Sammy Hagar’s recording legacy from the early days of Montrose through his solo career through the Van Halen years have collectively sold in the tens of millions worldwide. The respect of his peers illustrates his ability to draw artists of … Read the rest
Eagles’ Studio Albums Vinyl Box Set for release October 29
Want to trade out your worn, scratched, dog-eared classic Eagles albums for some fresh copies on primo vinyl?
Then Rhino Records is gonna make your day. Read on…
THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1972-1979 Limited Edition Boxed Set Features Six 180-Gram LPs… Read the rest
Huey Lewis and the News Sports 30th Anniversary, track-by-track
Huey Lewis & the News’ “Sports” turns 30 years old today.
And if it seemed like the album was nothing more than a non-stop hit factory, well that was by design, as Huey explained to Billboard.
Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” now with more librarians
Here’s something you don’t see every day:
From the New York Public Library’s Tumblr, the Beastie Boys’ classic music video “Sabotage,” but with 100% more librarians.
The Dark Side of the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz/Pink Floyd Mash-up)
Long considered to be one of the seminal stoner video experiences, here is the complete synced mash-up that has become legendary!
But first, a little history…
In August 1995, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette published the first mainstream media article … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: Squeeze, “Tempted”
“Tempted” was the second single released from Squeeze’s fourth album, East Side Story. Though it failed to crack the Top 40 in any country it was released (UK #41, Canada #45, US #49, Australia #90), over the years “Tempted” … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: Elvis Costello and the Attractions, “Everyday I Write the Book”
Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), known as Elvis Costello, is an English singer-songwriter. He came to prominence as an early participant in London’s pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the punk/New Wave genre. … Read the rest
GAME: Space Invaders (Classic Arcade)
Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the … Read the rest
GAME: Asteroids (Classic Arcade)
Here’s another guaranteed time-waster, from your friends at Soundwaves!
Asteroids is a video arcade game released in 1979 by Atari Inc. It was one of the most popular and influential games of the Golden Age of Arcade … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: Rick Springfield, “Love Somebody”
Rick Springfield is an Australian-born singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
He had a No. 1 hit with “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981 in both Australia and the US. He received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Jessie’s Girl”. … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: The Who, “Who Are You”
“Who Are You”, composed by Pete Townshend, is the title track on The Who’s 1978 release, Who Are You, the last album released before drummer Keith Moon’s death in September 1978. It was released as a double-A sided single … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a song by the British New Wave band Tears for Fears.
It was the band’s ninth single release in the United Kingdom (the third from their second LP: Songs from the Big Chair) … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: Led Zepplin, “Stairway to Heaven”
Admit it…you think of high school when you hear this.
“Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: Queen, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is a song by the rock band Queen, written by Freddie Mercury in 1979. The song peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart in 1979, and hit number one on the … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: The Knack, “My Sharona”
“My Sharona” is the debut single by The Knack, released in 1979 from their album Get the Knack. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it remained for six weeks and was #1 on Billboard’s … Read the rest
ROCK FLIX: The Clash, “I Fought the Law”
TRIVIA ANSWER: Most people love The Clash’ cover of “I Fought the Law” but might have missed the Clash-centric movie it came from!
Rude Boy is a 1980 British film directed by Jack Hazan and David Mingay and … Read the rest
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 action-adventure fantasy film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting breakthrough of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had previously been a famous bodybuilder. The film is loosely based on the Conan … Read the rest
GAME: Pac Man (Classic Arcade)
Pac-Man ( Pakkuman) is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, first released … Read the rest
Flash Gordon (1980)
Flash Gordon is a 1980 science fiction film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges and produced and presented by Dino De Laurentiis. It stars … Read the rest
LISTEN: Muppets, The Green Album
Motown…soul classics…Gershwin…the Muppets?
Timed to coincide with the forthcoming film reboot The Muppets, comes Muppets: The Green Album that has alt-rock artists covering songs from The Muppet Show and the previous Muppet movies. Check out OK Go’s version of the … Read the rest