The absolute essence of timeless rock music is contained in the music of Deep Purple‘s Machine Head . We already knew it then thirty years ago when we asked Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to share their recollections of making “Smoke on the Water”, “Highway Star”, “Maybe I’m a Leo”,”Space Truckin’ “, and “Lazy” for […]
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When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston, Ted Nugent, and many more […]
It is the fifth anniversary of Deep Purple’s impressive, muscular “comeback” album “Now What?!” April 26, 2013, and DP’s Roger Glover joins Redbeard In the Studio.
Forty-fith anniversary of Deep Purple’s “Who Do We Think We Are?”, their January 1973 followup tp “Machine Head”.
Deep Purple’s “Machine Head” album was made amidst a virtual minefield of misfortunes, any one of which had the potential to thwart the effort. Happy birthday lead singer Ian Gillan (19th )!
For one of the best-selling hard rock albums in history, Whitesnake ’87 , here are some of the questions we posed to Whitesnake king cobra David Coverdale. Happy birthday DC (22nd ) !
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally employed some “affirmative action” this year with the induction of progressive rock icon YES, a band whose family tree has enormous branches.
Metallica (affectionately known as “The Black Album” in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed “The White Album”), Metallica’s birthday boy lead guitarist Kirk Hammett (18th) and lead throat James Hetfield show how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution.
The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal hard rock including the late Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath on “Neon Knights“, “Queen of the Ryche”,”Rock […]
My guests are the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush. Hour one […]