classic rock


Secrets of the Sky guitarist Clayton Bartholomew took some time to give us a list of his Top Five classic rock records of all time. The band, who dropped their new album, Pathway, via Metal Blade Records a few weeks ago, have been receiving rave reviews and are now kicking off a tour this Friday. If all that’s not enough, we’ve partnered up with the band and label to exclusively premiere their brand new video for the song “Fosforos” – dig it!

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has become a best-selling author, and for anyone who doesn’t know about his backstory, Perry, just like his band mates, lived—or survived—a life of rock and roll excess. The well-publicized revival of Aerosmith in the mid-’80s painted a picture of a band that rose from the ashes. Perry’s book, ‘Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith,’ entered at #8 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. While it’s likely that Perry’s popularity as a rock star has had an impact on book sales, his intriguing memoir is a must-read for anyone, but particularly those fans who have followed the band for decades.

It was just what the doctor ordered when Ted Nugent and his band of Nigerian Rebels (Derek St. Holmes, guitar and vocals; “Wild” Mick Brown, drums; Greg Smith, bass) played the City National Grove of Anaheim. Supporting the recently released album Shutup & Jam, Nuge’s setlist included a few new songs and several of his smash hits. The guitar god, as usual, showed no restraint of tongue between songs, expressing contempt for U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and big government. Some of us don’t give a shit about Ted’s political views or what he shoots with his crossbow or sidearm. We just want to hear that Gibson Byrdland sing. Shut up and jam, Ted!