Def Leppard Covers "Helen Wheels"

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

Lots of rock acts are covering Paul McCartney tunes for The Art of McCartney. The set, due November 18, will celebrate the song writing and career of Sir Paul McCartney.

One of the covers included on the box is "Helen Wheels" by Def Leppard. It's an interesting cover, and certainly a different song choice.

The track represents McCartney's time with Wings. The Art of McCartney is available for pre-order on Amazon now. It's under $20.

Def Leppard, Circa 1988

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments
Pro-shot footage from the Hysteria tour back in 1988. This was when it was all good, folks. Check out the Steve Clark guitar solo!


Harem Scarem Release Album Trailer

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments3 Comments

Fans of Harem Scarem will love this one: the band just released a trailer for their upcoming album Thirteen. The album will hit stores December 9 and will be released by Frontiers.

When I was playing the trailer last night, Eric said he thought the music sounded like Def Leppard. I kind of agree and I'm pleased with how good these tracks sound.


Sweden Rock Fest Announces First Bands For 2015

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments
This poster shows the first round of bands announced for Sweden Rock 2015. The fest will still add 70 more bands to the bill. Sweden Rock will take place the first weekend of June and you can buy tickets now - click the poster for the link. There's a trailer below introducing the bands below as well. Very cool.


The New Winger Single Owns You

Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments

Winger just released a video for the single "Queen Babylon" off the new album Better Days Comin.' The song proves just how amazing Winger remains - great musicianship and creativity. Haters be damned. Here's to Winger, football and lazy Sunday afternoons!


Back In The Day With The BulletBoys

Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments

Picture it: London. 1989. The BulletBoys travel across the pond to rock the crowds. Of course, there was a long form interview made of the trip as well. I'm not ashamed to admit I enjoyed this! Thanks to the readers who emailed me this clip!


The Rock Hall Nominees Are Crap

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments17 Comments
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... well, it has. The newest crop of Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame nominees is just terrible. Here is the list:
 
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Chic
  • Green Day
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Kraftwerk
  • The Marvelettes
  • N.W.A
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Lou Reed
  • The Smiths
  • The Spinners
  • Sting
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • War
  • Bill Withers

 

Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lou Reed and Sting are automatic inductions at this point I think. The rest? Not so much. I seriously can't believe this is the cream of the crop. The final selections will be  announced in December and inducted on April 18 in Cleveland. Thoughts?