In a new chaser episode, Nik and his co-host Keefy of GhostCultMag review the first ever Rock album from Country royalty and national treasure, Dolly Parton! Following up her 2022 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, she made a double album (actually a triple) full of duets and guest stars such as Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Joan Jett , Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Steve Perry of Journey, John Fogerty (CCR), Sting, Peter Frampton, Elton John, Duran Duran, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles! Continue reading
For many who tuned into the Eurovision Song Contest in May, Australian entrants Voyager were just another fun, novelty rock act. Crowd-pleasers with wild hair and even wilder grins, the Aussie five-piece were still a markedly different proposition to the previous hard rock and metal participants in the completely serious competition reserved strictly for European countries, featuring absolutely no politically motivated judging whatsoever.
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The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place tonight in Los Angeles, and Heavy Metal icons Judas Priest are now a member! The are now members with Carly Simon, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Judas Priest, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, and more. The highlights of the evening will air on HBO Max on November 19th. Watch fan-filmed footage of the ceremony and the band’s performance and red carpet appearance below.
Ghost Cult chatted with Gary Stringer of reignited Rock legends Reef on the occasion of the release of their new album Shoot Me Your Ace! The acclaimed new record sees Gary and the band at the height of their musical powers and Gary discusses working with Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), their long history, and much more!
Judas Priest has been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with the class of 2022. They will receive the honor in the Musical Excellence category, along with RnB legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Also inducted into the Performer category will be Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon. The induction ceremony will be held on November 5, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. There will also be a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Radio channel 310.
Rage Against the Machine, Judas Priest, New York Dolls, Eminem, Beck, Pat Benatar, MC5, and many more among the nominees for the class of 2022 of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seventeen acts have been nominated with seven on the ballot for the very first time: Eminem, Beck, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest. Eminem is in his first year of eligibility for rapper. The fan voting is also open as of today on the Rock Hall’s website, but only counts for a tiny portion of the final talley and not really a factor in who is voted in.
Music industry legend and Eleven Seven Music and 10th Street Entertainment CEO Allen Kovac (Mötley Crüe, Duran Duran, The Cranberries, Bad Wolves) has been honored at the AIM Independent Music Awards with the “Innovator Award”. The ceremony in London saw Sir Richard Branson congratulate Allen via a special video message. Presented by Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA, a special video was sent by Sir Richard Branson, congratulating Allen and recognizing his role as an influential figure in the global music industry. Continue reading
One of the best things about reviewing music, in my opinion, is having a music-savvy senior editor that encourages me to review music that is not in my wheelhouse. I have realized that if I was left to my own devices, I would likely stay in my little Heavy Metal utopia, reviewing only what I picked. I received the promo email from my editor about doing a review of Japanese act HYDE. Full disclosure, the only musical act I was familiar with from Japan was Babymetal. So, when I got the promo of HYDE’s new album, Anti, (UMG), I felt a tiny twinge of trepidation. After all, what do I know about Japanese music? Absolutely nada. How was I going to do a fair an accurate review of this music was my query. As soon as the first track off of Anti, started playing, all my fears of doing an inadequate review dissipated. The music that came pouring into my earbuds was the kind of music that bridges all humanity. HYDE’s music possesses a universal sound that almost any person can enjoy or relate to. On a personal note, I broke out in goosebumps from about 5 seconds into listening to the album, an involuntary reaction my body reserves for only the best soul touching music.Continue reading
Japanese sensation HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel, Vamps) played in New York City last night at Playstation Theater as part of Japan Night alongside WagakkiBand. As the closing of his phenomenal show HYDE performed his cover of Duran Duran’s hit ‘Ordinary World’ as an encore, which appears on his new album ANTI, out now from Spinefarm Records. Watch it below!Continue reading