Golden Robot Records has released a new charity album made up of artists from their excellent roster of artists. Rock for Myanmar features tracks from Riley’s L.A. Guns, Hot Chelle Rae, Filter, Ella Fence, AshenMoon, Vanilla Fudge, Hookers & Blow, Phil X & The Drills and a lot more. Myanmar – the largest country in Southeast Asia, has been under a military coup since February this year. A portion of all proceeds will go to Care.org and their long term projects helping woman and girls directly in Myanmar and to the future planning of joined collaborations with Aung La N Sang to support the people of Myanmar, in partnership with Golden Robot Global Entertainment. Rock for Myanmar follows their highly successful #RockTheVax charity compilation released last summer. You can stream and buy the release now at the link below. Hear from Aung La N Sang about the comp.
Vanilla Fudge will release another in their series of Led Zeppelin classic covers with their next single – “Ramble On.” This follows covers of ‘Immigrant Song’ and ‘Rock and Roll’. All 3 tracks come from the soon to be released album Vanilla Zeppelin due out on Golden Robot Records on November 30th, 2021.
Classic Rock legends Vanilla Fudge has released a new song and video, a Heavy Rock cover of The Supremes’ classic pop hit “Stop In The Name of Love“ and a tribute to their bandmate, “To The Legacy Of Tim Bogert”. The track is out now from Golden Robot Records. Bogert passed away in early 2021 from Cancer. The legendary Vanilla Fudge, the original lineup of Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, Vincent Martel and Tim Bogert, together one final time, lay down their classic psychedelic rock style on this classic song. Check it out
As first reported by Piercing Metal and shared by his friend and bandmate for 50 years, Carmine Appice, rock legend Tim Bogert has died. Tim was 76 years old but had been battling cancer in the last few years. Getting his start in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s, Bogert pioneered classic rock bass guitar with virtuoso playing in bands such as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, and the power trio Beck, Bogart and Appice with Rock And Roll Hall of Famer, Jeff Beck. In addition to his playing, he was one of the signature players of the original Fender Precision “P-bass” and made great use of distortion, which would later influence Geezer Butler, Lemmy, Cliff Burton, and others. Tim formerly retired from touring the last ten years of his life but continued to form bands and record albums, notably blues projects. Vanilla Fudge helped innovate a psychedelic sound and proto-heavy metal that has been imitated and copied endlessly. Rest in power, Tim Continue reading
Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more! Continue reading
There’s somethin’ incestuous a-brewin’ in San Diego: a fluid drift from band to band and back again, like the returning wisps of smoke from that latest joint exhalation. This is Zach Oakley’s second journey through my cans in as many months, while more of his friends in Psych outfits JOY and Harsh Toke make yet another union in the form of the drenched riffage of Pharlee.Continue reading