Unfortunately, fans of Metallica in Australia and New Zealand are going to have to put their plans on seeing the band on tour on hold for a bit.
According to reports from the band’s website, singer/guitarist James Hetfield has reentered rehab. Hetfield has long battled the demons of drug and alcohol usage and, according to fellow band members, “had to reenter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.” The trip to rehab will postpone several dates the band had scheduled in October and November in Australia and New Zealand.
It seems that the lawsuit for Led Zeppelin regarding the creation of “Stairway to Heaven” has taken on a life of its own! An appeals court today heard arguments regarding the estate of Randy California, former leader of the band Spirit, and his contention regarding the creation of the legendary song. More details here:
It was THE club in New York City. It was the place where a litany of the greatest punk, rock, and alternative acts got their start, from Patti Smith to Blondie to Talking Heads. And it also disappeared too soon, gone in a fit of greed, never to be seen again.
On this episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’re taking a look back in time and remembering the legendary club CBGBs. From the 1970s to the 2000s, the club served as the launching pad for some of the biggest names in music. Join us as we tell some of the stories and jam to some of the most creative artists in the history of rock!
As one of the subgenres of rock music, Southern rock is a hodgepodge of many musical genres. Melding hard rock, country, blues, bluegrass and even a bit of gospel, Southern rock began in the 50s and emerged as a powerhouse in the 70s. With groups like the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Southern rock became a staple of the airwaves on both pop and rock radio.
As the 80s and 90s came along, however, Southern rock began to fade from the fore. Today, it is but a shell of its former self, with only a few new practitioners standing alongside some of the “old guard” of the genre. Why has it gone away? As we look at a brief history of Southern rock on the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll examine why it was popular and why, at this mark in the 21st century, it is struggling for a spot in the limelight.
There are things that a human needs to live – food, water, air. Some would say that love is in that mix and it would be a great argument. The emotion of “love” can elate a person, sometimes to the point of creating great art or music. But, if there’s more than two people involved in the relationship, it can sometimes cause great turmoil.
In this edition of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’re taking a look at some of the great “love triangles” in music history. In the case of Fleetwood Mac, it would bring about their masterpiece achievement. In the case of The Ramones, it nearly killed one of the members! Listen in and learn more as we examine “love triangles” on the Renegades Radio Podcast!
That’s right, this week on the Renegades Radio Podcast we’re heading to the courtroom! In the history of music, there have been several cases where musicians and/or singers have had to prove that they, in fact, did create the music that they recorded. In some cases, the artists have proven that they weren’t influenced. In some others, however, there has been some…questions.
From The Chiffons to Slipknot, we’ll take a look at these court cases and offer our own opinion on whether the judge (or, in some cases, the jury) got the decision right. Let us know what you think as the Renegades Radio Podcast holds court!
In Part Two of our look at the birth of Music Television – or MTV – the Renegades Radio Podcast will roll out some of the biggest songs that typified the sound of MTV. From the emergence of women in pop and rock, the breakthrough of rap and hip hop on the scene and the birth of a new hard rock genre – “hair metal” – MTV was instrumental in music…for their first decade, at least.
What took MTV down? Listen in as we give you our views on what eventually killed MTV as we conclude our look at the venerable “music” channel.