with plans to release a full-length album in the fall.
Being proudly provocative has always been part of rock ‘n’ roll — from the music’s earliest days, when simply shaking one’s hips on television was enough to send middle-aged Americans into a righteous lather, the formula for some of the best rock has been one part rhythm, one part volume, and one part shock.
This has also been true for album covers, which some of rock’s most forward-thinking performers have used as a platform to shock, disturb, annoy, and generate thought-provoking conversation (although not necessarily in that order). It’s a long rock ‘n’ roll tradition — one celebrated with a new list over at Ultimate Classic Rock.
If you’ve ever wondered what Justin Bieber‘s head would look like if it were made of solid gold, this is your lucky day. At great cost and presumably over the course of many hours they will never get back, a team of 10 artists has produced one of the oddest sculptures you’re ever likely to see — a golden Bieber head.
They’ve been out of the limelight for awhile, but Canadian rockers Loverboy — whose string of ’80s hits included ‘Working for the Weekend’ and ‘Turn Me Loose’ — are on the comeback trail.
The band convened recently to record a new single, ‘Heartbreaker,’ with Bob Rock, the producer who was behind the boards for their biggest hits. Although it doesn’t look like a full-length album is in the cards anytime soon, singer Mike Reno says he’s lovin’ every minute of life in Loverboy.
They have an all-star lineup and a pair of top five albums to their credit, so what’s keeping Velvet Revolver from soldiering on without departed vocalist Scott Weiland?
According to drummer Matt Sorum, the band has tried — even going so far as to record an entire album’s worth of new material with Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor. But it hasn’t panned out — so far, anyway.
It wasn’t all that long ago that it seemed like Aerosmith might never record again — but they’re back in the studio, working on their first album of new material in a decade, and they’re giving fans an early behind-the-scenes look at the process.
The band’s latest in-studio video offers a glimpse of what appears to be one of the new songs in progress, with guitarist Joe Perry playing a blues riff while vocalist Steven Tyler works out a beat on the drums.
If you remember when Bob Dylan’s son Jakob started the Wallflowers, prepare to feel really old, because Bob’s grandson Pablo has just released his musical debut — and he’s a rapper.
That’s right, world — say hello to 15-year-old Pablo Dylan, who lists Eminem as a major influence and calls his famous grandfather “the Jay-Z of his time.” Pablo recently released his first mixtape, ’10 Minutes,’ and if it doesn’t exactly sound like anything else in the Dylan family catalog, he expresses nothing but appreciation for its legacy.
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