Entries by Red Beard


Aerosmith- Cryin’- Brussels Belgium Halloween 1993

In their long illustrious career as America’s premiere hard rock band, no Aerosmith album ever sold more than Spring 1993’s Get a Grip,  and the band members  will convene here In the Studio  the week of March 26 to mark the album’s 25th anniversary of release. Meanwhile, listen to Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Co. […]


Win Impressive New Stone Temple Pilots CD

It is gut-check time for Stone Temple Pilots and their new lead singer, former two time X Factor contestant Jeff Gutt, on the band’s new self-titled Stone Temple Pilots,  as the lead singer slot in STP has a mortality rate second only to combustible drummers in Spinal Tap. Yet the strong lead single “Meadow” and […]

The Cars 40th Anniversary- Rock Hall Induction- Ric Ocasek 4-2

The Cars chief mechanic Ric Ocasek did a masterful job adjusting the timing so that the 40th anniversary of The Cars  debut album would allow the band to cruise into a permanent parking space at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Before attending the induction ceremony, Ocasek details the formation of The Cars and […]


Win Latest Unreleased Jimi Hendrix “Both Sides of the Sky”

The third volume in the unreleased Jimi Hendrix archive, Both Sides of the Sky,  features Billy Cox and Buddy Miles on “Lover Man“, which Uncut  magazine described as “a weaponized piece of funk…”, recorded in mid-December 1969 just two weeks before they would perform four legendary Fillmore East New Year’s concerts as Band of Gypsys […]

Aerosmith- Get a Grip 25th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer 3-26

The twenty-fifth anniversary of Get a Grip, the biggest seller in a long line of seminal American hard rock albums from Aerosmith, has all five members taking stock on a storied career with the soundtrack provided by “Eat the Rich”, “Fever”, “Crying”, “Amazing“, and “Living on the Edge“. The week of March 26 Steven Tyler, Joe […]

Steve Winwood – Why Can’t We Live Together?

Back in 1972 while working at my first radio station in Ohio, I got a lesson in soul music from Timmy Thomas and the single “Why Can’t We Live Together?“, and apparently an ocean away Steve Winwood, ex-Spencer Davis Group wunderkind, Traffic cop, and Blind Faith refugee, was taking the same musical correspondence course. What […]


Win New “Firepower” from Judas Priest

Over the course of eighteen studio albums spanning over forty years, one thing the British heavy metalists Judas Priest have never lacked is Firepower . North American acolytes of Rob Halford and Company can register below before midnight ET March 25  to win the new compact disc from Judas Priest on Epic Records.