Following the recent announcement of a 19-date tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Thick As A Brick, on April 3, Ian Anderson will release a sequel to the original Jethro Tull album. In 1972, Anderson wrote and recorded Thick As A Brick with Jethro Tull. At the time, the lyrics were credited to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. So, 40 years later, what would Bostock -– who'd be 50 in 2012 -– be doing today?
AC/DC have halted recording sessions for a new album due to the illness of a band member. As for exactly who is feeling under the weather, mum's the word. AC/DC singer Brian Johnson said on The Cowhead Show: "Hopefully this year we can get back together again. One of the boys is a little sick. I can't say anything, but he's getting better."
In the mid-1960s, The Yardbirds revolutionized modern rock by turning super guitar players into superstars. The group -- which made the jagged shift from traditional blues to psychedelic rave-ups -- was the launching pad for Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Several Yardbirds songs, including "Shapes of Things," "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" and "Over Under Sideways Down" are considered mini-masterpieces of mid-'60s rock guitar -- prime examples of the power of perfectly placed notes.
British hard rockers UFO have had an amazing, 40-plus year career, so we're excited to be able to bring you the opening track off their twentieth studio album, Seven Deadly Sins. Scroll down to listen to "Fight Night" now!
2012 is a year fraught with cosmic significance. Musicians and artists, more sensitive to vibrational influences than most, will benefit from knowledge of these heavenly influences. This year started with major planetary shifts that will continue to bring transformation throughout 2012. Jupiter, the planet of luck, expansion, and optimism, entered Taurus on Christmas day, and will remain there throughout the year, which supports the realization of abstract ideas.
"Each Beatles album is great in its own unique way, but there's something about 'Sgt. Pepper's' that makes it stand alone," says guitarist Andy Timmons. "To call it a masterpiece is kind of a given. Of course it's a work of art, but what's amazing is the vivid feelings it evokes. Every time I hear it, I'm transported to being a kid again."
Primal Rock Rebellion -- the new project from Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and Sikth vocalist Mikee Goodman -- have announced the release date for their debut album. Awoken Broken will be released in the U.S. on April 17 via Spinefarm Records.