Once the embers of 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire subsided, U2 decided to go on a different kind of tour. (No, not that Amnesty International tour in 1986 with Sting.) This tour delved into the band’s wonder with America, and it gave birth to one of music’s biggest albums ever.
The legendary Johnny Cash would have turned 86 today (February 26), and in a career that spanned six decades, there was one thing he could do better than nearly anyone else: Cover a song and make it his own.
Considering how rock/metal artists and their awards categories have been treated in recent history during GRAMMY telecasts, you’d think we would be used to being treated like the proverbial red-headed stepchild by now. However, the 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast has taken things another major step further.
Among the predominantly pop, hip-hop and R&B artists (and Broadway icon Patti LuPone) tapped to perform at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, there’s finally a couple of classic rock acts booked to …well…rock the crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album was released 49 years ago today (January 12.) Besides being one of the best albums of all time, Led Zeppelin also has one of the best opening tracks of all time, too.
The late Syd Barrett would’ve turned 72 today (January 6), and besides being Pink Floyd’s founding guitarist/frontman, one of his other biggest contributions to the band’s history is serving as the inspiration to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” an epic and favorite among fans the world over.