The brainiacs over at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will redeem themselves for years of bad calls when they finally induct blues legend Albert King into their hallowed institution tonight.
The gatekeepers at the Cleveland-based facility have been getting flack for years for not inducting Canadian prog-rockers Rush--who also get the nod tonight--but when you think about, King's longtime barring is way more embarrassing.
Just in time for its long-overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre tonight, Rush has been honoured with another tribute.
Canada Post has announced that the Ontario prog-rock greats will have their own postage stamp available starting July 19. It's part of a series that also includes stamps honouring fellow Canuck music legends the Guess Who, the Tragically Hip, and...wait for it...Beau Dommage.
Alright, who's ready to slide it in? And I don't mean just a little bit, people. I mean right to the top!
Whitesnake is playing Coquitlam's Red Robinson Show Theatre on August 14.
The band--which was formed by singer David Coverdale after he left Deep Purple in 1976--originally boasted primo guitarists Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden, and has also counted Purple keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice among its members.
I like what American comedian Patton Oswalt wrote on his Facebook page about yesterday's bombing.
Jeff Beck, the world's greatest living rock guitarist, performed over the weekend at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, which took place at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Here's some fan-shot footage of the Beckster doing his thing on "You Know You Know" a tune composed by another guitarist that some folks might argue is the best ever: John McLaughlin. (The song was originally released on the 1971 Mahavishnu Orchestra album, The Inner Mounting Flame.)
According to the Just Announced page of Ticketmaster.com, legendary British metal band Black Sabbath is playing the Gorge Amphitheatre on Aug. 24.
That's a Saturday night, people.
The Sabbath tour is huge news as it will coincide with the release of the Rick Rubin-produced 13, the first album with original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die! Ozzy calls the new disc "mindblowing", and he oughta know.
Hey Vancouver Beatles fans: start saving your pennies (again). Paul McCartney announced today that he will return within easy driving range for a show at Seattle's Safeco Field on July 19.
McCartney just added the date to his Out There world tour. When he played B.C. Place last November during his On the Run tour he wowed the crowd with a 38-song setlist that was jam-packed with Beatles classics.
The first time I saw Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band in concert was back in '76, when he was backing up Blue Oyster Cult at the PNE Gardens. That was just a month after he'd released his soon-to-be-huge album, Night Moves.
Mind you, it was also just six months after B.O.C. had released Agents of Fortune, which featured a little ditty called "(Don't Fear) The Reaper". Needless to say, I was pretty psyched about both acts.
Wishbone Ash cofounder Andy Powell brought his current version of the '70s prog-rock band to Venue last night, and Vancouver's 45-and-over crowd was gleefully transported back to the heyday of flared jeans, eight-tracks, lemon gin--and a deathless double-album called Argus.
The lineup of singer-guitarist Powell, guitarist Muddy Manninen, bassist Bob Skeat, and drummer Joseph Crabtree performed that classic 1972 LP in its entirety, the twin-guitar harmonies of tracks like "Sometime World", "The King Will Come", and "Warrior" bringing nostalgia-induced smiles all 'round.
"Here I am, on the road again. There I am, up on the stage. Here I go, playin' star again. There I go, turn the page."
It looks like the lyrics to Bob Seger's deathless 1973 tune about the unforgiving life on the road may have deeper meaning these days than his hardcore fans would care to admit.
According to a quote posted on canoe.ca recently, the 67-year-old rocker may be getting ready to "Turn the Page" on touring.
"I'm definitely nearing the end," said Seger from his studio in southern Michigan. "I can't see myself doing this when I'm 70 and I'm going to be 68 in May.