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Randi’s Rock Report: HBD Joe Perry! Hear Joe Discuss Aerosmith’s “Eat The Rich”…

Joe Perry co-wrote “Eat the Rich” with Steven Tyler and Bryan Adams‘ songwriting partner Jim Vallance, who helped with the writing of a bunch of ’80s and ’90s Aerosmith cuts. Perry, whose contributions are generally musical, says he was never all that down with the idea of the song. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry wasn’t down with the idea of a song ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: KISS: Came ALIVE! Gene Reflects on The KISS Audience…

Forty-five years ago today — September 10th, 1975 — KISS released their breakthrough album, Alive! Captured at shows that year in Detroit, Cleveland, Davenport, Iowa and Wildwood, New Jersey, the two-record set contains a cross-section of 16 songs from their three previous studio albums — KISS, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed to Kill. The first single, “Rock and Roll All ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Doobie Brothers – Tom Johnston Reflects on “Long Train Running”…

Doobie Brothers singer-guitarist Tom Johnston says “Long Train Runnin'” had a couple of other names before he finally wrote lyrics for it. He recalls that it was their producer, Ted Templeman, who leaned on him to finish the song.  Doobie Brothers singer-guitarist Tom Johnston on “Long Train Running.” “We played it for a long time before we were signed — we ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Paul McCartney Reflects on Liverpool Slang…

Paul McCartney has made no bones about the facts that some of his lyrics don’t make sense, and, he has, on occasion, tossed in some Liverpool slang. He says, “When you are kids you make up silly things, and what’s great about it is you and your friends all know those silly things… So, they don’t have to mean anything! ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Mick & Keith Discuss Plans to Keep Merrily Rolling Along…

Mick Jagger has always tossed aside questions about retiring and whether or not the next Rolling Stones tour will be their last. But now, he says he “really can’t imagine doing anything else.” And Keith just wants to see how long they can keep it going. The Stones will be marking their 60th anniversary in 2022. Keith says, “I hope we’re all ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: This Just In ~ Hear The Eagles: Labor Day Lyin’

The Eagles have released another song from their forthcoming concert collection, Live From the Forum 2018. This release documents their three nights at The Forum in Los Angeles in September 2018 — during their first tour with Gill and Glenn’s son Deacon Frey occupying the role of the elder Frey, who died in 2016.  Live From the Forum 2018 contains 26 ... Read More »