Rock

Heart has canceled the upcoming European leg of their Royal Flush tour in order for singer Ann Wilson to recover from a “time-sensitive but routine medical procedure.” The band was slated to visit Europe from June 20 through July 12, performing at a handful of festivals and headlining shows with support from Squeeze. They announced the cancelation in a statement
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Francesca Tarantino returns with a reimagined version of her poignant track “Tragedy,” offering a fresh acoustic take that underscores her burgeoning maturity as an artist. Despite her youth, Tarantino delivers a performance imbued with a seasoned understanding of heartbreak, sounding assured and compelling throughout the song. Before we get into the song it might be
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Operators for Towersey Festival – the UK’s longest-running independent music festival – have confirmed that the 2024 edition will be its last due to spiralling costs. The festival was originally founded in 1965 by Denis Manners MBE, and arrived five years before the iconic Glastonbury festival was founded. Organisers have now confirmed that after 60
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Michael Anthony has detailed a memorable – and bizarre – early touring experience, when he watched Ozzy Osbourne light his Black Sabbath bandmate Bill Ward on fire. It was 1978 when Van Halen, then one of rock’s fastest rising acts, was touring with Black Sabbath. “We had the best time opening up for Black Sabbath,” Anthony
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The summer of 1984 delivered something for everybody, as an array of timeless tracks filled the airwaves. Glam metal’s invasion was in full swing at the time, helping acts like Ratt, Night Ranger and Twister Sister score their breakthrough hits. Of course, the biggest band on the planet at the time was Van Halen, and
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Every so often, an ageing agit-rocker will crawl out of the woodwork to bemoan that the abject state of our governments is not being met with suitable ire from the current generation of songwriters. Where are our Bob Dylans, our Joe Strummers, our Rage Against The Machines? Obviously this is a load of old cobblers:
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In 1980, Don Henley was practically certain that Eagles would never reunite, famously telling a reporter that they would get back together ”when hell freezes over.” In July of that year, the band came to a dramatic end at a show in Long Beach, California, where Don Felder and Glenn Frey butted heads so severely there was nearly a physical altercation. As Henley would
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It’s 1974 and blues-rock is badly in need of a new guitar hero. Hendrix and Duane Allman are dead, Clapton and Peter Green are missing in action and Jimmy Page was last heard essaying reggae and doo-wop pastiches on Led Zep’s Houses Of The Holy. Cometh the hour, cometh Robin Trower. JONI MITCHELL IS ON
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George Thorogood makes a bold proclamation midway through our interview: “I’m the Indiana Jones of rock ’n’ roll.” He qualifies it further, adding, “I’m the rock ’n’ roll archaeologist. I’m digging up these archives that nobody even knows they exist.” In his eyes, “There’s a difference.” While others simply do cover songs in Thorogood’s view, he and
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