Time for A ‘Reunion’: Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

Time for A ‘Reunion’: Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

By the early ’80s, guitarist Brad Whitford and lead singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, members of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent respectively, had departed from their classic bands and were forging out together on a new project aptly titled Whitford St. Holmes. In 1981, the duo issued a self-titled album, packed with radio-friendly songs bursting with power […]

Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Try to follow along. The Nelson brothers were there. Hey! It’s Joel Hoekstra on guitar! He’s in Whitesnake now, used to be in Night Ranger. They play later on. But between now and then, it’s John Waite, with his sometimes guitarist, Kerri Kelli. Kerri took Joel’s place in Night Ranger. Winger was there. Hey! It’s […]

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

When you think about the greats in music, whether you’re name-checking Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Who, Stevie Wonder or Bruce Springsteen, each of those seminal artists drew from a vast palette of influences and inspirations to help forge their own artistic vision. With his fiery work in KISS and as a solo artist, legendary guitarist Ace Frehley sandblasted the rock world with his aggressive melodic style of six-string work. On his new CD, Origins Vol. 1, he proudly wears his influences on his sleeve paying tribute to the artists that rocked his world with powerful interpretations of classic songs culled from the […]

Joe Walsh, Bad Company Announce ‘One Hell of a Night’ Co-Headlining Tour

Joe Walsh, Bad Company Announce ‘One Hell of a Night’ Co-Headlining Tour

This summer, two legendary rock acts will join forces for a can’t-miss tour. Renowned guitarist/songwriter Joe Walsh and Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke) will embark on the One Hell of a Night tour across the United States, spanning from May through early July. Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers offered up the following quote about […]

A Life in Good Company: A Conversation with Paul Rodgers

A Life in Good Company: A Conversation with Paul Rodgers

Signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records label, Bad Company were a veritable super group in the making, boasting an impressive musical pedigree, its members earning their stripes in such respected outfits as Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson. Bad Company—Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell and Simon Kirke—exploded onto the ‘early seventies music […]

Behind the Curtain: Taking Paul Rodgers to an Elvis Presley Concert in Los Angeles

Behind the Curtain: Taking Paul Rodgers to an Elvis Presley Concert in Los Angeles

This month’s installment of rock writer Steve Rosen’s Behind the Curtain stories captures the essence of being in the “right place at the right time…” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When the first announcement was made in early 1974 about Bad Company—the new band former Free singer Paul Rodgers was putting together with fellow bandmate and drummer Simon Kirke, […]