Steve Craig 

CMT Remembers Gregg Allman…

  • 7:06 am Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Steve Craig

Kicking off the big CMT – Country Music Television Awards Show in Nashville last night… Derek Trucks, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley performed an amazing tribute to the late Gregg Allman…

Watch the performance HERE 

Remembering Berry Oakley…

  • 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!

THE Greatest Rock Drummer Of All Time…

  • 8:04 am Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Steve Craig

Happy 67th Birthday Carl Palmer!

Sole Surviving member and legendary drummer for ELP – Emerson, Lake & Palmer!   He’s also one of the Founding Members of 80’s Supergroup “Asia”… He’s on tour with them for the summer…

As Proof of His Greatness, I give to you… THE solo…

Bon Jovi’s “Little Bitty Baby” Not So Little Anymore!

  • 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!

The Lost Police Commercial for Wrigleys!

  • 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]

The Boss Makin’ Rock & Roll Dreams Come True!

  • 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:

Phil Collins: He’s a Good Dad!

  • 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!

Now, THESE are Rock & Roll Christmas Presents!!

  • 6:40 am Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Steve Craig

There’s the usual Box sets, Coffee Table Books & Action Figures for your favorite rock bands… but wait, THERE’S MORE!

The Rolling Stones cause a “Hullabaloo”!

  • 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]

Buncha Rockers all turning 66 today!

  • 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]