An audio clip of an interview with guitar icon Jimi Hendrix the week before he died has been released as part of an animated web series titled Blank On Blank. The video can be seen below.
The conversation between the guitarist and UK journalist Keith Altham was recorded in September 1970 – just a few days before Hendrix died in London.
In the clip, Hendrix talks about money, his appearance, smashing up his equipment on stage and his thoughts on the way he'd like to have seen music and visuals combine in the future.
When questioned about being credited as giving birth to psychedelic music, he says: "The way I write is a clash between reality and fantasy. You have to use fantasy to show different sides of reality – that's how it can bend."
David Coverdale has confirmed Whitesnake's 12th record is called The Purple Album – a set of reimagined takes on material from his time as Deep Purple frontman. Whitesnake have released a music video for their version of "Stormbringer" – view it below.
The follow-up to 2011's Forevermore will be released on May 19 and it's the band's first with new guitarist Joel Hoekstra (formerly of Night Ranger), who replaced Doug Aldrich last year.
Coverdale, who fronted the Mark III and IV versions of Purple from 1973 to 1976, says: "It's a tribute. It's a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago."
Whitesnake will perform at Greeley Stampede on June 27 with Night Ranger opening the show. Tickets are on sale HERE!
THE PURPLE ALBUM - TRACKLIST
2. You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
3. Love Child
4. Sail Away
5. The Gypsy
6. Lady Double Dealer
8. Holy Man
9. Might Just Take Your Life
10. You Keep On Moving
11. Soldier Of Fortune
12. Lay Down Stay Down
A brand new Styx live concert is set to premiere on AXS-TV on Sunday, March 15 at 8pm ET / 6pm MT.
The band's show was filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV during last year's "The Soundtrack of Summer" tour. Styx were joined on stage by former Eagles guitarist Don Felder for "Blue Collar Man" — Felder's set earlier that same night was also filmed for AXS-TV, which will air immediately following Styx's special.
Felder's special culminates with Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw trading vocals and guitar licks during "Hotel California."
Styx and Tesla will open for Def Leppard during a 2015 summer tour beginning in June. Tickets for Denver's Pepsi Center show on September 26 can be purchased HERE!
"Our 2007 tour with Def Leppard forged a friendship that's never wavered," said Tommy Shaw. "It was such an unforgettably fun experience for us. We've all been waiting for the planets to align so we could do it again. Well friends, they have indeed aligned."
"Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014" arrives in movie theaters tonight (February 26) for a special one-night concert event.
A clip of "Mama Kin" can be seen below:
Captured live at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK in June 2014, the Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 19-song set list includes the band's iconic hits "Love In A Elevator," "Janie's Got A Gun," "Don't Wanna Miss A Thing," "Dude Looks Like A Lady," "Walk This Way," "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion" and many more.
"We have played Donington many times but this performance was one of our best. We are proud to have it be part of this theatrical series and it will give our fans who weren't there around the world a chance to relive an ass kicking night of rock and roll," said Joe Perry.
I grabbed a bagel at Einstein's this week and was helped by a young girl named Saraya. Here's the conversation that followed:
KEN: "You're probably too young to know this, but there's actually a one-hit wonder rock band from the late '80s called Saraya."
SARAYA: "Oh my God! You're the first person that's ever said that to me! My parents named me after the band, because they loved the name!!"
Saraya was a New Jersey-based band that gained radio airplay with the track "Love Has Taken Its Toll" (see the music video below). They released their self-titled debut album in 1989 and followed it up with 1991's When The Blackbird Sings.
So whatever happened to Saraya?
Guitarist Tony Bruno has been the most prolific of all the band members, playing, writing and recording with, as well as producing, many prominent artists in the music industry, from Joan Jett to Enrique Iglesias to Rihanna.
Keyboardist Gregg Munier died on February 3, 2006, at the age of 44, from complications from pneumonia.
Vocalist Sandi Saraya is currently married to actor Brendan Kelly and they have five children.
In 2010, Saraya planned to reunite for the Firefest Music Festival in the UK. Unfortunately, issues between Sandi Saraya and the Firefest promoters prevented the band from performing at the festival.
40 years ago today hard rock gods Led Zeppelin released their landmark double album Physical Graffiti. To celebrate the anniversary, the new reissue of Physical Graffiti is in stores to today (February 24).
Both guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant assess it as the band's most important work, an opinion which is backed up by its tremendous commercial success and the reputation it holds amongst other musicians.
In other Zeppelin news, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden recently interviewed Jimmy Page to promote the release of his official photographic autobiography, "Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page."