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45 Years Ago: Joe Walsh Barnstorms Through 'The Smoker You Drink … '

“I was frustrated just being the only melodic instrument [in the band],” he told radio personality Redbeard on his In the Studio program. “I wanted to expand and try something else. I also didn’t want to stereotype myself into an ‘American rocking guitar player.’ I felt like there was more of a musician than that

Sleep to Release New Album, 'The Sciences,' Tomorrow

It’s been 15 years since Sleep’s last album, Dopesmoker, whose 63-minute title track was all about marijuana. They will release its long-awaited follow-up, The Sciences, tomorrow, which, probably not coincidentally, just so happens to be April 20. The news comes via Stereogum, who say that it will come out on Third Man Records, the label

David Bowie's Audio Engineer: 'The Girls Are Taking Over'

When a professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute introduced Erin Tonkon to one of her heroes, music producer and David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, she thought it would turn into an internship. But five years later, she’s still working with the legend, and can put “audio engineer” for Bowie’s final album Blackstar on her resume.

Gene Simmons Reveals Full 166-Song 'The Vault' Track List

Gene Simmons has revealed the full 166-song track list for his new Vault Experience box set. You can see the listings for all 11 disks below. Later today (Jan. 6), in Los Angeles, he’ll personally give out copies of the collection and spend one-on-one time with purchasers. He’ll make similar appearances around the world through July

25 Years Ago: Izzy Stradlin Goes Solo With 'The Ju Ju Hounds'

In 1985, guitarist Izzy Stradlin formed Guns N Roses with his friend Axl Rose. Within a few short years, they’d be the biggest band on the planet, taking off in ways the Hollywood via Midwest kids could never have imagined. Their debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction, quickly became a multi-million seller as the band