As renowned rock ‘n’ roll manager Alan Niven recalls, the spark that ignited his immersion in music can be drawn from various sources.
A typical night for Chris Weber in the early 1980s involved stopping off at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard, in the heart of West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, where he frequently found himself among the throngs of people congregating out front and in the parking lot.
Like many of us, music is in our DNA, and we can’t imagine life without it. The records below are the few that we’d take with us come hell or high water, and for one reason or another, have defined our travels through life to this point.
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While Hudson and his bands pursued their dreams, Canter supported them however he could, whether it was with transportation to gigs, funding for magazine advertisements, food, or simply driving Hudson to see an amp he liked.
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been facing ongoing health issues, so much so, that the veteran rock icon took to sharing the trials he’s been facing via social media, revealing that he has been working with a vocal coach during his recovery.
On November 7, 1982, at the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA – the opening night of Aerosmith’s Rock in a Hard Place tour – Paul Lipke and Matt Smith would forge a lifelong friendship in a decisive moment of serendipity.
All in all, Appetite For Destruction is a top album. It really holds up and doesn’t feel dated, while still being very representative of Hard Rock music in the late 80s.
At its core, Rock music is filthy, grungy, and dirty. It oozes sex from every orifice. While Rock music isn’t an exclusive boys club that it was once made out to be, like every genre, there are subsets that are defined by specific characteristics, and Cock Rock is no exception.
Though his name has been relegated to a mere footnote in the annals of Rock ‘N’ Roll history over the years, Rob Gardner proved to be an integral ingredient to a formula that spawned two iconic Rock acts in the 1980s.