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Rolling Stone names Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

by on Nov.27, 2011, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Rolling Stone names Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history by Rolling Stone magazine in a list compiled by a panel of music experts and top guitar players.

"Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage," said Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello in the magazine, citing Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" as key tracks.

The panel recruited to vote for their favorite guitar players included Tom Morello, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Melissa Etheridge, Don Felder (The Eagles), David Fricke (Senior writer, Rolling Stone), Steve Cropper, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Lenny Kravitz, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Jon Landau (Manager), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Nils Lofgren (The E Street Band), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Brian May (Queen), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robbie Robertson, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Carlos Santana, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Walsh, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Tom DeLonge (Blink-182), Rick Derringer, Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band), and many more.

McCready called Eddie Van Halen "a master of riffs" and Joe Perry praised Jimmy Page's "vision of how to transcend the stereotypes of what the guitar can do."

Below is a list of some of the hard rockers in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

1. Jimi Hendrix
3. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
8. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
24. Angus Young (AC/DC)
25. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
36. Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
40. Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
65. Slash (Guns N' Roses)
72. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
73. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
87. James Hetfield (Metallica)
92. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (Pantera)

Check out the complete list at

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Latest Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp Footage with Paul Stanley & Lita Ford

by on Nov.18, 2011, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Latest Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp Footage with Paul Stanley & Lita Ford

The latest edition of Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp wrapped up last weekend with a Playboy Mansion Finale. Paul Stanley of KISS and Lita Ford are featured in the rehearsal video below, but other rockers that were part of the latest session included: Kip Winger (Winger), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad), Howard Leese (Heart, Bad Company), Mark Hudson, Nils Lofgren (E Street Band, Neil Young), Chris Slade (AC/DC, The Firm), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Talas), Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Jerry Shirley (Humble Pie, Fastway), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol).

In a small rehearsal space on the fringes of North Hollywood, a band is working hard. Feeling their way several times through the Bo Diddley staple, 'Road Runner,' they're finally getting comfortable with each other. Then the band's leader decides to crack the whip.

She stops the band and issues a few orders. "You, come in harder after the first verse," she tells one of the two drummers. "And you," she tells the singer, "I want you to start singing up around here," before hitting the note she wants him to tackle.

The singer has a suggestion after that. "Tonight, I'm thinking of ripping my jacket off and kind of throwing it at a certain point." The boss thinks about it. "Okay," she says. "Do that."

Just another band rehearsal? Not really. The two drummers, two guitarists, bass player and vocalist, have just met a few days earlier. And the bandleader? The woman whose playing styles is as distinctive as her blonde hair and striking good looks: Lita Ford.

Read the rest of the article on by Chris Epting here.

Get the full report from the Playboy Mansion Finale here.

Fast Tube

The next Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp happens Feb. 16-20, and will include the likes of Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Talas), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult), Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Warren Hayes (Allman Brothers), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Alan White (Yes), John Moyer (Disturbed), Teddy Andreadis (Guns N' Roses, Alice Cooper). Get more info at

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KISS News: Paul Stanley featured on “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp” (full episode), KISS Mr. Potato Head posters, KISS Nebraska Lottery Scratchers

by on Sep.02, 2011, under FUNNIES, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

KISS News: Paul Stanley featured on “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp” (full episode), KISS Mr. Potato Head posters, KISS Nebraska Lottery Scratchers

VH1 Classic's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp released the following update on this past Saturday's (August 27th) episode:
"It seemed that everyone who had power through the storm and throughout the country must have tuned into the second episode of Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp on Saturday, because our viewership doubled in just one week! If you weren't able to catch it when it aired, check it out here on VH1's website. You can get your Paul Stanley fix until you come to camp this November! A new episode will air this Saturday at 10 PM (EST) on VH1 Classic, features Marky Ramone - check your local listings."

Check out the entire episode featuring Paul:

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp organizers recently reported: We know watching that TV show is going to get you pumped up about coming to the next camp, so we want to remind you that our camp November 10th - 13th with Paul Stanley, Nils Lofgren, and a final night performance at the Playboy Mansion is priced at an early bird special until September 1st. After September 1st the price will go up, so call Beth Porter to reserve your spot now! 1.888.762.2263 x 1.

If you need to wait and use your vacation time in 2012, we will be on sale with our President's Day Camp in Los Angeles featuring Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Matt Sorum, Rudy Sarzo, and many more exciting names to be announced! Not only will you get to jam with these remarkable stars, but your final night performance will be at the Whisky A Go Go!

Check out these funny KISS mini-posters that are being released with the new set of KISS Potato Heads. One random poster is included in each KISS Potato Heads Box Set. Obviously, the posters are based on KISS' Dressed To Kill, Solo Faces and Rock and Roll Over artwork.

Nurture your inner-rock star by playing the Nebraska Lottery’s $5 KISS Scratch Game. Each time you scratch, you have a chance at winning the top prize of $50,000. And if you don’t scratch a winner, we’ll give you an encore chance at fame and fortune. Just enter the KISS Second-Chance Giveaway.

Nebraska Lottery MVP Club Members may enter two non-winning $5 KISS Scratch tickets for a chance to win one of two Grand Prize trips to Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles, California, and other prizes.

Tickets may be entered online from August 26, 2011, to October 31, 2011.

* Grand Prize: Paid enrollment for one individual to attend Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles, California, November 10-13, 2011, featuring Paul Stanley of KISS. Package includes camp registration, flight, hotel and $1,000 spending cash. Prize also includes a compact disc copy of Destroyer by KISS;
* Second Prize: $1,000 cash and a compact disc copy of Destroyer by KISS; and
* Third Prize: $500 cash and a compact disc copy of Destroyer by KISS

These are the KISS Nebraska Lottery Stand-ups that are being used to promote the new KISS Scratch Game.

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Alice Cooper holds his Benefit Concert in Tuscon, Arizona for shooting victims (photos), gets ready for Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Induction, and interviews with USA Today (video)

by on Mar.13, 2011, under INTERVIEWS, LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS

Alice Cooper held his Alice Cooper Benefit Concert at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Ariz., this past Thursday, March 10, 2011. Proceeds from this show will go to the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding, a fund established by the family of Ron Barber, the District Director for Giffords, the District Director for U. S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and injured during the Jan. 8 shootings in Arizona. The charitable fund was established after the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others. Among those performing were Jackson Browne, Nils Lofgren, David Crosby, and Graham Nash.

Heres some photos from the show courtesy the Huntington Herald Dispatch:
alice cooper benefit concert

Here's a clip of the original Alice Cooper band rehearsing "No More Mr. Nice Guy" for their upcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. It showcases Michael Bruce on guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass and Neal Smith on drums. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at The Waldorf-Astoria tomorrow night (March 14) and will be televised on Fuse on Sunday, March 20 at 9pm ET. Alice Cooper and the band will be inducted by Rob Zombie.

Fast Tube

Brian Mansfield from USA Today recently spoke with Alice Cooper about a number of topics recently including his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and his next studio album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a sequel to his platinum-selling 1975 album Welcome To My Nightmare. Check it out:

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