Pre-Metal Sounds – The Seeds of Heavy Metal

This year we celebrate 50 years of Heavy Metal, whose birth is credited to Black Sabbath, who released their self-titled debut on February 13, 1970 and quickly followed that up with “Paranoid” released on September 18, 1970. “Paranoid” featured the title track, “Iron Man” and “War Pigs”, three of the all time enduring classics. Sabbath did not spontaneously combust out of a vacuum. The 1960’s had many artists who were planting seeds, and cultivating the …

Top New Trends For Rock Music In The 2020’s

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Towards the end of every decade, a couple of artists emerge with something different, that leads to new trends for the following decade. In 1969, Led Zeppelin took the final step towards what became heavy metal, which Black Sabbath unleashed upon the 1970’s. In the late 1970’s, Van Halen took the world by storm, leading to a guitar explosion in the 1980’s, with one path towards glam …

Led Zeppelin Bassist John Paul Jones Announces New Project, Live Shows

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(TRR) – Famed Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has announced a new musical project called Sons of Chipolte. The act consists of Jones on piano and electronics, and Finnish musician Anssi Karttunen on cello and electronics. The duo will be accompanied by Jim O’Rourke of Sonic Youth and Otomo Yoshihide of Ground Zero.

The band will make their live debut in Japan this fall. The first performances …

New Documentary Celebrates Creation of Led Zeppelin

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Studio group portrait of Led Zeppelin, London, 1968. Clockwise from left: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page.

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Now in post-production, the as yet untitled Led Zeppelin documentary, directed by Bernard MacMahon, celebrates the world’s best-selling rock band on their fiftieth anniversary. The documentary traces the journeys of the four members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the

Zebra 35th Anniversary at the Whisky A Go-Go

Zebra at the World Famous Whisky A Go-Go

Zebra celebrated the 35th anniversary of their debut album with a rare West Coast tour, highlighted by an epic Saturday night at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California on December 1, 2018. On this tour, fans were treated to every classic song from the first Zebra album, including “Who’s Behind The Door?” and “Tell Me What You Want”.

Vocalist / guitarist Randy …