UFO will release a new studio album, A Conspiracy of Stars, March 3 via Steamhammer/SPV. The band, which consists of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar) and Rob De Luca (bass), recorded the album—their 22nd—in the U.K.
Uli Jon Roth will release a new double album, Scorpions Revisited, March 10 via UDR. The album will contain 19 "re-invented" Scorpions tracks. According to a press release about the album, no one in their right mind would dare call these mere re-recordings; it’s clear Roth reinvents these songs from the soul up.
Everyone eventually sits in with their spouse's Judas Priest cover band—and Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is no different! Below, watch Petrucci perform "Beyond the Realms of Death" with Judas Priestess, a band that happens to feature his wife, Rena Sands, on guitar.
Malcolm's really underrated. He makes the band sound so full, and I couldn't ask for a better rhythm player. Sometimes I look at Malcolm while he's playing, and I'm completely awestruck by the sheer power of it. He's doing something much more unique than what I do-with that raw, natural sound of his. People like Malcolm, Steve Cropper, Chuck Berry and Keith Richards-they're all doing something better than the rest of us.
Once upon a time, the mere act of strapping on an electric guitar and cranking up an amplifier marked one as an outsider, a rebellious badass who refused to live by the laws of a "decent" society. But today's cookie-cutter rockers and forgettable pop janglers make studying for the priesthood seem like an edgier pursuit than playing guitar in a band.