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It’s a Big Hair Birthday!!

  • 7:06 am Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Steve Craig
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Happy 62nd Birthday to the only guitarist to perform his solo ON AN ACTIVE VOLCANO…

George Lynch of Dokken!

Oh, the hair… the hair…

George is gonna be part of the big (hair) Dokken Reunion this weekend in Sioux Falls South Dakota, then they do 6 dates in Japan… where they were big. hair.   It’ll feature the Classic lineup of Don Dokken, Jeff Pilson, George Lynch and Wild Mick Brown!

Check out the video for “Just Got Lucky”… During the video shoot, the band had to be evacuated cuz the Hawaiian volcano was about to erupt!  They all escaped with just minor singeing… of [More]

Today’s Rock Birthdays!

  • 7:19 am Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 by Steve Craig
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Happy Birthday to Marvin Lee Aday!  He’s 69 today…  You know him better as Meatloaf!

Big Hefty Birthday Wishes to Randy Bachman, lead guitarist & founding member of both The Guess Who AND Bachman-Turner Overdrive (which he formed with his brothers Robbie and Timmy)

Check out Randy rippin’ the guitar and singin’ lead on one of their biggest songs…  with The Who’s Keith Moon doing the band intro!!!

His Music & Videos Were “Simply Irresistible”…

  • 7:37 am Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Steve Craig
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Remembering another Palmer this morning…

On This Day back in 2003…  Robert Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris.

You probably first heard his stuff back in the late 70’s with “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)” and “Lookin’ for Clues” but it was in the early 80’s when he teamed up with a couple of Durannies and a disco drummer to form The Power Station when he found his fame!

The Power Station gave us the drivin’ beats that would lay the foundation for his most memorable songs, both containing the now iconic background girls from the Terrance Donovan-directed videos [More]

This Date In Rock History!

  • 7:20 am Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Steve Craig
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Big Album Releases On This Day…  Do you still have these classic albums?  on vinyl??

1970 – “Idlewild South from The Allman Brothers, their breakthru studio album…

1977 – “Aja” from Steely Dan, their best-selling album ever…

1978 – “Parallel Lines” from Blondie, Debbie Harry & the band’s first big album with “Heart Of Glass”…

1982 – “The Nylon Curtain” from Billy Joel… remember “Allentown”?

1986 – 30 Years Ago Today… Boston released their long-awaited and hard-fought album “3rd Stage”!  Tom Scholz & Brad Delp were tied up in legal battles with CBS, finally winning and releasing this after a 7-year absence… Big return for [More]

Farm Aid Still “Growing” Strong!!

  • 7:45 am Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Steve Craig
Left to right, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews talk at a news conference before the Farm Aid concert, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 on Randall's Island in New York.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Today marks the anniversary of the 1st Farm Aid Benefit Concert in 1985…

It was organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, and they still run it and perform on stage every year!

Back in ’85, Bob Dylan was onstage at Live Aid, the concert organized for Ethiopian famine relief, and he stated that he hoped some of the money could be used to help American farmers who were struggling with their mortgages.  The Rock and Country world heard the call, and it’s now an annual event held in various rural locations around the country!  Dave matthews has jumped on [More]

Rock Birthdays!

  • 7:15 am Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Steve Craig
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Happy Birthday to… um…

Debbie Boone – 60,  and Toni Basil – 73.

Sorry… Happy Birthday to REAL Rockers… Joan Jett is 58 and still rockin’ hard!

David Coverdale… one of the greatest voices in Rock is 65 today!

Whitesnake, Deep Purple… but let’s not forget the amazing collaboration – Coverdale/Page!   Check out the video:

On This Day…

  • 7:27 am Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Steve Craig
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September 21st in 1985… We had a new #1 song in the U.S…

“Money For Nothing” from Dire Straits!

Arguably one of the greatest MTV videos ever… it was WAY ahead of it’s time with regard to computer animation… geez, we’ve come a LONG way in 30 years!   That’s Sting in the beginning & end with his “I Want My MTV” sung to the tune of “Don’t Stand So Close To Me”.

Check out the video!  oh, BTW… “that bad part” has been edited so you millennials don’t have to run to your safe zone.

Happy Birthday Don Felder!

  • 7:02 am Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Steve Craig
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Former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder is 69 today!

He joined the band in the middle of their “country-rock” early period, eventually replacing Bernie Leadon as The Eagles headed in a more rock direction.  in the late 70’s, he became famous for his “dueling guitar” sound with Joe Walsh who joined the band shortly after Don.

He got a really crappy birthday present this week when he learned that he, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner (ALL major members of Eagles throughout their classic period) are NOT being given Kennedy Center Honors next year with the band, even after 10,000 poeple signed a [More]

A Blizzard of Dirty Deeds!

  • 8:29 am Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Steve Craig
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A Couple of memorable Rock Anniversary’s today…

On This Day in 1980 – Ozzy Osbourne released his debut solo album away from Black Sabbath… Blizzard of Oz gave us his signature song…

“Crazy Train”!

40 Years Ago Today in 1976… AC/DC released one of their biggest albums of the Bon Scott Era… “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”!  It didn’t chart until after Bon’s death and the popularity of the “Back In Black” album, hitting the Top 5 in 1981.

I love Brian Johnson’s work, (I do hope he gets back with ’em soon) but that evil warbling of Bon Scott is what gave AC/DC [More]

Twice the Cake at THIS Party!

  • 7:33 am Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Steve Craig
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First of all… Happy 88th Birthday to Adam West… the ORIGINAL screen Batman!

Speaking of Dynamic Duos… It’s TWINSDAY!

Happy Birthday to Identical Twins Matthew & Gunnar Nelson – Ricky’s Kids and in the band, um… Nelson.  Both 49 today.

Chuck and John Panozzo, who are Fraternal Twins… The Rhythm Section for the band Styx for ALL of their albums thru their Classic Period.  John played drums, and sadly passed away in 1996 from liver disease. Chuck on the bass is still with the band!  Chuck is and John would have been 68 today.

Check out the brothers rockin’ out back in the day [More]

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