Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy Holly, they delivered album after album of infectious pop music laced with a twisted, avant-garde sensibility, marrying mighty hooks, lush vocals, consummate musicality and forward […]

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

“Mony Mony” by Billy Idol “Mony Mony” was a 1968 hit for Tommy James and received renewed attention when Billy Idol recorded a version that reached No. 7 on the Billboard dance chart in 1981. In his autobiography Dancing With Myself, Idol explains the song’s attraction. “That song has always had special significance to me. I […]

Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil Teaming Up for ‘Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time’ 2018 Tour

Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil Teaming Up for ‘Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time’ 2018 Tour

This summer, a trio of rock bands — two of them irrefutable classic rock icons, and the third a contemporary powerhouse — will join forces for an epic tour. Poison, featuring all original members and led, as always, by Bret Michaels, will head out on the road with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil. Dubbed the Poison…Nothin’ […]

Def Leppard Finally Make Entire Discography Available for Streaming; Announce Tours with Journey and Cheap Trick

Def Leppard Finally Make Entire Discography Available for Streaming; Announce Tours with Journey and Cheap Trick

For a while, it seemed like it’d never happen — but today, you can stream Def Leppard‘s entire discography of music online. (If you haven’t yet read our 2017 interview with guitarist Phil Collen, click here to do so). Up until this point, only a small selection of the English hard rock legends’ output over […]

Stream Joe Perry’s ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto,’ His Star-Studded New Album (New Music Friday)

Stream Joe Perry’s ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto,’ His Star-Studded New Album (New Music Friday)

The guitar god is back — Joe Perry‘s new album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, was released on Friday and features a handful of very special guests. Among those accompanying Perry in the studio for this record include Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander (providing lead vocals on “Aye, Aye, Aye”), David Johansen of New York Dolls, Johnny Depp and […]

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a little late. He’s wearing this jumpsuit with epaulets, and he’s dripping in makeup and mascara. And I’m on the other half of the page with […]

Get in the Spirit with Cheap Trick’s New ‘Christmas Christmas’ Album (Stream)

Get in the Spirit with Cheap Trick’s New ‘Christmas Christmas’ Album (Stream)

Tireless power-pop gods Cheap Trick just don’t quit — from touring relentlessly to releasing new albums, they’re quite active these days. And a few months back, they released their first-ever holiday album. With the big day approaching (it’s exactly one week away as this is written), we figured it was only appropriate to make sure […]

Joe Perry Teams Up with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander for New Solo Single ‘Aye, Aye, Aye’ — Listen

Joe Perry Teams Up with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander for New Solo Single ‘Aye, Aye, Aye’ — Listen

Aerosmith guitar legend Joe Perry will begin 2018 with a bang when he releases Sweetzerland Manifesto, a new solo studio record featuring a number of special guests. One of the guests featured on the album is Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, as he joins Perry for a song called “Aye, Aye, Aye.” Stream the energetic track […]

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