Mark Mayfield


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ROB HALFORD: 10 Albums That Helped Shape the Metal God The Judas Priest singer chooses 10 albums that changed his life. When Rob Halford was growing up there were few if any heavy rock bands, and certainly no heavy metal. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t music that helped shape what became “The Metal God.” Halford says there were 10 ... Read More »


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KINKS: It’s Either Both Brothers or No Band     The Kinks Twitter feed has a post saying there will be no Kinks reunion without both Ray and Dave Davies. The official Kinks Twitter feed has a post saying that an article in MOJO magazine about Ray Davies reforming The Kinks next year with or without his brother Dave is ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS     Paul Rodgers, Rolling Stones, KISS and more. Jackson Browne will perform at the Americana Awards next month in Nashville. He’ll also pick up a Lifetime Achievement Award . A selection of John Mellencamp paintings will be on display at the Museum of Art in Deland, Florida from October 10th through December 28th. A Paul McCartney-signed ... Read More »

A Brand New Nightmare.

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ALICE COOPER: A Nightmare in October     He’s releasing a new live CD and DVD in October. Alice Cooper will have a nightmare for you just in time for Halloween. Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken is a CD/DVD collection recorded on August 3rd, 2013 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. And in other Alice news, ... Read More »

Best Of The Best.


LED ZEPPELIN: Page Tops List of Best Riffs     “Whole Lotta Love” has the best guitar riff. Jimmy Page‘s guitar lick in Led Zeppelin‘s “Whole Lotta Love” has been voted by the listeners of BBC Radio 2 as the best guitar riff from a list of 100 compiled by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 DJs, critics and ... Read More »

Polar Music Prize.


CHUCK BERRY: Won’t Make Polar Music Prize Ceremony A note posted on the Polar Music Prize‘s website says that the 88-year-old rock legend “has been struggling with his health for a while.” Chuck Berry who was set to pick up the Polar Music Prize today (Tuesday) in Stockholm, Sweden won’t make to the ceremony. A note posted on the Polar ... Read More »

The Genesis…

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CLASSIC CUTS: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway     Genesis‘s “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” Genesis: “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” The Hook: Kicked off what Mike Rutherford feels was a confusing concept album. Album: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Year: 1974 Writers: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford Stats: A ... Read More »

Vegas Baby!

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SAMMY HAGAR: Red Rocker Residency?     Hagar says he is in discussions to do one in Las Vegas. Sammy Hagar is considering a Las Vegas residency. He says he met with his buddy Don Marrandino about possibly doing one at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which has hosted extended engagements by Def Leppard, Santana and Motley Crue. KISS ... Read More »



RAMONES: Tribute in Hollywood Stars including Rob Zombie, Duff McKagan, Steve Jones, Slim Jim Phantom and Fred Armisen pay tribute to the band’s late members. Stars including Rob Zombie, Duff McKagan, Steve Jones, Slim Jim Phantom and Fred Armisen gathered Sunday night to celebrate the late members of The Ramones. Billed as the 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute at Hollywood ... Read More »