RIP Trevor Bolder

trevorbolder2013Trevor Bolder – bass player for David Bowie’s Spiders From Mars and for Uriah Heep – has died of cancer aged 62. Man, glam just wouldn’t be the same without the image of Bolder, huge sideburns and Gibson EB-O bass, but more importantly, it wouldn’t sound the same. Just listen to his work on Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from MarsAladdin Sane and Pin Ups. And Bolder remained active with Uriah Heep up until 2011’s awesome Into The Wild album. Here’s an official statement from Uriah Heep:  Read More …

RIP Ray Manzarek of The Doors

Ray Manzarek

I’m sad to hear of the passing of The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek today. Y’know, I was never a huge Doors fan personally – you ever get that thing where you can appreciate the greatness of a band but they just don’t really resonate with you on a personal level? – but I loved hearing his stories when he would appear on documentaries or TV shows. He seemed to have a great memory of and appreciation for the history-changing musical and social era he arose from, and as we lose more and more of our classic rock pioneers, that sense of history is important to hold on to for all of us, especially those of us for whom music is a culture as much as a form of entertainment.

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Classic Rock to release Chickenfoot III fan pack

Wow, those fine folks at Classic Rock Magazine have done it again! After killer fan packs for Motorhead and Whitesnake, check this out from the Classic Rock website:

Classic Rock is cock-a-hoop to announce the launch of its latest Fan Pack, dedicated to Chickenfoot.

The Chickenfoot Fan Pack includes Chickenfoot III, the band’s eagerly anticipated second album, plus a 132-page magazine dedicated to the band.

Pre-order the Chickenfoot fanpack through MyFavouriteMagazines.co.uk before September 27 and receive a free very limited edition Chickenfoot bottle opener keyring.

Inside the Chickenfoot Fan Pack:

Fans who buy the Chickenfoot Fan Pack will be able to hear Chickenfoot III weeks before it appears in record stores. What’s more, the Fan Pack version of Chickenfoot III comes with two exclusive bonus tracks that won’t appear on the record store version of the album.

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