#LINKFROGGING...our kingdom come
The Theory of #LinkFrogging
It’s summertime already down here in Houston, and I’ve risen to the heat by compiling a Summer 2013 playlist. There’s some new stuff. Some medium-old stuff. And some ancient stuff. Regardless of age, however, each song stands on its own as a great summer-themed (to me) anthem. Even more spectacularly, their arc, played from beginning to end, roughly corresponds to the arc of any number of my 3-month breaks from school back when. And after all, summer really is for the k...
BLACK STAR RIDERS - the new band formed by members of the reborn THIN LIZZY -- Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar) and Marco Mendoza (bass) -- with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums - will release its debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. While THIN LIZZY will continue on an occasional basis, BLACK STAR RIDERS is a full-time band described as "the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story".
All Hell Breaks Lo...
IF a Led Zeppelin reunion tour of North America were to happen, what is your go/no-go price point? Bruce and I talked about this once during summer 2008, and I seem to recall we both had $300 in mind.
Now, understand please that this conversation was imagining a Plant/Page/Jones/Bonham Led Zeppelin (ie, the closest thing that could occur to an actual reunion), not some hybrid bastard quasi-Zep. My prices fall off pretty sharply for anything else.
Page/Plant and two other du...
Pitchforkmedia reports that Myles Kennedy—Scott Stapp's replacement in Creed, begatting Alter Bridge—has been rehearsing with Page, Jones, and Bonham and could be a possible stand-in for Robert Plant on any future Led Zeppelin tour.
The whole idea is ridiculous and Page/Jones should be roundly beaten for even contemplating taking something out on the road without Plant and calling it Zeppelin. Coverdale/Page worked fine. So did Page/Plant. I'd suggest...