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Randi’s Rock Report: HBD James Hetfield! Hear James Reflect on “Fade to Black”

As we celebrate James Hetfield’s birthday day, James reflects on Metallica’s first ballad, “Fade to Black”. As James Hetfield tells it, it was the first time the band was accused of selling out. James Hetfield on what made “Fade to Black” a first for Metallica. “‘Fade to Black’ was the first time we got some guff from fans. ‘Ooh, you ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Hear Angus, Marcus Young & Brian Johnson Reflect on AC/DC’s “Back In Black”…

AC/DC released Back in Black — the album that would change their career and lives — 40 years ago on July 25th, 1980. It was their seventh studio album and first with singer Brian Johnson. AC/DC had made a big dent in America with their previous album, 1979’s Highway to Hell, and some of the ideas for songs on Back in Black ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: HBD Slash! Hear Slash Reflect on Nightrain!

“Nightrain” is one of the many enduring cuts off Guns n’ Roses’ debut album, Appetite for Destruction. Slash tells us about writing it and what inspired its lyrics and Slash recalls that walking near the Sunset Strip, drinking and singing about Night Train helped inspire Axl Rose‘s lyrics. Slash recalls writing Guns n’ Roses’ “Nightrain.” Slash pic courtesy – Randi Scott “Izzy and ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: New – Rolling Stones- Hear Mick Jagger & Jimmy Page Discuss “Scarlet”…

With today’s release of The Rolling Stones‘ long lost 1974 song “Scarlet” come their recollections of the sessions, which featured Jimmy Page on guitar. Click here to hear Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones recording “Scarlet.”… Mick Jagger says, “I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie‘s [Wood] basement studio. It was a great session.” “I had this ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Kansas New Stuff! Hear Ronnie Platt Discuss NEW Album & more…

The Absence of Presence is their 16th studio effort and second with singer Ronnie Platt, who joined the band six years ago. Kansas singer Ronnie Platt on the title of the band’s new album, The Absence of Presence. “Isn’t it strange that the title is The Absence of Presence with what’s going on? We do not claim clairvoyancy that’s for ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: JIMMY PAGE: Shares Pages From Book…

While we wait for The Anthology, the long-delayed new book from Jimmy Page, you can sample some of it through a limited-edition line of prints from its pages that are now for sale. He has selected photographs from the book to be made available as large format (20-by-30-inch) archival prints. Presented in artist editions of only 75 numbered copies, each ... Read More »