Found 121 posts tagged as "Comebacks"
These days, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper is more of a threat on the links than he is on stage. Still, perceptions die hard, and the Arizona-based golf enthusiast’s new haunted house attraction - set to be unveiled next month at Universal Studios Hollywood and based on his landmark 1976 album, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell - looks 18 kinds of creepy… and that’s in the broad daylight.
In the dark with scary music and dramatic lighting, it’ll be downright terrifying and well worth the trip to Cali (as if we needed more reason to head west).
It’s no surprise that John Lennon’s son Sean Lennon has a powerful activist streak. But the company he is keeping in his quest to stop the environmentally unfriendly “hydraulic fracturing” of natural gas out of New York state soil is dead impressive: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga and Bonnie Raitt have all signed on to Lennon and mom Yoko Ono’s campaign against so-called “fracking.”
Josh Homme rocks, and his extra-curricular work with Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones with Them Crooked Vultures is all kinds of cool. But ultimately, his regular band Queens of the Stone Age is the main attraction, so news that the rock scorchers are cutting their sixth studio album couldn’t be more welcome.
We might have guessed this was coming. Long-suffering Aerosmith guitar-wrangler Joe Perry has inked a deal to write his autobiography which is tentatively slated to arrive in fall 2013. And Perry – onetime Toxic Twin, now second fiddle, to bandmate Steven Tyler (himself a memoirist), promises dirt. Well, maybe.
The jury is still out on whether or not Scott Stapp – howler with quasi-religious 90s-era alt-rockers Creed – actually has the word “d-bag” tattooed somewhere on his body or if that’s just a perception he has carefully cultivated throughout his career. But he is promising to spill the beans on his battles with drugs, booze and suicide (oh la la!) in a forthcoming memoir.
When metal maulers Mötley Crüe hosted a three-week Las Vegas residency last February. boasting the immense production that’s all but impossible on tour, you just knew it was only a matter of time before other bands followed suit. Next up: Guns N' Roses.
If you were alive in the 1980s, the name Huey Lewis and the News will ring familiar and either fill your heart with glee as you reflect back on all the fun youthful things you did to the band’s never-ending airplay… or make you want to hurl.
Like Concrete Blonde, Steve Earle and The Cult, Supertramp were always wildly (incongruously?) popular in Canada. So news of an all-star tribute to the British classic rockers featuring current/former members of Yes, XTC, Asia, the Doors, King Crimson, Deep Purple, Mr. Mister, Starship and – believe it or not – other marquee musicians comes as very good news.
There are not a lot of good news stories about musicians and drugs so when one comes along, it’s worth noting. Shifty Shellshock, fabulously named howler with L.A. rap-rock squad Crazy Town (you remember that insanely catchy song “Butterfly” from 2001? No? See below, but remember: some things can't be unheard...) has declared himself clean, sober and contrite about his time spent as a wastoid.
There was a time not long ago when the idea of a punk rocker – even a punk rocker with obvious pop sensibilities - playing nice with a mainstream belter would be perceived as an abhorrence certain to bring fire and brimstone crashing down upon Earth. But, meh, reality TV really has changed everything.
Billie Joe Armstrong has been tapped as a mentor for NBC's The Voice, the Associated Press is reporting. The Green Day frontman (and Broadway star) will join Christina Aguilera's team to help advise contestants in the singing competition.