U2's Edge leading rock memorabilia sale to help musicians
Founded by Edge and producer Bob Ezrin, the charity was started in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina as a means of replacing instruments lost in the flood. During the interview Edge held up a vintage photograph of McCartney playing the donated guitar in a studio while Stevie Wonder played the drums. As for U2, Edge says the band has no plans to go back on the road. While there’s no plans for the next U2 tour, Edge said he “there’s no question in my mind that that’s how, how we should deal with this. And I just I fail to see any logic to not supporting the whole idea of vaccinations.”Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
The Day KISS Removed Their Makeup
KISS Performs At Staples Center LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 04: (L-R) Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer of Kiss perform onstage at Staples Center on March 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA) (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA)KISS have been making rock ‘n roll history for decades. On Sept. 18, 1983, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Vinnie Vincent and Eric Carr showed a new side of themselves to the public. For the first time in the band’s legendary history, KISS appeared on television without their trademark face paint. While the ‘80s were initially a tough time for the band, KISS’s popularity was revitalized after their bare faces graced MTV’s conference.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Gene Simmons of Kiss tests positive
Tests positive: Kiss bassist Gene Simmons said he has tested positive for COVID-19. “Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms,” the band tweeted Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/b28fmrhWIe — KISS (@kiss) August 31, 2021Lead singer Paul Stanley announced on Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the band to cancel shows in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia, Rolling Stone reported. “I would highly recommend for everybody to get two Pfizer or Moderna shots, please -- for the rest of us,” Simmons told the magazine. “Always listen to the CDC and the doctors -- not stupid politicians,” Simmons told the radio station.wftv.com
Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75
West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including Mississippi Queen with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)LOS ANGELES – Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. His spokesman Steve Karas said West died Wednesday in Palm Coast, Florida. Karas said West died from cardiac arrest after being rushed to the hospital. West and Pappalardi ended up starting the hard rock band Mountain, which was named after West’s debut solo album.
Jimmy Kimmel, Sammy Hagar react to death of Eddie Van Halen
FILE - Eddie Van Halen, left, embraces his son Wolfgang Van Halen after the rock group Van Halen officially announced their North American tour during a news conference in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. “Two of the best hours of my life were spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. “I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen.
Jumping the shark? Kiss will play for them in the ocean
"I was a little taken aback by it, but they explained that sharks are attracted to low frequencies and so they're attracted to rock n' roll," singer and guitarist Paul Stanley told The Associated Press. "Since we're going to be in Australia, it gives a whole new meaning to doing a concert down under."chicagotribune.com