It’s the 34th Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap

It’s the 34th Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap

May 29, 2017

Today is the 34th Anniversary of the 1983 US Festival. The US Festivals (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computer. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second read more...

‘Celebrating Jon Lord’ Sunflower Jam tribute concert to be released September 26

‘Celebrating Jon Lord’ Sunflower Jam tribute concert to be released September 26

Jul 7, 2014

earMUSIC and Sunflower Jam are proud to present "Celebrating Jon Lord" recorded back in 2006 at the Royal Albert Hall in memory of the great man and musician. The DVD, Blu-Ray and CD will be released on September 26 and features Deep Purple, Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes, Paul Weller, Rick read more...

One of rock’s great drummers, Cozy Powell died on this day in 1998 (video)

One of rock’s great drummers, Cozy Powell died on this day in 1998 (video)

Apr 5, 2012

His resume reads like a classic rock bible: The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Whitesnake, Emerson, Lake & Powell, Black Sabbath, Robert Plant, Gary Moore, Brian May, and many, many more. He is the legendary Cozy Powell, one of the greatest rock drummers in history. Today read more...

US Festival Heavy Metal Day 1983 Anniversary is today! Memories and a recap…I was there!

US Festival Heavy Metal Day 1983 Anniversary is today! Memories and a recap…I was there!

May 29, 2011

Today is the 28th Anniversary of the 1983 US Festival. The US Festivals (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computer. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second read more...

Deep Purple to kick off first tour of North America in four years this June backed by symphony orchestras

Deep Purple to kick off first tour of North America in four years this June backed by symphony orchestras

Apr 5, 2011

Deep Purple's first North American tour in four years — which is scheduled to kick off in early June — will feature classic members Ian Gillan (lead vocals), Roger Glover (bass) and Ian Paice (drums, percussion) along with Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards).

The trek, read more...