AC/DC’s just released a new song called “Play Ball” from the upcoming album, Rock Or Bust (due out on December 2). Here’s your first look at the cover art, too.
Gene Simmons of Kiss recently ate a piece of a hamburger off the floor of LAX. Ew. In his defense, it WAS a piece of his own burger, and it was under the five-second rule. Check him out flaunting his floor-burger eating skills for the rabid paparazzi here. We’re sorry, with Ebola and all the other gross stuff out there, this is just revolting!!
Red Rocker Sammy Hagar is gearing up to release his first acoustic album, Lite Roast, on October 14. Longtime Waboritas guitarist Vic Johnson joins Sammy for backing vocals/guitar. “I realize that when I played my songs acoustically, it made me sing different,” says Sammy. “It brought a new light to the lyrics that I’d written throughout my career. It’s very live, very personal, with Vic accompanying me on guitar and singing background vocals. No overdubs… I think that my hardcore fans are really going to love it.”
Guitar International recently asked Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry about working with singer Steven Tyler over the years. Said Joe, “Steve has become more driven and hungry for acceptance and fame than he was in the ’70s or even the early ’80s. He was more of a team player back then. Even when I first met him, I knew he was going to be a handful. There was something about him that was off. [Laughs] But, hey, everybody is quirky. He is also an incredibly talented musician and drummer with an incredible voice. I figured whatever comes along with that package I can deal with.”
What band inspires Metallica’s Lars Ulrich? The now-defunct Brit rockers, Oasis. In a recent piece in the UK’s The Guardian, the drummer said, “Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20 years on this wonderful planet. have stories and pictures in my mind that go along with everything, from the first time I heard particular songs and read certain articles, to hearing about the band’s shenanigans and festivities. And fortunately, I have enjoyed my fair share of crossing paths and sharing space with the fellas over the years. But most of those stories are probably best left for a night of tall tales, half truths and vivid imaginations.
However, I will say that doing the lights for them at a club show in the spring of ’95 at some Godforsaken hole in the wall in Nowheresville, New Jersey, was a distinct highlight of my early encounters. They didn’t have a crew guy to run the light board, and I was the only one in the building that knew the songs.”