Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

Check out the Rock Genre New Releases

HEART...Magazine  (1978)
Magazine was released 35 years ago in April 1978.  It reached number 17 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.   This is a very cool record, I'll give it a 3 out of 5 stars.  Heart was recently inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and deservedly so.  One of the highlights of the album is their cover of "Without You," made famous by Harry Nilsson and later by Mariah Carey but originally recorded by Badfinger.  This version is quite excellent.  Other highlights include the hit single "Heartless" and the title track "Magazine."  The album had originally been released in 1977 but Heart and their management had a disagreement with their label Mushroom Records.  What few records that made it to the shelf were pulled and destroyed.  Heart then signed with Portrait Records and then the album was "finished" and remixed and here we are, 35 years later and still jammin' to it.
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead is 67; Prairie Prince of the Tubes and Journey, is 63; Phil Campbell of Motorhead is 52; Scooter Ward from Cold is 43; Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys is 27;

1991 Ozzy Osbourne is sued by a couple from Georgia who claim "Suicide Solution" caused their son to commit suicide. The case is dismissed
2002 The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York’s Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour
2003 London’s Metropolitan Police Service formally cautions the Who’s Pete Townshend for “accessing a Web site containing child abuse images” in 1999
2007 Don Felder, who had been fired from The Eagles in 2001, settles a wrongful termination lawsuit against the band

In this week's show we'll hear the Rock Show Top 3 for this week, some new music from Krokus and James McCartney, the Young Guns hit the Boneyard with all things hard rock/heavy metal, the Album Spotlight of the Week is Ram it Down from Judas Priest, the Beatles are on the turntable from the Vintage Vinyl Vault, Ana Popovic is in the Blues Corner, we'll Flashback to 1988, and we have a listener's request. Click the link provided to download:

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