Tag: Pete Townshend

NEIL PEART Discusses the Golden Gods Awards, New Album, and Ronnie James Dio Memorial Award

Roadrunner Records writer, Phil Freeman, recently posted a wonderful article about Neil Peart and Neil’s blogging topics on his website.  The following is that article. From time to time, Rush drummer Neil Peart posts lengthy blog entries on his personal site, neilpeart.net. They frequently cover a variety of recent events and subjects close to his …

JIM MARSHALL “The Father of Loud” Passes Away at 88

Jim Marshall 1923-2012 Credit: ITVAnglia Jim Marshall, who was known as “The Father of Loud” for designing the amplifiers that became famous in the rock world, has died at 88. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall,” reads a …

KISS’ Gene & Paul Collaborate to Write Memoir

It seems as though there’s a tremendous amount of rockstar memoirs coming out lately with guys like Sammy Hagar and Stephen Tyler as well as those who’ve announced their upcoming book such as Pete Townshend, Gregg Allman, and Billy Idol and here’s yet another one for you to add to the memoir list. Color me …

Producer BOB ROCK Talks About Making Of METALLICA’s ‘Black’ Album

Producer Bob Rock recently spoke to MusicRadar.com about his work on METALLICA‘s mega-selling self-titled LP, popularly known as the “Black Album,” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary next month. “It wasn’t a fun, easy record to make,” said Rock. “Sure, we had some laughs, but things were difficult. I told the guys when we were …

There’s More Than One Way for Sammy Hagar To Rock

There’s more to singer-guitarist Sammy Hagar than his long stint as the front man for legendary hard-rockers Van Halen. In advance of his appearance at this week’s Canadian Music Week festival, the Red Rocker, 63, speaks about his new autobiography (Red, published by HarperCollins) and the assorted ways of rocking. You’ve been an accomplished solo …

Pete Townshend Loves Vespas

Neighbours at Pete Townshend’s sprawling £15 million mansion on Richmond Hill in Surrey have been surprised to find THE WHO guitarist eschewing the trappings of fame and fortune to pootle around the town on that most Mod of accessories – a bright red Vespa motorscooter. Sweetness.

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