25 years ago today, Ice-T stepped away from rap temporarily and released the self-titled debut album from his heavy metal band.
Having spent the late ‘80s and early ‘90s building up his rep as a top-notch rapper, it was a surprise to many when Ice-T decided that he wanted to go in a different direction and try his hand at a different type of music.
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Staged at the home of the Cleveland Indians, “The World Series of Rock” was a summer concert series that featured multi-act line-ups with one exception – this June 1977 Pink Floyd show. The British quartet were then touring in support of ANIMALS, and launched the show with five songs from that album (along with some spectacular prop pigs and sheep) before a set drawn from WISH YOU WERE HERE and an encore of “Money” and “Us And Them” from DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. This tour had an “us vs.
If you lived in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, then you’re almost certainly familiar with the band Hot Chocolate, who were rarely off the UK Singles chart during the former decade and were still making regular appearances in the early part of the latter decade. These days, Hot Chocolate’s career in the US has been simplified by the media to such a degree that you’d be hard pressed to realize that “You Sexy Thing” wasn’t their only big hit. That’s why we’ve taken a look back at BOX SELECTION, a collection of the band’s eight albums on RAK Records, and shined a spotlight on some of the songs that you might’ve forgotten.
Today we celebrate the birth of Peretz Bernstein. That’s what he was called when he first arrived in Queens, New York, but most Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros, and Satellite Party fans know him by the name under which he’s found his fame: Perry Farrell.
To celebrate Mr. Farrell’s birthday, we’ve got Jane’s Addiction’s very own Essential Playlist for your listening enjoyment, but we’ve also put together a six-pack of tracks which feature Perry’s unmistakable voice and yet aren’t by any of those three bands we cited in the opening paragraph. After all, that’d be kind of a cop-out, wouldn’t it? With all the music he’s given us over the years, it seemed like the least we could do was actually put some effort into paying tribute to Perry Farrell on his birthday.
41 years ago today, Genesis performed the first date of their first American tour with Phil Collins as the band’s lead singer.
Anyone who’s followed the career of Genesis for any significant length of time is aware that the band has gone through a few different incarnations since first coming into existence in 1967. Given that today is a fairly important date in the Genesis timeline, we thought we’d honor the occasion by giving you a quick history lesson on the various different lineups of the band.