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
Ace vocalist/songwriter Michael Catton’s first solo collection Point Of No Return (Mighty Music) sounds like a “Best of the Eighties” tribute album, while effectively showcasing the considerable talents of the man himself and all involved.
Lollapalooza will celebrate its 30th anniversary this summer with Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Miley Cyrus, Dababy, Marshmello, Illenium, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, and many more! The fest will take place on July 29-August 1 At Grant Park and tickets are on sale not at the link below.
Journey guitar legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neal Schon is celebrating his 67th birthday today. Along with his wife Michelle, a star-studded array of fellow music luminaries have wished him a Happy Birthday! Check out this video including Jonathan Cain, Brad Paisley, Randy Jackson, Narada Michael Walden, Sammy Hagar, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Arnel Pineda, Scott Hamilton, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Derlatka, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, and Jack Blades! Neal was also was also selected to be featured on the February 2021 cover of the GUITAR CONNOISSEUR MAGAZINE, to support his recent solo album Universe.
After Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take” became part of the classic training montage scene in Cobra Kai Season 2, Dee Snider showed up for more during Season 3, which debuted on New Years’ Day. The entire season features rock and heavy metal music on the soundtrack from Motley Crue, Journey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, other 1980s classics, and more. At a concert featuring Dee’s solo band, protagonist William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence character even remarks “That’s Dee Snider, the most badass rocker ever!” Watch Dee perform “The Kids Are Back” and “I Wanna Rock.”Continue reading
Journey has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group’s ranks. The new Journey lineup performed a socially distanced version of “Don’t Stop Believin'” for UNICEF USA’s virtual event “UNICEF We Won’t Stop”, which aired Saturday night (May 23) on MSNBC. Also appearing with the band was keyboardist and vocalist Jason Derlatka. Jackson is no stranger to Journey, having previously played with the band from 1985 to 1987 and appeared on 1986’s “Raised On Radio” album. Walden is a Grammy-winning musician and producer who has previously worked with the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. He was honored with Grammy Awards for “Producer Of The Year” in 1987, “Album Of The Year” for the movie soundtrack “The Bodyguard” and the “R&B Song Of The Year” for Franklin’s “Freeway Of Love”. Continue reading
Rock supergroup The Dead Daisies (Deep Purple, Journey, Whitesnake) just dropped their new single ‘Unspoken’ from their upcoming new album Holy Ground coming soon via Spinefarm Records! The band just shared a brand new unplugged version of the track, recorded during self-isolation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Watch it now!Continue reading
Long-running legendary classic rock band Journey has summarily fired their rhythm section of Steven Smith and bassist Ross Valory. The news of the split came via a press release from Los Angeles-based law firm Miller Barondess, LLP, which has filed a lawsuit “to ensure that the band continues on its great success of more than 40 years.” According to the lawsuit, Smith and Valory had attempted a “corporate coup d’état” to gain control of one of the band’s business entities, Nightmare Productions. Schon and Cain are represented by Skip Miller, Mark A. Barondess and the lawyers at Miller Barondess, LLP in Los Angeles. Per Miller, who is lead counsel: “This is not an action that Neal and Jon wanted to bring against two men that they once considered their brothers, but the devious and truculent behavior of Steve and Ross left them reluctantly with no choice but to act decisively. Journey will continue on with great success by ridding the band of disruptive members and replacing them with top musicians; and most importantly, by keeping its essential members — Neal Schon, Jon Cain and Arnel Pineda — fully intact.” The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages in excess of $10 million.Continue reading
Sometimes modern bands can forget the lineage of Progressive Rock – if we go back in time to the seventies and early eighties, it was an experimental style of music that often incorporated twinges of Psychedelia, Pop and Rock whilst still allowing for extensive sonic exploration with elements of Blues, Folk, and Jazz along with constructs such as longer song formats.Continue reading