- 8:34 am Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by Steve Craig
Berry Oakley… Founding member and bass player with The Allman Brothers Band would have been 69 today.
He died in a motorcycle accident on November 11th 1972, almost a year to the day after his best friend Duane Allman… in very near the same place. He was only 24.
Check out this performance… Just days before his untimely death… He was amazing!
- 8:04 am Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Steve Craig
- 6:42 am Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Steve Craig
Like any proud Dad… when you get the chance to show off your daughter… you DO.
At a recent concert in Las Vegas… Jon Bon Jovi brought his daughter Stephanie Rose up on stage during the song that he wrote for her when she was only 7… “I’ve Got The Girl” She’s 23 now!
They danced on-stage to the song… it reminded me a little of Springsteen & Courtney Cox, but it was pretty awesome!
Check it out!
- 8:22 am Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Steve Craig
It was on this day in 1978… Sting, Stuart Copeland and Andy Summers filmed a TV commercial for Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum’s new “Feel Youthful” campaign… They asked the trio if they could dye their hair blonde and spike it up to look more “Punk Rock”… They liked the look and decided to keep it as their signature style…
See? They were all originally brunettes!
Interestingly enough… the commercial NEVER AIRED!
Guitarist Andy Summers says that it was puzzling, because only a year later, The Police were one of the biggest bands in the world… Why Wrigley never capitalized on it is a mystery… [More]
- 6:32 am Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by Steve Craig
This Aussie kid has the BEST excuse for missin’ school…
Playing with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band!
15 Year Old Nathan Testa was down front at the Springsteen concert in Brisbane Thursday night… Held up a sing that read : “Missed School… In The Sh#&… Can I come up & play with you?”
Bruce asked if he knew the song… he said yep… “Then come on up!”
Check out the video:
- 8:53 am Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Steve Craig
Phil Collins turned 66 yesterday… and proves he’s a good Dad… Check him out getting onstage with his SON at his Middle School Band performance! The kid’s got a LOT of pressure on him with the guy who wrote that famous drum riff standing right in front of him!
Fast Forward to about 2:20 to get past the introduction…
This was actually Phil’s first live performance since coming out of “health-issue retirement” in in 2014!
- 6:40 am Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Steve Craig
- 7:22 am Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by Steve Craig
On This day in 1965… The Rolling Stones made their U.S. Television Debut on a little-known show called “Hullabaloo”!
The variety show was like another called “Shindig”, and featured pop and rock artists performing live…
You’d think The Rolling Stones would debut on Ed Sullivan or at least American Bandstand… but instead, their manager chose “Hullabaloo” because they were told they wouldn’t have to lip-sync – which they hated… AND the show competed with Dick Clark’s American Bandstand – which they also hated. Actually it was Dick Clark who had stated that he didn’t like The Stones.
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE! They were so [More]
- 8:36 am Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Steve Craig
Happy Birthday to 4 Classic Rockers today… and 75% of them are turning 66!
The lone hold-out is the “Young” one…
James “J.Y.” Young… lead guitarist for Styx is 68 today…
Alec John Such – long-time bassist for Bon Jovi is 66… Played on all their classic period stuff… Jon fired him in ’94
Frank Banali – Drummer for Quiet Riot is 66…
and Stephen Bishop is also 66 today…
Singer-Songwriter, actor, producer… he had a coupla soft-rock hits in the 70s… “On and On”, “Save It For A Rainy Day”… but I remember his most for being the folk-singing frat-house guest in the movie “Animal [More]
- 8:05 am Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Steve Craig
Quite possibly THE best Rock & Roll Comeback Story ever!
Happy 53rd birthday to Rick Allen… the one-armed drummer for Def Leppard!
Rick lost his left arm in a terrible car crash on New Year’s Eve 1984… they tried to re-attach it, but an infection set in and they eventually had to amputate.
The guys in the band never gave up on him… encouraging Rick to figure out a way to continue with some drum kit set-up ideas… It was the drummer for the band “Status Quo”, Jeff Rich who designed the first special drum set that gave Rick the ability to use [More]