Rocky Blog Image 200x200

Jim Steinman has died

Jim Steinman, who wrote and produced huge hits for Meat Loaf, Air Supply, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, has died. Steinman died Monday in Connecticut, according to the state’s medical examiner. The cause of death has not been released. He was 73 years old.

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

A guitar that Eddie Van Halen gifted to fellow guitarist Leslie West, who passed away  in 2020 was recently auctioned off for $50,000. The rare guitar was spray-painted and then painted by hand.

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

QUEEN GARDEN STATUE

Queen drummer Roger Taylor is installing a 20-foot Freddie Mercury statue in his garden. He says, “It was in a warehouse, costing money, so I said ‘why don’t they just put it on a lorry and bring it here, and we’ll put it in the garden?’ I also thought it would be very funny to have…

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

AIN’T THAT AMERICA

John Mellencamp says a chance encounter while driving inspired his song, ‘Pink Houses’. ”I was driving through Indianapolis, when I saw a black man holding a black cat while lounging on his front lawn. The man was sitting on his front lawn in front of a pink house in one of those cheap lawn chairs.  So,…

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

AC/DC BIO COMING

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson is writing an autobiography called “The Lives Of Brian”. It will be released on October 26th. Brian says, “I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, bad days and a lot of good ones. I’ve gone from choirboy to rock ‘n’ roll singer – and now I’ve gone and written a bloody book…

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

Billy Joel says that he learned not to wish he was someone else early on. “When we were in high school, there were the people we thought who were so cool. I thought, ‘Man, I wish I was that guy. He had the perfect pompadour. He always had great clothes, the coolest shoes.  Then, I saw…

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

Stevie Nicks says the song, ‘Gypsy’ came about because of a mattress on the floor. “Lindsey Buckingham and I had no money, so we had a king-size mattress, but we just had it on the floor. There was a certain calmness about it.  So that’s what ‘Gypsy’ means: it’s just a search for before this all…

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

RIDE THIS WAY

Harley-Davidson and Aerosmith are teaming for a new apparel line. The t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and tank tops will be available at Harley dealerships.

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

DOIN’ THE AXL DANCE

Axl Rose says that he sometimes forgets how to dance to his old songs. “It was like, I was going around my house dancing to ‘Jungle.’ To even figure out how to even make myself move to those songs, and how I was going to move to them”

Tim Blog 252x252 2021 Image

REAL LIFE MASHUP

Elton John has been working on a new musical project with Metallica.  ‘I’ve just done something with Metallica. During this lockdown period.  I haven’t been doing any Elton stuff, but I’ve been doing great stuff with other people.”