Damien Hirst has created two new art pieces to help commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer. The British artist has painted and modified a Fender Telecaster and an Eastwood acoustic in honor of the legendary former Clash frontman.
The guitars will be given away through an online public raffle, the proceeds of which will go to Strummerville: the Joe Strummer New… Read More
It was revealed today in a report in the online addition of Classic Rock Magazine that the artistZacron, who is best known for having designed the sleeve for Led Zeppelin III, has died at the age of 69. Zacron, whose real name was Richard Drew, actually passed away in January. However the artist was estranged from his family so the news of his passing has only just surfaced.
It was a grandstand performance, topping off a rousing opening ceremony witnessed by billions of people around the world; Sir Paul McCartney leading Wembley Arena, and in a manner of speaking, the entire whole world, in a sing-along of the Beatles classic “Hey Jude.”
And for bringing down the house, and the final curtain, on a ceremony that lasted more than four hours and officially opened the Read More
While it may have been the Sexpistols who garnered the headlines, it was the Clash that had the sophistication and sense of musical adventurism to take punk rock to the next level. During their initial five year run the London outfit expanded the raw, gritty, adrenalin fueled sounds of punk to include elements of funk, soul, reggae, and even rap.
After rising through the ranks of the ‘70s London punk scene, the Clash decamped to New York City in… Read More
For the longest time the first image that leapt to mind for most people when it came to holograms was that of Princess Leia being beamed from body of the droid R2-D2 in Star Wars. However all that changed earlier this year when a holographic projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur graced the stage at Coachella.
The holographic hip-hopper caused a sensation on the Internet and could well prove… Read More
As one half of alt-garage rock duo the White Stripes, Jack White made a name for himself with his Zeppelinesque blues guitar style and screechingly melodic vocals. Driven by the steady, simple, thudding beats of his drummer ex-wife Meg, White took raw blues and infused it with punk energy to create some of the most memorable guitar… Read More
Legendary English indie-pop dance-rockers the Stone Roses played their first gig in their hometown of Manchester since 1996 on Saturday night. The Roses were a sensation in the UK and an underground hit in the US back in the early 1990s when they first emerged with their “baggy” “Madchester” sound, a forerunner to the Britpop of Oasis and the Verve that conquered MTV and the… Read More
Radiohead released a statement today announcing they will be cancelling seven dates on their upcoming European tour following a stage collapse in Toronto Saturday. The collapse, which took place an hour before the house was set to open, killed a drum technician and injured three others.
The collapse apparently also destroyed most of the band’s light show and even some of the amplifiers and other backline elements used in their shows. Many of Radiohead’s amps and other equipment are old and therefore difficult… Read More
Black Sabbath, the heaviest and darkest of heavy metal’s forefathers, excited fans around the world late last year, when they announced they’d be reuniting for a full-scale reunion tour. The Birmingham band, whose original lineup consisted of Ozzy Osborne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward, also announced plans to put out their first album since 1978’s Never Say Die.